Job Opening

Posting Title: Head Education Development Centre (For Internal Staff Only), 17
Job Code Title: Head Education Development Centre
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: GAZA
Posting Period: 13 June 2022 - 30 June 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Education-UNRWA-183583-R-Gaza (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

1. Supervisor:
The incumbent of this post reports directly to Chief Field Education Programme, A20.

2. Supervisees:
The incumbent of this post directly supervises a number of professional and general services staff members and/or other personnel


• Provides overall direction and leadership to the Professional Development and Curricula and Assessment Units, ensuring full coordination and compliance with the Agency strategies and
Education Framework towards capacity building and improvement of the education quality;
• Provides substantive support in overseeing the proper implementation of the Education Reform and follows up on its impact on strategies and other initiatives;
• Participates actively and provides substantial support in the planning, monitoring and evaluation of the coherent implementation of inclusive Education policies and strategies; and reports
against their achievement;
• Monitors and evaluates the implementation of the planned on-going in-service and school based development training courses/programmes, including School Based for Teacher
Development (SBTD) and Leading for Future (LfF);
• Oversees communication with relevant stakeholders in UNRWA, host government, NGOs and other training and professional development providers to coordinate and provide strategic overview and enhance professional development interventions and capacity building;
• Monitors, evaluates and formulates instructions and guidance on the effective use of school specialized rooms and their inclusion in classrooms practices, to contribute to the improvement of the learning quality;
• Liaises with the Ministry of Education on the host government curricula; ensures the alignment of textbooks and enrichment materials with UNRWA Curriculum Framework principles and competencies;
• Plans, directs, and monitors and evaluates the implementation of learning support and recreational activities to ensure their complementarity with the overall Education Programme objectives;
• Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
• The incumbent may be required to work beyond the regular working hours;


UN Core Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity, and
Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default, in addition to the following competencies:

- Deciding and Initiating Action
- Leading and Supervising
- Planning and Organizing
- Delivering Results
- Engaging and Nurturing


- Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) from an accredited educational institution, in Education, or a related subject taught at UNRWA schools, or to the functions of the UNRWA Education Programme including but not limited to Psychology, Human Rights, Health Education, in combination with a Teaching Diploma or Equivalent.

- PhD in education or a related subject (Desirable)

Job - Specific Qualification

- The incumbent may be required to drive an UNRWA vehicle, thus should be in possession of a valid driving license.

Work Experience

- At least seven years of progressively responsible and relevant work experience in teaching subject(s) relevant to those taught in UNRWA schools of which at least four years’ experience should be in a senior educational post. (Required)


- Excellent command of written and spoken English and Arabic.


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

Special Notice

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.

Conditions of service:
• Basic Salary: Monthly basic salary from $1825.40; plus monthly senior professional officer allowance 35% of the basic salary and monthly dependency allowance up to $123.25.
• Leave: 36 days of annual leave for staff attending UNRWA duty stations with six-day working week. 30 days of annual leave for staff attending UNRWA duty stations with five-day working week.
• Pension: Provident Fund contribution (15.2% of basic salary paid by the Agency)
• Other conditions of service and benefits may apply.
Additional Information (when applicable)

This vacancy notice is open to internal candidates. Only candidates residing in Gaza Strip, 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 Gaza Strip, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded.

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.

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.

Only applications that have been fully completed in UNRWA’s online e-recruitment system inspira will be considered and no late applications will be accepted. The PHP should be completed with full relevant work experience under the experience tabs as per the requirements in the Job Opening. All acquired university degrees must also be stated, if applicable. Applicants applying to positions for Grades 12 to 20 must submit a cover letter/motivational statement in order to be considered. Additionally, providing incorrect or misleading information on an application will result in the immediate disqualification of a candidate.

For UNRWA internal staff, they are required to specify and include their current UNRWA grade level. To do so applicants should select under “Category” RLG, scroll down to see all categories, then select their local grade.

Equivalency may apply for this post.
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.

Advertisements published only in English will only accept applications in English, and Arabic submissions will not be considered.

The Agency may disqualify applicants whose name appears on the UN Sanctions List or a UN database of staff separated for reason of misconduct or of staff who separated whilst misconduct processes were pending.

UNRWA shares investigation and misconduct information with other UN Agencies, and past and prospective employers, about staff members who have been separated for misconduct, or who have separated whilst an investigation and/or disciplinary process for misconduct is underway; and such persons may be prohibited from employment with the United Nations.

The Agency will immediately disqualify applicants who are ineligible for any reason in accordance with the Agency regulatory framework.

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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.

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