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Project Coordinator, Education Department

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Posted date:
November 17, 2022
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November 24, 2022
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Job Description

Posting Title: Project Coordinator, Education Department, F

Job Code Title: Project Coordinator

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

Duty Station: LEB - Other cities

Posting Period: 15 November 2022 - 24 November 2022

Job Opening Number: 22-Administration-UNRWA-194978-R- (R)

Staffing Exercise N/A

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

Org. Setting and Reporting

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 personnel wishing to make a change in its Lebanon Field Office.

UNRWA-LFO and UNICEF have signed a partnership agreement to implement a 5-year Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) project in Lebanon. To support the UNRWA Education/TVET Program in the day-to-day implementation and monitoring of the initiative, UNRWA is seeking the support of a Project Coordinator to engage in the project’s implementation as well as in its monitoring and reporting requirements, including internal coordination with other UNRWA departments, externally with clusters, and in alignment with the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) and Emergency appeals.

Reporting to the Chief of Education Program and to the Project Manager, the Project Coordinator will tightly coordinate and collaborate with the UNRWA Siblin Training Center (STC), having two campuses (the south campus being in Siblin/Saida, and the north campus in Nar El Bared Camp/Tripoli) and will collaborate with the UNRWA Career Guidance (CG) Unit and the UNRWA Youth Innovation & Employment Hubs.


- Implementation and follow-up of the activities, results’ oriented.
- Overall programme support to monitoring and reporting.
- Support UNRWA (Siblin Training Center) STC in analyzing needs, and propose innovative ideas as well as solutions where required.
- Coordinate with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to ensure that monitoring tools are in place and to track the performance of the implementation.
- Responsible for overall quality and timeliness of all internal and external reporting, including quarterly, semi-annual and annual donor reports.
- Together with the project management and Siblin Training Center, provide operational supports throughout the procurement phases.
- Supports in the planning and development of all organizational annual and medium-term strategies pertaining Education/Technical Vocational Education and Training as part UNRWA's contribution to the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan, Emergency appeals.
- Assists in the development of programmatic and technical inputs for strategic fundraising efforts.
- Support in the identification of any potential obstacle or new needs to inform the project management team for proper actions and re-adaptation of interventions where needed.
- Active coordination and collaboration with relevant UNRWA departments to support the integration and running of relevant cross cutting components (including Gender, Disabilities, Addressing Violence Against Children (AVAC), Mental Health & Psychosocial (MHPSS), Protection mainstreaming).
- Active coordination and collaboration with the Youth Unit team to support planning, complementary and smooth running of interventions.
- Liaise with the UNRWA Youth Innovation & Employment Hub as well as the UNRWA Career Guidance Unit to contribute to situation analyses to establish evidence-based data to inform a variety of interventions, including Siblin Training Center courses’ upgrading, Career Guidance (CG) awareness in the schools, advocacy messages on right to work, etc.
- Supports the drafting of relevant policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use.
- Networks with education/livelihood clusters and partners where requested, for exchange of knowledge/expertise to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results.
- Supports in the preparation of communication and information materials.


Experience in working in complex crisis and emergency environments and large-scale project implementation.
Strong familiarity in preparing interim narrative and monitoring reports on all aspects of project implementation.
Ability to analyze and recommend actions to respond to needs for change
Good communication skills and ability to decide and initiate action


Bachelor Degree from an accredited university in one of the following fields: business administration, programme/project management, education or another relevant technical field.

Work Experience

Applicants are required to have 5 years of direct relevant experience in projects’ coordination, including overseeing of budget expenditures and M&E frameworks, or four years of relevant experience in case you hold master's degree

Applicants are required to have out of which at least 3 years working with a UN or NGO

Applicants are required to have out of which at least 2 years of experience in a supervisory role.

Applicants are required to have knowledge of project cycle management

Applicants are required to have experience with relevant computer applications, including Word processing, Spreadsheets, and database packages

Applicants are required to mention if they have close relative(s) in UNRWA (mother, father, daughter, son, sister brother), please provide full name(s) and relationship. If applicable, please provide further details below.

Applicants are required to mention if they are a Palestine refugee. If yes, please provide you Ration Card Number


Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and very good spoken and written English


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' sneeds. This is intended to ensure efficiency and timeliness of the recruitment process.
Type of contract and duration: Limited Duration Contract (LDC) Band F for 6 months, with the possibility of further extension, subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing needs.
This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates.
Only candidates residing in Lebanon, 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 Lebanon, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded.
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. 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.
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.
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
Candidates (internal and external) must declare when filling the family details in their Inspira profile whether they have any close relative (father, mother, brother, sister, son and daughter) working in the United Nations Secretariat which encompasses all organizations in the United Nations System including UNRWA. Non-declaration of a close relative working in the UN system will lead to immediate disqualification of the candidate.
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: Equivalency may apply for this post.
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not
considered an acceptable combination.

Desirable qualification:
At least 2 years of experience in education and TVET
Experience in work plans and M&E frameworks

Conditions of service: Monthly basic salary USD 1,674.00 +USD 167 Special Allowances.
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
The vacancy will be shown on INSPIRA after 24 hours from the posting date. Sending CVs by email are not acceptable and they will be automatically ignored.
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.
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. The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live.
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.
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. For queries and questions, please contact (no CVs are to be sent to this email).
Please find below the link to a video that guides applicants on how to apply to Job Openings that approach you for guidance: usp=sharing
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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 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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