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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

Senior Field Investigator-Field Office Jerusalem- Front Office
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-31
fixed term appointment or limited duration contract   grade 18– band h vn/wb/005/2019/x   field office jerusalem- front office  
Field Investigator-Field Office Jerusalem-Front Office
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-31
  fixed term appointment or limited duration contract   grade 17 – band g vn/wb/004/2019/x   field office jerusalem- front office/• office of the deputy director of operations (support)  
Monitoring & Assessment Officer A
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-29
jordan field office
Sanitation Foreman "B" for All Areas (Internal Candidates Only)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-29
Multiple locations (Various)
Technical Instructor (Mechatronics)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-29
Amman (Jordan)
Field Investigator
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-02-05
Lebanon (Lebanon)
Senior Field Investigator
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-02-05
Lebanon (Lebanon)
Technical Instructor (Autotronics Engineering)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-29
Amman (Jordan)
Field Sanitary Engineer-Field Office Jerusalem
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-31
Jerusalem (Israel)
(Female) Credit Representative - Tulkarem Branch
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-01-24
microfinance\ tulkarem branch office
National Protection Training Consultant-Field Office Jerusalem-ISP (Individual Service Provider)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-01-27
field office jerusalem- protection office
Protection Associate-Field Office Jerusalem-LDC Band “E”/ S1 (Limited Duration Contract)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-01-27
field office jerusalem/• protection office
Credit Representative Team Leader
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-01-24
microfinance\ branch offices
Field Family Health Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-01-24
Damascus (Syria)
Maintenance Engineer (for Internal Candidates Only)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-01-23
jordan field office
Health Center Clerk B
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-01-23
Damascus (Syria)
Assistant Housemaster
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-01-21
Amman (Jordan)
Associate Human Resources Officer (GMIP)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-01-21
jordan field office
Senior Field Investigator
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-01-26
jordan field office
Field Investigator (for Internal Candidates Only)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-01-26
jordan field office
Head of Project Management Office (PMO)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-01-30
Amman (Jordan)
Field Relief and Social Services Information System Administrator
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-01-22
Lebanon (Lebanon)
Protection and Neutrality Team Leader
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2019-01-23
Gaza (Palestinian Territory)
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)
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) & Youth Advisor
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-11-06
Internal Vacancy Announcement - Inclusive Education (IE) Advisor
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-11-06
0Internal Vacancy Announcement -Curriculum, Quality Learning and Student Assessment (CQLSA) Advisor
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-11-06
Social Development Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-10-10