UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for professionals like you.
UNRWA’s human development goals
UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. UNRWA has identified four human development goals as the focus of the Agency’s operations in committing to fostering human development of Palestine refugees by helping them to: lead long and healthy lives, acquire knowledge and skills, achieve decent standards of living and enjoy human rights to the fullest possible extent.
How can you make a difference?
You will be joining a team of around 4,000 staff in the West Bank Field Office working to foster the human development of some 800,000 registered Palestine refugees. The incumbent of this post is responsible to the Dean of the Educational Sciences Faculty and through him to the Field Education Officer. Supervises such other staff as may be assigned.
Conditions of service
Fixed Term Appointment, Grade 15 Monthly basic salary JD1,057.5, plus Special Professional Occupational Allowance of 284JD per month based on candidate Scientific ranking. Other benefits include monthly Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency), compulsory medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave, and dependency allowance (if applicable).
Limited Duration Contract (LDC- Band F) Monthly basic salary JD1,132.80 depending on the professional knowledge and experience. Other benefits include compulsory medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave pre-rated to the duration of the contract where less than one year, and family allowance (if applicable).
The main responsibilities include:
A staff member in the above classification is responsible for implementing the established curriculum for the faculty, teaching, conducting research, providing community service, guiding and counseling students and participating in the smooth running and management of the faculty. Specifically he performs the following duties:
Teaching and leading instructional activities specified in the approved curriculum and in the faculty by-laws. Such activities include lecturing, leading seminars, individual and group tutorials, writing and correcting examinations, correcting papers and reports and conducting and supervising evaluation activities.
Planning, organizing, conducting and supervising practice-teaching activities for faculty students and teacher-trainees enrolled in the pre-service and in service teacher training programmes.
Planning, organizing, conducting and supervising research activities designed, each in his perspective field of specialization, to promote knowledge and improve teaching-learning practices in general and in UNRWA educational establishment in particular.
Guiding and counselling, students and teacher-trainees in educational matters such as educational needs, study plans, selection of courses, evaluation of progress, advice in making educational decisions.
Guiding and counseling, students and teacher-trainees in personal matters related to educational adjustment to the faculty requirements such as study habits, peer relations, social stress, personal adjustment.
Planning, organizing conducting and supervising community service programmes to serve and develop local Palestinian communities in cooperation with faculty students and teacher-trainees, as well as other concerned UNRWA establishments and community organizations.
Promotion and improvement of educational thought and practices at large and in UNRWA educational establishments sin particular, through the active engagement and participation in scholarly activities, professional and academic organizations, conferences and meetings designed to enhance academic and professional competencies of university and college professors.
Participating in the planning and management of the faculty through faculty council meetings, departmental meetings, committees, special groups, work task-force and in any other capacity the faculty deems necessary; participates in reviewing and adjusting faculty curriculum as and when required.
Performs such other duties as may be assigned. Conditions of service Option One: Fixed Term Appointment, Grade 15 Monthly basic salary JD1,057.5, plus Special Professional Occupational Allowance of 284JD per month based on candidate Scientific ranking. Other benefits include monthly Provident Fund
Conditions of service
To qualify for this position, you will need:
A PH.D. in the required subject of specialization from and accredited and recognized university or higher learning institution. Written scholarly work such as the publication of books, manuscripts, research work and articles in recognized publication firms or refereed scientific journals published by higher learning institutions, research centres or internationally known publication houses directly related to faculty curriculum. An associate professorship from an accredited and recognized university or higher learning institution based on scholarly work and promotion through regular university channels.
At least 5 years experience in teaching and research at the university level.
Extensive experience in guiding and supervising students at the faculty level and particularly in practice teaching.
Language(s): Very good knowledge of English and Arabic.