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UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees

Current jobs

Associate Finance Officer - Accounts Payable (Internally for HQ-Gaza, Finance Staff will be given priority)
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-12-17
Gaza (Palestinian Territory)
Associate Finance Officer - General Accounts - (Internally for HQ-Gaza - Finance Staff will be given priority)
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-12-17
Gaza (Palestinian Territory)
Loan Officer- For Internal and External candidates- Limited Duration Contract (LDC) /ML3B- Jenin Branch Office-Microfinance Department- Grade
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-12-17
Jenin (Poland)
Driver-Fixed Term Contract- Procurement & Logistics Department- Area Office Jerusalem- For Internal and External candidates- Grade
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-12-17
Ramallah (Palestinian Territory)
Senior Communications & Information Assistant- Fixed Term- Field Office Jerusalem - For Internal and External candidates- Grade
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-12-17
FO West Bank
PLACEMENT & CAREER GUIDANCE OFFICER
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-12-14
Amman (Jordan)
Vehicle Control Officer مسؤول مراقبة المركبات
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-12-13
Syria (Syria)
Finance Support Assistant, HQA, G
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-12-13
Amman (Jordan)
Head - Accounts Payable Section
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-12-13
Gaza (Palestinian Territory)
Mechanical Electrical Technician (Infrastructure & Camp Improvement Programme)
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-12-12
LEB - Other cities
Deputy Dean Education Science Faculty- Fixed Term- Ramallah Men Training Centre (RMTC)- For Internal and External candidates- Grade
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2022-12-09
Ramallah (Palestinian Territory)
Sanitation Forman "B"-Fixed Term- Area Office Nablus/ Tulkarem Camp-For Internal and External Candidates- Grade
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2022-12-09
Nablus (Palestinian Territory)
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT A
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-12-07
Amman (Jordan)
Consultant – Frontend Designer , (Local);(UNICC Partnership)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-12-05
Gaza (Palestinian Territory)
Procurement Specialist (equivalent P4)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-12-06
Amman (Jordan)
Security Risk Management Marketing and Communications Consultant - Local Consultancy
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-12-12
Amman (Jordan)
Conflict Resolution Officer/Mediator - Consultant - (Local)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-12-14
Jerusalem (Israel)
Deputy Director of UNRWA Affairs (Programmes)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2022-12-11
FO West Bank
Senior Protection Officer (Child Protection), (re-advertised)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-12-11
Amman (Jordan)
Information System Solutions Architect – HQA (International)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2022-12-07
Amman (Jordan)

Welcome to the career site of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) at Impactpool.

About UNRWA

UNRWA was established by United Nations General Assembly 1949 to carry out direct relief and works programmes for Palestine refugees. The Agency began its operations on 1 May 1950. The General Assembly has repeatedly renewed UNRWA's mandate, most recently extending it until 30 June 2017. 

UNRWA is unique in terms of its long-standing commitment to one group of refugees. It has contributed to the welfare and human development of four generations of Palestine refugees. When the Agency began operations in 1950, it was responding to the needs of about 750,000 Palestine refugees. Today, some 5 million Palestine refugees are eligible for UNRWA services.

The work and structure of UNRWA on the ground 

UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance, including in times of armed conflict.

UNRWA has two Headquarter offices one in Gaza and one in  Amman. In addition UNRWA has five field offices - Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and West Bank, and four Representative/Liaison Offices - New York, Geneva, Brussels and Cairo.

All field offices have a similar organizational structure and UNRWA’s programmes are implemented and managed by the:

  • Education Department
  • Health Department
  • Relief and Social Services Department
  • Department of Infrastructure and Camp Development in Amman
  • Office of the Microfinance and Microenterprise Programme in Jerusalem.

The number of area staff range from 3,000 in the Lebanon Field Office to over 10,000 in the Gaza Field Office. All in all UNRWA has over 30,000 employees, most of them Palestine refugees and a small number of international staff. The majority of area staff are teachers, health services, relief and social services staff and administrative and support staff In addition to area staff, the United Nations in New York funds nearly 120 international posts. Appointments to international posts are subject to UNRWA rules and regulations.

What profiles are UNRWA looking for?

Common employee profiles are programme specialists in education, health, relief and recovery, infrastructure and protection as well as professionals with experience in administrative and operational support.

In addition to International staff positions, UNRWA also offers other kinds of employment opportunities, e.g. consultancies and an International experts roster. UNWRA also offers a limited number of unpaid internships for master’s students.