UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions. For its local team, UNRWA is seeking to employ a qualified:


Assistant Field Public Information Officer


Vacancy Announcement Number


Contract Status        

ISP Contract

Contract Duration                                    

11 months (extendable)




This Contract (ISP) monthly fee is JD 1084.477 Fils.


Public Information

Duty Station            

Jordan Field Office

Issue Date                 

10 October 2018

Deadline for Applications   

16 October 2018




Place in the Organisation

The incumbent is responsible to the Field Public Information Officer. S/he supervises staff as assigned. Chief, Strategic Communications Division provides technical supervision.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent:

·         Translates documents from Arabic to English and vice versa, as required;

·         Maintains regular contact with the local and international media representatives to promote better understanding and coverage of the Agency’s work, and to encourage the media to use UNRWA as a source of information on registered Palestine refugees;

·         Provides ideas for coverage of Field activities; researches material and drafts text in Arabic and English for Headquarters public information material, including for the Agency’s English and Arabic website and UNRWA official Facebook and Twitter accounts; supports internal communication by working on the Arabic staff portal (Field and Agency-wide) and assisting with content management;


Minimum Qualifications

·         University degree in journalism, communications, public relations or related discipline.

·         Five years' experience in public information and public relations, including experience in writing publications in Arabic and English and in handling media inquiries.

·         Excellent knowledge of written and spoken Arabic and English.









When the minimum requirements are not fully met, the concerned 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 http://jobs.unrwa.org 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 http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted. Please ensure that the e-mail address that you will indicate in your Personal History Profile is accurate, candidates shortlisted for test or interview will only be contacted by e-mail. No follow up phone calls will be made.


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.


Date of issue: 10 October 2018