Job Opening

Posting Title: HR Associate A (Recruitment) G, 12
Job Code Title: HR Associate A (Recruitment)
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: HQ Amman
Posting Period: 01 February 2023 - 14 February 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Human Resources-UNRWA-200886-R- (O)
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.

HR Associate (Recruitment) reports to Head Recruitment Section.


- Provides substantive support in the management of varied HR functions from the planning phase until staff separation, including recruitment, entitlements, movements and records, payroll, staff development and training, performance management, organizational design, compensation, HR policies, group medical insurance, workforce planning and other HR activities as may be assigned, ensuring compliance with the Area Staff Regulations and Rules, Personnel Directives and other instructions.

- Reviews data and transactions related to HR services on the Human Resources Information system (including HR Dashboards) including supporting system improvements and implementations; checks discrepancies and coordinates with other staff members as necessary for resolution; responsible for monitoring and reporting on HR statistics, monitors data entry and provides initial approval thereof.

- Develops, maintains, and updates the relevant databases or spreadsheets and contributes to its design, as and when required; prepares, consolidates and updates relevant statistical reports as requested; monitors various records, forms and tables for accuracy and brings to the attention of the supervisor any issues that may have negative impact.

- Assists in the day-to-day operations of recruitment services and activities, whether preparing Job Openings, screening of applicants, inviting for tests and interviews or participating in interviews as HR ex-officio; coordinates and follows up on all administrative arrangements including archiving, support in the applicable e-recruitment system and preparing statistical reports, among others.

- Researches, extracts relevant facts, background information and practices; analyses and presents information with recommendations which can influence the quality of development and performance of other HR actions; prepares summaries in respect of various types of personnel cases; and support ad hoc HR projects.

- Responds, and drafts responses, to a wide range of correspondences, queries and other communications as assigned by the supervisor, uses standard word processing packages to produce a wide variety of documents and reports.

- Coordinates with other Units within the Department or with other Departments, in relation to HR functions; prepares regular and ad-hoc reports, including basic translation from Arabic to English and vice versa, as and when required.

- Performs office management and administrative functions in support of the designated Division/Section/Unit, as applicable, inter alia, supporting the preparation of budget, monitoring expenditures, ordering supplies and other procurement activities, initiating actions on HR information management system, as applicable.


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.

- Applying Technical Expertise
- Learning and Researching
- Analyzing
- Planning and Organizing

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


A university degree from an accredited educational institution in human resources, business, or public administration, management, or a related discipline.

Work Experience

- At least two years of relevant experience in the application of the knowledge acquired in human resources management in governmental, international or medium/large commercial organization, including where applicable, relevant experience in recruitment are required.

- Experience and knowledge of standard computer applications, HR systems, Dashboards and MS Excel is required.

- A university degree from an accredited educational institution in human resources, business, or public administration, management, or a related discipline is required.

- Are you currently residing in Duty station. Please specify your current location. It is required.


Good command of spoken and written English and Arabic.


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

Special Notice

Conditions of service:

Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment for 3 years; including 1 year probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance, and continuing need.

Grade and Salary, Grade 12 Monthly basic salary JD 780.00.

Other benefits: Other benefits include monthly Provident Fund contribution (15.4% of basic salary paid by the Agency), compulsory medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave, and dependency allowance (if applicable).

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.

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 or LDC Bands E to H 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.

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.

For more details on UNRWA, please visit:

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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