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Profile – Finance Specialists

Amman | Jerusalem | Gaza | Beirut | Damascus

UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions. UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the Middle East with more than 30,000 staff. For its international team, UNRWA is seeking expressions of interest from qualified professionals for the following profile:


Profile – Finance Specialists


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Duty Station



Various - HQ and Field (Amman, Jerusalem, Gaza, Beirut and Damascus)



UNRWA regularly recruits Finance professionals with international experience for a range of specialized posts, including for projects and emergencies. For the Finance Specialists profile, UNRWA invites expressions of interest from interested professionals with substantial experience in results-based budgeting, accounting, treasury management, IPSAS conversion, etc.


An advanced university degree in a Finance-related subject with a minimum of 8-10 years of relevant experience is required, including several years of broad international experience, and membership in professional bodies as applicable. Assignments can be at UNRWA Headquarters in Amman or in one of five Field Offices (Jordan, West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Syria).


Conditions of Service

For UNRWA offers an attractive compensation package at P-4 and P-5 level. Benefits, subject to eligibility, include education grant, dependency allowance, home leave, pension fund, health insurance and 6 weeks of annual leave. Additional benefits apply for certain duty stations. All UNRWA duty stations (with the exception of Gaza and Syria) are family duty stations. Initial contract for regular appointments is for two years (one year for project posts), with the possibility of further extensions subject to the availability of funds and the continuing need for the post. Temporary appointments may also be offered.


How to Submit an Expression of Interest

Please register at by creating a personal profile and completing UNRWA Personal History Form. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Profile postings are utilized to facilitate sourcing of candidates for regular recruitment needs. Expressions of interest will be reviewed as needed.


General Information

UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and 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. UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.


The statutory retirement age for staff entering or re-entering service in the UN Common System after 1 January 1990 is 62 and 65 after 1 January 2014. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete a term of appointment will normally be considered.


On appointment, all individuals will be asked to sign a self-attestation, confirming that they have not committed, been convicted of, or prosecuted for, any criminal offence and that they have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.


Date of issue: 25 January 2017/ CM

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees
  • Location: Amman | Jerusalem | Gaza | Beirut | Damascus
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Banking and Finance
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Banking and Finance
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2017-12-31

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