vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: Legal Associate, F
Intitulé code d’emploi: INTERPRETER
Département / Bureau: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Lieu d'affectation: AMMAN
Période de candidature: 09 février 2022 - 11 mars 2022
No de l’appel á candidature: 22-Administration-UNRWA-173647-R-Amman (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Cadre organisationnel

• The incumbent of this post reports to the Head Field Legal Office, Jordan.


In accordance with established Agency policy and procedures under the technical guidance and advice of the Head Field Legal Office, the incumbent assists the Field Legal Office in providing legal advice and assistance to the Director of UNRWA Affairs, Jordan, other Agency officials and individual staff members in the Jordan Field and coordinates with Headquarters in providing legal assistance and advice on matters related to UNRWA’s operations in Jordan.

The job content for this position includes:

•Legal research and analysis, and preparation of legal opinions and official correspondence on administrative and human resources’ matters in accordance with UNRWA Area Staff Rules and Regulations, Personnel Directives, and Agency policies and practice;
•Legal research, analysis and advice on other matters related to UNRWA operations in Jordan, in accordance with UNRWA Rules, Regulations, Directives and Policies;
•Legal research and analysis, and drafting of legal opinions and official correspondence on issues relating to the privileges and immunities of the Agency and its staff;
•Legal advice and support on staff member misconduct, disciplinary process and administration of justice matters;
•Drafting official correspondence to executive, judicial or other formal establishments or entities; contractors; and partners of the Agency;
•Drafting, review and advice on contracts, memoranda of understanding, lease agreements and other legal documents;
•Legal research, analysis and advice on Jordanian and international law and practice;
•Performs such other tasks as may be assigned by the Head Field Legal Office.


•Acute ability to understand and work with different policies, procedures and work methods.
•Excellent communication skills, ability to demonstrate openness in sharing information, keeping people informed and preserving the confidentiality of sensitive information obtained throughout the course of work.
•Ability to work in collaboration with colleagues to achieve organizational goals and enjoying team spirit.
•Willing to learn from others and the legal experience gained to build.
•Understanding of local laws, instructions and regulations.
•Excellent analytical and writing skills.
•Ability to work independently or in a team
•Ability to deliver quality service under tight deadlines in a stressful working environment
•Excellent organization and political awareness
•Knowledge and understanding of the theories, concepts and approaches relevant to administrative investigations;
•Takes responsibility for delegated assignments and operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules;
•Excellent written and spoken communication skills;
•Proven ability in establishing effective work relationships;
•Ability and willingness to take initiative;
•Good research, analytical and problem-solving skills; proven ability to analyze large amounts of information and provide reports that are factually correct, impartial and objective, concise, complete and logically organized;
•Sound judgment;
•Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities;
•Ability to work under pressure;
•Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
•Ability to operate standard software applications such as MS-Word, Excel, and Access.

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


• University degree in Law, preferably with specialization in public international law, administrative/employment or commercial law and preferably admission to practice law in a recognized jurisdiction.

Expérience professionnelle

•Four years’ work experience as a lawyer in the United Nations, other international organization, government service, the commercial/private sector or NGO, including a period of experience in contract or commercial law, or administrative or employment law.

Connaissances linguistiques

• Excellent command of written and spoken English and Arabic.

Méthode d'évaluation

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

Notice spéciale

Applicants who applied before for this post need not to apply again

Contract Status:
Limited Duration Contract for 1 year; renewable appointment subject to funding confirmation.

- LDC: Band “F”/ S1 Monthly salary JD 1057.700 Fils.
-Contract Status: 1 year (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: Field Legal Office

Duty Station: Jordan Field Office/Amman

Desirable Qualifications:

•Previous experience in international law;
•Previous experience with the United Nations;
•Knowledge of the history and contemporary issues of the Middle East;
•Familiarity with the UN Common system and practices;
•Admission to practice law in Jordan.

Additional Information:

The incumbent may be required to travel, as needed, in the Agency’s area of operations in the Middle East.


When the minimum requirements are not fully met, Field Director for Field Area staff and Director of Human Resources for Headquarters Area staff, in consultation with the concerned supervisor may exceptionally substitute part of the unmet requirements with a combination of relevant academic qualifications, additional professional training and progressive relevant work experience.

NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.

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.
• Uncompleted applications will not be accepted and will not be amended as well, please
make sure to fill your application probably before the deadline.
• 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.

• 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.

Charte des Nations Unies

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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