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Disability Inclusion Specialist-RCVI (for Internal & External) - LDC

Gaza

  • Organization: UN - United Nations
  • Location: Gaza
  • Grade: Administrative support - Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Rights
    • Poverty Reduction
    • Disability Rights
  • Closing Date: Closed

Org. Setting and Reporting

1. Supervisor:
The incumbent is responsible to the Principal Rehabilitation Centre for the Visually Impaired.

2. Supervisee:
The incumbent will supervise the following staff:
- Senior Teacher
- Counsellor
- Administrative Assistant
- Mobility Helper

Responsibilities

The incumbent will be responsible for:
*Work on strengthening technical, leadership and organizational capabilities of RCVI to address and deliver effective disability inclusion and inclusive education outcomes with focus on vision impairment.
*Provide technical support to operationalize the provision of special education, mainstreaming and rehabilitation services for pupils with vision impairment.
*Work closely with the special education team to ensure teaching techniques and methods, learning materials are inclusive and adapted to the visually impaired.
*Support the visually impaired pupils in mainstream schools in coordination with the integration assigned teacher.
*Ensure the inclusive education and disability outputs are achieved through monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities in coordination with the special education team, in addition to the quality assurance specialists.
*Support in provision the rehabilitation services for the visually impaired students in coordination with the rehabilitation team.
*Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to engage and support initiatives to advance RCVI’s work on inclusive education and disability inclusion
*Assist in the professional development and capacity building of the teachers and the rehabilitation staff.
*Support the principal in the overall management of RCVI.
*Preforms such other duties as may be assigned.

Competencies

UN Core Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity, and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default. in addition to the following competencies:
- Leading and supervising
- Planning & Organizing
- Relating and Networking
- Adapting and Responding to Change
- Applying Technical Expertise

Education

*A University degree in community development, social work, sociology, business administration, special education, education administration or any related experience

Job - Specific Qualification

Possession of a valid driving license in the Gaza Strip is desirable.

Very good command in using MS-Office computer application ( is required )

Work Experience

At least three years’ experience in a program development and management in an educational/vocational institution or related experience is required.

At least two years’ experience in project management and report writing is required.

Languages

*Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Contract Type & Duration:
Limited Duration Contract for 1 year; renewable; Appointment subject to funding confirmation.

Conditions of service:
The monthly basic salary shall be US$ 1,448.30 at band “E”.
Other conditions of service and benefits may apply.

An existing LDC member can apply to this LDC post but will not be allowed to assume such post through secondment as he/she needs to leave his/her current status to accept the new LDC appointment.

This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. Only candidates residing in Gaza Strip, and within commuting distance of the duty station with authorization to work in the duty station at the time of application are eligible to apply. The Agency will not assume responsibility or accountability to support or facilitate the issuance of work permit in Gaza Strip, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded.

Preference will be given to registered Palestine refugees and candidates assisting the Agency to meet its commitment to gender parity. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become eligible for appointment to the same post or a similar post.

Only applications that have been fully completed in UNRWA’s online e-recruitment system inspira will be considered and no late applications will be accepted. The PHP should be completed with full relevant work experience under the experience tabs as per the requirements in the Job Opening. All acquired university degrees must also be stated, if applicable. Applicants applying to positions for Grades 12 to 20 must submit a cover letter/motivational statement in order to be considered. Additionally, providing incorrect or misleading information on an application will result in the immediate disqualification of a candidate.

For UNRWA internal staff, they are required to specify and include their current UNRWA grade level. To do so applicants should select under “Category” RLG, scroll down to see all categories, then select their local grade.

Equivalency:
Equivalency may apply for this post.
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.

Advertisements published only in English will only accept applications in English, and Arabic submissions will not be considered.

The Agency may disqualify applicants whose name appears on the UN Sanctions List or a UN database of staff separated for reason of misconduct or of staff who separated whilst
misconduct processes were pending.

UNRWA shares investigation and misconduct information with other UN Agencies, and past and prospective employers, about staff members who have been separated for misconduct, or
who have separated whilst an investigation and/or disciplinary process for misconduct is underway; and such persons may be prohibited from employment with the United Nations.

The Agency will immediately disqualify applicants who are ineligible for any reason in accordance with the Agency regulatory framework.

UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA
is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live.

For more details on UNRWA, please visit: https://www.unrwa.org/

United Nations Considerations

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her.

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 applicants from under-represented groups.

At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

UNRWA Considerations
UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List.
UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

This vacancy is now closed.
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