Associate – Rule of Law , UNOPS – Palestinian Territory

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Office of the Quartet (OQ)

The Israeli – Palestinian conflict remains a protracted and complex conflict. While the only way to bring the conflict to an end is through a negotiated final status agreement, it is essential that progress be made on the ground in a manner that will create a more conducive environment for final status negotiations.

The mandate of the Office of the Quartet is to increase Palestinian economic and institutional development and empowerment, as a support towards achieving a two-state solution. In the event of a resumption of final status negotiations the OQ would support Quartet members in their efforts to realize a successful outcome.

In pursuing its mandate, the OQ plays a unique role in the region, maintaining strong relationships at multiple levels with both the Palestinian Authority and the Government of Israel. This allows the OQ to facilitate engagement between the parties, encouraging agreement and progress at the political level, while also drawing on its sectoral expertise to support technical-level work. Further, the OQ maintains broad relationships with the international community, including the group of direct donors to the Office. This allows the OQ to coordinate and align the advocacy work of the international community in the sectors in which we work.

The OQ is a fast paced and dynamic office operating in the areas of energy, water, rule of law, movement and trade, and telecoms. The following strategic principles guide the OQ’s work to support the parties while also ensuring alignment with the strategic objectives of the Quartet members and donors to the Office.

  • Bridging between the parties and providing creative solutions that enable progress on the ground;
  • Playing a catalytic role in working towards sectoral solutions in partnership with other actors, while taking on direct responsibility for specific elements of those solutions when the Office is well positioned and requested to do so;
  • Focusing on policies and projects that have a multiplier effect – that is, an outcome that extends beyond the direct output of the policy or project;
  • Focusing on the implementation of agreements reached and announcements made by the parties to ensure that they are translated as quickly as possible into results that have a positive impact on people’s lives;
  • Maintaining the vertical depth of our work from the granular, technical level to the strategic and political level while engaging the broad array of actors required to make progress, including the parties, members of the international community and others;
  • Ensuring complementarity of the OQ’s work with that of other key actors, including those which also play a convening role;
  • Continuing support to Quartet members.

Objectives of Assignment

The Associate – Rule of Law is part of the Sector Team, reporting to Director of Rule of Law.

The Associate – Rule of Law will be working closely with the members of the Sector Team, as well as the members of the other OQ teams. S/he will be engaging with the stakeholders as described in the ToR, under the guidance of the line manager. The Associate – Sector is responsible for delivering the ToR and additional tasks assigned by the line manager.

As part of the Sector Team, the Associate – Rule of Law is key and an integral part of implementing the Sector Strategy and Workplan, contributing towards the delivery of overall OQ Strategy.


The Associate – Rule of Law will work of Sector Team and OQ, with a focus on the Justice and Security sector within the below scope:

  1. Support in project implementation
  2. Support in project administration, communication and outreach
  3. Support in stakeholder engagement
  4. Conduct research, data collection, data analytics and writing
  5. Support in developing communication content, communication material and share knowledge
  6. Support in event coordination and organization

The work of the Associate – Rule of Law is highly confidential in nature, hence must maintain the highest standards of confidentiality.

1. Support in project implementation

  • Support the development and updating of project documentation including charts, presentations, background research and other tasks relevant to the project(s).
  • Support implementation of the projects as per the project plans.
  • Support the procurement process for consultancies / service providers, including contribution to TORs and contract management.
  • Support in project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Assist in project closure and handover activities.

2. Support in project communication and outreach

  • Arrange meetings with internal and external project stakeholders regularly to discuss project progress.
  • Contribute to range of written documents such as reports, letters & emails for project communications.
  • Collate project status briefings for internal and external stakeholders, including presentations, reports, talking points etc.
  • Support in organizing and facilitating briefings, meetings, workshops etc. relevant to the project.

3. Support in stakeholder engagement

  • Support to identify, map and maintain a comprehensive overview of stakeholders at various levels.
  • Participate in and support the preparation of discussions with the Palestinian and Israeli Authorities, the International Community, and the Palestinian Private Sector.
  • Document the engagements to maintain alignment and visibility of internal and external stakeholder interactions.
  • Support the Rule of Law team in preparation for and during internal and external meetings.

4. Conduct research, data collection, data analytics and writing

  • Contribute to Conduct research, data collection and analysis related to sector program.
  • Assist in the identification of field-wide best practices and translate those into case studies.
  • Support in drafting analysis, literature reviews, reports, papers, briefs, publications etc. that inform research findings and issues relevant to the OQ’s strategic objectives.
  • Review, comment and edit various documents for compliance with administrative processes for quality assurance.
  • Assist in background research, literature reviews and other written inputs.

5. Support in developing communication content, communication material and share knowledge

  • Monitor the Rule of Law sector related news and developments.
  • Support in producing content, analytics, graphics, maps, presentations, data visualizations, etc. for effective communication.
  • Draft articles or updates for public briefing notes, OQ website and social media.
  • Support with content for OQ reports such as AHLC document, annual report, donor reports etc.
  • Draft and assemble materials for internal and external meetings, as required.

6. Support in event coordination and organization

  • Organize and facilitate internal office meetings and off-sites.
  • Support to organize and facilitate external meetings, workshops and conferences.
  • Provide translator / interpreter support as needed.



Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.



  • Secondary school is required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master’s degree in law, political science, economics, international relations, development management or other development areas is preferred, and may substitute some of the required years of work experience.


  • A minimum of six (6) years (or less depending on an academic credentials) of relevant work experience, preferably in governmental or I/NGO, is required.
  • Excellent communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to both write and present high-quality written documents/presentations in English is required.
  • Demonstrated competence with using standard office software packages (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) is required.
  • Experience in research, analytics and publications is an asset.
  • Experience in spatial mapping using relevant tools is an asset.
  • Experience and understanding of the local political & economic context is preferred.
  • Experience in external stakeholder engagement is preferred.
  • Experience in working in challenging environments is preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Project management skills: Ability to develop and deliver on activities; ability to plan in a coordinated manner, manage priorities and meet deadlines; management experience (preferable delivery teams); ability to accurately monitor, evaluate and report on project progress; ability to manage and mitigate risks.
  • Skilled in research and analysis: Strong qualitative and analytic skills; keen attention to detail and data accuracy is highly recommended.
  • Excellent communication skills: Strong writing ability, skilled in creating knowledge products such as papers, guidance notes and other pieces directed at multiple audiences is highly recommended.
  • Strong team player: Strong interpersonal skills; ability to consistently is highly recommended. Demonstrate a professional manner in dealing with individuals at all levels, both internally and externally to the organisation; team player and flexible as tasks and priorities shift; ability to work independently and in teams in a small office environment.

Language Requirement:

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English & Arabic is required.
  • Working knowledge of Hebrew is an asset.



Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA)
Contract level: LICA-6
Contract duration: 4 months, with possibility of extension.

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:


  • Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
  • UNOPS embraces diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity. Our workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. UNOPS seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.
  • Qualified women and candidates from groups which are underrepresented in the UNOPS workforce are encouraged to apply. These include in particular candidates from racialized and/or indigenous groups, members of minority gender identities and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities.
  • We would like to ensure all candidates perform at their best during the assessment process. If you are shortlisted and require additional assistance to complete any assessment, including reasonable accommodation, please inform our human resources team when you receive an invitation.
  • The position is stationed in Jerusalem, which is a family duty station, with travel to Gaza and the West Bank.

Terms and Conditions

  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post.
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (they take around 4 hours to complete) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS. For more information on a retainer contract here.
  • All UNOPS personnel are responsible for performing their duties in accordance with the UN Charter and UNOPS Policies and Instructions, as well as other relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all personnel must demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a manner consistent with UN core values and the UN Common Agenda.
  • It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential personnel. Recruitment in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.


East Jerusalem, Palestinian Territory
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