United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Assistant Learning Development Officer

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Description


This Job Opening is available to eligible UNHCR staff members and external applicants. nterested applicants should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS). Applicants must be nationals of Hungary, and be locally recruited within the country of their employment. Assistant Learning Development Officer

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
As part of UNHCR¿s people and Talent Management, the role of the job is to enable on-the-job and peer-to-peer learning, and to develop and deliver customized learning solutions for colleagues in critical role pools, Bureaux, managers and leaders in order to improve performance and contribute to career pathways. In doing so Assistant Learning Development Officer contributes towards building a positive UNHCR learning culture.
The incumbent also supervises staff and supports the submission for the budget and activities under her/his responsibility. The incumbent will take decisions regarding expenditure of funds in the designated field and is tasked with establishing and maintaining efficient administrative control mechanisms to ensure compliance with UNHCR financial, administrative, and staff rules and regulations.
The post requires the incumbent to work both internally with the Divisions and Bureaux and in Coordination with regional and field offices and external partners concerning Capacity Building and awareness raising activities to ensure appropriate cross-linkages of all UNHCR learning and development programmes with functional and management/leadership component.
S/he will work with external service providers ¿ consultants, e-learning developers, printing and production companies etc. and be responsible for preparing requests for proposals for acquiring goods and services. 
The incumbent establishes strong linkages with subject matter experts from other UN agencies and non-governmental agencies as necessary on various issues with regards to the development of learning programmes and the provision of learning on specific issues.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

- Manage the appropriate solicitation method in liaison with the focal point to identify and contract vendors.
- Contribute to and support planning processes in the respective unit and GLDC.
- Manage projects with internal and external partners to Design and develop learning programmes.
- Support and participate in cross-cutting projects in the GLDC to mainstream and systematize learning and assessment.
- Support the Analysis of learning needs, based on an understanding and anticipation of present and future client needs, challenges, trends and strategies and subsequent development of appropriate learning responses.
- Support and manage the design and delivery of learning programmes, activities and/or events including distance learning, e-learning, coaching, workshop and other approaches. This includes support in the selection of participants, managing the recording system for feedback on the work submitted, gathering permission for use of articles or book excerpts in learning materials, workshop logistics, etc.
- Manage the follow-up and assessment of specific learning activities.
- Facilitate and co-facilitate as required 
- Contribute to the development of written materials, guides, job aides, etc. to be used for training/learning/staff development purposes.
- Ensure learning materials are uploaded into the Learning Management system.
- Provide support to the evaluation of learning activities as appropriate.
- Provide support for the unit in preparing reports, correspondence, technical papers, project or programme plans and general reference documents. 
- May supervise general service category staff and/or interns.
- Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P1/NOA - 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education
Administration; Adult Education; Business Administration;
Communication; Project Management; Human Resources;
Human Rights; Information Management; International Development;
International Law; Journalism; Logistics;
Management; Organizational Development; Social Work;
Politics; or other relevant field.
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses
HCR Facilitation of Lrng Prg
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Relevant professional experience preferably related to administration, pedagogical activities and/or provision of learning.
Experience in design, development, delivery and evaluation of learning activities either inside or outside UNHCR.

Facilitation skills or certification highly desirable.
Additional coursework in adult education, training (external coursework/certification or internal coursework, such as completion of the Trainer and Facilitator Development Programme highly desirable.
Additional coursework or certification in project management, organizational psychology or development, or human resources management or related field such as organizational development would be a strong asset.
Knowledge and experience of UNHCR's operations, procedures and issues regarding UNHCR persons of concern.

Functional Skills
TR-Adult Education/Training
TR-Training and Capacity Building of Governments/Implementing Partners/Refugees
TR-Training Design/Material Preparation
TR-Experience with local partners that provide formal & informal trainings
TR-Assessment of Learning Needs
TR-Organize Learning Activities
TR-UNHCR Learning Policy and Guidelines
TR-Distance Learning/e-Learning/Blended Learning/Enhanced Technology Solutions
TR-Instructional Design and Adult Learning Theories
TR-Design, development and evaluation of learning activities
*CO-Cross-cultural communication
*MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation
*MG-People Management
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates. Competencies as defined in Job Profile Please also note that English is essential for this Job Opening.
See below for this postion's Operational Context

If the Operation Context is available for this job vacancy it can be found  by either:

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The closing date is 19/06/2020.
The position number is #10033738

BENEFITS:Annual leave: UNHCR staff members holding a fixed-term appointment will accrue annual leave at the rate of 2.5 working days for each full calendar months of service (i.e. 30 working days per year). Pension system: Staff members holding a fixed-term appointment will become participants in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). Health insurance plan: locally recruited staff members in Budapest will be enrolled in the Medical Insurance Plan (MIP). The coverage is also optionally available for eligible family members.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a test. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applications will be accepted.UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).
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