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.
Consultant Feasibility Study of Solar Energy and photovoltaic
Location Gaza Field
Type of Appointment OD-29 Contract
Deadline for Application 31 October 2016
Vacancy Announcement Number 04-10-2016
Department/Division Education Programme-GTC
In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the ideal candidate will:
review of small scale renewable energy projects/companies;
Assess the demand for PV and SH systems and the most promising markets in the strip based on income/revenues levels and energy consumption for both the residential and services markets;
Evaluate the local supply of PV and SH systems
Review of existing training programs and their structure in the field of renewable energy
Evaluate capacity building needs by the various PV and SH systems market stakeholders.
Assess other factors that might affect the dissemination of solar energy in the Gaza Strip
Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
A University degree in related fields such as Renewable Energy, Energy, electrical or electromechanical Engineering, or other relevant field.
A minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible Experience in solar energy research, solar energy dissemination, and/or solar energy policies;
Documented experience in the development of such studies and Programmes;
Proved previous working experience consisting of substantial involvement in assessments, evaluations and/or reviews in related areas.
Proven expertise related to the analysis of socio-economic conditions in the Gaza Strip and their effects on various sectors of economic activity.
Full computer literacy.
Expertise related to business models for solar energy (e.g. incubators) would be a distinctive asset.
Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills in English.
Demonstrated ability to serve as technically responsible specialist in the field of Alternative Energy related to field operations;
Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required
Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work
Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning
Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary
Uses time efficiently
Considers all those to whom services are provided to be 'clients ' and seeks to see things from clients' point of view
Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect
Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions
Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems
Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects
Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
Remuneration and other contractual modalities will depend upon the needs of the assignment and the candidate's qualifications, experience and the level of expertise.
Contract Duration: four months
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.
Qualified candidates will be required to undergo tests and a competency based interview. To learn more about positive and negative indicators of professional behaviors 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. UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications equally from men and women. 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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