· Performing psychiatric assessment/evaluation of mental disorders among Palestine Refugees;

· Prescribes medication to patients whenever needed;

· Develops patient specific care plan and coordinates such actions with UNRWA’s health care staff and /or other staff from the referring department. (Education , RRSD) therein;

· Support and supervise the PHC on the implementation of the mhGAP training;

· Report to the senior mental health advisor with whom coordination and meetings will take place to ensure the harmony of the work in different areas;

· Coordinates the referral system intra departmental as health, interdepartmental with Education and RSSD, and external referrals when exits in collaboration with the NGOs, international organizations, national organizations and /or other health care givers associations;

· Assist in Developing and conducting campaigns, and activities to raise the awareness in the community regarding mental health, psychosocial well-being, optimum development of children and adolescents;

· Assist in Developing and conducting training sessions for Medical Officers at UNRWA health centers that will enable them to identify, assess, diagnose and treat common mental health diseases within the Primary Health Care setting.

· Assist in Developing and conducting training sessions for Nurses and Midwives that will enable them to identify and assess the patients with mental health disorders and to follow up on their treatment plan;

· Assist in Developing and conducting training sessions to give necessary knowledge for UNRWA’s relief and social services staff as well as school staff on Mental health wellbeing and acquiring preliminary skills with tools to assist in screening activities to identify potential refugees who might be suffering from mental health problems;

· Advise caretakers of patients with mental health disorders and disabilities on the patients’ condition and treatments;

· Coordinates work with contracted NGOs;

· Prepares daily, monthly and yearly reports, and participates in studies, and/or surveys that might be done in the PHC setting on the mental health program

· Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

How to apply:

Who we are

For over 70 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.

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How to apply

To start the application process, applicants are required to register at by creating a personal profile and completing UNRWA Personal History Form. Only applications received through will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received for UNRWA vacancies, 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/and 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. The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.

General information

This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. As an Area post, preference will be given to local candidates already based in the duty station of the post.

UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are 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