Posting Title:Training Assistant, G5
Job Code Title:Training Assistant
Department/Office:United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
Duty Station:NAQOURA
Posting Period:27 November 2017 – 26 December 2017
Job Opening Number:17-Human Resources-UNIFIL-88556-R-Naqoura (M)


Special Notice

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.

Org. Setting and Reporting

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


•Contribute to the design, organization and delivery of training and development programmes for the enhancement of competencies and upgrading of staff technical skills and to meet mandate implementation.
•Contribute to the design of mission-readiness and orientation programmes which encompass a range of activities including, inter-alia, technical and substantive trainings safety and security, induction training, leadership and management.
•Contribute to the design of specific training programmes to meet unique mission operational requirements and staff development needs.
•Co-coordinate and organize specialized training programmes with the various functional and substantive areas of civilian and military that meet cross-cutting training needs such as HIV/AIDS awareness, Gender, and safety and security as applicable.
•Contribute to the development of systems and methods for disseminating information to mission personnel on training and staff development opportunities, including distance learning, self-study and other sources of learning.
•Collect and maintain statistical data on training activities and respond to queries and requests for information on training programmes.
•Contribute to the preparation and monitoring of budgetary allocations through regular reviews.
•Draft routine and ad hoc outputs and provide effective monitoring reports and data
•Deliver Language or IT courses in Mission and contribute to the delivery of online language and IT programmes.
•Perform any other duties, as assigned


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 BI, SRM and ECC module is desirable. 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.

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 delegated assignments and takes personal 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.


High School diploma or equivalent is required.
Further diploma or certification in administrative tasks and in training is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of design, delivery and evaluation of training courses or related areas such as assessing training needs and planning training programmes is required.
Experience in delivery of workforce training in a multi-cultural and/or international work environment 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.

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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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 At-a-Glance on “The Application Process” and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: 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 a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

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