Job Opening

Posting Title: School Counselor -Guidance & Support for daily paid purposes - Funded project ,10, 11
Job Code Title: School Counselor -Guidance & Support
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: Amman North; Zarka; Amman South; AMMAN;
Posting Period: 16 November 2022 - 23 November 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Administration-UNRWA-195489-R- (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The incumbent reports administratively to the Area Education Officer and technically to the Education Specialist (Guidance and Counseling).


In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent:

•In co-ordination with the Education Specialist (Guidance & Counseling), co-ordinates all aspects of the Guidance & Counseling activities in the schools to which assigned including, planning, implementing, evaluating and recommending annual plans for improvement;

•Provides guidance and support to teachers who provide guidance and counselling in assessing pupil’s problems by using different techniques such as observation, interviews, academic achievement, action research projects, case studies, questionnaires, group and individual tests, proposes action plan to resolve them; and follows up implementation;

•Establishes a data base for the schools to which assigned, analyses data to identify common patterns of relationships that cause problems and the suitable guidance and counseling intervention approach that may be applied;

•In co-ordination with the Education Specialist (Guidance & Counseling) and/or with the concerned Education Head Unit(s), arranges for guidance and counselling training for teachers who provide guidance and counselling;

•Assists in designing and using group and individual intervention techniques that may create a learning environment to enhance achievement and develop positive pupils’ behavior;

•Provides individual guidance & counseling services to pupils whose problems are complicated on referral basis from schools;

•Co-ordinates with the concerned other Department staff in providing a referral system for expanded services beyond the area of education counseling;

•Prepares monthly reports on the guidance and counselling activities in his/her designated schools, with achievement, challenges and plans; prepares other ad-hoc reports as required;

•Performs such other duties as may be assigned;


•Professional competencies related to the responsibilities as mentioned above, including research techniques and use of statistical analysis and ability to plan, implement and evaluate school Guidance and Counseling activities;
•Knowledge of UN values, UNRWA general and education specific rules, policies and practices;
•Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
•Ability to work under pressure and meet target deadlines;
•Ability to work as a team member;
•Problem solving and critical thinking skills;
•A good knowledge of the standard PC applications used by the Agency;
•Integrity and positive attitude for establishing and maintaining positive and proactive relationships with all relevant stakeholders.

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


Academic and professional qualifications

A.1 School Counsellor (Guidance & Support) -grade 10
•University degree in a subject related to school education programme and a one year in-service training course in Guidance and Counseling or similar

OR university degree in Guidance and Counseling or similar with a minor in psychology or educational psychology with a minor in Guidance & Counseling or similar

•Successful completion of a teacher training course of at least one-year duration;

•Five years’ experience of teaching and/or counselling;

Work Experience

For grade 10:
•Successful completion of a teacher training course of at least one - year duration is required

•Five years’ experience of teaching and/or counselling is required


Good command of spoken and written Arabic; good knowledge of English.


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

Special Notice

• Contract Status:
Daily Paid contract Modality only.

• Benefits:
Grade 10, Daily Paid Rate for the day starting from JD 30.845

• Department/Office: Education

• Duty Station: All Areas

General Information:
• This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. Only candidates residing in
Jordan, 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 Jordan,
and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded.
• Since the Vacancy is an Area Staff post, the Agency will not provide coverage for relocation
• 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 encourages applications from qualified and experienced women.
• 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
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Applications from UNRWA staff member who had been demoted with deferred eligibility
for promotion will not be considered.
• Applications from Staff members who were recipients under the Early Voluntary Retirement
or Exceptional Voluntary Separation Schemes will not be considered.
• Applications from Internal candidate serving for less than one year in your current post will
not be considered.
• 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 or to change the
contract Modality.

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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