RESEARCH ASSISTANT, G5
UNIFIL - naqoura, Lebanon
|Posting Title:||RESEARCH ASSISTANT, G5|
|Job Code Title:||RESEARCH ASSISTANT|
|Department/Office:||United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon|
|Posting Period:||25 January 2018 – 23 February 2018|
|Job Opening Number:||18-Social Affairs-UNIFIL-91708-R-Naqoura (M)|
Org. Setting and Reporting
These positions are located in the Joint Mission Analysis Center (JMAC), United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The incumbent will report to the Chief of Joint Mission Analysis Center or his/her designate.
Research, extract and compile basic information and technical data on specific programmes/projects and related topics and issues.
Sort, consolidate, extract and process data and enter into relevant database.
Screen news from a broad scope of information sources – printed and electronic-setting priorities in relation to UNIFIL’s mandate, analyze, translate and summarize the information in English for the preparation of draft reports and press summaries.
Track, research and analyze information on assigned topics / issues, gather information from diverse sources and help to assess news value and other potential impact, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of information campaigns.
Prepare a variety of reports, presentations, tables, lists, graphs, charts and/or diagrams for information and review by senior officers.
Prepare abstracts/bibliographic descriptions for inclusion in documents, articles, books and publications.
Review, store, classify information, and maintain relevant computerized databases.
Take notes and draft executive summaries of meetings.
Collect, organize and disseminate relevant UN and media information.
Provide guidance/training to new/junior staff.
Conduct research on mandate relevant-events, incidents, developments and trends in social media (Arabic and English languages).
Perform other duties as assigned.
-Professionalism: Knowledge of relevant UN rules, regulations, administrative procedures,
policies and directives, and of inventory and control guidelines, directives and procedures.
Readiness to work on flexible working hours including shift and standby duty. Shows pride in
work and in achievements; demonstrates 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; shows
persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful
situations; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal
participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
-Planning & 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; uses time
-Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly
interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and
exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to
match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in collecting and researching data across various areas of social and economic development or related areas is required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview .
Recruitment against this position is on a local basis; applicants in the General Service category shall meet the relevant employment requirements of the host country (Lebanon), including fulfilling visa or work permit stipulations. If you fulfill the visa and work permit stipulations for Lebanon, please specify in your cover letter and attach a copy of your visa and work permit under ‘attachments” of your application in Inspira.
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.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.