UNRWA is the United Nations agency responsible for the protection, care and human development of a population of some 4.7 million Palestine refugees living in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and the Syrian Arab Republic. UNRWA is committed to assisting Palestine refugees in maintaining a decent standard of living, acquiring appropriate knowledge and skills, enjoying the fullest possible extent of human rights, and leading a long and healthy life. UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the Middle East with more than 29,000 staff. Most of these staff is refugees themselves, working directly to benefit their communities - as teachers, doctors, nurse or social workers. UNRWA is seeking to employ a qualified:


Vacancy Announcement Number JF/44/2013
Contract Status Fixed Term Appointment
Contract Duration 3 years including 1 year of probation
Grade 3
Benefits Monthly Salary JD 428 & 400 Fils. Other benefits include Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency), medical insurance. Dependency benefits are subject to eligibility.
Department Safety and Security
Duty Station All Areas
Issue Date 15July 2013
Deadline for Applications 28July 2013

Place in the Organisation
Under the direct supervision of the Security Shift Supervisor and overall direction of the Head Guard/ Safety and Security Officer (SSO), the incumbent is required to provide security and safety services to improve staff safety, secure assets and protect the Headquarters, Field Office, Area Office and/ or installations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
In accordance with agency Policy and procedures, the incumbent:

· Performs the following in accordance with established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs):

  • Screens all vehicles entering and exiting the premises.
  • Screens all pedestrians entering and exiting the premises; provides information, issues identification cards and directions to visitors, and explains UNRWA security procedures to staff and visitors.
  • Checks and reports weapons and or armed actors wishing to enter UNRWA premises.
  • Maintains paper and computer log books, completes shift reports, incident reports and records.

· Conducts foot-patrols for the purpose of identifying potential malfunction of physical security measures and other technical appliances and intercepting unauthorized persons attempting to enter the premises.
· Reports urgent issues to his/her supervisor and documents all non urgent findings in the shift report.
· Identifies and questions individuals who remove UNRWA property to ensure that they have property removal permission (i.e. Load Note).
· Properly responds to medical incidents with First Aid and in accordance with incident management principles; sends reports to appropriate Agency stakeholders; coordinates with local medical first responders as necessary.
· Assists in facility evacuation drills, fire drills, emergency/incident response drills, mass casualty drills and readiness drills with local first responders; responds to fires in an appropriate manner; reports fire and safety violations/hazards to his/her supervisor, works and cooperates with assigned fire/floor wardens.
· Correctly uses security equipment such as computers (Basic computer skills), x-ray machines (walk through and baggage), CCTV, communications equipment, fire alarm system, public announcement system etc.
· Maintains alertness for any potential or actual breaches of security, disturbances or unusual activity such as hostile surveillance detection and reports these to his/her supervisor.
· Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
· Successful completion of at least preparatory education.
· At least two years of relevant experience.
· Basic knowledge of spoken English and written Arabic.

· Demonstrated ability to solve operational issues/problems;
· Professional and courteous attitude;
· Ability to work effectively in a stressful environment;
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity including gender balance;
· Basic working knowledge of computer hardware and software programmes;
· Effective oral communication skills and ability to explain UNRWA security policies and procedures;
· Maintains a high sense of confidentiality.

Desirable Qualifications
· Basic computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications;
· Qualification/ certificates in security matters, preferably in UNRWA, or UNDSS;
· Experience in UNRWA guard force.

Additional Information:
· The incumbent must be mentally and physically fit.
· The incumbent must have a clean criminal record.
· All duties are performed in uniform however at times the incumbent may be required to perform duties in civilian clothes.
· Duties may require long periods of standing.
· The incumbent is required to perform night-shift duty.
· In order to facilitate continuous operations during crises, priority will be given to candidates who live close to the Duty Station.

When the minimum requirements are not fully met, the Field Director may exceptionally substitute part of the unmet requirements with a combination of relevant academic qualifications, additional professional training and progressive relevant work experience.
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.

How to Apply
Applicants are required to register at بعد التسجيل عليك الرد بكلمة شكرا وعمل refresh للصفحة لرؤية المحتوى في المشاركة الاولى by creating a personal profile and completing an UNRWA Personal History Form. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Only applications received through بعد التسجيل عليك الرد بكلمة شكرا وعمل refresh للصفحة لرؤية المحتوى في المشاركة الاولى will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted.

General Information
UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. First priority will be given to fully qualified staff members; second priority to fully qualified external Palestine refugee applicants. An internal candidate with a temporary-indefinite or fixed-term appointment selected for this post will retain his/her current contractual status and entitlements in accordance with current letter of appointment and applicable Area Staff Rules.

UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff is expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for diversity, and for non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staffs are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs.

The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, testing, interviewing, etc). The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.