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  • Organization: UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees
  • Location: Ramallah
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Cash-Based Interventions
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2019-05-30

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Data Operator-Ramallah Branch-Microfinance Department

Ramallah (Palestinian Territory)

Vacancy Announcement

Data Operator , Grade 07/ ML2A

Deadline for Applications

30 May 2019

Contract Status


Contract status


Option One:

Fixed-Term Appointment for 3 years (applies to internal candidates on Fixed-Term contract only); including 1 year probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.

Option Two:

Limited Duration Contract for 1 year (applies to external candidates and internal candidates on LDC); renewable; Appointment subject to funding confirmation.

Vacancy Announcement Number


Duty Station & Department

Ramallah Branch- Microfinance Department

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 women.

UNRWA 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 5,000 staff in the West Bank Field Office working to foster the human development of some 800,000 registered Palestine refugees.••

The incumbent of this post reports to the Branch Manager and is responsible for performing administrative functions and processing loan applications within the set guidelines and procedures. The incumbent receives general guidance on policy, standards and performance from the field's administrative officer.

The main responsibilities include:

In accordance with established Agency policy and procedures, the• incumbent:

•         Enters• loan application data using the applicalbe management information system;

•         Reviews and checks data to verify accuracy; informs his/her supervisor of discrepancies and makes the required corrective action as requested;

•         Inquires and generates reports, statistical information and tabular statements;

•         Maintains master copies of forms, loan agreements distribution lists and follows up on their update as necessary;

•         Acts as alternative branch Support Assistant; receives clients and other visitors, and sorts and distributes incoming mail, photocopies and performs any other administrative work during the absence of the MD Support Assistant;

•         Performs any other duties that may be assigned.

Conditions of service•

Option One: •Fixed Term Appointment, Grade 07

Monthly basic salary JD 524.2 Other benefits include monthly Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency), compulsory medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave, and dependency allowance (if applicable).

Option Two: Limited Duration Contract (LDC- Band ML2A)

Monthly basic salary USD 604.20 depending on the professional knowledge and experience. Other benefits include compulsory medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave pre-rated to the duration of the contract where less than one year, and family allowance (if applicable).

To qualify for this position, you will need:


Successful completion of post-secondary diploma in business and office practice or business administration or other related discipline.



Two years' experience in office work, data entry and processing in a computerized environment.


Good working knowledge of spoken and written English and Arabic.


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

You will also need to demonstrate the following competencies:

•         Excellent Knowledge of computer processing skills, MS-Office access and other databases;

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

•         Thoroughness and attention to detail;

•         Ability to organize and plan own work;

•         Confidentiality.

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



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 and mobile phone number that you will indicate in your Personal History Profile are accurate, candidates shortlisted for test or interview can be contacted by e-mail or phone.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide correct, accurate and up to date information in his/her application form. Any incorrect or misleading data may lead to disqualify the candidate.

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.

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: 16 May 2019

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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