Assistant Compliance Officer
Vacancy Announcement Number LDC/20/2019
Contract Status Limited Duration Contract for 1 year (applies to external
candidates and internal candidates on LDC); renewable;
Appointment subject to funding confirmation.
Benefits - LDC: Band “F”/ S 1 Monthly salary JD 977.200 Fils.
- Contract Status: 1 year (Extendable) subject to
availability of funds, satisfactory performance of the
incumbent and the continuing need for the post).
- Other benefits include medical insurance and annual
leave and dependency allowance (if applicable).
Department Office of the Director
Duty Station Jordan Field Office
Issue Date 24 June 2019
Deadline for Applications 07 July 2019
UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide
gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.
UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
Place in the Organisation
The incumbent is responsible to the Compliance Officer, A17 in carrying out Field compliance and
oversight functions authorized by the Agency.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Performs inspections of Field operations including:
I. Providing assurance that financial rules and regulations are being complied with;
II. Identifying non-compliance, redundancies and inefficiencies in operations and assists
management in identifying improvements;
III. Communicating preliminary findings with the client-manager, clarifying additional information
and discussing corrective action needed;
IV. Submitting inspection findings in a structured and comprehensive manner;
V. Contributing to identifying recommendations, corrective actions and related timelines;
Undertakes ad-hoc inspections as assigned by the Field Director, related to allegations and
complaints submitted internally or externally;
Assists Compliance Officer in providing technical assistance for investigations of financial
misconduct, fraud, regulatory breaches, bribery and other corruption-related matters; examines
the records of the financial activity, accounting records and other financial documents, and assists
with drafting evidence-based reports;
Assists DIOS, United Nations Board of Auditors (UNBOA) and Office of Internal Oversight Services
(OIOS) oversight activities in JFO as appropriate;
Participates in the preparation of the annual risk-based work plan and development of risk
management framework, in consultation with the supervisor, Head Field Finance Office, and other
senior Field managers.
Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
A university degree in finance, business administration, accounting or a related discipline.
A minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience in audit (preferably internal
auditing) and/or a related area such as finance, risk management, accounting, business
administration with a large governmental, international or commercial organization.
Good command of written and spoken English and Arabic.
Proven skills and ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommend
Knowledge of how to integrate gender considerations into substantive work areas;
Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor work against plans and present
Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the compliance and oversight field;
Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks;
Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner, including report writing, and to orally
communicate in an effective manner;
Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
Proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with auditees and
The incumbent will be expected to travel on duty to any field location of operations when requested
and as outlined in the annual financial compliance and oversight plan;
Possession of a valid driving license.
Working knowledge of UN Rules, Regulations and Procedures.
Experience in internal or external audits of educational institutions, non-profit organizations or
Knowledge of UNRWA’s accounting and budgeting system and procedures.
When the minimum requirements are not fully met, Field Director for Field Area staff and Director
of Human Resources for Headquarters Area staff, in consultation with the concerned supervisor
may exceptionally substitute part of the unmet requirements with a combination of relevant
academic qualifications, additional professional training and progressive relevant work
For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:
Who we are
For over 65 years, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA) has
been working on the ground in five fields of operations in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank
and the Gaza Strip providing direct assistance and protection for some 5 million Palestine
refugees in the Middle East. UNRWA is mandated by the UN General Assembly to provide this
assistance and its mission is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human
development until there is a just and lasting solution for their plight. UNRWA restores safety,
dignity and hope to millions who have been uprooted by conflict with services encompassing
education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement,
microfinance and emergency assistance.
For more details on UNRWA, please visit: https://www.unrwa.org/
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.
For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews, please visit:
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.
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 nonviolent 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: 24 June 2019
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