Organization: UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST UNRWA
Location: Lebanon Field Office
Type of Appointment: Fixed-Term
Deadline for Application: 13 March 2012
Vacancy Announcement Number: 11/2012
Department/Division: Programme Support Office
UNRWA is the United Nations agency responsible for the protection, care and human development of a population of some 4.6 million Palestine refugees living in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, and the Syrian Arab Republic. The Agency is committed to assisting Palestine refugees in maintaining a decent standard of living, acquiring appropriate knowledge and skills, enjoying the fullest possible extent of human rights, and leading a long and healthy life. UNRWA is by far the largest UN operation in the Middle East with over 29,000 staff. Most of the staff members are refugees themselves, working directly to benefit their communities – as teachers, doctors, nurses or social workers.
(A) Works within the Programme Support Office and assists in the design, monitoring and evaluation of programmes;In accordance with established policies and procedures, the incumbent:
(B) Monitors and evaluates results and impacts of programmes implementation and Field Implementation Plan;
(C) Synthesizes and analyzes data and writes summary reports based on monitoring and evaluation results;
(D) Provides a basis for decision making on necessary amendments and improvements;
(E) Support the development and strengthening of monitoring and evaluation tools; promotes accountability for resources use;
(F) Ensures that appropriate and proven monitoring and evaluation mechanisms are included into all departments’ work plans and that the information is properly collected, analyzed and shared as planned;
(G) Builds capacity of staff from various departments and strengthens their monitoring and evaluation tools and methods;
(H) Stimulates feedbacks and disseminates lessons learned;
(I) Performs other duties as may be assigned.
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
(A) Academic and Professional
A university degree in economics, social science, operational research, statistics or related field.
Four years work experience in planning processes and/or programme performance management and/or monitoring and evaluation at an international organization and/or UN agency.
Excellent command of spoken and written Arabic and English.
i) Proven skills in critical thinking, assessment and analysis, coordination and communication;
ii) Demonstrated ability in report writing and presentations;
iii) Ability to analyze and summarize primary and secondary data in a clear and concise manner;
iv) Interpersonal skills and team work;
v) Knowledge of research methodology.
i) Advanced degree in economics, social science or other related discipline;
ii) Knowledge of programme cycle management
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE:
Salary: Monthly basic salary: L.L. 1,992,658.-
Contract Duration: Fixed term-Three years
Holidays: 30 days annual leave
Dependency allowance: Dependent spouse: L.L 60,000 per month Dependent child: L.L 33,000 per month
Pension: Provident Fund contribution
Candidates with an equivalent combination of relevant academic qualifications, professional training and progressive work experience may also be considered.
The Recruitment process is based on the Agency’s strategy to obtain the best qualified and suitable employees through a competitive recruitment process. After the deadline for receiving applications, all applications will be reviewed by Human Resources and the Hiring Department. Short-listed candidates who fully meet the required criteria shall undergo technical and practical tests. For all posts, the weight allocated for the combined technical & practical tests is 60% and for the interview is 40%. The final recommendation for selection is based on the combined test results, interview assessment, Agency priorities and needs and the candidate’s profile.
UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for diversity, and for 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. UNWA is a non-smoking working environment.
الأونروا هي منظمة تابعة للأمم المتحدة، وهي منظمة تفترض من موظفيها الالتزام بأعلى معايير الاستقامة والحياد والنزاهة. ويشمل ذلك احترام مبادئ حقوق الإنسان واحترام التنوع وتبني الوسائل غير العنيفة في حل كافة أشكال النزاعات. المتوقع من موظفي الأونروا أن يقوموا بدعم هذه القيم في كافة الأوقات، سواء في أماكن العمل أم خارجه. إن أولئك الأشخاص الذين يتمتعون بالالتزام الكامل وغير المشروط بهذه القيم هم فقط الذين ينبغي أن يتقدموا بطلباتهم للعمل لدى الأونروا. الأنروا هي بيئه عمل لا يسمح فيها بالتدخين.
Where there are two or more equally qualified candidates, selection preference will normally be given to internal candidates, Palestine Refugees and candidates of the under-represented gender. An internal candidate with a temporary-indefinite or fixed-term appointment selected for this post will retain his/her current contractual status and entitlements in accordance with current letter of appointment and applicable Area Staff Rules. The Agency maintains the discretion to fill future vacancies for this position from the roster without re-advertising the vacancy.
TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL TESTS REQUIRED:
For short-listed candidates, the following tests will be conducted:
- Written technical test (100%).
The top 5 scoring candidates, given that none have scored less than 50% on any of the tests; will be invited for an interview.
HOW TO APPLY
If you have got the skills and experience required above, and want to make an active and lasting contribution to improving the lives of Palestine refugees, then register on http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing the UNRWA Personal History Form. Only applications received through this website will be considered. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Candidates may also be invited to take a technical exam in order further evaluate their qualifications for the post. Due to a high volume of applications received, only short-listed applicants will be contacted. The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. The United Nations does not concern itself with information on bank accounts.
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