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Humanitarian Principles Officer - UNRWA

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Humanitarian Principles Officer - UNRWA

  • Posting Title: Humanitarian Principles Officer (2 posts) (re-advertised), P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
  • Job Code Title: Humanitarian Principles Officer
  • Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
  • Duty Station: FO Gaza
  • Posting Period: 18 January 2022 - 31 January 2022
  • Job Opening Number: 22-Humanitarian Affairs-UNRWA-172781-J- (E)
  • Staffing Exercise N/A

Org. Setting and Reporting

The Humanitarian Principles officer reports to Protection and Neutrality Team Leader. He/she is assigned to strengthening Humanitarian Principles (HP) initiative. He/she is responsible for ensuring that all activities related to humanitarian principles are mainstreamed into core programmes in an effective, efficient, ethical and politically sensitive manner, and that institutional capacity development takes place to embed protection into service delivery at all levels of operations.


  1. Provides support to the integration and mainstreaming of UNRWA policy and standards on humanitarian principles in programmes, including but not limited to Education, Health, and Relief and Social Services and to other related initiatives in UNRWA Programmes;
  2. Organises quarterly humanitarian principles inspections in the areas under their responsibility; undertakes inspections of approximately 50% of installations in their area and leads management of humanitarian principles murals painted on such installations;
  3. Identifies and coaches humanitarian principles Focal Points to develop adequate knowledge, leadership and capacity to mainstream protection within their programmes and services;
  4. Provides technical support and policy advice in respect of agreed themes and activities;
  5. Supports fundraising, formulation and implementation of field protection programme initiatives, responding to humanitarian principles needs;
  6. Establishes community relations in at-risk communities in area of operations, including by engaging with UNRWA staff, local authorities and representative bodies, community-based organisations, and non-governmental organizations;
  7. Supports the development and delivery of humanitarian principles related training and knowledge building, including the development of a training strategy based on clearly defined standards and competencies;
  8. Develops and maintains effective external relations, including with UNRWA partners, other agencies, donors, and beneficiary stakeholders related to protection mainstreaming, humanitarian coordination, alleged violations of international human rights and humanitarian law;



Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.


Actively seeks to improve programmes or services. Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs. Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas. Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box." Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things. Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.


Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning and organizing:

Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

Building trust:

Provides an environment in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion. Manages in a deliberate and predictable way. Operates with transparency; has no hidden agenda. Places confidence in colleagues, staff members and clients. Gives proper credit to others. Follows through on agreed upon actions. Treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately.


A university degree from an accredited educational institution in public or business administration, social sciences, international humanitarian assistance, law, international relations or a related discipline, with a focus on international rights, international humanitarian law and/or refugee law.

Work Experience

  1. At least six years of progressively responsible relevant experience in international organizations, in the humanitarian sector.
  2. At least two years of work experience where primary responsibilities include work related to the application of humanitarian principles.
  3. A minimum of 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.
  4. Previous work experience in refugee settings, preferably with international organizations, such as UNHCR, UNRWA or ICRC, or other relevant international non-governmental organizations
  5. Knowledge of activities of UNRWA operations and services (desirable).
  6. In-depth knowledge of Middle Eastern geo-political realities and their socio-cultural implications (desirable).


- Fluency in spoken and written English;
- Working knowledge of Arabic (desirable).


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

Special Notice

  • This is a re-advertisement of the post. Candidates who applied to TJO#165635 need not re-apply.
  • Type of Contract and Duration: Temporary Appointment for 6 months up to 30 September 2022, with the possibility of further extension subject to availability of funds, need and performance.
  • Within the framework of the Inter-Agency Mobility Agreement, UNRWA will seek to engage staff members from other UN entities under this framework, should they be found suitable for this Temporary Appointment.
  • 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.
  • Gaza is a non-family duty station.

How to Apply

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