Academic Instructor (Science/Physics)

Amman

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY

FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST

UNRWA

UNRWA is the United Nations agency responsible for the protection, care and human development of a population of some 4.7 million Palestine refugees living in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and the Syrian Arab Republic.  UNRWA is committed to assisting Palestine refugees in maintaining a decent standard of living, acquiring appropriate knowledge and skills, enjoying the fullest possible extent of human rights, and leading a long and healthy life.  UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the Middle East with more than 29,000 staff.   Most of these staff is refugees themselves, working directly to benefit their communities - as teachers, doctors, nurse or social workers. UNRWA is seeking to employ a qualified:

Academic Instructor (Science/Physics)

Vacancy Announcement Number

JF/125/2017

Contract Status••••••••

Fixed Term Appointment

Contract Duration •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

3 years including 1 year of probation

Grade•••••••••

10-12

Benefits

Monthly Salary from JD 598 & 300 Fils to JD 710.00. Depends on the academic qualification. Other benefits include Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency) & medical insurance. Dependency allowance is subject to eligibility.

Department ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

TVET

Duty Station••••••••••••

Wadi Seer Training Centre

Issue Date••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

16 November 2017

Deadline for Applications•••••••

29 November 2017

Place in the Organisation

The incumbent is responsible to the Deputy Principal Training Centre and Chief Vocational Training Instructor/Deputy Principal Training Centre – Semi Professional through the appropriate Senior Academic Instructor.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

•         Organizes and develops the subject of specialization;

•         Ensures the proper implementation of the subject syllabus and the evaluation of its effectiveness under the direction of the supervisor concerned;

•         Coordinates the teaching of the subject with subjects taught by other Instructors;

•         Maintains records and controls different supplies of the section and• for the care and proper utilization of the facilities and equipment;

•         Participates in co-curricular activities in the Centre and in different summer courses when required;

•         Participates with other staff members in maintaining order and discipline in the Center;

•         Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

••••••• (A)•• Academic and professional qualifications

•••••••• (i)••• Academic Instructor "C" Grade 10

••••••• A university degree in an approved course of study with major specialization in the field of subject taught.

•••••••• The staff member is subject to termination from the Agency's service after three years from E.O.D if s/he fails to produce an evidence of having completed a training course of one year duration, qualifying him/her for Academic Instructor "B".

•••••••• (ii)•••• Academic Instructor "B" Grade 11

(a)    A university degree in an approved course of study with major specialization in the field of subject taught plus successful completion of a special professional teacher in-service training course of at least one year duration OR

(b)•• Advanced university degree in a subject relevant to his/her field of specialization or in education or psychology OR

(c)•• A university degree requiring at least five years of study with major specialization in the field of subject taught.

••••••• The staff member is subject to termination from the Agency's service after three years from E.O.D. if s/he fails to produce an evidence of having completed a training course of one year duration, qualifying him/her for Academic Instructor "A".

•••••••• (iii) Academic Instructor "A" Grade 12

(a) A university degree of four or five years of study with major specialization in the field of subject taught plus successful completion of a special professional teacher in-service training course of at least one year duration OR

(b)• Advanced university degree in a subject relevant to his/her field of specialization or in education or psychology.

•(B)• Experience

••••••• (i)•••• Academic Instructor "C" Grade 10

••••••••••••••••••••••••• No experience.

••••••• (ii)••• Academic Instructor "B" Grade 11

(a)  Two years of satisfactory teaching experience as Academic Instructor "C" for holders of university degrees of four years duration;

(b)  No experience is required for Advanced degree holders;

(c)  No experience is required for holders of university degrees of five years duration.

••••••• (iii)•• Academic Instructor "A" Grade 12

(a)•••• Two years of satisfactory teaching experience as Academic Instructor "B" for holders of relevant first university degrees OR

(b)•••• Two years of satisfactory teaching experience as Academic Instructor "B" or "C" for holders of relevant advanced university degrees.

Language

••••••• Good command of spoken and written English and Arabic.

Competencies

(i)      Ability to take initiative and maintain cordial relationship with all concerned;

(ii)    Ability to conduct and coordinate training events and develop the related curricula;

(iii)   Strong communication skills.

Desirable Qualifications

Ph.D. in the field of subject taught or in education or psychology.

Equivalency

When the minimum requirements are not fully met, the concerned Director 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.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing an UNRWA Personal History Form. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted. Please ensure that the e-mail address that you will indicate in your Personal History Profile is accurate, candidates shortlisted for test or interview will only be contacted by e-mail. No follow up phone calls will be made.

The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, testing, interviewing, etc). The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.

General Information

UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women.

UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.•

UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for diversity, and for non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staff are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non- smoking work environment.

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.

Date of issue: 16 November 2017

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees
  • Location: Amman
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Physics and Mathematics
  • Closing Date: 2017-11-29

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