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UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees

Welcome to the career site of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) at Impactpool.

About UNRWA

UNRWA was established by United Nations General Assembly 1949 to carry out direct relief and works programmes for Palestine refugees. The Agency began its operations on 1 May 1950. The General Assembly has repeatedly renewed UNRWA's mandate, most recently extending it until 30 June 2017. 

UNRWA is unique in terms of its long-standing commitment to one group of refugees. It has contributed to the welfare and human development of four generations of Palestine refugees. When the Agency began operations in 1950, it was responding to the needs of about 750,000 Palestine refugees. Today, some 5 million Palestine refugees are eligible for UNRWA services.

The work and structure of UNRWA on the ground 

UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance, including in times of armed conflict.

UNRWA has two Headquarter offices one in Gaza and one in  Amman. In addition UNRWA has five field offices - Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and West Bank, and four Representative/Liaison Offices - New York, Geneva, Brussels and Cairo.

All field offices have a similar organizational structure and UNRWA’s programmes are implemented and managed by the:

  • Education Department
  • Health Department
  • Relief and Social Services Department
  • Department of Infrastructure and Camp Development in Amman
  • Office of the Microfinance and Microenterprise Programme in Jerusalem.

The number of area staff range from 3,000 in the Lebanon Field Office to over 10,000 in the Gaza Field Office. All in all UNRWA has over 30,000 employees, most of them Palestine refugees and a small number of international staff. The majority of area staff are teachers, health services, relief and social services staff and administrative and support staff In addition to area staff, the United Nations in New York funds nearly 120 international posts. Appointments to international posts are subject to UNRWA rules and regulations.

What profiles are UNRWA looking for?

Common employee profiles are programme specialists in education, health, relief and recovery, infrastructure and protection as well as professionals with experience in administrative and operational support.

In addition to International staff positions, UNRWA also offers other kinds of employment opportunities, e.g. consultancies and an International experts roster. UNWRA also offers a limited number of unpaid internships for master’s students.

Current jobs

Field Investigator-Field Office Jerusalem- Front Office/ Office of the Deputy Director of Operations (Support)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-10-02
& department field office jerusalem- front office/ office of the deputy director of operations (support)
Field Investigator-Field Office Jerusalem- Front Office/ Office of the Deputy Director of Operations (Support)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-10-02
& department field office jerusalem- front office/ office of the deputy director of operations (support)
Associate Legal Officer (To establish a roster)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-09-30
Jordan (Jordan)
Finance Assistant
Grade 10 - Locally recruited area staff - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-10-07
siblin training centre – education department
Administrative Assistant B (re-advertised)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-09-30
Assistant Professor- English-Ramallah Men Training Center- Educational Sciences Faculty
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-10-01
& department ramallah men training center- educational sciences faculty
MD Field Accounting Officer- Microfinance Department- Jerusalem Field Office
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-10-01
& department microfinance department – jerusalem field officer
Midwife for All Areas
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-09-25
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Senior Staff Nurse
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-09-30
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Pracical Nurse for All Areas
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-09-30
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Head, Field Human Resources Office
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-10-08
Jerusalem (Israel)
Case Management Supervisor-Relief & Social Services Department-Area Office Hebron
Grade 1 - Locally recruited area staff - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-09-25
Hebron (Palestinian Territory)
Human Resources Assistant A
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-09-21
Temporary Vacancy - Associate Donor Relations and Projects Support Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2019-09-24
Beirut (Lebanon)
Associate Professor- Social Studies-Ramallah Men Training Center
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-09-18
& department ramallah men training center- educational sciences faculty
Associate Professor- Chemistry-Ramallah Men Training Center
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-09-18
& department ramallah men training center- educational sciences faculty
Associate Professor- Arabic- Ramallah Men Training Center
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-09-18
& department ramallah men training center- educational sciences faculty
Area Loan Supervisor-Ramallah Branch- Microfinance Department
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-10-01
Ramallah (Palestinian Territory)
Experts Roster - Private Partnerships
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Experts Roster - Private Partnerships
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Experts Roster - Legal Affairs
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Experts Roster - Internal Oversight Services
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Experts Roster - Human Resources Management
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Experts Roster - Finance
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Experts Roster - External Relations and Fundraising
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Experts Roster - Communications / Public Information
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Experts Roster - Relief, Recovery and Reconstruction
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Experts Roster - Human Resources Management
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Deputy Director of UNRWA Operations/Affairs (Programmes) - Female Talent Pool
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-12-31
various
Finance - Female Talent Pool
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-12-31
various
Procurement and Logistics - Female Talent Pool
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-12-31
various
Director of UNRWA Operations/Affairs - Female Talent Pool
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
various
Protection - Female Talent Pool
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-12-31
various
Deputy Director of UNRWA Operations/Affairs (Organizational Support) - Female Talent Pool
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-12-31
various
Experts Roster - Mobile Applications Developer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Experts Roster - Mobile Applications Developer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) & Youth Advisor
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-11-06
Internal Vacancy Announcement - Inclusive Education (IE) Advisor
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-11-06
0Internal Vacancy Announcement -Curriculum, Quality Learning and Student Assessment (CQLSA) Advisor
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-11-06
Social Development Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-10-10
Expert Roster - Software Developer
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-12-31
Amman (Jordan)