Senior Camp Assistants SC-7/ step3

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Multiple camp based locations (Za’atari and Azraq), JORDAN
Application Deadline :07-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SC-7
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :one year
Expected Duration of Assignment :one year

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors. UN Women is also increasing its engagement in humanitarian response through interagency collaboration.

In the framework of the Syrian humanitarian response in Jordan, UN Women works at multiple levels to respond to the specific needs of Syrian Women Refugees and communities for livelihood support, building on their own initiatives and skills as well as addressing vulnerabilities as identified by themselves in their women centers. UN Women is implementing a multi-sectorial protection and support project in Za’atari and Azraq  Refugee Camps through the creation of Women and Girls ‘ safe spaces’ called Oasis.   The overall goal of the project is to empower vulnerable Syrian women refugees through increased access to self-reliance

opportunities and meaningful engagement in community life to put in place the foundational cornerstones for increased self-reliance and durable solutions for the ‘day after’ in Syria.

The project pursue the following specific objectives: a) Create and sustain access to self-reliance opportunities for Syrian women refugees through cash for work activities b) Build a conducive environment for increasing Syrian women refugees’ active participation in decision making processes in the camps including meaningful engagement in community mobilizations efforts; c) Increase awareness on women rights and responsibilities for an inclusive, equitable and peaceful society through training, enhancement of life skills and other social cohesion approaches; this includes addressing prevention and response to gender based violence though awareness raising, trainings, and referrals to service providers of psychosocial, health, and legal services as appropriate.

UN Women is seeking multiple Senior Camp Assistants, experienced in refugee camps, for supporting the start-up of a new project component as well as the coordination at field level, to facilitate a smooth and effective implementation and ensure synergy, as well as to provide administrative and logistical support to the programme response to Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan.

The senior camp assistants will work under the supervision and guidance of the Programme Analyst and in collaboration with the other team members, in both Za’atari and Azraq

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee the day-to-day management of the UN managed centers. This includes:

  • Managing the weekly/monthly timetable of activities and sharing it widely with beneficiaries and partners;
  • Develop ideas and build relevant linkages to ensure sufficient relevant activities for women and girls at risk;
  • Ensuring the continuation of viable volunteer related opportunities in each center;
  • Overseeing the allocation of volunteer opportunities provided to Syrian refugees;
  • Review the existing strengths, gaps and opportunities and implement strategies to scale up and strengthen the work undertaken in each center;
  • Coordinate with other UN Women camp based staff to link center beneficiaries to other camp based initiatives, including those related to protection services and community mobilization;
  • Coordinate, liaise and offer operation support with identified implementing partner (responsible parties) to implement the relevant project component in the Oasis or provide other services to center beneficiaries (e.g. hygiene related awareness raising, rights related information, etc.);
  • Work with the UN Women protection focal point to maintain a function referral system in each center. This includes:
  • Providing on the spot referrals where the protection focal point is unavailable, as in line with internal UN Women guidance and the Jordan Interagency SOPs on protection referrals;
  • Undertaking protection related awareness raising in all centers.
  • Assist the Field Officer with following up on activities linked to the programme response to Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan;
  • Contribute significantly to the day to day operational and administrative tasks of the Centers based on delegation of roles /responsibilities;
  • Regularly participate and contribute to relevant interagency coordination spaces as requested;
  • Provide timely data collection for reporting purpose;
  • Participate in relevant trainings and workshops as required.


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:  

Functional Competencies:  

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and be proactive and initiative;
  • Integrity, flexible approaches to work coupled with enthusiasm, commitment and energy;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment;
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills;
  • Adequate knowledge and experience of administrative and record keeping;
  • Ability to lead effectively, mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills;
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills.

Required Skills and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or related fields.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in administration and coordination
  • Experience working on project implementation in a humanitarian setting is required
  • Experience working on gender equality and women’s empowerment is required

Language Requirements:

Fluent written and spoken English and Arabic.

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