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  • Organization: UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees
  • Location: north lebanon area (naher el bared) – health department
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-18

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Head Health Center A

north lebanon area (naher el bared) – health department

Health Programme

Vacancy Announcement

••••••••••••• ••••••••••Head Health Center A

Deadline for Applications

18 February 2019

Contract Type

Grade or LDC Band

Fixed Term Appointment Or Limited Duration Contract

Level 08 – Band G

Vacancy Announcement Number


Duty Station & Department

North Lebanon Area (Naher El Bared) – Health Department

UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women and welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for professionals like you.

UNRWA's human development goals

UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. UNRWA has identified four human development goals as the focus of the Agency's operations in committing to fostering human development of Palestine refugees by helping them to: lead long and healthy lives, acquire knowledge and skills, achieve decent standards of living and enjoy human rights to the fullest possible extent.

How can you make a difference? 

You will be joining a team of around 3000 staff in the Lebanon Field Office working to foster the human development of some 470,000 registered Palestine refugees.••

The Head Health Center A will be responsible for:

The main responsibilities include:

Medical Examination

Provides general outpatient services and other special services, including maternal and child health, control of non-communicable diseases as well as for hospital referrals; Performs medical examination of applicants for special hardship assistance, newly recruited staff, periodic medical examination of existing staff and extension beyond retirement; participates in medical boards and ratifies sick leaves for staff;

Management of the Health Centre

Manages the health center to which he/she is assigned, including organization of services, personnel supervision, supply management and reporting; Directly supervises the work of medical staff and oversees and provides general guidance to nursing and para-medical staff in the health center to which he/she is assigned and evaluates their performance; Maintains relationships with local community and local authorities; Ensures availability of medicine and medical supplies in terms of quantity, quality and validity; oversees ordering and receipt of these items; raises survey reports for items which are not operational or expired and ensures the destruction process; Participates in on-the-job and in-service training of other staff in accordance with the approved plans;

•         Performs other duties as may be required.

Conditions of service•

Monthly basic salary •L.L 3,227,510

Other benefits include:

Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency)

Dependency allowances, Dependent spouse: L.L 60,000 per month

••• Dependent child: L.L 33,000 per month

30 days of annual leave

Compulsory medical insurance

To qualify for this position, you will need:


A medical degree from a recognized university including an internship of at least twelve-month duration;

A valid license to practice medicine in the country of duty station (where applicable).



••••••••• •At least six years of satisfactory professional working experience.


Good command of spoken and written English and Arabic.

You will also need to demonstrate the following competencies:

•               Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders;

•              Good command of medical terminology;

•               Excellent communication and negotiation skills, sound judgment and problem-solving skills;

•              Supervisory skills and ability to develop staff;

•              Excellent analytical and reporting ability;

•              Proficiency in UNRWA standard computer applications with specific focus on Heath Information System;

•              Ability to work under pressure and cope with heavy workload.

Desirable Qualifications

•Post-graduate degree or diploma in public health, family health or other related discipline.

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


Recruitment in UNRWA Lebanon – How it works:

Who we are

For over 70 years, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA) has been working on the ground in five fields of operations in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip providing direct assistance and protection for some 5 million Palestine refugees in the Middle East. UNRWA is mandated by the UN General Assembly to provide this assistance and its mission is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development until there is a just and lasting solution for their plight. UNRWA restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who have been uprooted by conflict with services encompassing education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance.

For more details on UNRWA, please visit:

How to apply

To start the application process, applicants are required to register at by creating a personal profile and completing UNRWA Personal History Form. Only applications received through will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received for UNRWA vacancies, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted. Please ensure that the e-mail address that you will indicate in your Personal History Profile is accurate, candidates shortlisted for test or/and interview will only be contacted by e-mail. No follow up phone calls will be made.

The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process. The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.

General information

This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. As an Area post, preference will be given to local candidates already based in the duty station of the post.

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 Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description

Date of issue: 29 January 2019

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