Project Manager – Education and TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training), P3

Closing date

Org .Setting And Reporting
The Project Manager - Education and TVET reports to Chief, Field Education Programme.
Is responsible for the overall effective and efficient management of the projects and provides
support to the Education Department including:
• Administrative project's overall budget, reviewing budget expenditures and ensuring that it
is within the frame of the projects financial resources, implementing and managing an
appropriate accounting system for the projects in coordination with relevant finance staff;
• In collaboration with the education M&E officer, implementing and overseeing the
monitoring and evaluation framework and work plan for the projects, monitoring the impact
and progress of the projects
and designing and implementing changes;
• Establishing projects schedules, analyzing business plan and needs, and prioritizing
resources allocation as well as frequent monitoring to evaluate progress, identifying problems
and taking appropriate and timely action to meet desired goals;
• Ensuring the projects progress reports, final report and ad hoc and informal updates to a
range of stakeholders are correct for submission through the Field Director;
• Facilitating training with a clear needs assessment and focus on outcomes.
Mentors staff and selected stakeholders, with particular emphasis on Project Cycle
Management techniques, the development of logical frameworks in project management and
"lessons learned" in order to develop organizational capacity for running and managing the
projects and ensuring their suitability.
Works within the Agency's organizational structure and mandate to accomplish projects,
• Developing and maintaining productive working relationships with projects stakeholders
and team members to ensure the smooth implementation of the projects and ongoing liaison
with HQ;
• Coordinating activities with service and other departments to ensure the impact of the
project on regular operations is minimized;
• Liaising and coordinating with the ICIP and other concerned departments to ensure timely
implementation of construction and rehabilitation works in accordance with UNRWA
procedures and regulations
and in compliance with donor guidelines and approved budgets.
Implements an awareness campaign, with the support of the Public Information Office, on the
profile and awareness of EU Education projects and its outcomes among beneficiaries, the
Lebanese community and a wider audience through the production of videos, press
statements, reports, etc.
Supports the Education Department in the monitoring of ongoing field projects and is
responsible for reporting on these projects.
UN Core Values of Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity and Core
Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by
default. Default managerial competencies may apply.

  • Planning and Organizing
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Relating and Networking
  • Analyzing
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
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    A university degree from an accredited educational institution in Education, Educational
    Management, Political or Project Management, Social Sciences, Development Studies or
    Business Administration.
    Work Experience
    At least six years of relevant professional work experience in educational management, and/or
    project/programme management.
    Minimum of 2 continuous years of relevant international experience outside UNRWA, and
    outside the country(s) of which the candidate is a national or holds citizenship, a passport or a
    national identity number;
    Knowledge of EU project management (desirable).
    Excellent command of spoken and written English.
    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be
    followed by competency-based interview.
    Special Notice
    Type of Contract and duration: Temporary Appointment for 6 months. Renewal subject to
    funds availability.
    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.
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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
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    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
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    resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative
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    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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    on the deadline date.

How to apply

To start the application process, applicants are required to register at https://careers.un.org/lbw/Home.aspx go to Department and choose UNRWA for UNRWA posts. Only applications received through https://careers.un.org/lbw/Home.aspx will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only short-listed applicants will be contacted via e-mail only.

Link to TJO is: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=153109