Job Opening

Posting Title: Area Social Work Supervisor- For Relief & Social Services Department Fixed Term– GF Staff only-Fixed Term-Area Office Jerusalem- Grade,, 13
Job Code Title: Area Social Work Supervisor
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: RAMALLAH
Posting Period: 08 February 2022 - 05 March 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Humanitarian Affairs-UNRWA-174259-R-Ramallah (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

- Supervisor and Technical Guidance received:
The incumbent of this post reports to the Field Social Services Officer, and works closely with Area Relief and Social Services Officer.
-Supervisees and Technical Guidance provided:
The incumbent supervises and provides technical guidance to Social Workers in his/her designated area.

Responsibilities

The incumbent:
- Supervises and manages the Social Workers in his/her designated area to ensure proper social case work, psycho-social assessment and development of care plans to individuals and families in need of social intervention using a strengths-based approach;
- Mentors, coaches, and provides feedback and counselling to the Social Workers and assesses their training needs; provides individual/group staff self-care support and debriefing sessions for the well-being of social workers;
- Holds regular meetings with Social Workers, monitors, follows-up and identifies/ refers social work issues in need of social interventions to Field Social Services Officer;
- Acts as a focal point for receiving high risk cases at area level and supervise the designated Social Worker in conducting initial risk assessment in close coordination with Field Social Services Officer;
- Provides periodic and ad-hoc reports concerning achievements, successes, challenges and indicators as well as their progress;
- Coordinates with relevant stakeholders community based initiatives and activities targeting women, children, youth, elderly and persons with disability and the community at large as identified as being complementary to social intervention objectives at the family level;
- Coordinates with other UNRWA programmes, at the Area level, to facilitate internal referral and increase refugees' access to UNRWA services;
- Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor(s).

Competencies

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. In addition, the following Functional Competencies apply:
1. Leading and Supervising
2. Applying Technical Expertise
3. Planning and Organizing
4. Learning and Researching

Education

University degree in social work, sociology, psychology, guidance and counseling, social anthropology, social development or a related discipline.

Work Experience

At least three years’ experience in providing social, psycho-social and counseling support in development/humanitarian programs in NGO, governmental or non-governmental organizations

Experience in using computer applications, mainly database in social work.

Languages

Good command of spoken and written English and Arabic.

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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 women.
UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

* Conditions of service
-Type of Contract: Fixed Term Appointment
- Duration of Contract: 3 years including 1 year probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.
- The selected internal candidate will be subject to area staff rule 103.3 Para 3. Effective 01 Jan 2018, cod.a/59/rev.25.

Monthly basic salary USD 1,410.70, payable in JD at UN monthly exchange rate.

Other benefits include:
•Provident Fund contribution (15.2% of basic salary paid by the Agency).
•Dependency allowances (if applicable).
•30 days of annual leave.
•Compulsory medical insurance.

Eligibility to apply:
-This vacancy is open only for RSSP Fixed Term – GF staff.
-To fully qualify for this position, staff will be required to successfully undertake an extensive six month training program, followed by a one year coaching process. In view of this, only applicants with more than two years until the date of retirement, will be considered for the post.

* Other Information:
Work requires working outside office; and may include working during irregular working days/hours.

* Equivalency:
When the minimum requirements are not fully met, the Director of Human Resources may exceptionally substitute part of the unmet requirements with a combination of relevant academic qualifications and progressive relevant work experience.
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.

For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:
https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=AYI

*Important information
1-This vacancy notice is open to internal candidates only. Only candidates residing in West Bank or Jerusalem with authorization to work in the 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 West Bank/ Jerusalem, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded.
2- A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become eligible for appointment to the same post or a similar post.
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UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and 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.
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.

UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for professionals like you.

UNRWA's human development goals
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
How can you make a difference?
You will be joining a team of around 4,000 staff in the West Bank Field Office working to
foster the human development of some 800,000 registered Palestine refugees.
For more details on UNRWA, please visit: https://www.unrwa.org/

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.

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