Youth Employment counselor (Saida, North Lebanon and Lebanon Field Office)
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Org. Setting and Reporting
The incumbent will be reporting to Employment Service Center Coordinator.Responsibilities
A) Outreaching and polarization of youth
Aiming to introduce KFW Cash-for-Work youth employment project and encourage new applications incumbent will be asked to:
1. Conduct regular field visits to camps and gatherings;
2. Attend universities and educational institutions job fairs;
3. Maintain working relationships with UNRWA education institutes including Sibline training centre and high schools.
(B) Delivery of career counseling services and life skills sessions
1. Deliver individual capacity assessment to registered job seekers to understand their profiles, their professional objectives and to identify their skills gaps; ensures that all needed data and information are inserted processed with the data entry to ESC platform;
2. Deliver customized individual career counseling session based on the needs assessment and develop a follow up career plan with the youth;
3. Based on the capacity assessment, refer the youth to relevant life skills, skills and or VT courses aiming to improve their employability;
4. Deliver intensive employability sessions for pre-screened youth before the referral to job opportunities;
5. Delivery of intensive employability TOT to youth peers trainers;
6. Follow-up and supervise the delivery of intensive employability sessions conducted by youth peer trainers;
7. Provide advanced individual career counseling sessions for youth facing difficulties in finding a job after regular counseling session;
8. Participate in the career counseling update and improvements workshops and provide feedback on the tools in use;
9. Support in customizing career counseling tools based on the needs and qualifications of the target group;
10. Prepare the induction sessions agenda and ensure the participation of all concerned parties;
11. Prepare the needed supporting documents and legal agreements for recruited youth;
12. Delivery of life in the workplace session for recruited youth.
(C) Follow-up with recruited youth and processing payments
1. Conduct regular follow-up phone calls with the youth to check work status and commitment;
2. Conduct regular spot-check visits to youth’s duty station;
3. Follow-up the filling of entrance and exit surveys;
4. Review youth’s appraisals and provide a feedback to both youth and employer;
5. Confirm the attendance sheets of the youth and update youth application on ESC platform;
6. Raise the request of ATM cards creation and payment processing request.
(D) Data entry of youth applications and update of youth directories
1. Registration and update of youth applications on ESC platform;
2. Registration of referrals and youth’s work status on ESC platform and OneDrive sheets;
3. Registration of recruited youth on ESC platform and OneDrive sheets;
4. Regular update of youth applications confirming updates conducted by the youth on ESC platform;
5. Contribute to Youth innovation and employment hub monthly report by adding career counseling section.
(E) Perform other tasks and duties as may be assigned.
Strong communication and interpersonal skill;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others in a team environment and with people of diverse backgrounds.
A university degree in Psychology, Social work, Human Resources or related discipline.
(Post-Secondary diploma with additional 2 years of qualifying experience in lieu of Bachelor degree may be considered)
A minimum of three years of relevant work experience in career counseling, career guidance, public employment or similar activities. . (For Post-Secondary diploma total of 5 years of relevant experience may be considered).Languages
Excellent command of written and spoken English and Arabic.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.Special Notice
Please make sure that your application is filled properly, correctly, and completely; any missing or incomplete information may lead to the rejection of the application by the system.
If the recruitment process generates a large number of applicants who pass the test, the Agency may interview only the top passing applicants to ensure sufficient number of candidates to be listed on a recommended list or an employment roster based on the Agency’s needs. This is intended to ensure efficiency and timeliness of the recruitment process.
Type of contract and duration: Limited Duration Contract (LDC) Band E (3 posts) for 12 months, with the possibility of further extension, subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.
UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups (based on, for example, gender, 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 highly committed professionals wishing to make a change.
UNRWA’s strategic objectives: The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live. In line with this mission, the Agency works towards five strategic outcomes: (a) Palestine refugee rights under international law are protected and promoted; (b) Palestine refugee health is protect and disease burden is reduced; (c) school – age children complete quality, equitable and inclusive basic education; (d) Palestine refugee capabilities are strengthened for increased livelihood opportunities; and (e) Palestine refugees are able to meet their basic human needs of food, shelter and environmental health.
UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions.
Equivalency: Candidates with an equivalent combination of relevant academic qualifications, professional training and progressive work experience may also be considered.
N.B: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.
Desirable qualification: Knowledge of counseling and placement services;
(ii) Knowledge of Lebanon context and the employment issues affecting Palestine refugees.
Conditions of service: Monthly basic salary USD 1,466.20 + SPLA USD 167
Other benefits include compulsory medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave pre-rated to the duration of the contract where less than one year, and family allowance (if applicable).
Candidates need to check the Junk Email as emails from INSPIRA may go to Junk; it is the candidate's responsibility to check his/her email.
Additional information: N/A
General Information: This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. Only candidates residing in Lebanon with authorization to work in that duty station at the time of application are eligible to apply. The Agency will not assume responsibility to support or facilitate the issuance of work permit in the duty station, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded.
During and after the completion of the recruitment process, candidate’s request for review of decisions must be submitted within 48 hours from the formal notification by UNRWA. Requests received after that will not be considered.
UNRWA is a United Nations agency whose staff are therefore 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.
The Agency will disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List.
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.
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United Nations Considerations
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her.
UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups.
At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List.
UNRWA is a non-smoking work 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.
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