UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY
FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST
Do you have the dedication, skills, knowledge and experience to help us improve the life of Palestine refugees? The United Nations Relief and Works Agency offers challenging opportunities for professionals interested working in a results-driven and diverse environment. If you are then we would like to hear from you. UNRWA is the United Nations agency responsible for the protection, care and human development of a population of some 4.6 million Palestine refugees living in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, and the Syrian Arab Republic. The Agency is committed to assisting Palestine refugees in maintaining a decent standard of living, acquiring appropriate knowledge and skills, enjoying the fullest possible extent of human rights, and leading a long and healthy life. UNRWA is by far the largest UN operation in the Middle East with over 29,000 staff. Most of the staff members are refugees themselves, working directly to benefit their communities – as teachers, doctors, nurses or social workers.
Type of Appointment:Fixed-Term
Deadline for Application:19 March 2015
Vacancy Announcement Number:02-03-2015
Department/Division:Infrastructure & Camp Improvement Programme
In accordance with established Agency policy and procedures, the ideal candidate:
-Carries out design of sewerage, drainage, and water systems, water wells and pumping stations;
-Review plans, checks calculations and prepares progress and design reports.
-Assists in site supervision.
-Visits construction sites to solve technical and design issues.
-Prepares cost estimates and tender documentation and reviews tenders.
-Prepares projects proposals.
-Assists in preparing standard design procedures.
-Assists in preparing technical specifications
-Coordinates design and planning activities with municipalities and other governmental authorities.
-Keeps up-to-data for preparation of cost analysis.
-Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
-Engineering degree from an accredited institution in Civil Engineering.
-Minimum of six years’ experience out of which four years in planning, design and two years in construction of sewerage and drainage works. Use of computers in design.
-Good command of written and spoken English and Arabic.
-Ability to work under pressure.
-It’s desirable to have good knowledge of the application of computer in project management.
-It’s desirable to possess of a valid driving license.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
-Basic Salary: Monthly basic salary $ 1,216.60; plus a currency adjustment factor (present rate 5.11%), plus monthly dependency allowance up to $123.25.
-Contract Duration: Three years including 1 year probation period.
-Leave: 30 days annual leave
-Pension: Provident Fund contribution
-Other conditions of service and benefits may apply
Qualified candidates will be required to undergo tests and a competency based interview. To learn more about positive and negative indicators of professional behaviours within the UN competencies, you may review the UN Competency Development – A Practical Guide
UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for diversity, and for non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staff are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non-smoking working environment.
UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women. It is Agency policy to give full consideration to disabled candidates whose disability does not militate against the effective performance of the duties of the post. Where there are two or more equally qualified candidates, selection preference will normally be given to internal candidates, Palestine Refugees and candidates of the under-represented gender. With their prior agreement, candidates who are approved as suitable for appointment but are not the selected candidate for this vacancy, will be placed on the Agency’s roster of pre-approved candidates for a period of up to one year, and may be considered for future vacancies in the same position. The Agency maintains the discretion to fill future vacancies for this position from the roster without re-advertising the vacancy.
HOW TO APPLY
If you have got the skills and experience required above, and want to make an active and lasting contribution to improving the lives of Palestine refugees, then
by creating a personal profile and completing the UNRWA Personal History Form.
Only applications received through this website will be considered. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Candidates may also be invited to take a technical exam in order further evaluate their qualifications for the post. Due to a high volume of applications received, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. The United Nations does not concern itself with information on bank accounts.