Associate Reporting Officer At UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

Org. Setting And Reporting
The Associate Reporting Officer reports to the Neutrality Coordinator.
Acts as the Agency’s focal point for the production of reports on the application of
humanitarian principles, particularly neutrality.
Participates in the preparation and publication of reports, including the quarterly bulletin on
humanitarian principles in practice.
Drafts and incorporates neutrality related inputs into several reports, including international
human rights mechanisms, UN, donors, other reports and ad hoc requests on international
human rights and protection issues and the living conditions of Palestine refugees and their
access to services.
Drafts short analyses using current data tools and processes; identifies areas where data
collection processes and data analysis methods can be improved.
Regularly monitors UNRWA’s collected data and trends; uses data to prepare presentations,
graphs, charts and/or briefings etc.
Monitors and analyses current events, public opinion and the press; identifies issues and
trends, and advises on opportunities to promote advocacy in accordance with the Agency’s
Drafts reports on neutrality inspections and violations of neutrality in UNRWA installations
and premises.
Contributes to advocacy and visibility activities by drafting tweets, reviewing media and other
public outputs for accuracy; develops advocacy plans and analyses the impact of materials
published, monitoring and reporting on feedback.
Reviews and/or develops work plans, which support the Agency’s neutrality requirements and
monitors their implementation via various media, including the internet, intranet, advocacy
efforts, and public information.
Provides other operational support as required, particularly to address gaps in humanitarian
and emergency operations.
UN Core Values of Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity and Core
Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by
Relating and Networking.
Planning and Organizing.
Learning and Researching.
Applying Technical Expertise; including the ability to present information and data in a clear
and instructive manner.
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A university degree from an accredited educational institution in international relations, social
sciences, communications, journalism, literature, language, humanities or a related field.
Work Experience
At least four years of relevant experience in drafting reports.
A minimum of 2 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.
At least one year of practical reporting experience, preferably in humanitarian and human
rights issues and drafting official reports.
Previous experience working in neutrality with the United Nations (desirable).
Excellent command of written and spoken English and working knowledge of Arabic.
Excellent command of written and spoken Arabic (desirable).
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be
followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice
Type of Contract: Temporary appointment
Duration of Contract: Six months (further extensions are subject to the availability of funds)
The Associate Reporting Officer may be required to travel in the Agency’s areas of operation.
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:
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.

How to apply

To start the application process, applicants are required to register at go to Department and choose UNRWA for UNRWA posts. Only applications received through will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only short-listed applicants will be contacted via e-mail only.

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