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  • Organization: UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees
  • Location: Lebanon
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Managerial positions
    • Labour Market Policy
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-19

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Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Coordinator

Lebanon (Lebanon)

Education Department

Vacancy Announcement

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Coordinator

Deadline for Applications

19 February 2019

Contract Type

ISP (Individual Service Provider) – 9 months

Vacancy Announcement Number


Duty Station & Department

Lebanon Field Office – •Education Department

UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women and welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for professionals like you.

UNRWA's human development goals

UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. UNRWA has identified four human development goals as the focus of the Agency's operations in committing to fostering human development of Palestine refugees by helping them to: lead long and healthy lives, acquire knowledge and skills, achieve decent standards of living and enjoy human rights to the fullest possible extent.

How can you make a difference? 

You will be joining a team of around 3000 staff in the Lebanon Field Office working to foster the human development registered Palestine refugees.••

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Coordinator will be responsible for:

The main responsibilities include:

•         Contributes to the overall planning and management of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) functional area/s in close collaboration with the supervisor; develops work plan(s) and ensures timely, efficient and effective implementation of these plans towards the achievement of outputs, outcomes, and alignment with programme priorities;

•         Monitors and assesses the implementation of activities related to TVET functions; prepares monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc reports;

•         Contributes to, and participates actively in the implementation of, the Education Strategies and Policies related to the TVET;

•         Coordinates, as necessary, the implementation of his/her assigned functional area/s with internal and external stakeholders•• thereby contributing to quality, equitable and inclusive education;

•         Conducts research and analysis in his/her assigned functional area/s and provides input to ensure that initiatives and activities are evidence-based; develops briefing materials for senior management and external stakeholders, as require

•         Supports the integration of UNRWA cross-cutting issues (gender, protection, youth, Human Rights and inclusion) by mainstreaming them into his/her assigned functional area/s;

•         Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor(s).

Conditions of service•

Monthly basic salary: $2,200 (full package inclusive of all entitlements)

Contract duration: 9 months (extendable according to availability of funds, needs and performance)

To qualify for this position, you will need:


University degree in a relevant social sciences or related subject.



At least five years professional experience in the relevant functional area, in education institutions.


Very good command of spoken and written English and Arabic.


You will also need to demonstrate the following competencies:

•                        Planning and Organizing

•                        Analyzing

•                        Relating and Networking

•                        Coping with Pressure and Setbacks

•                        Adapting and Responding to Change

For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:

Recruitment in UNRWA Lebanon – How it works:

Who we are

For over 70 years, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA) has been working on the ground in five fields of operations in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip providing direct assistance and protection for some 5 million Palestine refugees in the Middle East. UNRWA is mandated by the UN General Assembly to provide this assistance and its mission is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development until there is a just and lasting solution for their plight. UNRWA restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who have been uprooted by conflict with services encompassing education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance.

For more details on UNRWA, please visit:

How to apply

To start the application process, applicants are required to register at by creating a personal profile and completing UNRWA Personal History Form. Only applications received through will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received for UNRWA vacancies, 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/and 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. The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.

General information

This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. As an Area post, preference will be given to local candidates already based in the duty station of the post.

UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and 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

Date of issue: 06 February 2019

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Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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