Do you have the dedication, skills, knowledge and experience to help us improve the life of Palestine refugees? The United Nations Relief and Works Agency offers challenging opportunities for professionals interested working in a results-driven and diverse environment.
If you are then we would like to hear from you.
UNRWA is the United Nations agency responsible for the protection, care and human development of a population of some 4.6 million Palestine refugees living in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, and the Syrian Arab Republic. The Agency 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 by far the largest UN operation in the Middle East with over 29,000 staff. Most of the staff members are refugees themselves, working directly to benefit their communities – as teachers, doctors, nurses or social workers.
Coordination Centre Operator
Location Gaza Field
Type of Appointment Limited Duration Contract
Deadline for Application 13 September 2016
Vacancy Announcement Number 08-08-2016
Grade Band “C”
Department/Division Safety and Security
In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the ideal candidate:
Operates and monitors all systems within the Security Coordination Centre in an efficient manner ensuring that all work is undertaken in compliance with the operating procedures.
Records and reports all events and actions taken in a clear, legible and accurate written format. Provides an efficient and courteous radio and telephone answering service and deals efficiently with all enquiries.
Reports equipment failure to the Operations Officer to maximize operation of the system.
Organizes foot patrols for the purpose of identifying potential malfunctions of physical security measures and other technical appliances and intercepting unauthorized persons attempting to enter UNRWA premises.
Assists in fire drills, emergency/incident response drills, mass casualty drills and readiness drills with local first responders; assists in responses to fires, emergencies/incidents and safety violations/hazards.
Conducts radio checks with the guards and their supervisors.
Ensures that assigned equipment is properly utilized and maintained.
Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
Two-year Diploma in Business and Office Practice or other related discipline.
Good knowledge of computer applications such as MS-Word, Email, MS- Excel and MS-Access.
Three years combined experience in radio communication and secretarial work.
Experience in fire prevention/fighting, first aid, emergency work, as well as use of VHF radio equipment are highly desirable.
Good command of spoken and written English and Arabic.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
Basic Salary: Monthly basic salary $795.40; and monthly dependency allowance $18.65 and Group Medical Insurance GMI $12.00.
Contract Duration: Six months (Extension is subject to continued need, availability of funds and satisfactory service.
Leave: 30 days annual leave.
Other conditions of service and benefits may apply.
A regular staff member can apply to this LDC post but will not be allowed to assume such post through Secondment as he/she needs to leave his/her current post to accept LDC appointment.
When the minimum requirements are not fully met, the Director of Human Resources; in consultation with the Director of UNRWA Operations, Gaza 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.
Qualified candidates will be required to undergo tests and a competency based interview. To learn more about positive and negative indicators of professional behaviours within the UN competencies, you may review the UN Competency Development – A Practical Guide
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 working environment.
UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women. It is Agency policy to give full consideration to disabled candidates whose disability does not militate against the effective performance of the duties of the post. Where there are two or more equally qualified candidates, selection preference will normally be given to internal candidates, Palestine Refugees and candidates of the under-represented gender. With their prior agreement, candidates who are approved as suitable for appointment but are not the selected candidate for this vacancy, will be placed on the Agency’s roster of pre-approved candidates for a period of up to one year, and may be considered for future vacancies in the same position. The Agency maintains the discretion to fill future vacancies for this position from the roster without re-advertising the vacancy.
HOW TO APPLY
If you have got the skills and experience required above, and want to make an active and lasting contribution to improving the lives of Palestine refugees, then register on http://jobs.unrwa.ps by creating a personal profile and completing the UNRWA Personal History Form. Only applications received through this website will be considered. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Candidates may also be invited to take a technical exam in order further evaluate their qualifications for the post. Due to a high volume of applications received, only short-listed applicants will be contacted. The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. The United Nations does not concern itself with information on bank accounts.
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.
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