Ethics Officer (re-advertised), P3, HQ Amman, Jordan

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UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for highly committed personnel wishing to make a change.

If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a tangible difference for one of the most vulnerable communities in the world, UNRWA would like to hear from you.

The Ethics Officer reports to the Chief Ethics Office.


– Contributes substantively to developing and improving policies, directives, guidelines, procedures and other internal documents to support an appropriate ethical framework; reviews and provides input on policies, standards, guidance, and practices relevant to supporting a culture of ethics and compliance; supports the development of and drafts the annual Ethics Office strategy and work plan; proactively suggests activities in line with overall strategy, objectives and corresponding budget proposals; keeps abreast of new developments and best practices in ethics to ensure continual enhancement of related UNRWA policies, programmes, and training initiatives. – In coordination with the Chief, Ethics Office and in collaboration with the relevant Departments and Fields , contributes substantively to designing, developing and delivering training and outreach to increase awareness on ethical issues; drafts outreach materials such as brochures, posters and regular messages for publication; updates the Ethics Office Intranet Page and the external web page to reflect new developments in Ethics policies, training programmes and activities; manages the Ethics Focal Points Network by providing advice, guidance, support, preparing for monthly meetings and keeping records. – In direct coordination with Chief, Ethics Office, provides support in administering and proposing amendments/ revisions to the annual conflict of interest disclosure for international staff (United Nations Financial Disclosure Programme (UNFDP)) in accordance with rules and procedures established by the Agency and the UN system; provides assistance to the Area Staff Declaration of Interest Programme (ASDIP) as necessary. – Provides confidential ethics advice and guidance to management and individual personnel on ethical issues, including but not limited to workplace issues, conflicts of interests, gifts and honors, and outside employment and activities; supports the Case Management System by recording and analyzing trends and recommending measures to improve the system. – Coordinates with Chief, Ethics Office on and conducts prima facie assessments of retaliation cases in accordance with the Agency’s Whistleblower Protection Policy, and in coordination with the Ethics Officer, drafts PaR assessments and recommends temporary protective measures as applicable. – Supports the development of key ethics risk indicators and ensures effective risk management practices which encompass the identification, mitigation and monitoring of risks relating to the work of the Ethics Office; supports the Chief, Ethics Office with the work of the Research Review Board (RRB), Women Advisory Forum, Organizational Culture Change, and other initiatives; supports the work plan of the Sexual Misconduct Taskforce Coordinator in relation to developing awareness-raising tools and campaigns and ensures streamlining those with other Ethics-related training and materials. – Drafts the Ethics Office annual report, quarterly reports and briefing notes containing recommendations on possible actions to promote adherence to high ethical standards in all aspects of the organization’s functioning. – Participates in relevant inter-agency United Nations and other international fora and discussions.

Competencies UN Core Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity, and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default. – Analyzing. – Creating and Innovating. – Formulating Strategies and Concepts. – Relating and Networking. – Planning and Organizing.

For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews: https://careers.un. org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=AYI Education A university degree from an accredited educational institution in law, international law, public administration, human resources management, behavioral sciences, with a focus on ethics or a related field. Job Specific Qualifications Work


At least six years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in areas relevant to the management of ethics issues and integrity training, such as law, corporate compliance, employee relations and staff misconduct and investigation, is required. Unless already serving as an international staff member in the UN Common System, a candidate for international posts must have a minimum of two 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, as is required.

Familiarity with the UN system, rules, regulations and standards of conduct is desirable Languages Excellent command of written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of Arabic (desirable).

Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice Type of Contract and duration: 2 years, with the possibility of further extension.

The Ethics Officer may be required to travel to other locations within UNRWA’s area of operations. Applicants have to complete the Personal History Profile (PHP) in inspira in order to be considered.

The PHP should be completed with full relevant work experience as per the requirements in the Job Opening, in order to be considered.

A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become eligible for an appointment to the same post or a similar post.

UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities. 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.

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