Vacancy Announcement
Associate Professor in Cartography and Geographical Information System
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 women.
UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
Place in the Organisation
Is responsible to the Dean of the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Arts. Supervises such other staff
as may be assigned.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
A staff member in the above classification is responsible for implementing the established curriculum for
the faculty, teaching, conducting research, providing community service, guiding and counselling
students and participating in the smooth running and management of the faculty. Specifically he/she
performs the following duties:
 Teaching and leading instructional activities specified in the approved curriculum and in the
faculty by-laws. Such activities include lecturing, leading seminars, individual and group tutorials,
Vacancy Announcement Number JF/15/2020
Contract Status Fixed-Term Appointment for 3 years; including 1-year
probation period, with the possibility of further extension,
subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory
performance and continuing need
Benefits Grade 15, Monthly Salary JD 997.300 fils. Plus SOA JD
409.500 fils. Other benefits include Provident Fund
contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency) and
medical insurance. Dependency benefits are subject to
Department Education
Duty Station Faculty of Educational Sciences & Arts (FESA)
Issue Date 29 June 2020
Deadline for Applications 12 July 2020
writing and correcting examinations, correcting papers and reports and conducting and
supervising evaluation activities;
 Planning, organizing, conducting and supervising practice-teaching activities for faculty students
and teacher-trainees enrolled in the pre-service and in service teacher training programmes;
 Planning, organizing, conducting and supervising research activities designed, each in his
perspective field of specialization, to promote knowledge and improve teaching-learning
practices in general and in UNRWA educational establishment in particular;
 Guiding and counselling, students and teacher-trainees in educational matters such as
educational needs, study plans, selection of courses, evaluation of progress, advice in making
educational decisions;
 Guiding and counseling, students and teacher-trainees in personal matters related to
educational adjustment to the faculty requirements such as study habits, peer relations, social
stress, personal adjustment;
 Planning, organizing conducting and supervising community service programmes to serve and
develop local Palestinian communities in cooperation with faculty students and teacher-trainees,
as well as other concerned UNRWA establishments and community organizations;
 Promotion and improvement of educational thought and practices at large and in UNRWA
educational establishments in particular, through the active engagement and participation in
scholarly activities, professional and academic organizations, conferences and meetings
designed to enhance academic and professional competencies of university and college
 Participating in the planning and management of the faculty through faculty council meetings,
departmental meetings, committees, special groups, work task-force and in any other capacity
the faculty deems necessary; participates in reviewing and adjusting faculty curriculum as and
when required; and
 Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
 A PhD. in the required subject of specialization from an accredited and recognized university or
higher education institution.
 Written scholarly work such as the publication of books, manuscripts, research work and articles
in recognized publication forums or refereed scientific journals published by higher education
institutions, research centers or internationally known publication houses directly related to faculty
 An associate professorship from an accredited and recognized university or higher learning
institution based on scholarly work and promotion through regular university channels.
 At least 5 years’ experience in teaching and research at the university level.
 Extensive experience in guiding and supervising students at the faculty level and particularly in
practice teaching.
 Very good knowledge of English and Arabic.
 Professional Knowledge
 Communication skills
 Innovation and creativity
 Problem solving
Desirable Qualifications
 Previous experience in teaching at the basic and/or secondary level.
 Demonstrated competency in preparing curriculum enrichment/self – learning materials.
Other Information
 Only candidates residing in Jordan with authorization to work in that duty station at the time of
application are eligible to apply. The Agency will not assume responsibility or accountability to
support or facilitate the issuance of work permit in the duty station, and without a valid work
permit, the appointment may be rescinded since the agency will not provide coverage for
relocation costs.
For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:
Who we are
For over 65 years, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA) has
been working on the ground in five fields of operations in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank
and the Gaza Strip providing direct assistance and protection for some 5 million Palestine
refugees in the Middle East. UNRWA is mandated by the UN General Assembly to provide this
assistance and its mission is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human
development until there is a just and lasting solution for their plight. UNRWA restores safety,
dignity and hope to millions who have been uprooted by conflict with services encompassing
education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement,
microfinance and emergency assistance.
For more details on UNRWA, please visit:
 Since this vacancy is an Area staff post, the Agency will not provide coverage for relocation costs.
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 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 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.
General Information
UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women.
UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates.
UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of
integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for diversity, and for nonviolent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staff are expected to uphold these values at
all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values
should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non- smoking work environment.
The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade,
or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
On appointment, all individuals will be asked to sign a self-attestation, confirming that they have not
committed, been convicted of, or prosecuted for, any criminal offence and that they have not been
involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or
international humanitarian law.

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