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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

Consultant – Mobile Developer - React Native, (Local); (UNICC Partnership)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-15
Gaza (Palestinian Territory)
Community Support Associate (Tyre and Central Lebanon Areas)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-12-15
LEB - Other cities
Senior Humanitarian Principles Officer [Temporary]
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-12-15
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
School Counsellor - All Areas (Internal Announcement) / مرشد مدرسي - كل المناطق (إعلان داخلي)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-12-13
Syria (Syria)
Data Collection and Reporting Support معالج بيانات ودعم التقارير
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-12-13
Damascus (Syria)
Procurement Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-12-13
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Consultant – Linux Web Administrator, (Local)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-13
Gaza (Palestinian Territory)
Consultant – Dynamics 365 Finance Administrator, (Local)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-13
Gaza (Palestinian Territory)
Consultant – Senior Full Stack Developer with React / Python-Django, (Local)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-13
Gaza (Palestinian Territory)
Consultant – Cloud Platform Administrator (AWS)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-13
Gaza (Palestinian Territory)
Midwife A
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-12-13
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Associate Protection & Neutrality Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-12-07
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Field Staff Career Development Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-12-13
Amman (Jordan)
Head Health Centre B - Jerusalem Area - Internal Candidates only - Fixed Term - Grade
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-12-12
Jerusalem (Israel)
Head Health Centre B - Hebron Area - Internal Candidates only - Fixed Term - Grade
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-12-12
Hebron (Palestinian Territory)
Evaluation Officer (Multiple Duty Stations: Amman, Gaza, Jerusalem, Damascus and Beirut) Grade 17
Grade 17 - Locally recruited area staff - Mid level
Closes: 2021-12-11
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
SENIOR TRAINING OFFICER [Temporary]
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-12-12
Amman (Jordan)
SENIOR LEGAL POLICY OFFICER [Temporary]
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-12-12
Amman (Jordan)
REPORTING AND ANALYTICS OFFICER [Temporary]
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-12-12
Amman (Jordan)
Principal Training Centre - Internal and external candidates - Kalandia training centre - Fixed Term - Grade
Grade 17 - Locally recruited area staff - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-12-09
Ramallah (Palestinian Territory)
Multimedia and Archiving Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-12-08
Jerusalem (Israel)
Medical Laboratory Technologist - Nablus area -Internal and External candidates - Fixed Term - Grade
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-12-07
Nablus (Palestinian Territory)
Head Health Centre B - Nablus Area - Internal candidates only - Fixed Term - Grade
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-12-07
Nablus (Palestinian Territory)
Software Quality Control Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-12-06
Amman (Jordan)
Projects Manager of Solar wheeling project
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-12-06
Amman (Jordan)
Administrative Officer A For REPAC LDC- Band “F”/ S1 Equivalent to
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-12-06
Amman (Jordan)
Education Specialist-Social Studies for internal candidates only
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-12-06
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Senior Technical Lead
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-12-06
Amman (Jordan)
Software Engineer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-12-06
Amman (Jordan)
Finance Assistant for internal candidates only
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-12-06
Amman (Jordan)
Loan Officer-For Internal and external candidates- Limited Duration Contract (LDC) /ML3B- Qalqilia Branch Office- Microfinance Department- Grade,
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-12-05
QALQILIYA
Systems Analyst Programmer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-12-05
Amman (Jordan)
Deputy Principal Training Centre and Chief Vocational Training Instructor, Gaza Field Office, for Internal Only
Grade 17 - Locally recruited area staff - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-12-07
Gaza (Palestinian Territory)
Head, School Quality Assurance Unit /For Internal Candidates Only
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-12-04
Amman (Jordan)
Technical Instructor - E-Business, Gaza Field Office
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-12-03
Gaza (Palestinian Territory)
Deputy School Principal, Gaza Field Office - For Internal Staff Only
Grade 17 - Locally recruited area staff - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-12-03
Gaza (Palestinian Territory)
Material Inspector, Gaza Field Office - For Internal Staff Only
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-12-03
Gaza (Palestinian Territory)
Area Maintenance Supervisor, Gaza Field Office - For Internal Staff Only
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-12-03
Gaza (Palestinian Territory)
Education Specialist
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-12-11
Amman (Jordan)
Technical Instructor - Commercial مدرب/ة تقني - تجاري Grade
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-12-14
Syria (Syria)
Obstetrician/Gynaecologist - Limited Duration contract - Qalqelia Hospital - Band
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-12-07
QALQILIYA
HD, Strategic Project Management Office
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-12-06
Amman (Jordan)