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Emergency and Humanitarian Aid Project Officer in UNRWA Cataluña

Objetivos del puesto

The Emergency and Humanitarian Aid Project Officer in UNRWA Catalunya has as its main objective the writing of grant proposals and justification of them, as well as their follow-up according to the regulations of the donors and the internal regulation of the organization.


Professional Knowledge and Experience

- University degree from an accredited educational institution in International Relations, Development
Studies, Public Administration, Social Sciences or other related field;
- Postgraduate studies in management of International Cooperation and/or Humanitarian Aid
projects required
- A minimum of 3 years proven experience in International Cooperation and/or Humanitarian Aid
projects (no need of international experience)
- A minimum of 2 years proven experience as project officer in the management of projects funded
with the decentralized cooperation system, at least one of the years not abroad (required).
- Excellent command of written and spoken English (will be tested).
- Spanish mother tongue or bilingual
- Catalan mother tongue or bilingual
- Proficiency in planning and work with the LFM, Human Rights and Gender approach (will be
- Proficiency in computer applications including word processing, spread sheets, email and search
tools. (Will be tested).


Under the direct supervision of the Area Director, and in accordance with the established human resources policy, the project officer will:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

1. Prepare project proposals and reports as required and as assigned by the Area Director, work on assigned project/s independently and coordinate with relevant staff in the projects team;
2. Elaborate high-quality and responsive project proposals, concept papers, and project reports in coordination with the UNRWA Field Offices and respective Field departments;
3. Monitor the implementation of projects in coordination with field departments and verify adherence to the donor requirements;
4. Research and monitor the publication of calls for proposals and other funding opportunities
5. Prepare, maintain and update the projects tracking system with the tools established for that purpose (tracking tables and others).
6. Ensure that all projects are developed and implemented under a Gender and Human Rights approach.
7. Responsible for the management of digital/physical files, of projects under her/his supervision.
8. Search and prepare any documentation necessary to solve incidences or fulfil donor's requirements related to project reporting, and project audits.
9. Mission to the field: organizing the logistics and agenda of the trip in coordination with UNRWA Partnership Division and the Field Offices involved. Collecting information related to the projects’ development, priority needs and challenges, as well as working in the identification and resolution of any possible incidence in the projects supported by the organization.
10. Ensure the appropriate information flow with donors under his/her responsibility, as well as other departments of the committee, delegations and direct supervisor.
11. Provide support with the dissemination of the Committee activities and collaborate in other activities when required (events, campaigns, newsletter, web site, media, etc).

Se valorara

  • Knowledge of the Middle East geopolitics, Israeli occupation and Palestine plight, United Nations organization and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Arabic
  • Work or volunteer experience in Middle East, especially in Palestine.

Competencias personales

  • Excellent research and technical report drafting skills.
  • Ability to develop clear goals and identify priority activities and assignments.
  • Able to work under high pressure and very tight deadlines, with changing priorities and in particularly overloading contexts without compromising on quality.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with workmates, supervisor, other staff and other stakeholders.

Condiciones del puesto

  • Conditions of Service Contract: 6 months, with possibility of renewal.
  • Annual Gross Salary: 14.375€
  • Working hours: 25 hours a week; Flexible entry from 8.00 to 10.00 and exit from 13.00 to 15.00 Monday to Friday.
  • 22 working days of annual leave.
  • UNRWA Spain promotes the reconciliation between work and family life.


To start the application process, applicants should submit their resume, and a motivation letter, with email subject ‘TEAH 2020.2’ to until 28th October 2020 midnight (Madrid time). Due to the large number of applications received for UNRWA Spain vacancies, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted and should submit two professional references (name, organization and contact details). Once reviewed, the applicants will be contact for tests about the competences required and for an interview about the expectative of the candidate, his/her competences, and the post conditions All the recruitment process will be informed by e-mail. Phone calls asking for the status of the process won’t be answered.



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