الخميس، 30 مارس، 2017

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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 in 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.

Psychosocial Counsellor

Location: Gaza Field
Type of Appointment: Limited Duration Contract
Deadline for Application: 12 April 2017
Vacancy Announcement Number: 14-03-2017
Grade: Band D
Department/Division: Community Mental Health

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
In accordance with established Agency policy and procedures, the ideal candidate:
 Receives pupils / refugees with psychosocial and/or mental health needs and provides counselling and guidance individually, in groups or with families;
 Provides the identified pupils / refugees and their families with community and public mental health education and other primary prevention activities in line with FCMH guidelines and materials;
 Coordinates referral of identified pupils / refugees and/or their families to other services or agencies, as appropriate, in consultation with Assistant Area MHPSS Supervisor;
 Conducts home visits and other community interventions, as may be required, to the identified pupils / refugees and their families according to FCMH established standards;
 Participates in crisis intervention and/or emergency psychosocial activities, as assigned by the supervisor;
 Develops weekly, monthly, and yearly plans at the installation level in coordination with the installation head to which s/he is assigned;
 Submits regular reports of all counselling activities, overall workload and outcomes and regular reports of case list, discharge/discontinuity/referral of cases and critical and/ or risky incidents and protection issues concerning the welfare of the pupils/ refugees ensuring due confidentiality;
 Contributes to increasing awareness among UNRWA staff of psychological and mental health education and the rights of disadvantaged pupils/ refugees and their families;
 Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
 A university degree in psychology, counselling or community mental health or related field.
 At least two years’ experience in counselling, mental health or related activities.
 Good command of written and spoken Arabic and English.
 Professional and technical competencies related to the functions described;
 Ability to cope with multiple tasks effectively;
 Knowledge of counselling theories, assessment and interventions;
 Counselling assessment and practice skills (prevention, community, family, group and individual
interventions);
 Knowledge of child development (educational and psychological);
 Knowledge of ethical standards for professional practice;
 Excellent communication and rapport building skills;
 Ability to work in teams and form good, productive relationships with colleagues;
 Proficiency in standard Agency computer applications;
 It’s desirable to have a good knowledge of MHPSS principles and practices.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
 Basic Salary: Monthly basic salary $990.00; and monthly dependency allowance $18.65 and Group
Medical Insurance GMI $12.00.
 Contract Duration: six months extension is subject to funds availability, continuing need and satisfactory
performance.
 Employment for this post might be either on full-time or part-time basis based on the needs. Announcing
this modality does not mean that it would definitely be used. It would rather give the Agency the
flexibility to use both full time and part time contracts based on the work needs and the personal
circumstances or preferences of the staff member.
 Leave: 30 days annual leave.
 Other conditions of service and benefits may apply.

EQUIVALENCY
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.

ASSESSMENT METHOD
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

GENERAL INFORMATION
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.
As an Area post, preference will be given to local candidates already based in the duty station of the
post.


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