Associate Refugee Registration Verification Officer, Amman

UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

UNRWA Amman, Jordan

Posting Title: Associate Refugee Registration Verification Officer, P2

Job Code Title: Ass Refugee Registration Verification Of

Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)

Duty Station: HQ Amman

Posting Period: 16 January 2023 – 12 February 2023

Job Opening Number: 23-Population Affairs-UNRWA-199565-R- (R)

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organisational Setting and Reporting

UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for highly committed personnel wishing to make a change.

If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a tangible difference for one of the most vulnerable communities in the world, UNRWA would like to hear from you.

The incumbent of this post reports to the Head, Refugee Registration and Eligibility Services.

Responsibilities

In coordination with other colleagues in the Division, receives, checks, processes and responds to requests to verify registration status of Palestine refugees seeking asylum outside UNRWA’s fields of operation based on standard operating procedures, confirming compliance with UNRWA’s Registration Verification Manual, and ensuring the authentication of all related information and documents.

Analyses information on received requests stored in UNRWA’s Registration Verification Database and produces regular reports and presentations for internal planning and external communication purposes.

Identifies, assesses and reports challenges faced by Palestine refugees in accessing civil registration and identity documents inside and outside UNRWA’s fields of operation.

Analyses information on legal status and respective documentation of registered Palestine refugees as stored in UNRWA’s Refugee Registration Information System, and produces regular reports and presentations for internal planning and external communication purposes.

Analyses population figures and previous periodical statistical reports on the trends and movement of refugee population.

Contributes to the development of strategies and innovative methods to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of registration verification operations.

Competencies

UN Core Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity, and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default.

i. Applying Technical Expertise

ii. Analyzing

iii. Planning and Organizing

iv. Coping with Pressure and Setbacks

v. Following Instructions and Procedures

For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews: (link)?viewtype=AYI

Education

An advanced degree (Master’s or equivalent) from an accredited educational institution in international law, demography, social statistics, social sciences, history, international affairs.

Work Experience

At least three years of relevant work experience in humanitarian protection, academic research, refugee registration and/or demographic/population data management and refugees rights work in a large governmental or international organization is required

Unless already serving as an international staff member in the UN Common System, a candidate for an international posts must have at least two 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, is required.

Knowledge of the status of Palestine refugees in international law is desirable

Languages

Good command of written and spoken English is required

Knowledge of Arabic language is desirable

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Type of Contract and duration: 2 years, with the possibility of further extension.

Applicants have to complete the Personal History Profile (PHP) in Inspira in order to be considered. The PHP should be completed with full relevant work experience as per the requirements in the Job Opening, in order to be considered.

UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become eligible for a temporary appointment to the same post or a similar post.

Equivalency may apply.

NB: work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.

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: (link)

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.

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