UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCYFOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EASTUNRWAUNRWA 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:
Medical Officer "A" for All Areas
For Internal Candidates Only
Vacancy Announcement Number
Contract Status
Fixed Term Appointment
Contract Duration
3 years including 1 year of probation
Monthly Salary JD 927 & 300 Fils. Plus SOA & Supplementary Allowance 52.95 % of basic salary. Other benefits include Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency), medical insurance and 36 days of annual leave. Dependency benefits are subject to eligibility.
Duty Station
All Areas
Issue Date
18 June 2013
Deadline for Applications
01 July 2013

Place in the Organisation The incumbent is responsible to the Chief Field Health Programme, either directly or through the Area Health Officer/Senior Medical Officer as the case may be.Primary Duties and Responsibilities If in charge of a health centre, is responsible for the operation and administration of services including;- General clinic services, including supply management;- Mother and child health care and family planning services;- Special care services;- Oral health services;- Laboratory services;- Health information system;- Examination of Agency employed staff. If under the supervision of Senior Medical Officer, is responsible for a general clinic and/or other special services, i.e., maternal and child health, or disease control. In the field of administration, the medical officer , if in charge of a health center, is responsible for the supervision of the work of staff who provide health services to the community served by the unit including school health, supplementary feeding and environmental health services (in camps); Performs such other duties as may be assigned.Minimum Qualifications A medical degree from a recognized university including an internship of at least twelve months duration. Possession a valid governmental license to practice medicine in the country of duty station. At least four years of satisfactory professional working experience in medical practice. Good command of spoken and written English and Arabic.Competencieso Ability to work under pressure.o Excellent computer skills.o Excellent organizational and communication skills.EQUIVALENCYWhen the minimum requirements are not fully met, the Director of UNRWA Operations 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 ApplyApplicants are required to register at refresh 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 refresh will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted.General InformationUNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities. This vacancy notice is open to internal candidates. 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.