Job Opening

Posting Title: Dep Ch Fld Ici Prog, 18
Job Code Title: Dep Ch Fld Ici Prog
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: LEB - Other cities
Posting Period: 02 September 2022 - 16 September 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Engineering-UNRWA-190083-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 reports to Chief, Field Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme (CFICIP), and particularly supports in the overall planning, programmatic, technical, managerial and operational aspects of the Programme in the Field. S/he shall follow up, and be responsible for, all results-based monitoring and reporting functions as well as all administrative functions of the Department. The incumbent is part of the essential management layer in the Programme, and in the Field, and brings a comprehensive perspective to Infrastructure and Camp Improvement issues that cut across a wide range of services and functions.

The incumbent report to Chief, Field Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme (CFICIP), A20.

The incumbent supervises a large team of professional and support staff and provides strategic direction, leadership and management on all technical, managerial and programmatic matters related to the Field Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme (ICIP).


Advises and assists the CFICIP on all matters related to the development and implementation of the Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme in the Field; assists supervisor in developing operational plans and overseeing their implementation and on impact of these plans on lives of refugees in the camps to ensure their health, well-being and improvement of the camp community; assists supervisor in overseeing the development and implementation
of specific programmatic plans for camp improvement (CIPs) environmental infrastructure projects related to sewerage, drainage and water supply systems as well as management plans of environmental health services, particularly those related to solid waste in all camps;

Assists supervisor in steering the strategic direction and effective and efficient operation of the Programme; contributes to strategic planning for the Programme Agency-wide under the direction of the Director of Infrastructure and Camp Improvement; responsible for resultsbased management, including monitoring, reporting and follow up on indicators and evaluation of Programme performance in the field; writes and oversees the preparation of reports on Programme performance; writes project proposals.

Is directly responsible for managing all the Department administrative support functions including GIS-CAD, software and hardware needs, collection and organization of information related to the Programme performance; ensures coordination of all procurement, personnel, finance and logistics matters; supervises preparation of Department budget and controls expenditure in accordance with plans; participates in the recruitment and appraisal of staff
performance as directed by the CIFIP.

Contributes to the overseeing preparation of cost estimates, tender invitation and tender analysis for all projects to achieve best value of money and safeguard the Agency funds and assets; studies, analyses samples of contract proposals and provides recommendations and technical advice thereon to CFICIP in-line with UNRWA policies and instructions; follow up with Field and HQ Awarding Authorities.

Performs a neutral support and check for the CFICIP in her/his capacity as Director of Works; checks and analysis submissions and defines critical issues, particularly those related to variations, payments and claims and makes recommendations.

Provides technical oversight and guidance to all divisions particularly in the area of risk management and communication with stakeholders to ensure efficient execution of the Programme including self-help construction and rehabilitation projects performed by refugees; where is applicable, assists in overseeing the design works prepared either in-house or by local consultants in order to ensure that designs meet UNRWA requirements and department

Maintains good and professional working relationships within the Agency and with refugees and their representatives, concerned officials in governments and relevant institutions as well as non-governmental organizations for coordination of projects and services of the Programme; contributes to and makes sure of coordination with relevant departments and external stakeholders prior to and during the planning, design and execution of camp
improvement plans, construction and maintenance works as well as environmental health services;

Assesses training needs and plans and directs in-service training for all staff members of the

Acts for CFICIP during the latter’s absence;

Performs such other duties as may be assigned;


Relating and Networking
Managing Complexity and Change
Leading and Supervising
Creating and Maintaining Impact and Partnership
Persuading and Influencing
Planning and Organizing
Excellent negotiation and reporting writing skills.
Sound judgment and demonstrated problem-solving skills.
Ability to present information and data in a clear and constructive manner.


Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) from an accredited educational institution in civil/structural engineering or architecture. (Bachelor's degree with 10 years of relevant experience may be considered).

Work Experience

Applicants are required to have at least eight years of progressively responsible and relevant work experience in design, planning and implementation of infrastructure and camp improvement works. (Bachelor's degree with 10 years of relevant experience may be considered).

Applicants are required to have at least three years with a supervisory relevant responsibility at large commercial or governmental institutions or NGOs operating in works and project of a similar size


Excellent command of written and spoken Arabic and English


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

Special Notice

All applicants who applied for this post through the VA (184190) will remain in the competition and should not re-apply.

Please make sure that your application is filled properly, correctly, and completely; any missing or incomplete information may lead to the rejection of the application by the system.

If the recruitment process generates a large number of applicants who pass the test, the Agency may interview only the top passing applicants to ensure sufficient number of candidates to be listed on a recommended list or an employment roster based on the Agency’s needs. This is intended to ensure efficiency and timeliness of the recruitment process.

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.

This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. Only candidates residing in Lebanon, 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 Lebanon, 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.

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 professionals wishing to make a change.

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

Desirable qualification:
Knowledge of project management and grants management.
Knowledge of local laws and regulations related to ICI activities

Conditions of service:
Monthly basic salary USD 1,833.40 + SOA 38.90% of basic salary +SPLAI USD 167
Other benefits include monthly Provident Fund contribution (15.2% of basic salary paid by the Agency), compulsory medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave, and dependency allowance (if applicable).
Candidates need to check the Junk Email as emails from INSPIRA may go to Junk; it is the candidate's responsibility to check his/her email.

Additional information:
Travel outside the Field in the Area of Operations for duty purposes.
Drive within the Field in performing his/her duties, thus s/he must be willing and capable of driving a UN vehicle.
Work beyond regular working hours.

The vacancy will be shown on INSPIRA after 24 hours from the posting date.
Sending CVs by email are not acceptable and they will be automatically ignored.

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.

In line with this mission, the Agency works towards five strategic outcomes: (a) Palestine refugee rights under international law are protected and promoted; (b) Palestine refugee health is protect and disease burden is reduced; (c) school – age children complete quality, equitable and inclusive basic education; (d) Palestine refugee capabilities are strengthened for increased livelihood opportunities; and (e) Palestine refugees are able to meet their basic human needs of food, shelter and environmental health.

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.

UNRWA is a United Nations agency whose staff are therefore 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.
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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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