UNIFIL - Naqoura, lebanon

Department/Office:United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
Duty Station:NAQOURA
Posting Period:26 April 2018 – 10 May 2018
Job Opening Number:18-Human Resources-UNIFIL-96614-R-Naqoura (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in Naqoura in the Training Unit, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The incumbent will report to the Chief Training Officer or his/her designate.


– Support the design, development, delivery and evaluation of training, learning and development programmes for field mission staff in support of mandate implementation. Contribute in providing a range of activities including, inter alia, technical and substantive training, safety and security, induction training, leadership and management, communications skills, and planning

-Collaborate with senior mission staff to identify forthcoming training requirements and develop strategies to meet them. Support with the design, development, delivery, coordination, training evaluation and development of courses/workshops and provide support for staff to meet mission and staff needs

-Contribute to the organization and conduct development initiatives such as providing mentoring and capacity building for staff;

-Contribute in developing and upgrading relevant training materials. Support the Training Unit in coordinating with senior staff to ensure that training and development meets current needs and anticipates, to the extent possible, future needs

-Process training proposals and requests, follow up with section Training focal points to ensure that training guidelines are adhered to. Also liaise with Budget Unit and Budget focal points of various Self Accounting Units to ensure that funds are available for delivery of assigned programmes. Generate relevant training reports for planned and/or delivered training.

-Work in coordination with the military and UN police training officers to ensure that integrated training is developed and delivered to meet cross-cutting needs

-Be involved in the evaluation of the effectiveness of training programs. Participate in capacity building of national training staff within the Civilian Training Cell/Unit
Collaborate with other mission functions including the mission gender advisor, HIV/AIDs advisor, staff counsellor and other UN agencies to ensure that cross-cutting issues are incorporated in the design of training and development programmes 

-Promote client-focused and responsive services to the field mission

-Perform other duties as required.


-Professionalism: Knowledge of learning and development policies, procedures, practices and ability to apply them in an organizational setting. Knowledge of Inspira Learning Management System, Umoja Business Intelligence, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), and ERP Central Component (ECC) module is desirable. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrate professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

-Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within described time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable. 

-Planning and Organizing. Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary and uses time efficiently.


– Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in management, public or business administration, training or learning and development, adult learning or a related area such as education or social science is required. A first -level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

-No experience is required for candidates with an Advanced University degree (Master’s or equivalent) in the required areas for education. A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience in work force learning and development, adult learning, training or a related area is required for applicants with a first level university degree. 

-Experience working in a multicultural and/or international work environment and UN field mission is highly desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.


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

Special Notice

Recruitment against this position is on a local basis. Candidates for positions in the National Professional Officer categories must be Lebanese national.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking 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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


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