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Deputy Principal Training Centre and Chief Vocational Training Instructor

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West Bank
Mid level
Posted date:
November 1, 2023
Close date:
November 14, 2023
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Job Description

Posting Title: Deputy Principal Training Centre and Chief Vocational Training Instructor- Fixed Term- Kalandia Training Centre (KTC)- For Internal and External Candidates- Grade, 15

Job Code Title: Dep Principal Tc & Ch Voc Trng Inst

Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)

Duty Station: FO West Bank

Posting Period: 31 October 2023 - 14 November 2023

Job Opening Number: 23-Education-UNRWA-221016-R- (R)

Staffing Exercise N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The incumbent of this post is responsible to the Principal Training Centre. He/she supervises the administrative and technical staff.


The incumbent:
1/ Supervises the vocational training programme including:
A) Supervising and providing guidance to all Senior Vocational Training Instructors, Technical Instructors, Academic Instructors and Trade Instructors in achieving the programme objectives;
B) Preparing and ensuring the implementation of the weekly time-table;
C) Coordinating the preparation, implementation, follow up and evaluation of the biennial work plans;
D) Supervising and developing the instructional staff teaching competency through the use of integrated supervisory tools including classroom/workshop visits, seminars, action research;
E) Planning and assisting in the implementation of suitable in-service training programmes based on the needs of the instructional staff;
F) Preparing and reviewing the staffing table of the centre;
G) Ensuring that orders of training supplies are submitted in accordance with established procedures;
H) Ensuring that equipment and other training facilities are properly maintained and safe-guarded.

2. Assists Principal Training Centre in managing, supervising and coordinating the activities of the centre.

3. Attends to student’s progress including:
A) Reviewing the progress reports and marks of trainees and advising on any necessary educational and/or disciplinary measures to be taken as appropriate;
B) Applying the TC’s rules and regulations to academic and administrative problems;
C) Discussing student's problems with concerned staff, and identifying appropriate courses of action; counseling with students on related matters.

4. Supervises on-the-job training for VTC trainees.

5. Liaises with government and private institutions providing similar training.

6. Acts for the Principal during his/her absence.

7. Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


UN Core Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity, and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default.

i. Leading and Supervising
ii. Relating and Networking
iii. Planning and Organizing
iv. Adapting and Responding to Change
v. Coping with Pressure and Setbacks

* Other Competencies not listed under Functional and Leadership
(i) Ability to exercise communication skills both verbal and written;
(ii) Good skills in problem solving and decision making;
(iii) Competence in preparing syllabi and curricula enrichment;
(iv) Competence in conducting research and market surveys


- Advanced university degree in one of the subjects taught at the centre or in education, Administration or in Engineering.
- A certificate or diploma showing completion of a course of at least one year duration in education or instructor training.

* Desirable Qualifications:
Ph.D. degree in education or education administration or in one of the subjects taught at the centre.

Work Experience

At least three years’ experience in an administrative/supervisory capacity in a vocational educational institution is required;

At least two years’ experience in teaching or instructing in subjects relevant to those taught at the Training Centre is required.

-Please confirm if you live/ reside in West Bank or Jerusalem? And if you have West Bank or Jerusalem ID. please to mention its number down, as it is desirable.


Excellent command of spoken and written Arabic and English.

Conditions of service

-Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment for 3 years; including 1 year probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance, and continuing need.
Grade and Salary: Grade 15 Monthly basic salary USD1,592.60, payable in JD at UN monthly exchange rate, plus a Jerusalem allowance payable in JD at UNRWA rate:
a. The amount of this Allowance shall be NIS 2000 per month for each eligible Area staff holding Jerusalem ID and working in any of UNRWA installations in West Bank Field; or
b. NIS 1000 per month for each eligible Area staff working in any of UNRWA installations in East Jerusalem and not holding Jerusalem ID.

Other benefits include:
•Provident Fund contribution (15.2% of basic salary paid by the Agency).
•Dependency allowances (if applicable).
•30 days of annual leave.
•Compulsory medical insurance.

* Other Information
Possession of a valid driving license.

Ph.D. degree in education or education administration or in one of the subjects taught at the centre.

* Important information
1-This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. Only candidates residing in
West Bank or Jerusalem, and within commuting distance of the duty station with
authorization to work in the duty station at the time of application are eligible to apply. The
Agency will not assume responsibility or accountability to support or facilitate the issuance of
work permit in West Bank/ Jerusalem, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may
be rescinded.
2- Preference will be given to registered Palestine refugees and candidates assisting the
Agency to meet its commitment to gender parity. UNRWA welcomes applications from
qualified candidates with disabilities.
3- A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become
eligible for appointment to the same post or a similar post.
4- Only applications that have been fully completed in UNRWA's online e-recruitment system
inspira will be considered and no late applications will be accepted. The PHP should be
completed with full relevant work experience under the experience tabs as per the
requirements in the Job Opening. All acquired university degrees must also be stated, if
applicable. Applicants applying to positions for Grades 12 to 20 must submit a cover
letter/motivational statement in order to be considered. Additionally, providing incorrect or
misleading information on an application will result in the immediate disqualification of a
5- Please ensure that the e-mail address and mobile phone number that you have written in
your Personal History Form are accurate and active. Your status in relation to the vacancy
will be communicated to you via email listed on your Personal History Form, as we will no
longer be using telephone calls.
6-It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide full, accurate and up to date information
in his/her application form. Any missing and/or misleading data may lead to candidate
7- For UNRWA internal staff, they are required to specify and include their current UNRWA
grade level. To do so applicants should select under "Category" RLG, scroll down to see all
categories, then select their local grade.
Equivalency may apply for this post.
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not
considered an acceptable combination
Advertisements published only in English will only accept applications in English, and Arabic
submissions will not be considered.
The Agency may disqualify applicants whose name appears on the UN Sanctions List or a UN
database of staff separated for reason of misconduct or of staff who separated whilst
misconduct processes were pending.
UNRWA shares investigation and misconduct information with other UN Agencies, and past
and prospective employers, about staff members who have been separated for misconduct, or
who have separated whilst an investigation and/or disciplinary process for misconduct is
underway; and such persons may be prohibited from employment with the United Nations.
The Agency will immediately disqualify applicants who are ineligible for any reason in
accordance with the Agency regulatory framework.
UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states,
regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA
is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the
difficult circumstances in which they live.
For more details on UNRWA, please visit:

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 Considerations
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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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