Job Opening

Posting Title: Principal Training Centre - Internal and external candidates - Kalandia training centre - Fixed Term - Grade, 17
Job Code Title: Principal Training Centre
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: RAMALLAH
Posting Period: 26 November 2021 - 09 December 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Education-UNRWA-169122-R-Ramallah (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The incumbent of this post is responsible to the Chief Field Education Programme. He/she supervises all Training Centre’s staff in the respective Training Centre.


In accordance with established Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent:

(A) Ensures that administrative functions of the Training Centre are properly implemented, especially in relation to the centre’s financial, supply and transport operations, boarding and feeding operations, and maintenance and security of the Training Centres' premises, furniture, machinery and equipment;

(B) Supervises the implementation of administrative aspects of the training programmes at the Training Centre in accordance with the prescribed curricula/syllabi and timetable; participates in the design and evaluation of programmes and syllabi; advises on programme implementation and development, and recommends new programmes and courses based on established needs;

(C) Represents the Training Centre in conferences, workshops and related educational activities with Ministries, NGOs and other relevant organizations; maintains contacts with employers and enhances the relations with the labor market to ensure the visibility of the training activities in the Training Centre; coordinates with Education Officials of host countries on matters of mutual interest; submits regular reports, as required, on the operation of the Training Centre; receives guests, visitors and hosts activities at the Training Centre;

(D) Maintains discipline and morale among the trainees and ensures their general health and welfare while in attendance at the Training Centre and the provision of co-curricular recreational and social activities for trainees;

(E) Participates in and supervises the preparation of the Biennium Budget of the Training Centre; attends budget reviews, supervises expenditure and control over budget, and prepares project proposals for securing funds;

(F) Supervises and/or participates in the nomination and enrollment of new trainees, and ensures that the Registrar’s functions are properly conducted; supervises and controls residential sections (boarding trainees) in the Training Centre;

(G) Supervises the relevant project proposals, feasibility studies, tracing studies and market surveys prepared and conducted by the technical staff at the training centre for purpose of introducing, developing and updating specializations;

(H) Participates in the design of new training spaces, recommends modifications and improvements to existing premises and facilities; ensures the optimum utilization of the Training Centre’s premises, and supervises the administrative aspects of the short term courses conducted during and after duty hours in coordination with technical staff at the Training Centre;

(I) Supervises and/or participates in the recruitment of staff and performance appraisal of instructional and administrative staff of the Training Centre; screens out competition files, prepares short lists of candidates and attends selection panels as a member; ensures proper and professional conduct of staff;

(J) Performs such other duties as may be assigned.


(i) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others in a team working environment;

(ii) Ability to exercise communication skills both verbal and written;

(iii) Ability to work under pressure and meet target deadlines;

(iv) Good skills in problem solving and decision making;

(v) Competence in preparing syllabi and curricula enrichment;

(vi) Competence in conducting research and using word processor;

(vii) Ability to use the standard PC applications used by the Agency;

(viii) Proven skills in management and leadership.


A Ph.D. degree in educational administration or in one of the subjects taught at the centre or related subject

Work Experience

At least four years’ experience in an administrative/supervisory capacity in an educational institution; and

At least three years experience in teaching or instructing in subjects relevant to those taught at the Training Centre.


Excellent command of spoken and written Arabic and English.

Special Notice

لن يتم النظر في أي معلومة يتم ارسالها بعد تقديم هذا الطلب، لذلك تأكد أن جميع المعلومات في طلب الوظيفة كاملة وصحيحة من حيث الدرجة العلمية (مثلا بكالوريوس/ماجستير/دبلوم) وجميع الخبرات من حيث تاريخ البداية والنهاية، والمسمى الوظيفي ، وجميع الوظائف في تاريخك المهني،وطبيعة العقد( دوام جزئي أو كامل )
مع التأكيد أن يتم ذكر كامل خبراتك العملية والاكاديمية في القسم المخصص لذلك
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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 women.
UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
* Conditions of service
Monthly basic salary USD 1825.4, payable in JD at UN monthly exchange rate, plus west bank allowance ILS1000 Payable in JD at UNRWA exchange rate 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.

Experience in working in his/her trade or technical specialization in industry;

Experience in supervision of a residential educational training centre or college;

Possession of a valid driving license.


In case of a residential Training Center, the incumbent shall be required to reside in the training centre compound.

* Equivalency:
When the minimum requirements are not met, the Director of Administration and Human Resources, in consultation with the Field Director concerned, may exceptionally substitute part of these requirements with a combination of relevant academic qualifications, professional training and progressive work experience.
For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:
* Important information
1-This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. As an Area post, only candidates who reside in West Bank or Jerusalem at the time of applications are eligible to apply. The Agency does not assume responsibilities nor support the issuance of work permits for those who has no legal documents to live in WB/Jerusalem.
2-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.
3-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 disqualification.
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.
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.
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 4,000 staff in the West Bank Field Office working to foster the human development of some 800,000 registered Palestine refugees.

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.

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