Description

Org. Setting and Reporting
• Title of Supervisor: Deputy Chief Field Education Programme/ Admin
• Title of Supervisee/s: None
• Working conditions: Office environment with access to telephone, PC and other automation equipment, internet, and intranet. Some local travel may be required.

Justification for use:
• To manage the scholarship programme, where students receive scholarship granted by private donors/scholarship funds.

Responsibilities
• Manage the selection process for all scholarship projects in coordination with the relevant staff in Education and other programmes (advertisement, application, selection, interviews, notification, producing notes of records);

• Ensure timely payment to the scholarship recipients and maintain records in coordination with Finance Department;

• Follow up with and track progress of all scholarship recipients from their acceptance into the programme until graduation and tack their employability status at least within the First year of graduation; coordinate and collaborate with the PCGA to link scholarship graduates with relevant job opportunities .

• Correspond with the applicants to ensure their eligibility for particular programmes, and to ensure the application is completed correctly; Respond to written and telephone queries from scholarship applicants, recipients and non-selected students

• Maintain and update a database related to the scholarship programme ;File all the records in regard to scholarships and scholarship recipients;

• Produce substantial and financial reports according to the donors’ requirement in coordination with Finance Department and HQ if necessary;

• Conduct local outreach activities and programmes in coordination with Relief and Social Services; Explore funding for new scholarship projects in coordination with the relevant office/s.

• Contributes to the planning and implementation of other functions/activities relevant to the education program as may be required;

• Any other duties as may be assigned

Competencies
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.

• Deciding and Initiating Action
• Relating and Networking
• Planning and Organizing
• Following Instructions and Procedures
• Analyzing
• Delivering Results
• Creating and Maintaining Impact and Partnership
• Strong organizational and analytical skills with the attitudes of paying attention to the details
• Communication skill, problem solving, computer skills
• Proven ability to work independently and to tight deadlines

Education
• Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, Industrial Engineering – or any other relevant subject.

Job Specific Qualifications

Work Experience
• You are required to have at least two years of experience in managing scholarships, student affairs/registration, finance or project management.

Languages
• Excellent command of written and spoken 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.

Assessment
During the assessment, the applications will be given preference based on the following desirable qualifications:

• Specific experience in scholarship management in a higher education institution
• Provided a very good understanding of the context of Palestine refugees and UNRWA operations.

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

Special Notice

Contract Status:
Limited Duration Contract for 12 months with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.

Benefits:
LDC Band “E” Monthly Salary JD 897 Other benefits include medical insurance. Dependency allowance is subject to eligibility.

Department/Office: UNRWA – Programme Education – Jordan
Duty Station: Jordan Field Office.

Equivalency:
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 internal and external 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.

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 Considerations

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates
under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time)
on the deadline date.

No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST (UNRWA) DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE OR REQUEST MONEY FROM CANDIDATES AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT AND ONBOARDING PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING, ONBOARDING). UNRWA DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

How to apply

Please open the below link to apply for this post as the post is advertised on Inspira system. Post # 234843

https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=234843&PostingSeq=1

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