Vacancy Announcement: Number 01-01-2020
Deadline for Applications: 27 January 2020
Source of Fund :Programme Budget
Contract Type & Duration: Fixed-Term Appointment for 3 years including 1 year probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.
Department: Gaza Field Office – Health Programme
In accordance with established Agency policy and procedures, the ideal candidate:
Performs periodic oral examination of school children and provides preventive management as required, including pit fissure sealant application; conducts oral health screening for pre-school, school, pre-conception care, pregnant women and non-communicable disease (NCD) patients;
Is responsible for providing oral and dental care services to registered refugees in the location to which s/he is assigned including minor dental surgeries and dental x-rays;
Maintains infection control procedures in the dental clinic;
Shares in the evaluation of the oral health programme in the location to which assigned, including collection of data through surveys and other means;
Provides training and technical support to Maternal and Child Health (MCH) staff on the implementation of oral health preventive programme for mothers, infants and children;
Ensures that all requirements for dental care, such as supplies, instruments and equipment are properly maintained;
Promotes oral hygiene and participates in raising awareness and dissemination of proper information related to oral health;
Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
The incumbent may be required to travel in the field and area of operation to which he/she is assigned; Possession of a valid driving license.
Conditions of service :
Basic Salary: Monthly basic salary $1,885.00 and monthly dependency allowance up to $123.25
Contract Duration: Three years including 1 year probation period.
Leave: 36 days of annual leave for staff attending UNRWA duty stations with six-day working week. 30 days of annual leave for staff attending UNRWA duty stations with fiveday working week.
Pension: Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency)
Other conditions of service and benefits may apply.
To qualify for this position, you will need:
Education: A university degree in dental surgery from a university recognized by the country of duty station; A valid license to practice dentistry in the country of duty station (where applicable)
Experience: At least four years' experience in dental treatment including dental surgery;
Language(s): Good command of spoken and written English and Arabic.
- A degree and/or experience in Public Health preferably related to dental health care.
You will also need to demonstrate the following competencies:
Ability to work under pressure and cope with heavy workload;
Excellent organizational and communication skills;
Experience in the use of computers and an understanding of their use in health applications.
When the minimum requirements are not fully met, Field Director for Field Area staff and Director of Human Resources for Headquarters Area staff, in consultation with the concerned supervisor 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
For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:
How to apply:
To start the application process, applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.ps by creating a personal profile and completing UNRWA Personal History Form. Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.ps will be considered. UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions