UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near EastClosing Date : 2020-02-20
Duty Station : Beirut, Lebanon
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Organization: UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 20 Feb 2020

Plans, directs and coordinates activities of the project ensuring that goals and objectives are accomplished within a prescribed time frame, funding parameters, project aims and components and UNRWA rules and standards. Provides technical and managerial oversight, problem solves and coordinates activities with stake holders to ensure continuity of operations and efficient performance of project personnel.

Coordinates with the construction teams, including planning, coordination of activities, identification of risks and alternative solution, making sure that standards of building, performance, costs, time schedules and safety are maintained.

Is responsible for the entire project cycle management of all project components (school construction and rehabilitation of water infrastructure) including internal and external coordination, advocacy, information management, operational and financial oversight, scope management and change control.

Coordinates all components of the project with the UNRWA project team and field programme support office, community, concerned Lebanese authorities, UNRWA head office, etc. in order to ensure all components of the project are completed in accordance with the agreement, project targets and UNRWA planning and procedures, prepares and implements the communication plan. Ensure that all project operations are in compliance with the condition of financing agreement

Liaises with UN agencies, beneficiaries, NGOs, the Palestinian factions and committees, donor and governmental bodies to ensure full coordination, support and accountability requirements for the implantation of the project activities.

Supports the management of tendering, contract preparation and contract management, preparation of detailed analysis of submitted bids, together with control of the budget of all project components, making analysis and recommendations related to construction claims, ensuring contractors meet safety, environment and health requirements.

Prepares technical, financial, progress and any such related reports and information as may be required by the Agency and the donor. Particularly detailed time schedules, cost and financing schedules, financial forecast, etc.

Coordinates closely with other departments related to the projects: education, relief, legal, logistics, donor relations, area officers and procurement. Ensures community participation in the progress and design of the project component.

Plans project visibility activities from UNRWA and donor perspective, and facilitates visits by donor representative in coordination with PIO.

Controls and maintain projects expenditure in coordination with finance department ensuring commitment to donor s requirements.

Prepares timely reports on project progress for all activities, highlights achievements, as well as good practices, evaluation and lessons learned, all in compliance with donor s requirements

Contributes to the agreed monthly and semi-annual progress reports. Reports will show ongoing progress and results on agreed upon targets and expenditures over time. Provides relevant inputs into Quarterly Management Review meetings.

Develops and maintains effective relations with internal and external project stakeholders and with local camps community for the advancement of the project.

Prepares and implements risk management plans.

Prepares and implements communication and visibility plans in coordination with the communication coordinator.

Reviews self- help components of the project in close coordination with the community and establishes innovative ideas to involve the community more in the implementation of the project.

Ensures ILO/World Bank Environmental Social Health and Safety standards are implemented and maintained during implementation.

Advises and coordinates tasks to project staff in addition to providing evaluation


How to apply:

To start the application process, applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.orgby creating a personal profile and completing UNRWA Personal History Form. it is the responsibility of the candidates (internal and external) to make sure that their Personal History Form is duly completed with the needed information before they apply as amendments to the Form will not be accepted after the deadline of the vacancy announcement Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.orgwill be considered. Due to the large number of applications received for UNRWA vacancies, 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/and interview will only be contacted by e-mail. No follow up phone calls will be made.

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