UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY
FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST
UNRWA is the United Nations agency responsible for the protection, care and human development of a population of some 4.7 million Palestine refugees living in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and the Syrian Arab Republic. UNRWA 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 the largest UN operation in the Middle East with more than 29,000 staff. Most of these staff is refugees themselves, working directly to benefit their communities - as teachers, doctors, nurse or social workers. UNRWA is seeking to employ a qualified:
Assistant Field Administration Officer
Vacancy Announcement Number JF/24/2010
Contract Status Fixed Term Appointment
Contract Duration 3 years including 1 year of probation
Benefits Monthly Salary JD 699 & 500 Fils. Other benefits include Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency), medical insurance and 30 days of annual leave. Dependency benefits are subject to eligibility.
Duty Station Jordan Field Office
Issue Date 18 April 2010
Deadline for Applications 02 May 2010
Place in the Organisation
Is responsible to the Field Administration Officer, Jordan
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
? Assists the FAO in the administrative supervision, coordination and control of Area offices and regularly inspects Agency installations;
? Assists in the conduct of efficiency audit and cost benefit studies and the review of Agency objectives, organization, performance, and resource utilization including reviews of staffing requirements;
? Assists in ensuring the implementation of Organization Directives and other instruments and decisions governing Agency organization, procedure and staffing;
? Advises on, supervises and as required, arranges the acquisition, allocation, use, maintenance and disposal of office and related accommodation and office services;
? Supervises and directs the work of the General Services and Travel & Communication Branches and advises on, and secures compliance with, authorized forms and channels of communication and procedures for office management and the control of correspondence ;
? Coordinates the preparation of the annual budget for the department of Administration and ensures compliance therewith;
? Acts for senior staff members in their absence as may be required.
? Acts as Secretary to the field Contracts Committee and assists in carrying out such research and investigation as may be required;
? Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
? University degree in management science, public or business administration, economics, or related subjects.
? Five years experience in the application of the knowledge acquired in (A) above in a large international, governmental or commercial organization.
? Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.
When the minimum requirements are not met, the Director of Administration and Human Resources, in consultation with the Field Director concerned, may exceptionally substitute part of these requirements with a combination of relevant academic qualifications, professional training and progressive work experience
? Experience or training in electronic data processing;
How to Apply
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UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. First priority will be given to fully qualified staff members; second priority to fully qualified external Palestine refugee applicants. An internal candidate with a temporary-indefinite or fixed-term appointment selected for this post will retain his/her current contractual status and entitlements in accordance with current letter of appointment and applicable Area Staff Rules.
UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff is 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 staffs 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.
The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, testing, interviewing, etc). The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.