Job Description

UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for highly committed senior female professionals wishing to make a change. UNRWA Gender Parity strategic objectives UNRWA is committed to achieving and sustaining gender parity at all levels of staffing. In line with the United Nations Secretary-General’s system-wide strategy on gender parity and UNRWA’s own Gender Equality Strategy 2016-2021, we have put in place an HR Action Plan to achieve gender parity at all levels of staffing by 2021. One of the specific measures UNRWA has adopted to achieve parity is the establishment of Senior Female Talent Pools from P-4 to D-2 levels, to ensure a pipeline of qualified female professionals for both programmatic and support areas from middle to senior management. How do Senior Female Talent Pools work? The Senior Female Talent Pools are open year-round to enable professionals to express their interest in employment with UNRWA in a particular domain. The expressions of interest received will be reviewed regularly by our recruiters with a view to:
  • Contacting qualified professionals regarding vacancies that match their profile

  • Augmenting shortlists for advertised vacancies where there is an insufficient number of qualified female candidates

  • Sourcing candidates for a second selection exercise where a regular recruitment process has not filled an advertised vacancy

  • Sourcing candidates for temporary opportunities

  • Creating rosters of pre-approved candidates who can be considered for existing/upcoming vacancies through a truncated recruitment process

Do you want to make a lasting difference? If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a tangible difference for one of the most vulnerable communities in the world, we would like to hear from you. UNRWA regularly recruits Finance professionals with international experience for a range of specialized posts at headquarter or field level, including for projects and emergencies. For the Finance Talent Pool, UNRWA invites expressions of interest from interested female professionals with substantial experience in results-based budgeting, accounting, treasury management, International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) conversion, etc. Conditions of service UNRWA offers an attractive compensation package including annual salary starting at $71,332 net tax free with post adjustment of (Jordan 44%, West Bank and Gaza 55.2%, Lebanon 49.1% and Syria 35.2%, all are subject to change without notice). All UNRWA Duty Stations (with the exception of Gaza and Syria) are family duty stations. Other benefits, subject to eligibility, include:
  • Dependency allowances

  • Rental subsidy

  • Education grant for children

  • Home leave travel

  • 6 weeks (30 working days) annual leave

  • Pension fund entitlements under the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund

  • International health insurance; optional life insurance

  • Disability protection

Additional benefits available to staff working in Gaza:
  • Hardship allowance

  • Non-family service allowance

  • R&R leave (currently every 8 weeks)

  • Family visit travel

  • Support for settling-in of staff members’ families in nearby locations*

While Gaza is a non-family duty station, eligible staff members may set up a second household in a nearby location to have their family nearby. However, Gaza remains the official duty station with any travel outside the duty station being subject to management approval and in accordance to office practices to ensure international staff presence in Gaza at all times.
  • Additional benefits available to staff working in Syria:

  • Danger pay

  • Family visit travel

  • Hardship allowance

  • Rest and recuperation leave every 4 weeks (subject to change without notice)

  • Non-family service allowance

Education Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) from an accredited educational institution in finance, business Administration, Banking/investment or related subject; a first level university degree with a relevant combination of experience in a related area may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree; Work experience At least eight years of experience, in the application of the knowledge acquired in the degree, including three years at the international level in a senior supervisory position, in a large international, governmental or commercial organization in accounting systems, policies, Financial Reporting and accounting standards development, programme planning, budgeting or other related financial work; Experience should include application and exposure to computer based financial systems, and two years of relevant international experience outside one’s home country; Language(s) Excellent command of written and spoken English
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