Principal Rehabilitation Center For The Visually Impaired
Type of Appointment:Fixed Term
Deadline for Application:15 February 2015
Vacancy Announcement Number:01-02-2015
Department/Division:Relief and Social Services Programme
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the ideal candidate:
Is responsible for overall management of the centre including guidance and supervision of staff; ensures that the administrative functions of the center are properly implemented in particular the security and proper maintenance and use of the center’s premises, equipment and supplies;
-Ensures that the approved rehabilitation programmes for the visually impaired are implemented according to the prescribed syllabus and time table; participates in the design and evaluation of programmes aimed at achieving, to the extent possible, the conformity with ordinary school curriculum and with local market demands;
-Maintains discipline and morale among the pupils and vocational trainees and ensures their general health and welfare; ensures the provision of co-curricular recreational and social activities for students and vocational trainees including summer activities;
-Develops and implements income-generation projects related to the center with the dual aim of providing employment to the visually impaired and promoting financial support;
-Manages the creation of programmes to enhance integration opportunities for the visually impaired students into ordinary school system;
-Ensures that contacts with employers for placement are maintained with the aim of creating opportunities for suitable placement of qualified visually impaired, vocational trainees and others in the local labor force;
-Promotes co-operation with relevant local and international NGOs and Ministries of the Palestinian Authority related to the visually impaired;
-Prepares and controls the budget of the center;
-Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
-A university degree in community development, social work, sociology, business administration, special education, education administration or any related field of specialization.
-Five years experience in programme development and management preferably specialized in educational and/or vocational centres, or related experience.
-Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.
-Leadership and ability to organize and manage teamwork;
-Positive attitude and strong analytical skills;
-Effective in handling people, work relations and situations;
-Demonstrated competence in problem solving skills;
-Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain difficult issues;
-Patience, common sense and dedication to the aims and policies of the Agency and the United Nations, tact, diplomacy and strong personality.
-High degree of motivation to work with children and youth is required.
-A thorough knowledge of the social structure and culture of the Palestinian people.
-It is desirable to have post-graduate degree in community development, social work, sociology, business administration, special education, education administration or any related field; experience in using MS-Office computer applications; possession of a valid driving license.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
-Basic Salary: Monthly basic salary $1,388.40; plus a currency adjustment factor (present rate 5.89%) and 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
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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.
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The Norwegian Refugee Council seeks:
1-Job Purpose Summary
The Shelter Coordinator shall work under the programmatic guidance of the Shelter Programme Manager (PM) and operational guidance of the Field Manager (FM) to fulfil the objectives of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) as stated in the Programme of Principles, the Country Strategy, the Project Proposals and the running Activity Plans. The Shelter Coordinator is responsible for supporting the planning and implementation of the Shelter project in the field area.
The Coordinator is responsible for supporting the PM in planning and implementation of the projects. The Coordinator, in close coordination with the FM and PM, will:
Develop procedures for the implementation of the shelter programme in accordance with NRC principles and ways of working.
Ensure that any construction is in accordance with NRC standards and meets the specifications as agreed with the community
Ensure that all project activities are in accordance with budget lines.
Ensure a constructive co-operation with NRCs other programmes
Coordinate inputs to PM for reports on shelter activities to donors.
Ensure a constructive co-operation with local authorities.
Ensure a constructive co-operation with other international and local NGOs as well as the UN family
Participate in relevant meetings.
Participate and contribute in the identification of new areas of intervention
Support the PM in the drafting of new proposals and project reports
Actively promote the rights of refugees, IDPs and returnees
Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the Shelter PM or FM
Maintain overall overview of projects in relation to achievements, procedures and timeframes
Supervise and guide the shelter staff in the planning of activities
Conduct field visits to check progress in the field
Project document preparation
Maintain direct communication with FM and PM
Create and maintain beneficiary database
Supervise the work of the Shelter Officers and Shelter Advisors
Qualifications and Competences
Academic and Professional Qualifications
Ordinary National Diploma in engineering, urban planning or other relevant field
Professional use of office applications
Minimum 3 years of proven field experience in relevant field
Knowledge, Skills & Personal Attributes
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Strong organizational and team leadership skills
Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
Flexible, creative and co-operative
Practical sense and willingness and ability to contribute to logistics
Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
Highly approachable, trustworthy and confidential
Very Good English Language level
Knowledge of the NGO operations and the dynamics of the humanitarian sector
Construction technical knowledge
The NRC strategy for shelter activities is implemented in field office
Developing appropriate project process documents and M&E
Delivering working tasks in a structured and professional manner, according to a weekly activity plan
Ensuring project is delivered to meet deadlines
Applying to the NRC standards, policies and guidelines
Adapting and coping to change
Communication with impact and respect
Make sure that NRC criteria is well communicated to all beneficiaries
All NRC employees should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability.
Reporting to: Shelter Project manager
Supervisor substitute: Area Manager
Department/Project No.: Shelter
DUTY STATION: Gaza
CONTRACT PERIOD: Initially six months
SALARY: According to NRCs salary scale