Posting Title: Associate Donor Relations & Projects Support Officer, P2 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: Assoc Donor Relations & Projs Sprt Ofr
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: FO Lebanon; FO Lebanon; FO Lebanon; FO Lebanon; FO Lebanon; FO Lebanon; FO Lebanon; FO Lebanon;
Posting Period: 11 May 2021 – 07 June 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Administration-UNRWA-155467-J- (E)
Staffing Exercise: N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
The Associate Donor Relations and Projects Support Officer reports directly to the Field Programme Support Officer.
– Participates, as necessary, in meetings with representatives of donor countries and organizations;
– Prepares briefing documents for the Field Director, senior management and Donor meetings as requested;
– Prepares project proposals and reports; as required, works on assigned project/s independently and coordinates with relevant staff in projects team;
– Formulates high-quality and responsive project proposals, concept papers, and project reports in coordination with respective field departments;
– Ensures that Project Cycle Management (PCM) principles are incorporated into the formulation and implementation of all projects;
– Monitors the implementation of projects in coordination with field departments and verifies adherence to donor requirements;
– Assists in building the capacity of field department staff to develop proposals and prepare reports; assists with the writing, editing, formatting, and proof reading of proposals and reports;
UN Core Values of Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default. Default managerial competencies may apply.
•Planning and Organizing
•Applying Technical Expertise
•Relating and Networking
•Coping with Pressure and Setbacks
•Adapting and Responding to Change
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A university degree from an accredited educational institution in International Relations, Political Science, Development or Humanitarian Studies, Public Administration, Social Sciences or other related field.
– At least four years of experience in international cooperation project management in the context of donor governments or international non–governmental organizations.
– A minimum of 2 continuous years of relevant international experience outside UNRWA, and outside the country(s) of which the candidate is a national or holds citizenship, a passport or a national identity number.
– Experience in external relations, fund-raising and/or project management (desirable)
– UN experience (desirable)
– Knowledge of the Middle East context and Palestinian issues (desirable)
Excellent command of written and spoken English.
Type of Contract and duration: Temporary for 12 months, with the possibility of further extension based on need, funding and performance.
The incumbent may be required to travel in the Agency’s area of operations.
UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live.
For more details on UNRWA, please visit: https://www.unrwa.org/
United Nations Considerations
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her.
UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups.
At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List.
UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.
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