A Jewish Applicant for an UNRWA Job Opening

Our frequent columnist has the qualifications, he is willing to work for free, but does he have the right connections?

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Ronn Torossian,

UNRWA
UNRWA
United Nations Relief and Works Agency

As CEO of one of the largest privately-held public relations companies in the world, I recently noticed a job which I would like to apply for as I believe if accepted could make a major difference towards a lasting peace in the Middle East.


Surely, I am better suited than a Swede who won't know humus from pita bread, right?
Viewable on Linkedin here, The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is advertising an employment opportunity for “The Director, External Relations and Communications” who will among other things, “Lead and manage the External Relations and Communications Department (ERCD), ensuring that its staff and units function coherently and contribute effectively to UNRWA’s external relations, fundraising and resource mobilization goals;”.

In addition, he will work in donor relations, “communications Function – including developing common messaging and materials development to be conveyed in print, broadcast, internet and social media;”, and “Partnership-building.”

In terms of the desirable qualifications, I have knowledge of Middle East culture and environment”, and “knowledge of the United Nations.”

UNRWA, how about it? 

UNRWA’s website discusses the Middle East refugee issue – I have countless close friends whose family histories I am well aware of that have personally been forced out of a variety of countries, including Morocco, Yemen, Egypt, Syria and elsewhere.  Surely, I am better suited than a Swede who won't know humus from pita bread, right?

I have worked for countless foreign governments professionally. I even lived in Israel for a few years – and know the culture.

I am willing to work without a salary and meet all requirements.

There are many relationships I’d be happy to bring to the table – am sure I can arrange friendly meetings with certain residents of Hevron whom you may not be on good terms with and would work to confront those who fire weapons on civilians, which leads to more refugees.

Surely you won’t have someone more qualified for a Public Relations & marketing position – how about it?

P.S.: I am a Jew, and am not available Friday nite-Saturday nite.  Is that an issue?

Ronn Torossian is an entrepreneur & contributor to Arutz-7. Read his opeds here.