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Arua

 

 

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY

FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST – UNRWA

 

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, nurse or social workers.

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Location

North Lebanon Area

Type of Appointment

Fixed Term (Project Funded)

Deadline for Application

01 March 2017

Vacancy Announcement Number

10/2017

Grade

13

Department/Division

Field Infrastructure & Camp Improvement Programme

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

In accordance with established Agency policy and procedures:

 

(A)  

 

Design and assists in the coordination of the Shelter Rehabilitation Unit by:

 

i.             Establishing requirements of initial site surveys of shelters/plots in conjunction with the site engineers;

ii.             Preparing tender and construction drawings, bills of quantities/materials, specifications and cost estimates

iii.            Liaising with the site engineers regarding points arising during construction.

 

(B)   

 

Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

A.    Academic and Professional

      

       University degree/diploma in architecture

 

B.    Experience

     

 Seven years’ post graduate professional experience, five years of which should have been office experience in   design including basic housing development projects, and acting out.

 

C.    Languages:

      

       Fluency in English and Arabic.

 

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION

 

(A)         Experience in computer assisted design.

 

(B)         Possession of valid driving license.

 

 

 

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE:

Salary: Monthly basic salary L.L 2,112,358.+ SOA % 15

Contract Duration: Fixed Term – Project funded (2 years)

Holidays: 30 days annual leave

Dependency allowance: Family allowance: L.L 60,000 per month and dependent child: L.L 33,000

 

EQUIVALENCY

Candidates with an equivalent combination of relevant academic qualifications, professional training and progressive work experience may also be considered.

              

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

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 the Human Resources Office and the Hiring Department.  Only Short-listed candidates who fully meet the required criteria shall be contacted and undergo technical/practical tests and the candidates with the highest passing scores will then be invited to interview (see “Technical and Practical Tests Required” below). An absence from tests or interviews will be considered automatically as a withdrawal from the recruitment process. The final recommendation for selection is based on the test results, interview assessment, Agency priorities and needs and the candidates’ profiles. For all posts, the weight allocated for the technical/practical tests (listed below) is 60% and for the interview is 40%.  ملاحظة: سيتم الاتصال فقط بالمتقدمين الذين يستوفون الشروط المطلوبة للوظيفة..

During and after the completion of the recruitment process, candidate’s request for review will be considered and looked into within 48 hours from the formal notification by UNRWA, request received after that will be ignored.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications equally from men and women. It is Agency Policy to give full consideration to qualified disabled candidates whose disability does not impact their ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the post.

 

As a member of the United Nations system, UNRWA maintains a close relatives’ policy.  In this regard, if a candidate has a close relative (mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter) who is already employed by the Agency, he/she can only be employed if the Agency is unable to find another suitable candidate.

 

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. UNRWA 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. The Agency maintains the discretion to fill future vacancies for this position from the roster without re-advertising the vacancy.

 

As an Area post, preference will be given to local candidates already based in the duty station of the post

 

 

TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL TESTS REQUIRED:

For short-listed candidates, the following tests will be conducted:

  • Technical test (computer based including AutoCAD) (100%).

 

The top 05 candidates given that none have scored less than 50%; will be invited for an interview.

 

HOW TO APPLY

If you have 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; it is the responsibility of the candidates (internal and external) to make sure that their Personal History Form is duly completed with the needed information before they apply as amendments to the Form will not be accepted after the deadline of the vacancy announcement. Only applications received through this website will be considered and the system will not allow applications after the deadline. 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 –“سيتم الإتصال فقط بالأشخاص الذين تنطبق عليهم متطلبات الوظيفة”. 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. For further information in how to apply for a post, please visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JreyKoXXKEA&feature=youtu.be

 

For any queries please send an email to: recruitmentquestions@unrwa.org. Please apply as requested above, do not send your CV To this email address, all cvs sent to this email address will be automatically ignored. يرجى تقديم الطلبات حسب التعليمات اعلاها وعدم ارسال السيرة الذاتية الى هذا البريد الالكتروني, سيتم تجاهل السير الذاتية التي ترسل الى هذا العنوان تلقائيا. Or contact the recruitment unit on 009611830403.

 

Date of issue: 16 February 2017

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: Arua
  • Grade: Level not specified
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