UNIFIL Job Vacancy
Naqoura - Lebanon

Department/Office:United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
Duty Station:NAQOURA
Posting Period:28 November 2018 – 27 December 2018
Job Opening Number:18-Human Resources-UNIFIL-107213-R-Naqoura (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in Integrated Mission Training Centre in the Mission Support Centre, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The incumbent will report to the Chief IMTC through the Staff Development Officer or his/her designate.


Within the delegated authority, the Staff Development Assistant at the GS-5 level will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

•Assist in the delivery of a range of technical and substantive training in the areas of safety and security, induction, leadership and management, communication skills, planning, train-the-trainer, performance appraisal and managing transitions;

•Organize and conduct development initiatives such as mentoring and capacity building for staff;

•Support the Staff Development Officer in ensuring that training and development meet current needs and anticipate to the extent possible, future needs; 

•Support the preparation of monitoring reports on staff development and career support programmes;

•Assist in the coordination with military training officers to ensure that integrated training is developed and delivered to meet cross-cutting needs and build the capacity of national training staff with the Integrated Mission Training Centre (IMTC) where applicable;

•Support the monitoring and evaluation of training, including through data and information management, using learning management systems, electronic knowledge management tools and databases;

•Assist in the development and upgrading of relevant training materials as necessary;

•Collaborate with other mission functions including mission Gender Advisor, Staff Counselor and UN Agencies to ensure that cross cutting issues are incorporated in the design of training and development programmes;

•Assist in the collection and maintenance of statistical data on training activities and respond to queries and request for information on training programmes;

•Support the delivery of a client-focused and responsive service to field missions;

•Perform any other duties as required


PROFESSIONALISM – 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;

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 the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed;

TEAMWORK – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings;

Gender – Committed to implementing the goal of gender equality by treating men and women equally and ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work


-High School diploma or equivalent is required
-Additional UNIFIL job-related and mandatory training are desirable.

Work Experience

-A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in teaching/training delivery or related area is required. A good knowledge of computer programmes (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other electronic tools for data management is required.

-Experience in training design, delivery and evaluation, training materials preparation and report writing are 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; 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.
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


Above texts are copied from United Nations Official Web Page (careers.un.org) 
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