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.
مسئول الإشادة بالمانحين
or Visibility Officer
Type of Appointment:Limited Duration Contract
Deadline for Application:07 April 2015
Vacancy Announcement Number:06-03-2015
In accordance with established Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent will:
-Develop donor visibility plans; create and maintain a database of donor visibility requirements and timelines for individual projects, in coordination with the Projects Office;
-Track projects and coordinate with the Project Office, Public Information Office, Programmes, and the Front Office to ensure appropriate placement of donor branding during project implementation, and project visibility to beneficiaries and local populations;
-Coordinate with the Public information office to ensure project implementation is captured (through photos, videos, etc.) according to donor requirements, and ensure the development of innovative and creative, context-appropriate visibility items/materials;
-Work to develop prominence of donor visibility on UNRWA’s social media platforms and on Gaza Field Office channels – UNRWA TV, Gaza Field Office portal;
-Support the Communications Department and Projects Office in drafting and finalising any media materials, including press releases, related to specific projects;
-Follow up on additional donor requests, as necessary (through Projects Office and/or External Relations and Communications Department);
-Draft and edit case studies and human interest stories, in coordination with Communications and implementing Programme teams;
-Work closely with the Public Information Office to support launch events and ceremonies, ensure donor visibility and relay related materials to respective donors;
-Provide support to scheduling and planning of donor visits, where necessary;
-Any other tasks, as assigned by the Communications Department or Projects Office.
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
-Advanced university degree in one or more of the following disciplines: political science, international relations, development studies, journalism, communications, marketing or another relevant field;
-At least three years experience in developing and writing clear concise and structured material for a variety of audiences; besides, a work experience in a complex and cross-cultural setting;
-Brand and marketing experience within the humanitarian/not-for-profit sector and/or for a donor organization;
-Excellent technical skills in writing, editing, formatting;
-Photography/video skills an advantage;
-Proven flexibility to handle changing priorities and managing multiple projects and deadlines efficiently and without compromising quality;
-Ability to collaborate with diverse, multi-cultural teams to achieve significant goals;
-Excellent command of written and spoken English and Arabic;
-Sound security awareness; and
-Interested in and supportive of humanitarian and development agencies and the United Nations system.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
-Basic Salary: Monthly basic salary $ 1,433.50; plus a currency adjustment factor (present rate 5.11%).
-Contract Duration: six months. Extension is subject to continued need, availability of funds and satisfactory service.
-Leave: 30 days annual leave.
-Other conditions of service and benefits may apply.
-A regular staff member can apply to this LDC post but will not be allowed to assume such post through secondment as he/she needs to leave his/her current post to accept LDC appointment.
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.