Job Opening

Posting Title: Deputy Chief Field Health Program (Technical), Gaza Field Office (For Internal Staff Only), H10
Job Code Title: Dep Chief Fld. Health Program(Technical)
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: GAZA
Posting Period: 04 January 2023 - 26 January 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Medical-UNRWA-198712-R-Gaza (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

1. Supervisor:
The incumbent of this post reports to the Chief Field Health Program HL11.

2. Supervisees:
The incumbent of this post provides direct supervision to a number of professional and general services staff members including: Field Laboratory Services Officer, Field Physiotherapist Services Officer, Field Nursing Services Officer Field Oral Health Services Officer and Health program Reporting Officer.


The incumbent:
1. Advises and assists the Chief Field Health Programme in the planning and supervision of all matters related to developmental activities in the Field; makes recommendations and proposals to her/him concerning improvements in quality of health program.
2. Is responsible for coordination, integration and oversight of technical functions of Division Heads reporting to him/her and for the day-to-day administration of the Field Health Program; provides technical guidance to Program managers, Division Heads, Area Health Officers, Head Health Centres, and other health staff to ensure the effective monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the Technical Instructions in UNRWA Health Centres; plans and directs in-service training for all Health staff assigned to the Medical Care Services Division, including training of Family Medicine Diploma for Medical Officers.
3. Is directly responsible for the implementation, supervision and evaluation of the Medical Care Services in the Field including general clinic services, dental care, laboratory services, physical rehabilitation, and radiology services as applicable, and the follows up on relevant daily, monthly, and quarterly reports.
4. Ensures implementation of technical instructions in all health care activities including Communicable, non-communicable diseases, promotion and protection services including maternal and child health care services, with follow up of the relevant reports; ensure medical supply and equipment operations are properly managed at the Health centres, supervises and finalizes all Health Program reports of activities in different divisions.
5. Ensures having community engagement platform and good implementation of community active participation at the HP at both Field level and Area level.
6. Maintains good working relations with concerned officials in governmental, non-governmental and subsidized or contracted health institutions for co-ordination of services and activities.
7. Performs such other duties as may be assigned which includes acting for the Chief, Field Health Program during the latter’s 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. in addition to the following competencies:

Functional Competencies
1. Deciding and Initiating Action
2. Analyzing
3. Leading and Supervising

Leadership Competencies
1. Managing Complexity and Change
2. Creating and Maintaining Impact and Partnership

Other Competencies
1. Demonstrated ability to set high standards for quality of work, works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves projects gools; focuses on the needs and satisfaction of internal and external partners.
2. Demonstrated ability to organize and implement training programmes and to develop staff, transfer knowledge and take initiative.


1. A university degree from an accredited educational institution in medicine including an internship of at least twelve-month duration.
2. Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in public health.

Job - Specific Qualification

A license to practice medicine in the country of duty station is required.

Work Experience

It is required to have at least eight years of progressively responsible relevant professional working experience in a public health administration of which at least three years should have been in a supervisory health position preferably with UNRWA.


Excellent command of spoken and written Arabic and English.


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

Special Notice

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.

Conditions of service:
• Basic Salary: Monthly basic salary from $3,134.20; and monthly dependency allowance up to $123.25.
• Leave: 36 days of annual leave for staff attending UNRWA duty stations with six-day working week. 30 days of annual leave for staff attending UNRWA duty stations with five-day working week.
• Pension: Provident Fund contribution (15.2% of basic salary paid by the Agency)
• Other conditions of service and benefits may apply.

Other Information
1. Is required to travel frequently in the Field in the performance of the required duties.
2. A driving license in the country of the duty station.

This vacancy notice is open to internal candidates. Only candidates residing in Gaza Strip, 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 Gaza Strip, 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.

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

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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.

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The Agency will immediately disqualify applicants who are ineligible for any reason in accordance with the Agency regulatory framework.

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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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