Job Opening

Job Code Title: Deputy Chief Budget Division
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: HQ Amman
Posting Period: 25 October 2022 - 21 November 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Finance-UNRWA-193827-R- (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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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 Deputy Chief Budget Division reports to the Chief Budget Division.


Provides leadership to ensure efficient functioning of Programme Budget and Financial Planning and Analysis day-by-day operations; plans, leads, monitors and evaluates the Programme Budget staff performance; provides technical guidance and ensures that the staff are sufficiently trained to perform their functions.

Leads in the preparation of the Agency's Biennium Programme budgets, Annual Operational Budget, and Fascicle Budget; monitors budget status in respect of changes in the programme budget and setting out operational instructions to guide users in the planned accounting periods.

Manages the establishment and updating of appropriate financial management information systems and in the development of budgetary systems, procedures, technical instructions and plans and oversees the implementation of training programme on budgetary techniques for the Finance and Administrative staff.

Establishes the work programme for the Budget Division and coordinates budget activities with other Programme, Support Departments, Divisions.and Field Offices and provides authoritative guidance and interpretation on strategic and operational issues Agency-wide.

Manages the reporting function in the Budget Division’s and identifies any possible deviations between budget and expenditure and recommends to CBD the required corrective action by Finance or operating departments.

Leads the provision of timely and accurate financial data and analysis to the Management Committee and responds to relevant ad hoc requests including external parties.

Acts for the Chief, Budget Division during his/her absence.


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.

- Leading and Supervising
- Planning and Organizing
- Analyzing
- Managing Complexity and Change
- Formulating Strategies and Concepts
- Proven skills in modern methods of budgeting including results-based budgeting.

For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:


Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) from an accredited educational institution in finance, accounting or business administration.

Membership in an international professional body of accountants such as Chartered Management Accountant.

Work Experience

At least eight years of progressively responsible and relevant professional experience in finance, accounting or business administration is required.

Four years of relevant work experience in a senior supervisory position in a large international, governmental or commercial organization in areas of programme planning, budgeting or other related financial work is required.

Unless already serving as an international staff member in the UN Common System, a candidate for an international post must have at least two 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 is required.

Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) from an accredited educational institution in finance, accounting or business administration is required.

Membership in an international professional body of accountants such as Chartered Management Accountant is required.

Experience in a budget or finance office of an organization in the UN common system is desirable.


Excellent command of written and spoken English.


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 Deputy Chief Budget Division will be required to reside at the duty station of assignment.

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 a temporary appointment to the same post or a similar post.

A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
NB: work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.

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.

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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.

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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