The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, has paid tribute to the Agency in building and maintaining “one of the most successful” human development institutions in the Middle East, making an “indispensable contribution to human dignity, to the pursuit of human rights and regional stability”.
Equipped with knowledge, skills and hope for a better future, 1246 Palestine refugee graduates are prepared to take their first step in the labour market. On 4 November, the UNRWA Gaza Training Centre (GTC) organized a graduation ceremony to celebrate the creativity and innovation of its students who completed various different technical and vocational training courses in over 39 specializations.
“I want to be healthy to stand by my children and watch them grow up! I underwent surgery to reduce the epileptic seizures I suffer from and help me stand by my family, especially as my younger son is only 2 years old,” said Mona (36), holding her son following the implant of a device that prevents recurrent epileptic seizures at the cost of US$ 20,000. Sisters Nourhane (8) and Malak (5), pictured below, share very strong ties as both have also suffered from epilepsy from an early age.
The UK-based Al-Khair Foundation made a contribution worth US$40,000 to support psychosocial activities in Gaza provided by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). UNRWA supports the provision of psychosocial activities through school counsellors and opportunities to engage in recreational activities to help mitigate the devastating impact of three rounds of conflict in Gaza during the last ten years, as well as the ongoing blockade, now in its 11th year, both of which affect children deeply.
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Is responsible for examination, management and follow-up of high-risk pregnancies and other women with special needs referred to him/her by the Health Centre Medical Officers and provides feedback to the referring Medical Officers on management plans with respect to such women;
Examines and treats all women with gynaecological and/or obstetrical problems referred to him/her by the Health Centre Medical Officers according to a rotating work schedule prepared by the Chief, Field Health Programme and provides feedback on the outcome of care;
Head, International Personnel Services Section, P-4
Headquarters Amman, Jordan (re-advertised)
*Note: Candidates having previously applied to vacancy number 17-HQ-AM-37 need not re-apply.*
Deadline for Applications
22 November 2017
Protection Officer, P-3
Deadline for Applications
27 November 2017
(20 November 2017 for internal applicants)
1 year, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.
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Supports persons with disabilities whose shelters have been selected for rehabilitation to customize accessibility modifications in accordance with the individual’s needs and specifications set out for shelter to occupy person with special need in collaboration with ICIP team.
Assesses the medical equipment’s and required fittings for persons with special needs to be built in their shelters to enhance their independency and facilitate their movement.
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