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  • Organization: UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees
  • Location: field office jerusalem-  hr dep.
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2019-06-18

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HR Career Management Officer - FOJ

field office jerusalem-  hr dep.

Vacancy Announcement

HR Career  Management Officer , Grade 17

Deadline for Applications

18 June 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

Field Office Jerusalem-  HR Dep.

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 4,000 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 is responsible to the Head Field Human Resources Office P-4 and supervises staff assigned to the HR Career Management Division.

The main responsibilities include:

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

-      Manages, supervises and monitors the work of the Human Resources Career Management Division, including training, career development, performance management and recruitment; assists in the development of the annual human resources plan to ensure that all staffing needs are forecasted and met; ensures succession planning is executed and managed re-assignment process is incorporated into the overall staffing plan

-      Oversees the implementation of strategies for the efficient hiring and placement of staff ensuring the timely recruitment process and preparation of assessment tools; guides hiring managers on job reviews and development of post descriptions; chairs recruitment panels as requested and makes recommendations to the Field Office Director; ensures that job offers for successful candidates are issued in a timely manner; reviews and recommends level of  remuneration for consultants;

-      Oversees performance management in the field, ensuring the standardization of fair and equitable evaluation of all staff members; analyzes performance management trends and advises managers accordingly; incorporates performance management into the career development of staff

-      Coordinates and oversees the preparation and delivery of training and development programmes to build the capacity of field staff;

-      Oversees the integration of career development, training and performance management into the HR plan; uses the information gathered from these three sources to provide advice to staff members on their careers and how to reach their career goals

-      Performs such other duties as may be assigned

Conditions of service 

Option One:  Fixed Term Appointment, Grade 17

Monthly basic salary JD 1222.4, plus an allowance of 1000 NIS payable in JD at UNRWA rate. 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 G)

Monthly basic salary JD 1478.20 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:


Advanced University Degree in Business, Public Administration, Human Resources or a related Field.



At least seven years of experience, in human resources and general Administration, including at least three years in a supervisory position.

Experience in training in the use of personal computer and in operating standard software application such as MS-Word, Excel, and Access.


Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.

Desirable Qualification

Advanced courses in career Management

Working experience or academic training in Staff development performance  management


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  communication skills; Proven ability in establishing effective internal work relationships at all levels and in managing/leading a team; Good judgment and decision-making skills; Direct involvement with or exposure to a unionized environment; Creativity and ability to take initiative Ability to work under pressure.

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: 3 June 2019

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Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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