Org. Setting and Reporting UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for highly committed personnel wishing to make a change. If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a tangible difference for one of the most vulnerable communities in the world, UNRWA would like to hear from you.
The Associate Donor Relations and Projects Support Officer reports directly to the Field Programme Support Officer.
Participates, as necessary, in meetings with representatives of donor countries and organizations. – Prepares briefing documents for the Field Director, senior management and Donor meetings as requested.
Prepares project proposals and reports; as required, works on assigned project/s independently and coordinates with relevant staff in projects team.
Formulates high-quality and responsive project proposals, concept papers, and project reports in coordination with respective field departments. – Ensures that Project Cycle Management (PCM) principles are incorporated into the formulation and implementation of all projects.
Monitors the implementation of projects in coordination with field departments and verifies adherence to donor requirements.
Assists in building the capacity of field department staff to develop proposals and prepare reports; assists with the writing, editing, formatting, and proof reading of proposals and reports.
Competencies UN Core Values of Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default. Default managerial competencies may apply. – Planning and Organizing – Applying Technical Expertise – Relating and Networking – Coping with Pressure and Setbacks – Adapting and Responding to Change For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews: https://careers.un. org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=AYI
Education A University degree from an accredited educational institution in International Relations, Political Science, Development or Humanitarian Studies, Public Administration, Social Sciences or other related field.
Work Experience At least four years of relevant experience in international cooperation project management in the context of donor governments or international non–governmental organizations (required).
A minimum of two continuous years of relevant international experience outside UNRWA, and outside the country(s) of which the candidate is a national or holds citizenship, a passport or a national identity number (required).
Experience in external relations, fund-raising and/or project management (desirable). Experience in the management of international cooperation projects funded by the European Union (desirable).
UN experience (desirable). Knowledge of the Middle East context and Palestinian issues (desirable). Languages Excellent command of written and spoken English. Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice Type of Contract and Duration: Temporary Appointment for 10 months with the possibility of further extension subject to availability of project funds, need and performance.
The incumbent may be required to travel in the Agency’s area of operations (Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip). Within the framework of the Inter-Agency Mobility Agreement, UNRWA will seek to engage staff members from other UN entities under this framework, should they be found suitable for this Temporary Appointment. A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become eligible for a temporary appointment to the same post or a similar post. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live. For more details on UNRWA, please visit: https://www.unrwa.org/
How to apply
To start the application process, applicants are required to register at https://careers.un.org/lbw/Home.aspx go to Department and choose UNRWA for UNRWA posts. Only applications received through https://careers.un.org/lbw/Home.aspx will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only short-listed applicants will be contacted via e-mail only.
Link to TJO is: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=179338&Lang=en-US