Job Opening

Posting Title: Camp and Community Services Officer- Fixed Term- Area Office Nablus/ Camp No, 1- For Internal and External Candidates- Grade,, 15
Job Code Title: Camp and Community Services Officer
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: NABLUS
Posting Period: 26 August 2022 - 09 September 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Facilities Management-UNRWA-189121-R-Nablus (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The incumbent works under the overall supervision of Chief Area Office (CAO) on all administrative, managerial and technical matters

Responsibilities

The incumbent:
- Under the supervision of CAO, represents the Agency at the camp level and the surrounding community area, as required; liaises with government authorities at the local level, including municipalities, local Internal Security Forces, local Army forces, as applicable, local refugee community representatives and humanitarian organizations and NGOs during briefings and meetings to ensure effective control and continuity of services including those related to solid waste collection in the camps as well as other issues of interest to the Agency; supports approved delegation visits to the camp, including when requested by the Director of Communications or the field director, organizing and briefing donors, journalists and other stakeholders and may randomly act as interpreter in such visits if required;
- Supports all programmes; organizes and participates in meetings with Area Programme Officers in the assigned camp on a regular basis to discuss problems and challenges and suggest plans and possible courses of action; coordinates with key staff, including but not limited to Area Programme Officers, Heads of installations in the camp and Social Workers, as well as local community representatives and NGOs to discuss issues of mutual concern, address problems and report to CAO accordingly; intervenes to find solutions for disputes among refugees including those related to solid waste collection issues; assists in and advises on the integration of programmes and support service activities; where necessary, takes corrective measures within his/her authority as outlined by her/his supervisor; may be authorized to participate in or lead committees in the community;
- Acts as Security and Safety focal point for the assigned camp and community area and identifies, analyses and timely reports to CAO and Field Security and Risk Management (FSRM) staff on risks and security incidents and issues affecting UNRWA personnel and installations; ensures that the Community Services Office has an evacuation plan and has basic safety equipment in place; consults with community leaders and other identified relevant actors and/or parties about appropriate community response(s) to security incidents involving Agency personnel, assets and/or installations, including reporting such incidents to the police on behalf of UNRWA where required and ensuring measures to prevent security incidents from re-occurring;
- Monitors the camp's environment and the surrounding community area and identifies and timely reports to CAO on neutrality violations and protection issues affecting Palestine refugees; follows up to ensure such issues are adequately addressed by Programmes and/or other relevant Departments; in consultation with the CAO, supports and works with Protection and Neutrality (P&N) teams in gathering information, reporting protection and neutrality incidents in a timely manner, setting up meetings with beneficiaries, building relationships between the P&N teams and the community regarding protection and neutrality issues, and implementing and mainstreaming the Agency’s responses regarding protection and neutrality issues, as they arise in the assigned camp/community;
- Plans, directs and manages the activities of the Community Services Office and provides direct supervision to sanitation laborers and foremen at the camp level as well as guards as requested by Area Programme Officers and CAOs; ensures the implementation of Agency and Field Administrative issuances; establishes and implements monitoring and reporting mechanisms to systematically assess progress and quality of services and the achievement of results including guard force, social services; closely monitors attendance of school attendants who work inside camps and follows up on their work during school vacations; as a member of the Area Management Team, contributes to planning, operating and controlling administrative, finance, supply, distribution, transport, personnel, and building maintenance at the Area level;
- Responsible for effective communication within the assigned camp and community area; works with UNRWA programmes and communications department to disseminate information about relevant UNRWA programming and initiatives to residents and beneficiaries with a view to developing and executing appropriate public information interventions to increase/promote awareness, image and visibility of the Agency across the camp and community area; maintains Agency records, follows up and reports on petitions, claims and applications with beneficiaries, area office and other entities in the community area; maintains and updates lists of recipients of UNRWA services in the community; as applicable, provides eligibility and registration services to refugees living inside camp including collecting documents and issuing of registration cards and processes hospitalization transactions submitted by refugees;
- Act as Emergency Preparedness and Response focal point for the assigned camp and community area, and under the direction and supervision of CAO, manages the Agency’s emergency preparedness and response activities within the assigned camp and community area; contributes to various written outputs such as plans, concept of operations, standard operating procedures and situation reports;
-Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor(s).

Competencies

You will also need to demonstrate the following competencies:
• Strong management and facilitation skills;
• Proven ability to develop and lead teams, build consensus and facilitate change and solutions among both UNRWA and community stakeholders;
• Strong communication, coordination and negotiation skills;
• Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
• Proven skills in applying participatory and client-focused approach;
• Effective planning and decision-making skills;
• Strong problem-solving and crisis management skills;
• Ability to effectively advocate and represent the interests of UNRWA with relevant stakeholders.

Education

A university degree in business administration, law, development, human science or any related field.

Work Experience

At least five years’ experience in humanitarian, community or social
development, preferably with UN agencies or international NGOs. Proven
understanding of humanitarian and political challenges facing Palestine refugees
in the field of operations is required.

-Please confirm if you live/ reside in West Bank or Jerusalem? And if you have West Bank or Jerusalem ID. please to mention its number down, as it is desirable.

Languages

Very good 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
-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.
Monthly basic salary USD1,592.60, 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.

Preference is given to qualified applicants residing in Camp no1..


* DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
• Solid knowledge of camp conditions and refugee issues;
• Sound commitment to UNRWA’s Ethics and Values.
• Resident of the camp or neighboring area.


* 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
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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.
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UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff
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UNRWA's human development goals
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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.
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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.

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