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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

Social Worker, LDC Band “D”/ S1-Hebron Area- Relief and Social Services Department
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-07-31
Hebron (Palestinian Territory)
Associate Legal Officer (to establish a roster)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-07-29
jordan field officeissue date 16 july 2019deadline for applications 29 july 2019
Head, Field Finance Office
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-08-11
Damascus (Syria)
Senior Security Operations and Training Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-08-10
Amman (Jordan)
Credit Operations Manager
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-08-03
microfinance department national office. issue date 14 july 2019deadline for applications 03 august 2019
Senior Communications and Information Assistant-Field Office Jerusalem
Grade 12 - Locally recruited area staff - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-07-27
Driver- LDC Band (B)/S1-Field Office Jerusalem
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-07-25
field office jerusalem-  procurement & logistics department/ transportation
Senior Legal Officer (General Law)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-08-06
Jerusalem (Israel)
Senior Legal Officer (General Law)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-08-06
Jerusalem (Israel)
Associate Area Support Officer(Re-Advertised North Area)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-07-23
Head, Field Information Management and Technology Office-Field Office Jerusalem- Information Management Department
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-07-24
& department field office jerusalem- information management
Material Inspector- LDC Band “F”/ S1 (Limited Duration Contract)-West Bank Field Office– Logistics Office
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-07-22
Driver- LDC Band "B"/ S1 (Limited Duration Contract)- West Bank Field Office– Logistics Office
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-07-22
Branch Manager-Tulkarem Branch-Microfinance Department
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-07-23
& department tulkarem branch- microfinance department
ICT Service Desk Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-07-21
jordan field office (building) issue date 08 july 2019deadline for applications 21 july 2019
Area Education Officer ( For internal candidates only)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-07-21
Area Education Officer ( For internal candidates only)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-07-21
Dental Surgeon
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-07-21
unrwa health centres issue date 08 july 2019deadline for applications 21 july 2019
Registrar
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-07-21
Field Programme Support Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-08-03
Beirut (Lebanon)
Architect Planner
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-07-18
Lebanon (Lebanon)
Assistant Accounting Control Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-07-17
jordan field officeissue date 04 july 2019deadline for applications 17 july 2019
Technical Instructor - Paramedical
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-07-17
Steward - Internal
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-07-17
Chief Clerk - Internal
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-07-17
Senior Vocational Training Instructor (Paramedical)- Internal
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-07-17
Senior Vocational Training Instructor (Building)- Internal
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-07-17
Digital Communications Officer-Head Quarter Jerusalem-ERCD-(LDC-Limited Duration Contract)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-07-17
Jerusalem (Israel)
Loan Officer & Junior Loan Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-07-20
microfinance branches/ all areas issue date 30 june 2019deadline for applications 13 july 2019
Area Loan Supervisor
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-07-20
microfinance branches/ all areasissue date 30 june 2019deadline for applications 13 july 2019
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-07-24
Damascus (Syria)
Chief, Ethics Office
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2019-07-23
Amman (Jordan)
Field Disease Control Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-07-24
Lebanon (Lebanon)
Community Communications Coordinator
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-07-17
Lebanon (Lebanon)
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)
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
Expert Roster - Software Developer
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)