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.
Location Gaza Field
Type of Appointment Fixed Term
Deadline for Application 11 September 2016
Vacancy Announcement Number 06-08-2016
In accordance with established Agency policy and procedures, the ideal candidate:
Performs nursing activities required for child care, e.g., history taking, child measurements and vaccinations; carries out nursing tasks related to school health activities where applicable;
Performs triage activities and conducts health education sessions for patients;
Performs general nursing functions in the preparation and execution of dressing, injections, temperature taking, weighing and measuring blood pressure;
Assists in carrying out antenatal care, e.g., history taking, health education, counseling, measuring weight, height and blood pressure and vaccinations; performs urine and blood tests, where required;
Carries out nursing activities for diabetic and hypertensive cases, such as history taking, health education, counseling, measuring blood pressure, height and weight;
Conducts home-visits for growth retarded, anemic, defaulting patients;
Keeps an account of received and used medical supplies needed for nursing activities;
Maintains a high standard of infection control to ensure safety of staff and clients;
Complies with all relevant safety, quality, health and environmental procedures to ensure a healthy and safe work environment;
Performs such other duties as may be required.
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
Two-year Diploma in Nursing;
Possession of a license to practice associate nursing in the country of duty station
At least two years of experience in a similar role.
Good command of written and spoken English and Arabic.
Ability to work under pressure and cope with a heavy workload;
Good computer skills;
Excellent organizational and communication skills;
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
Basic Salary: Monthly basic salary $719.50; plus monthly dependency allowance up to $123.25.
Contract Duration: Three years including 1 year probation period.
Leave: 30 days annual leave
Pension: Provident Fund contribution
Other conditions of service and benefits may apply.
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.
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 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.
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
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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