Job Opening

Posting Title: Associate Protection & Neutrality Officer LDC Band F equivalent to grade, 14
Job Code Title: Associate Protection & Neutrality Ofr
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: Amman North; Amman South; Zarka; Irbid;
Posting Period: 17 January 2022 - 26 January 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Administration-UNRWA-172586-R- (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The position receives direct supervision and technical guidance from the Protection and Neutrality Team Leader (P4) or the Protection Officer/Operations Support Officer (P3) as required while the Director of UNRWA Operations/Affairs (D2) is overall responsible and accountable for the implementation of the UNRWA protection mandate and neutrality framework at the field level.


• Supports the mainstreaming of protection principles and standards in UNRWA service delivery and programmes including the implementation of protection audits and follow-up to their recommendations as well as support to the coordination of area protection working groups to share good practices to enhance protection responses;

• Conducts regular field missions to gather information and data on protection issues confronted by Palestine refugees in order to analyse and report on the protection context and issues encountered in the field and adequately identify emerging areas of concern as a basis for informing programmatic and advocacy responses and contributing to information management systems in line with UNRWA policies and procedures;

• Contributes to designing a comprehensive area level protection strategy in support of the area office by: coordinating, ensuring quality, and providing technical support (including in the areas of general protection, gender-based-violence, child protection and disabilities) to ensure effective responses by programmes (particularly at the area level) according to agreed priorities and procedures;

• In coordination with other staff at the area level, builds and maintains relationships with a broad network of stakeholders (including government, local authorities, UN agencies and NGOs as well as beneficiaries and other persons of concern) who can contribute to protection responses for Palestine refugees and in this regard enhances collaboration and coordination to address protection issues and provide/support external briefings to various interlocutors as required;

• Undertakes spot-checks and follow-up of the most serious neutrality issues under the guidance of the Protection and Neutrality Team Leader and according to standard operating procedures in coordination with senior programme and other staff (including schools principals, chief medical officers, chief area officers and installations managers) that will conduct the installations inspections, providing support as required;

• Supports the delivery of trainings to UNRWA personnel on protection and humanitarian principles (particularly neutrality) as required;

• Prepares reports, briefings, and training materials as required and conducts oral and written translations of Arabic and English where required;

• Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor(s).


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.

• Applying Technical Expertise
• Planning and Organizing
• Persuading and Influencing
• Relating and Networking
• Excellent analysis skills
• Communication skills
• Negotiations skills
• Ability to handle sensitive issues diplomatically.


• A university degree from a recognized university-level academic institution, preferably in social sciences, political affairs, international relations, law or a related field.

Work Experience

• At least four years of relevant experience, preferably in protection, human rights, humanitarian/relief emergency operations, or other related discipline.

• Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of humanitarian protection and neutrality policies and approaches.


Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.


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

Special Notice

Contract Status:

Limited Duration Contract (LDC); Six months duration renewable; Appointment subject to funding confirmation, satisfactory performance and continuity of need.

--LDC: Band “F”/ S1 Monthly salary is JD 1,057.70 Fils Contract Status: 6 Months (Extendable) subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance of the incumbent and the continuing need for the post).

- Other benefits include medical insurance and annual leave and dependency allowance (if applicable).

Department/Office: Office of the Director of UNRWA Operations .

Duty Station : All Areas.

Desirable qualifications:

•Experience in training and capacity building
•Good coordination and networking skills.
•Experience in case management processes

General Information:

• UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women.
• UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
• This vacancy notice is open for internal and external candidates .
• Only candidates residing in Jordan with authorization to work in that duty station at the time of application are eligible to apply.

The Agency will not assume responsibility or accountability to support or facilitate the issuance of work permit in the duty station, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded since the agency will not provide coverage for relocation costs.

• Since this vacancy is an Area staff post, the Agency will not provide coverage for relocation costs.
• Uncompleted applications will not be accepted and will not be amended as well, please make sure to fill your application probably before the deadline.

UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for diversity, and for non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staff are
expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non- smoking work environment.

The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or to change the contract Modality.
On appointment, all individuals will be asked to sign a self-attestation, confirming that they have not committed, been convicted of, or prosecuted for, any criminal offence and that they have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.

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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