Field Programme Support Officer, P-4

Beirut, Lebanon
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
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Field Programme Support Officer, P-4

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Application closing date: 21 March 2018

Do you want to make a lasting difference?

If you are passionate about making a lasting difference for Palestine refugees in Lebanon, this role will give you the opportunity to support the coordination of programme and project planning processes within the Lebanon Field, ensuring the integration of cross-cutting themes (gender, protection, social inclusion), and to assist in the direction and coordination of all programmes. 

The main responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the programme and project planning process and providing input, within the context of Agency Strategic and Programme framework, into cyclical two-year effective Field/Country Plan; building Field capacity to assess, deliver, monitor and evaluate Field interventions;
  • Managing the actual application of Programme Management Cycle (PMC); providing support to Programme Chiefs in carrying out all phases of PMC with due focus on project management; facilitating results-based programme plans built on evidence and logical frameworks; incorporating efficient use of inputs, indicators of impact, outcomes and outputs;
  • Assisting the Deputy Director of UNRWA Affairs (Programmes) in the direction and coordination of all programmes in the field, including health, education, relief and social services and microfinance programme, through integrated and cohesive project management framework;
  • Providing guidance to the Field Office to enhance quality of project management and ensuring effective results from the capacity and skill building; managing training courses on the PMC;
  • Integrating cross-cutting themes (gender, protection, social inclusion) with field-specific programme planning process.

Additional information

The incumbent may be required to travel to UNRWA area of operations.

To qualify for this position, you will need:


Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) from an accredited educational institution in programme management, public or business administration, social sciences, or any related subject; a first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;

Work Experience 

A minimum of eight years’ experience in programme or project management, including a minimum of four years international experience, outside your home country, at a senior level; sound knowledge of results-based management of humanitarian and development assistance programmes, as well as monitoring and evaluation;


Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Desirable qualifications:

  • Knowledge of UNRWA Rules and Directives, and of the sources from which they are compiled;
  • Good command of Arabic and French;
  • Working knowledge and experience of the Agency’s operations in the Middle East, and knowledge of Middle Eastern culture.
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