Deputy Principal Training Centre and Chief Vocational Training Instructor, Gaza Field Office, for Internal Only

UNRWA - UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees


Org. Setting and Reporting The incumbent of this post is responsible to the Principal Training Centre. He/she supervises the administrative and technical staff.

Responsibilities In accordance with established Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent:

1. Supervises the vocational training programme including:
a) Supervising and providing guidance to all Senior Vocational Training Instructors, Technical Instructors, Academic Instructors and Trade Instructors in achieving the programme objectives;
b) Preparing and ensuring the implementation of the weekly time-table;
c) Coordinating the preparation, implementation, follow up and evaluation of the biennial work plans;
d) Supervising and developing the instructional staff teaching competency through the use of integrated supervisory tools including classroom/workshop visits, seminars, action research;
e) Planning and assisting in the implementation of suitable in-service training programmes based on the needs of the instructional staff;
f) Preparing and reviewing the staffing table of the centre;
g) Ensuring that orders of training supplies are submitted in accordance with established procedures;
h) Ensuring that equipment and other training facilities are properly maintained and safe-guarded.
2. Assists Principal Training Centre in managing, supervising and coordinating the activities of the centre;
3. Attends to student’s progress including:
a) Reviewing the progress reports and marks of trainees and advising on any necessary educational and/or disciplinary measures to be taken as appropriate;
b) Applying the TC’s rules and regulations to academic and administrative problems;
c) Discussing student’s problems with concerned staff, and identifying appropriate courses of action; counseling with students on related matters;
4. Supervises on-the-job training for VTC trainees;
5. Liaises with government and private institutions providing similar training;
6. Acts for the Principal during his/her absence;
7. Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

Competencies (i) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others in team working environment;

(ii) Ability to exercise communication skills both verbal and written;

(iii) Ability to work under pressure and meet target deadlines;

(iv) Good skills in problem solving and decision making;

(v) Competence in preparing syllabi and curricula enrichment;

(vi) Competence in conducting research, market surveys and using MS-Word;

(vii) Proven skills in management and leadership.

Education (i) Advanced university degree in one of the subjects taught at the centre or in education or psychology;

(ii) A certificate or diploma showing completion of a course of at least one year duration in education or education psychology or instructor training.

Work Experience (i) At least three years’ experience in an administrative/supervisory capacity in a vocational educational institution;

(ii) At least two years experience in teaching or instructing in subjects relevant to those taught at the Training Centre.

Languages Excellent command of spoken and written Arabic and English.

Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice Conditions of service:
– Basic Salary: Monthly basic salary from $1,592.60; and monthly dependency allowance up to $123.25.
– Contract Duration: Three years including 1 year probation period.
– Leave: 36 days of annual leave for staff attending UNRWA duty stations with six-day working week. 30 days of annual leave for staff attending UNRWA duty stations with five-day working week.
– Pension: Provident Fund contribution (15.2% of basic salary paid by the Agency)
– Other conditions of service and benefits may apply.

Desirable Qualifications:
Ph.D. degree in education or education administration or psychology or in one of the subjects taught at the centre.

Additional Information
Possession of a valid driving license.

Equivalency:
When the minimum requirements are not fully met, Field Director for Field Area staff and Director of Human Resources for Headquarters Area staff, in consultation with the concerned supervisor may exceptionally substitute part of the unmet requirements with a combination of relevant academic qualifications, additional professional training and progressive relevant work experience.
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination

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

UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

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.
On appointment, all individuals will be asked to sign a self-attestation, confirming that they have not committed, been convicted of, or prosecuted for, any criminal offence and that they have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.

N.B: The incumbents might be asked –when there is a need- to work on a part-time basis (not less than 50% of normal working hours).

United Nations Considerations Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her.

UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups.

At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

UNRWA Considerations
UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List.
UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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