UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY
FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST
UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions. For its local team, UNRWA is seeking to employ a qualified:
Human Resources Officer (Entitlements)
Vacancy Announcement Number JF/16/2018
Contract Status Fixed Term Appointment
Contract Duration 3 years including 1 year of probation
Monthly Salary JD 927.300 Fils. Plus Special Occupation Allowance 25% of Basic Salary. Other benefits include Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency) and medical insurance. Dependency benefits are subject to eligibility.
Department Human Resources Department
Duty Station JFO
Issue Date 05 June 2018
Deadline for Applications 18 June 2018
Place in the Organisation
The incumbent of this post is responsible to the Human Resources Services Officer and supervises staff of the Entitlements Section.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent:
· Manages the Entitlements Section, provides supervision, coaching, guidance and technical training to the staff assigned to the section and allocates work as appropriate;
· Supervises the various functions of the Entitlements Section including all types of leaves, appointment of temporary assistants, dependency and other allowances, and ensures compliance with the Agency’s rules, regulations, policies and directives;
· Overseas operations of the Group Medical Insurance (GMI) Programme;
· Checks and signs, as authorized, Personnel Action Forms, other forms, documents and correspondence related to the Entitlements Section;
· Maintains statistical information and supervises the preparation of statistical and other reports related to the functions of the section;
· Relieves the HR Officer (Movements and Records) during his/her absence;
· Performs such other duties as may be required.
· A university degree in business, public administration, personnelmanagement or a related discipline.
· Five years of experience in personnel and general administration and supervision, including three years at a supervisory level;
· Experience or training in the use of personal computers and in operating standard software applications such as MS-Word, Excel, Access.
Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.
· Excellent communications skills;
· Proven ability in establishing effective internal work relationships at all levels and in managing/leading a team;
· Good judgment and decision-making skills;
· Direct involvement with or exposure to a unionized environment;
· Creativity and ability to take initiative;
· Ability to work under pressure.
· Advanced courses in HR management;
· Working experience or academic training in entitlements.
The incumbent will be required to work beyond normal duty hours.
When the minimum requirements are not fully met, the concerned Director may exceptionally substitute part of the unmet requirements with a combination of relevant academic qualifications, additional professional training and progressive relevant work experience.
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing an UNRWA Personal History Form. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted. Please ensure that the e-mail address that you will indicate in your Personal History Profile is accurate, candidates shortlisted for test or interview will only be contacted by e-mail. No follow up phone calls will be made.
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.
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. As an Area post, preference will be given to local candidates already based in the duty station of the post.
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 work environment.
The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
On appointment, all individuals will be asked to sign a self attestation, confirming that they have not committed, been convicted of, or prosecuted for, any criminal offence and that they have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.
Date of issue: 05 June 2018