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Field Ethics Officer, Lebanon Field Office


  • Organization: UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees
  • Location: Beirut
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Ombudsman and Ethics
  • Closing Date:

Org. Setting and Reporting
The incumbent reports to Chief, Ethics Office at HQ Amman, “In this role within UNRWA, the appointed individual will assume a crucial role in fostering an ethical environment whereby all staff and personnel observe and perform their functions with the highest standards of integrity within the Agency’s field operations. This role offers a unique opportunity for professional development, enabling the incumbent to cultivate the skills essential for serving as a beacon of ethical behavior. The Field Ethics Officer will play an important role in upholding UNRWA's commitment to the standards of conduct, also contributing to maintaining UNRWA's ongoing efforts in upholding these standards.”
A. Provides timely and confidential ethics advice and guidance to management and individual staff on ethical issues, including but not limited to staff misconduct/prohibited conduct, conflicts-of-interest, gifts, honors and remunerations; humanitarian principles, monitors trends and conducts analysis into the root causes of ethical dilemmas for staff. B. Supports implementation and monitoring of the new Policy on Outside and Political Activities; provides support in the spot-checks / management checks on conflict of interest and outside activities. C. Conducts complex organizational, managerial and/or legal research; consults and liaises with a number of Departments /Divisions/Sections/Offices and/or other parties, with regards to advice and requests, including Divisions within the Field Investigation Office, Legal Office Staff Assistance (LOSA), Field Human Resources Office, Field Legal Officer, Protection Department; Humanitarian Principles Office, and the Ombudsman Office; makes and analyses case management system statistics and turns numbers to descriptive analysis. D. Advises staff on the Agency's policy for the protection of staff against retaliation (PaR) for reporting misconduct and for cooperating with duly authorized audits or investigations; advises staff on internal grievance mechanisms; E. Supports in conducting preliminary reviews of staff PaR requests and drafts prima facie case findings; develops management recommendations, where appropriate; engages with UNRWA internal justice system bodies on retaliation cases; remediates situations when retaliation has occurred and effectuates consultation/resolution processes; employs creative solutions to prevent retaliation and reduce instances of formal complaints. F. In direct coordination with the Ethics Office and with the relevant Departments and Fields, designs, develops and delivers training and outreach to increase awareness on ethical issues; supports in drafting and creating 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; supports the Ethics Office and the management of the field in formulating, implementing, and evaluating training and outreach strategies; G. Supports the Ethics Office in activating and promoting the Ethics Focal Points Network by providing advice, guidance, training, support and participating in monthly meetings, and organizing regular meetings with them at the field level. H. Provides support in Area Staff Declaration of Interest Programme (ASDIP), liaise with the ASDIP focal point or can be assigned as the ASDIP focal point at the field level. I. Provides support to the Ethics Office for coordination of sexual misconduct as required. J. Perform other duties as required.
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. • Delivering results (managerial); • Innovating and taking risks (managerial). • Analyzing and critical thinking; • Relating and Networking; • Applying Technical Expertise;
Advanced university degree from an accredited educational institution in law, public administration, human resources management or a related field.
Job - Specific Qualification
Not available.
Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in legal practices/ law, corporate compliance, oversight services, organizational ethics, staff misconduct and investigations, employee relations or other related fields, is required
Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice
Please make sure that your application is filled properly, correctly, and completely; any missing or incomplete information may lead to the rejection of the application by the system. If the recruitment process generates a large number of applicants who pass the test, the Agency may interview only the top passing applicants to ensure sufficient number of candidates to be listed on a recommended list or an employment roster based on the Agency's needs. This is intended to ensure efficiency and timeliness of the recruitment process. Type of Contract: Limited Duration Contract (LDC), Band G. The Limited Duration Contract for this specific EU project applies to external candidates and UNRWA internal candidates on LDC and FT. Should the selected candidate be on FT position, and subject to agreement between the releasing and receiving Departments/Field, that candidate will have a lien to their position for the duration of their contract. Duration of Contract: 12 months (renewable subject to availability of funds, performance and need). This vacancy notice is open to external and internal candidates on LDC and FT contracts. Only candidates residing in Lebanon, and within commuting distance of the duty station with authorization to work in the 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 Jordan, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded. Preference will be given to registered Palestine refugees and candidates assisting the Agency to meet its commitment to gender parity. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities. 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 professionals wishing to make a change. A roster may be created from this selection exercise. Only applications that have been fully completed in UNRWA's online e-recruitment system Inspira will be considered and no late applications will be accepted. The PHP should be completed with full relevant work experience under the experience tabs as per the requirements in the Job Opening. All acquired university degrees must also be stated, if applicable. Applicants applying to positions for Grades 12 to 20 or LDC Bands E to H must submit a cover letter/motivational statement in order to be considered. Additionally, providing incorrect or misleading information on an application will result in the immediate disqualification of a candidate. Candidates (internal and external) must declare when filling the family details in their Inspira profile whether they have any close relative (father, mother, brother, sister, son and daughter) working in the United Nations Secretariat which encompasses all organizations in the United Nations System including UNRWA. Non-declaration of a close relative working in the UN system will lead to immediate disqualification of the candidate. No candidate is entitled to be provided a copy of his or her scored test or be informed of the scores given, or the tests and scores given to other candidates. A candidate does not have the right to request his or her test to be reassessed or to be given an opportunity to repeat the test. For UNRWA internal staff, they are required to specify and include their current UNRWA grade level. To do so applicants should select under "Category" RLG, scroll down to see all categories, then select their local grade. Equivalency: Equivalency may apply for this post. NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination. Desirable qualification: Prior experience in UN. Conditions of service: The monthly earnings will start from USD 2,255.2 (Monthly Salary 2,088.2 + Supplementary Allowance USD 167). Other Benefits: Other benefits include compulsory medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave pro-rated to the duration of the contract where less than one year, and family allowance (if applicable). Additional benefits: - 2.5 days of sick leave for each completed month of service. - Maternity Leave, upon meeting eligibility requirements. - 2 weeks paternity leave. upon meeting eligibility requirements Candidates need to check the Junk Email as emails from INSPIRA may go to Junk; it is the candidate's responsibility to check his/her email. Additional information: N/A The vacancy will be shown on INSPIRA after 24 hours from the posting date. Sending CVs by email are not acceptable and they will be automatically ignored. Advertisements published only in English will only accept applications in English, and Arabic submissions will not be considered. The Agency may disqualify applicants whose name appears on the UN Sanctions List or a UN database of staff separated for reason of misconduct or of staff who separated whilst misconduct processes were pending. . UNRWA shares investigation and misconduct information with other UN Agencies, and past and prospective employers, about staff members who have been separated for misconduct, or who have separated whilst an investigation and/or disciplinary process for misconduct is underway; and such persons may be prohibited from employment with the United Nations . The Agency will immediately disqualify applicants who are ineligible for any reason in accordance with the Agency regulatory framework. In line with this mission, the Agency works towards five strategic outcomes: (a) Palestine refugee rights under international law are protected and promoted; (b) Palestine refugee health is protect and disease burden is reduced; (c) school – age children complete quality, equitable and inclusive basic education; (d) Palestine refugee capabilities are strengthened for increased livelihood opportunities; and (e) Palestine refugees are able to meet their basic human needs of food, shelter and environmental health. 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. UNRWA is a United Nations agency whose staff are therefore expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and non-violent 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. For queries and questions please contact (no CVs are to be sent to this email). We are pleased to announce that applications for internship/volunteer assignments are now open. We invite all interested individuals to submit their applications through the following link: Please find below the link to a video that guides applicants on how to apply to Job Openings that approach you for guidance: usp=sharing For more details on UNRWA, please visit:
United Nations Considerations
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her. 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 applicants from under-represented groups. At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application. UNRWA Considerations UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List. UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment. Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
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