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:
Social Worker - To Establish a Roster for All Areas
Vacancy Announcement Number
Fixed-Term Appointment for (applies to internal candidates on Fixed-Term contract only)
3 years including 1 year probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.
Grade 10, Monthly Salary JD 598.300 Fills. Other benefits include Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency) and medical insurance. Dependency benefits are subject to eligibility.
Limited Duration Contract (applies to external candidates and internal candidates on LDC)
1 year, renewable; Appointment subject to funding confirmation
LDC: Band D/S1 the salary from JD 649.200
Other benefits include compulsory medical insurance, annual leave & dependency allowance (if applicable).
Relief & Social Services Programme.
30 April 2019
Deadline for Applications
13 May 2019
Place in the Organisation
The incumbent of this post reports technically and administratively to the Area / Camp Relief and Social Services Officer under the overall technical supervision of the Field Relief Services Officer.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent:
· Prepares comprehensive case studies, needs assessments of refugees applying for special hardship assistance and makes appropriate recommendations in accordance with Relief Services Instructions (RSI); follows up on active cases and conducts periodic site re-investigations. Specifically:
(i) Provides ongoing case management requirements, including receiving clients at office, documentation, data entry/modifications, referrals, completing social study reports including rejected, approved, and closed cases;
(ii) Conducts individual/family interviews to recommend interventions based on a designed specific intervention plan and to address the needs of SHC families using the generalist approach of social work; and closely monitors progress of targeted SHC families;
· Arranges for logistical support to SHC families in need of financial, medical, housing or transportation assistance, health education, social or other advocacy services essential to SHC families;
· Provides direct individual and short term emergency assistance to families in crises after conducting initial site assessment, making recommendations for proper interventions, and processing all related paperwork;
· Ensures timely delivery of approved cash and/or in-kind assistance to eligible families and follows up on the proper utilization of the assistance for its intended purpose;
· Identifies, evaluates and makes recommendations concerning families requesting shelter rehabilitation, based on set criteria for SHC families, and in exceptional circumstances, non-SHC families;
· Supervises and follows up on SHC ration distribution and ration cards; conducts home visits to those who failed to pick up their rations;
· Provides advice and consultation to SHC families and other refugees related to specific social and economic concerns and advises the appropriate specialized services in UNRWA or other agencies in coordination with the Community Development Social Workers, and follows up regularly on progress;
· Identifies persons with potential to establish micro enterprises or benefit from apprenticeship training and facilitate their involvement in such programmes in coordination with the Community Credit Assistants (CCAs); with the objective to alleviate poverty and enhance self-reliance of impoverished SHC families;
· Establishes and maintains working relationship, in his/her area/camp, with allied resources, public assistance agencies, employment and training institutes and social agencies, at the operational level, making use of their services for improving the SHC family/s socio-economic status;
· Participates, as requested, in workshops, meetings intended to improve professional knowledge and skills relevant to his/her field of work and transmits such acquired knowledge to other social workers; mentor newly recruited social worker;
· Implements, as directed, surveys and studies in the refugees community on SHC service level and quality;
· Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
· University degree in social work, sociology, psychology, guidance and counseling, social anthropology or any other related degree in social development or emergency and / or humanitarian relief aid.
· At least two years’ experience in a developmental social welfare programme applying the knowledge acquired in social work, sociology, psychology, guidance and counseling, social anthropology, in a governmental or non-governmental organizations.
Command of spoken and written English and Arabic.
· Ability to work under pressure and challenging conditions;
· Ability to take initiative and maintain cordial relationship with all concerned;
· Ability to work effectively within a team as well as work independently without close supervision;
· Ability to conduct and coordinate training and participatory assessment.
· An understanding of the refugee community and knowledge of the customs, habits, religions and traditions of various refugee groups;
· Ability to mobilize community resources and potentials;
· Basic computer literacy.
· Required to drive within the Field in performing his/her job, thus s/he must possess valid driving license for manual cars.
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.
· The incumbent of this post is required to travel in the field in the course of performing his/her duties. Must be willing and qualified to drive an Agency vehicle;
· The incumbent may be required to undertake professional in-service training as directed, with the field of assignment.
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.
For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews, please visit: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=AYI”
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: 30 April 2019
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