مطلوب موظف (ة) للعمل لدى الاونروا
Org. Setting and Reporting
The Senior External Relations and Projects Officer (Arab Countries) reports directly to the
Director of Partnerships and to the Director, External Relations Department (through the
Director of Partnerships).
The incumbent participates in developing and maintaining effective relations with Arab donor
governments and other funding organizations and monitoring the implementation of an
Agency-wide portfolio of projects funded by these donor countries and institutions.
Contributes to the development and implementation of the region’s strategy on external
relations and fundraising; manages relationships with key Arab donors; provides a
consistently high level of responsiveness and service to key donors; actively pursues
innovative avenues of cooperation for funding opportunities by public and private donors in
the Middle East and Gulf region; provides counsel to the Director of Partnerships, Director,
External Relations and senior management;
Negotiates bilateral agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with donors on
behalf of the Agency; negotiates and drafts project proposals in coordination with field
offices; analyzes, reviews and edits project proposals and progress reports; drafts
correspondence for the purpose of fund-raising and advocacy; produces briefing materials and
talking points for senior management including the Commissioner-General, Deputy
Commissioner-General, Directors, and the Representative Offices in New York, EU,
Washington, and Geneva and other Senior Officials;
Promotes and implements the Agency’s Resource Mobilization Strategy with results-oriented
concrete actions; organizes and participates in senior level missions to donor capitals;
participates in major meetings and conferences including the hosts and donors meeting and
policy-level bilateral discussions with senior government civil servants or at the political
level; organizes and participates in donor field trips in the five fields of operations including
high level delegations from capitals;
Contributes to the development and strategic use of outreach materials and media for the
purpose of increased public awareness and fund-raising; drafts donor brochures in conjunction
with official visits to capitals; oversees the preparation of visibility plans;
Makes significant contributions to various fund-raising documents including appeals and
Department’s reports and policy documents;
Ensures proactive coordination with concerned Departments, Field Offices and
Representative Offices on contributions, donor–funded projects and external relations
activities and ensures timely follow-up.
Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and
mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing
deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful
situations.Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal
participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Actively seeks to improve programmes or services. Offers new and different options to solve
problems or meet client needs. Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas. Takes
calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box.” Takes an interest in new
ideas and new ways of doing things. Is not bound by current thinking or traditional
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages
from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in
having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the
audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem
quickly. Gathers relevant information before making a decision. Considers positive and
negative impacts of decisions prior to making them. Takes decisions with an eye to the impact
on others and on the Organization. Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation
based on all available information. Checks assumptions against facts. Determines that the
actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision. Makes
tough decisions when necessary.
Provides an environment in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion.
Manages in a deliberate and predictable way. Operates with transparency; has no hidden
agenda. Places confidence in colleagues, staff members and clients. Gives proper credit to
others. Follows through on agreed upon actions. Treats sensitive or confidential information
Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) from an accredited educational
institution in political science, international relations, public administration, law or economics
or a related discipline.
Job Specific Qualifications
At least eight years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in donor relations
and fundraising working for a national/international organization or development agency.
A proven track record in fund-raising within the Middle East.
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.
Knowledge of UNRWA and of the wider UN system (desirable).
Excellent command of written and spoken English and Arabic.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be
followed by competency-based interview.
- This JO is re-advertised. Candidates who applied to the previous Job Opening would need to
- Type of Contract and duration: 2 years, with the possibility of further extension.
- The incumbent is required to travel regularly inside and outside the Agency’s area of
-A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying
experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
- A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become
eligible for appointment to the same post or a similar post.
- Applicants have to complete the Personal History Profile (PHP) in inspira in order to be
considered. The PHP should be completed with full relevant work experience as per the
requirements in the Job Opening, in order to be considered.
- 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=164811&Lang=en-US.