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UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees

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.

Current jobs

Administrative Assistant - All Areas
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-11-26
Mannual Worker
Grade 2 - Locally recruited area staff - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-11-26
Security and Risk Management Analyst (re-advertised)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-12-09
Amman (Jordan)
Senior Finance Assistant (Treasury)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-11-25
Driver- Field Office Jerusalem
Grade 5 - Locally recruited area staff - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-11-24
Jerusalem (Israel)
Medical Officer-Area Office Hebron- Health-For Roster Purpose
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-11-23
Hebron (Palestinian Territory)
Secretary D
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-11-21
Obstetrician/ Gynecologist - Re-advertised
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-11-20
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Senior Human Resources Policy Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-12-03
Amman (Jordan)
Accounts Officer (General Ledger and Payroll)(re-advertised)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-11-19
Admin Officer B
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-11-18
TVE Research and Development Officer (For internal candidates only)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-11-12
Chief Field Relief & Social Services Programme
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-11-21
Lebanon (Lebanon)
Field Relief and Social Services Information Systems Administrator-Field Office Jerusalem- Relief and Social Services Department
Grade 13 - Locally recruited area staff - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-11-15
& department field office jerusalem- relief and social services department
Cashier at Microfinance Dept.
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-11-13
microfinance dept./ all areas issue date 30 october 2019deadline for applications 13 november 2019
Chief, Protection Division
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-11-23
Amman (Jordan)
Chief, Human Resources Operational Services Division (re-advertised)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2019-11-13
Amman (Jordan)
Chief, Human Resources Operational Services Division (re-advertised)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2019-11-13
Amman (Jordan)
Head Health Centre “B”-Area Office Nablus-INTERNAL Ad.
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-11-15
& department area office nablus- health
Head Health Centre “B”-Area Office Nablus-INTERNAL Ad.
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-11-15
& department area office nablus- health
Experts Roster - Private Partnerships
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Experts Roster - Private Partnerships
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Experts Roster - Legal Affairs
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Experts Roster - Internal Oversight Services
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Experts Roster - Human Resources Management
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Experts Roster - Finance
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Experts Roster - External Relations and Fundraising
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Experts Roster - Communications / Public Information
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Experts Roster - Relief, Recovery and Reconstruction
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Experts Roster - Human Resources Management
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Deputy Director of UNRWA Operations/Affairs (Programmes) - Female Talent Pool
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-12-31
various
Finance - Female Talent Pool
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-12-31
various
Procurement and Logistics - Female Talent Pool
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-12-31
various
Director of UNRWA Operations/Affairs - Female Talent Pool
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
various
Protection - Female Talent Pool
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-12-31
various
Deputy Director of UNRWA Operations/Affairs (Organizational Support) - Female Talent Pool
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-12-31
various
Experts Roster - Mobile Applications Developer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Experts Roster - Mobile Applications Developer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Expert Roster - Software Developer
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)