|Posting Title:||TRAINING OFFICER, P4|
|Job Code Title:||TRAINING OFFICER|
|Department/Office:||Department of Peace Operations|
|Posting Period:||28 January 2020 - 12 March 2020|
|Job Opening Number:||20-Human Resources-DPO-127308-R-Entebbe (R)|
The position is located in Entebbe, Uganda within the Integrated Training Service (ITS) of the Division of Policy, Evaluation and Training (DPET), Department of Peace Operations (DPO). ITS provides training support to troop and police contributing countries and to field mission led by DPO, the Department of Peacebuilding and Political Affairs (DPPA) and the Department of Operational Support (DOS). The incumbent reports to the Field Training Support Team leader.Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Training Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Oversees the design, development, delivery and evaluation of training, learning and development programmes for field mission personnel, to support mandate implementation.
• Coordinate the preparation of an annual Training Plan that addresses identified training needs and the priority strategic and job-specific and technical training priorities transmitted from headquarters, while minimizing duplication.
• Assesses and determines organizational and programme needs for new or modified training policies or practices; conceiving, formulating and testing new approaches, processes or techniques, advocating the learning strategy and policies; and planning and monitoring the introduction of changes to training and practices.
• Coordinates the preparation and implementation of the training budget in accordance with the Training Plan and other planning documents including the Result-Based Budget, provides and ensures that resources are allocated appropriately so that training is cost-effective and has the maximum operational impact.
• Monitors the implementation of the Training Plan and regularly updating Senior Management and ITS/DPET on implementation and constraints, including in relation to resourcing. Ensures the periodic evaluation of conducted training.
• Manages and coordinates the work of all Training Officers and Training Assistants to ensure that training and development activities are implemented in accordance with the Training Plan and established standards. Liaises with other civilian, military and United Nations Police personnel in respect of the training functions and delivery of programmes.
• Performs other duties as required.
Knowledge of course design, development, and delivery to include classroom, distance learning, and practical training techniques. Ability to manage and lead training teams. Demonstrates proven research, liaison, analytical and coordination skills to include the identification and promotion of training requirements. Able to conduct training evaluation. Ability to prepare and implement budgets. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Planning and organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in training or learning, management, or related fields such as education or social science is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience in training and development may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.Work Experience
A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in learning and development, adult learning or training is required.
At least 3 years of substantive experience in the management of a training section/unit within a field office/mission is required.
A minimum of 4 years experience, within a training function, in the design, management, evaluation, and practical delivery of formal peacekeeping training sessions and programmes is required.
Experience working in a multicultural and/or international work environment and field mission or post-conflict environment outside of your home country is required.
Participation in a formal training certification programme is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required; and fluency in French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.Special Notice
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 November 2019, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Applicants from troop- and police-contributing countries who are found most suitable and recommended for selection will be given due consideration for positions in a peacekeeping operation or Headquarters support account funded positions in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support, taking into account their contribution to United Nations peacekeeping, in accordance with General Assembly resolutions 66/265 and 67/287. For the latest list of troop- and police-contributing countries, visit the following website: https://peacekeeping.un.org/en/troop-and-police-contributors.
This post is financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations. Extension of appointment is subject to budgetary approval.
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations 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. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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