Job Opening

Posting Title: Projects Officer - Field Office Jerusalem - Limited duration contract - Internal and external officer - Band G -, 16
Job Code Title: Projects Officer
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: FO West Bank
Posting Period: 06 June 2022 - 20 June 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Programme Management-UNRWA-178963-R- (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The incumbent will report to the deputy chief field relief social services programme and will be responsible for Project Technical Coordinator, Project Admin Coordinator , Clerk

Responsibilities

In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent:
(A) Verifies and reviews project needs identified by CIU's Technical Coordinator; formulates project plans in liaison with the coordinator; prepares project proposals.
(B)Monitors the implementation of the project; reviews implementation to verify adherence to donor stipulations, grant agreement guidelines and deadlines; reports to the supervisor any delays or bottlenecks hindering the speedy implementation of projects; keeps RSSP management updated on progress and major issues; prepares progress and final reports for running or completed projects, in addition to other types of reports required by management.
(C)Manages resources (human, financial and others) and ensures that operations are consistent with available resources; determines the different assistance modalities to be used by CIU to address the needs of the affected population; determines community level and preventative measures activities according to available resources and community needs; overviews payment requests and provide final approval; follows up on project funding status with PSO; drafts correspondence thereof.
(D)Leads internal communication; oversees coordination with PND management team in terms of priorities and overall management of the project; maintains contact with local representatives of UN organizations, NGOs and community organizations in general and work groups/clusters in relation to the project; establishes communication channels with affected communities; develops and oversees reporting mechanisms on incidents from different stakeholders.
(E)Follows up with Communication staff on project visibility and communication products that needs to be developed in accordance with donor stipulations; Determines priorities for visibility products and communicates them to the responsible programme/department.
(F)Establishes/enhances and oversees the Unit's feedback mechanisms (including the hotline); leads and develops the appeal process and channels.
(G)Where necessary, conducts field visits and/or meet beneficiaries to gain first-hand knowledge on project(s) and collect other vital information necessary for monitoring, progress reports and/or final reports, and to formulate new project proposals.
(H)Provides particular emphasis on Project Cycle Management techniques, development of logic frameworks in project management and "lessons learned"; works on developing the capacity of staff in managerial issues.
(I)Performs such other duties as may be assigned;

Competencies

•Demonstrated experience in team management, with a proven ability to deliver results consistently with high quality.
•Demonstrated competence in all aspects of project planning and management, including application of all aspects of results-based management/project cycle management;
•Ability to develop clear goals, independently plan and prioritize own work, work well under tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;
•Positive attitude and strong analytical, and interpersonal skills, with an ability to empower and guide team;
•Excellent communication skills and writing skills with ability to handle details and present a persuasive case for external and internal audiences;
•Ability to find creative solutions to problems and negotiate with and influence others;

Education

Master's degree in a relevant field e.g. project management, development studies, business administration, Social Sciences, or other related field (or BA + additional 2 years' experience may be accepted in case of equivalency)

Work Experience

Minimum of six years' related professional experience required, preferably in an international/ humanitarian context in developing and managing related projects.

Experience in supervising and managing other staff is required

Experience in managing humanitarian/emergency responses(Required)

Proven understanding of protection principles and experience in protection programming(Required)

Proven experience in building and maintaining partnership and relationships with institutional donors(Required)

Possesses a driving license(Required)

Languages

Excellent command of written and spoken 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
Monthly basic salary JOD 1569.2, at UN monthly exchange rate. Other benefits include:
•Dependency allowances(one dependent)
•30 days of annual leave per year.
•Compulsory medical insurance.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
(A)Knowledge of UNRWA Rules and Directives;
(B)Prior experience with a UN organization or NGO;
(C)Specialized training in and experience of an internationally recognized industry standard for project cycle management.
(E)Proven Experience in program design and development, and strategic planning using participatory approaches.
(F)Previous experience with ECHO/EU-funded projects
(G)Knowledge of humanitarian coordination architecture
(H) Experience in cash-based programming
(I) Ability to drive in Jerusalem
*Equivalency:
Equivalency may apply for this post.
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 and external candidates. Only candidates residing in
West Bank or Jerusalem, and within commuting distance of the duty station 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-Preference will be given to registered Palestine refugees and candidates assisting the Agency to meet its commitment to gender parity. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
3-A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may becomeeligible for appointment to the same post or a similar post.
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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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