Human Resources Officer (Recruitment), P3, HQ Amman
Org .Setting And Reporting
The Human Resources Officer (Recruitment) is responsible to the Head, Recruitment Section.
In collaboration with interview panels, leads the preparation and facilitation of interviews
and provides guidance on matters related to the recruitment and selection process; in close
coordination with the Head, Recruitment Section (HRS) and HR Specialist, Special Projects,
Complementary Personnel and Outreach (HRSSPCPO), identifies recruitment sources for
vacancies and contributes to outreach recruitment efforts; oversees the development of
appropriate tools for assessment in coordination with hiring departments; represents the
Human Resources Department on interview panels; prepares interview reports and oversees
the preparation of relevant documents for submission to the Director of Human Resources or
Field Office Directors.
Provides support to HRS in the management of all aspects of the recruitment process for
international recruitment Agency-wide and assists with area recruitment at Headquarters as
required; reviews and publishes vacancy notices in coordination with the vacancy owners,
recommending amendments to the post requirements where needed to better attract a solid
pool of applicants and facilitate short-listing; reviews screened applications against
established post criteria for determination of candidates' qualifications and experience
accordingly; prepares the long list of qualified candidates for the vacancy owners; reviews
shortlists proposed by the hiring departments against the post's requirements and prepares the
final shortlist for the approval of the HRS; prepares submission memos, correspondence, as
well as notes to file to address extraordinary circumstances for the review of HRS; assists in
the management and improvement of the various rosters utilized in the Agency; acts as a focal
point for the preparation and posting of Agency-wide consultancy opportunities.
Advises HRS on suitable strategies with regard to the refinement of the Agency's
recruitment and selection policies and procedures; contributes to the development and
improvement of tools and templates, including the enhancement of the on-line recruitment
system (ORIS); substantively contributes to the development, implementation and monitoring
of the Recruitment Section (RS) annual work plan and various initiatives for the continued
effectiveness of recruitment activities; may participate in recruitment related fairs.
Provides guidance to Hiring Departments and candidates on matters related to the
recruitment process, employment with the Agency and usage of UNRWA on-line recruitment
system; in close coordination with the HRS and HRSSPCPO, builds and leverages contacts
with external parties, including counterparts in missions, non-governmental organizations and
recruitment services with regard to Agency vacancies and applications to ensure effective
implementation of outreach strategy.
Supervises and reviews the work of assigned RS staff, including vacancy advertisement,
tranching, as well as recruitment reports for junior posts, including Junior Professional
Officers (JPOs) and Interns;
Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor(s), including acting as OiC
Recruitment Section in the absence of HRS.
UN Core Values of Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity and Core
Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by
default. Default managerial competencies may apply.
Supervising and Managing Performance
Planning and Organizing
Coping with Pressure and Setbacks
Relating and Networking
For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews: https://careers.un.
A university degree from an accredited educational institution in human resources, public or
business administration or in a related behavioral science field.
At least six years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in human resources
management in an international, governmental or commercial organization
Four years of experience in recruitment
A minimum of 2 continuous years of relevant international experience outside UNRWA, and
outside the country(s) of which the candidate is a national or holds citizenship, a passport or a
national identity number.
Excellent command of written and spoken English.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be
followed by competency-based interview.
Type of Contract and Duration: 2 years, with the possibility of further extension.
The Human Resources Officer (Recruitment) may be required to travel in the Agency's area
UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states,
regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA
is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the
difficult circumstances in which they live.
For more details on UNRWA, please visit: https://www.unrwa.org/
United Nations Considerations
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to
assignment by him or her.
UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current
UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from
At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the
necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due
regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of
qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and
inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with
disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when
requested and indicated in the application.
UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence,
neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human
rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who
fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs.
Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed
violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law,
sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to
believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who
have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for
employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of
misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear
on the UN Sanctions List.
UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment
platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the
Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on "Manuals" hyper-link on the upper right side
of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in
the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable
internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations,
resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative
issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information
pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in
inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion,
revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates
under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the
information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time)
on the deadline date.