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.
Knowledge Management Coordinator
Location Gaza Field
Type of Appointment Limited Duration Contract
Deadline for Application 5 September 2016
Vacancy Announcement Number 05-08-2016
Grade Band E
Department/Division Office of DUO-G / Gender Initiative
In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the ideal candidate will:
Perform business and system analysis for the design and implementation of GI Information management system, as well as oversee the IMS related processes and developments;
Overall supervision of users and group accounts for GI information management system;
Produced figures report in monthly basis and when required;
Tracking the records of reports filled on the IMS on a monthly basis;
Supervise the implementation of IT activities at the partnering CBOs;
Supervise and provide support to IT trainers;
Assist in recruitment process for jobs vacancies related to IT field;
Ensure appropriate use of equipment and software by trainers;
Prepare action plans and reports on monthly basis;
Prepare IT placement test for the beneficiaries of IT training;
Coordinate and organize events on occasion of IWD, IYD…etc;
Assist in design of and analyzing data components for surveys for GI projects; and
Any other tasks agreed with supervisors.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
University degree in Computer Science, Communication Engineering or related field;
A minimum of three years’ work experience in INGOs or UN agencies project implementation with experience working with women and gender issues an added benefit;
Experience in coordinating projects among a number of community based structures
Experience in the area of information management systems applications development programming and implementation;
Experience in developing business analysis;
Good command of spoken and written English.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
Basic Salary: Monthly basic salary varies from $1,296.9 to $2,529.20 based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate; 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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