Post Number : 5JOED0008RP
Grade : P-5
Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)
Duty Station: Amman
Job Family: Education
Type of contract : Fixed Term
Duration of contract : 2 years, renewable
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 09-DEC-2022
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
UNESCO, in close collaboration with UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East), is currently seeking a proactive, visionary Deputy Director for the UNRWA Department of Education. The right candidate will be an experienced technical leader, able to provide expertise in education planning and in the management of education related programmes.
UNRWA supports 5.6 million Palestine refugees in the Agency’s 5 fields of operation; Jordan, Gaza, West Bank, Syria and Lebanon with some 30,000 staff. Its largest programme caters to Palestinian students, which accounts for around 46% of its budget and 70% of its staffing. The programme provides education to almost 550,000 students in 702 schools, has 8 Vocational Training Centres for around 8,000 youth and 2 educational science faculties for around 2,000 students.
If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a tangible difference for one of the most vulnerable communities in the world, UNRWA would like to hear from you. In this role, you will support the Director, UNRWA Department of Education, as an experienced technical and strategic leader, in providing expertise in education planning and in the management of education related programmes.
The candidate we are seeking to hire will be a seasoned leader, able to foster trust through an inclusive approach and inspire others.
In conformity with the Memoranda of Understanding between UNRWA and UNESCO, and in line with the Inter-Organization Agreement concerning Transfer, Secondment or Loan of Staff among the Organizations applying the United Nations Common System of Salaries and Allowances, the Deputy Director of Education will become an UNRWA staff member and will be under the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and under the direct supervision of the Director, UNRWA Department of Education for the substantive aspects of the programme.
The Deputy Director supports and coordinates planning, monitoring, research and evaluation and any other technical aspects of the education planning and the management of education related programmes including the TVET and schools sub-sectors. S/he provides expertise and advice under the guidance of the Director of Education within and beyond the education programme ensuring integrated programme planning; carries out operational tasks and manages the day-to-day requirements with an emphasis on human resources, finance and budgeting, reporting, planning and management, while supporting resource optimization execution, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects, as well as risk management
In particular, the incumbent will:
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Driving and managing change (M)
Building partnerships (M)
Managing performance (M)
Making quality decisions (M)
Strategic thinking (M)
Leading and empowering others (M)
For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.
Skills and Competencies
Skills and Competencies
UNRWA’s salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a basic salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, as well as exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.
The approximate annual starting salary for this post is USD 128,561.
More details can be found on the ICSC Website.
Please note that UNRWA is a no-smoking Organisation.
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.
The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.
UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States (last update here) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.
UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.