Job Opening

Posting Title: Associate Reporting Officer, P2
Job Code Title: Associate Reporting Officer
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: HQ Amman
Posting Period: 17 June 2022 - 14 July 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Humanitarian Affairs-UNRWA-184084-R- (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for highly committed personnel wishing to make a change.

If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a tangible difference for one of the most vulnerable communities in the world, UNRWA would like to hear from you.

The Associate Reporting Officer reports to the Deputy Chief of Staff.

Responsibilities

- Contributes to the timely flow of information to, from and within the Executive Office, the rest of the Agency, as well as to external stakeholders; undertakes research and provides preliminary advice to the Executive Office on various regional political and social issues, Agency-related operational and policy matters, development and humanitarian assistance, with special attention to reviewing diverse documents and reports submitted to the EO for approval and clearance; presents information gathered from diverse sources; contributes to the design of data collection instruments; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.

- Acts as the Executive Office’s focal point for coordinating the development and review of reports drafted by the Executive Office or other departments within the Agency; this includes participating in the development and oversight of a reporting monitoring mechanisms for the Executive Office;

- Acts as the Executive Office’s focal point with the External Relations and Communications Department, ensuring colleagues are kept abreast of updated information for public dissemination (statements, reports, FAQs, etc) ;

- Supports the development of internal and external communication from the Executive Office, including messages to Palestine Refugee communities, UNRWA staff, donors and host governments, UN bodies, and the general public.

- In support of the EO’s Strategic Communications role, monitors and analyses current events, public opinion and the press; identifies issues and trends, and advises on opportunities to promote advocacy in accordance with the Agency’s strategies; contributes to advocacy and visibility activities by drafting tweets, reviewing media and other public outputs for accuracy; develops advocacy plans and analyses the impact of materials published, monitoring and reporting on feedback;

- Provides secretariat support to the efficient running of Agency internal governance mechanisms, including the Senior Management Team and Executive Advisory Group.

- In support of Agency-wide functions, acts as the Secretary of the Headquarters Committee on Procurement;

Competencies

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.

- Relating and Networking
- Planning and Organizing
- Analyzing
- Learning and Researching
- Applying Technical Expertise

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

Education

A university degree from an accredited educational institution in international relations, social sciences, public/business administration, communications, journalism, humanities or a related field.

Work Experience

- At least four years of relevant professional experience in drafting reports, correspondence, briefing papers, or advocacy publications (Required).

- A minimum of 2 continuous years of relevant international experience outside UNRWA, and outside the country(s) of which the candidate is a national or holds citizenship, a passport or a national identity number (Required).

- Previous experience working with the United Nations, especially in support of executive management (Desirable).

- Knowledge of contemporary political and social issues of the Middle East (Desirable).

Languages

- Excellent command of written and spoken English.
- Knowledge of written and spoken Arabic is desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

Type of Contract and duration: 2 years, with the possibility of further extension.

The Associate Reporting Officer may be required to travel in the Agency’s areas of operation.

Applicants have to complete the Personal History Profile (PHP) in inspira in order to be considered. The PHP should be completed with full relevant work experience as per the requirements in the Job Opening, in order to be considered.

UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become eligible for an appointment to the same post or a similar post.

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.

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.

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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