Org. Setting and Reporting
• Supervisor and Technical Guidance received:
The incumbent of this post is responsible to Field Disease Control Officer and receives overall guidance and supervision from Deputy Chief, Field Health Programme.

• Supervisees and Technical Guidance provided:
The incumbent of this post provides technical guidance to all medical officers on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.

• Undertakes regular visits to UNRWA health centres according to a rotating working schedule in order to examine, treat and follow up on patients referred to him/her by Medical Officers;
• Maintains records of all patients with cardiovascular diseases and other patients referred to him/her at each health centre and provides statistical data and relevant information on such patients to the Field Office;
• Plans and directs the in-service training of Medical Officers on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases;
• Maintains an effective system of referral to, and feedback from, contracted and government hospitals treating refugee patients;
• Ensures that equipment and supplies are maintained and techniques are performed in accordance with standard Agency procedures;
• Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor(s).

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.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others in a team
environment and with people of diverse backgrounds, culture and nationalities.
• Strong personality, tactfulness, patience and dedication.
• Demonstrated ability to organize and implement training programmes and to develop staff.
• Ability to work under pressure and cope with heavy workload.

• A university degree in medicine from a recognized university including an internship of at least twelve-month duration.
• Advanced degree in internal medicine specialty.

Job Specific Qualifications
– It is required to have a valid license to practice medicine as Internist in the country of duty station (where applicable).

Work Experience

• You are required to have a minimum of six years’ progressive related experience in internal medicine after obtaining the university degree in medicine.

– Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.

Please list all languages that you know including your mother tongue and indicate your
proficiency level from the drop-down list provided in the system considering the below:
If you possess a very good to excellent level of proficiency in English language, kindly indicate this as “Fluent” in your application.
If you possess a good level of proficiency in English language, kindly indicate this as “Confident” in your application.
If you possess a basic level of proficiency in English language, kindly indicate this as “Basic” in your application.

During the assessment, the applications will be given preference based on the following

desirable qualifications:
• Provided a very good understanding of the context of Palestine refugees and UNRWA

The shortlisted candidates will be afterward evaluated based on:
• Technical Test
• Competency-based Interview

Special Notice

Contract Status:
Daily Paid Contract modality only.
Benefits: Equivalent to Fixed Term Grade 16, Daily Paid Rate starting from JOD 70.097 fils.

Department/Office: UNRWA – Programme Health – Jordan
Duty Station: for all areas

Other Information:
• The incumbent is required to travel frequently in the field and area of operations.
• Possession of a valid driving license in the country of duty station.

Equivalency may apply for this post.
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.

General Information:

• This vacancy notice is open to external and internal candidates. Only candidates residing in Jordan, and within commuting distance of the duty station with authorization to work in the duty station at the time of application are eligible to apply.

• The Agency will not assume responsibility or accountability to support or facilitate the issuance of a work permit in Jordan, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded.

• Since the Vacancy is an Area Staff post, the Agency will not provide coverage for relocation costs.

• Preference will be given to registered Palestine refugees and candidates assisting the Agency in meeting its commitment to gender parity. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

• UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women.

• A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and that successful candidates may be appointed to the same post. In the case of multiple or recurring posts, that a roster will be created from which the candidates will be selected for appointment.

• Only applications that have been fully completed in UNRWA’s online e-recruitment system Inspira will be considered, and no late applications will be accepted. The PHP should be completed with full relevant work experience under the experience tabs as per the requirements in the Job Opening. All acquired university degrees must also be stated, if applicable. Applicants applying to positions for Grades 12 to 20 must submit a cover letter/motivational statement in order to be considered. Additionally, providing incorrect or misleading information on an application will result in the immediate disqualification of a candidate.

• Applicants will be disqualified when it becomes apparent that he or she provided incorrect, incomplete or misleading information on his or her personal history profile or during the recruitment process. If the applicant is also a staff member, the provision of incorrect, incomplete or misleading information in the personal history profile may also amount to misconduct. The Agency may indefinitely refuse to accept applications from an applicant who has previously provided incorrect, incomplete or misleading information on his or her personal history profile or during a recruitment process or committed plagiarism.

• For UNRWA internal staff, they are required to specify and include their current UNRWA grade level. To do so applicants should select under “Category” RLG, scroll down to see all categories, then select their local grade.

• Advertisements published only in English will only accept applications in English, and Arabic submissions will not be considered.

• The Agency may disqualify applicants whose name appears on the UN Sanctions List or a UN database of staff separated for reason of misconduct or of staff who separated whilst misconduct processes were pending.

• UNRWA shares investigation and misconduct information with other UN Agencies, and past and prospective employers, about staff members who have been separated for misconduct, or who have separated whilst an investigation and/or disciplinary process for misconduct is underway; and such persons may be prohibited from employment with the United Nations.

• The Agency will immediately disqualify applicants who are ineligible for any reason in accordance with the Agency regulatory framework.

• 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.

• Applications from UNRWA staff member who had been demoted with deferred eligibility for promotion will not be considered.

• Applications from Staff members who were recipients under the Early Voluntary Retirement or Exceptional Voluntary Separation Schemes will not be considered.

•Applications from Internal candidate serving for less than one year in their current post will not be considered.

•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 or to change the contract Modality.

•UNRWA reserves the right to proceed only with internal candidates or proceed with the candidates of an under-represented gender for any vacancy announcement when it determines that the short-list for a single post at any grade level is excessively long.

• A candidate is not eligible for consideration if he or she was short-listed and found not suitable for the same post within the previous 12 months unless the post description has since been altered by 30% or more, as determined by ODCS.

How to apply

Please open the link below to apply for this post as the post is advertised on Inspired system. Post # 234700