Job Opening

Posting Title: Gender Officer (readvertised), P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: Gender Officer
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: FO West Bank
Posting Period: 13 January 2022 - 26 January 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Inspection and Evaluation-UNRWA-172422-J- (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The Gender Officer reports to the Protection and Neutrality Team Leader and is assigned to strengthening Humanitarian Principles (HP) initiative.


Assumes primary responsibility for Gender / GBV / PSEA programme management and implementation on the field level, and ensures compliance with project donor agreements and project proposals, particularly expected results, outputs and activities in accordance with logframes and timeframes and notifies the supervisor immediately as issues arise;

Leads project planning and supports the revision and completion of relevant planning documents to ensure GBV prevention / PSEA is effectively mainstreamed in coordination with the Protection (Mainstreaming) Officer, along with refugee communities’ participation and outreach; ensures that safeguarding instruments (including provisions on preventing GBV and SEA) are in place in all programmes;

Ensures adequate project monitoring systems and assessment procedures are in place through applying appropriate tools in order to collect and update all progress indicators for the project;

Provides technical support and supervision to the GBV case management team;

Develops and maintains effective external relations, including with UNRWA partners, other agencies, donors, non-governmental organizations and refugee stakeholders related to GBV / PSEA, humanitarian coordination, and institutional capacity development on GBV / PSEA; coordinates with any relevant task forces;

Supports fundraising, formulation of and implementation of field GBV / PSEA programme initiatives responding to protection needs; oversees implementation and budget expenditures to ensure effective use of resources against planned activities and expected outputs;

Monitors the protection environment, identifying trends and suggesting interventions; Compiles and prepares quality project reports, as well as annual reports, and feeds in other information as required by donors; documents and reports on the lessons learned from different interventions and on developing best practices and knowledge management capacity.


UN Core Values of Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default. Default managerial competencies may apply.

- Relating and Networking
- Planning and Organizing
- Analyzing
- Creating and Innovating
- Respect for Diversity
- Professionalism

For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:


A university degree from an accredited educational institution in public or business administration, social sciences international humanitarian assistance, law, international relations or related discipline, with a focus on international rights, international humanitarian law and/or refugee law.

Work Experience

At least six years of progressively responsible relevant experience in gender and GBV, gender mainstreaming and research and analysis.

A minimum of two continuous years of relevant international experience outside UNRWA, and outside the country(s) of which the candidate is a national or holds citizenship, a passport or a national identity number. 

Previous work experience in refugee settings, preferably with international organizations, such as UNHCR, UNRWA or ICRC, or other relevant international non-governmental organizations.

Knowledge of activities of UNRWA operations and services (desirable).

In-depth knowledge of Middle Eastern geo-political realities and their socio-cultural implications (desirable).


Fluency in spoken and written English.

Working knowledge of Arabic (desirable).


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This is a re-advertisement of the post. Candidates who applied to JO#165529 need not reapply.

Type of Contract and Duration: Temporary Appointment for 6 months up to 30 September 2022, with the possibility of further extension subject to availability of funds, need and performance.

Within the framework of the Inter-Agency Mobility Agreement, UNRWA will seek to engage staff members from other UN entities under this framework, should they be found suitable for this Temporary Appointment.

A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become eligible for a temporary appointment to the same post or a similar post.

Applicants have to complete the Personal History Profile (PHP) in inspira in order to be considered. The PHP should be completed with full relevant work experience as per the requirements in the Job Opening, in order to be considered.

UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live.

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United Nations Considerations

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her.

UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups.

At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

UNRWA Considerations
UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List.
UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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