Training Officer UN Jobs – Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)

Job Title:   Training Officer
Organisation: United Nations
Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)
Vacancy Code: 16-Human
Resources-DPKO-69743-J-Entebbe (X)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to: Chief of the
Integrated Training Service
About US:
The Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) is dedicated to
assisting the Member States and the Secretary-General in their efforts to
maintain international peace and security. DPKO provides political and
executive direction to UN Peacekeeping operations around the world and
maintains contact with the Security Council, troop and financial contributors,
and parties to the conflict in the implementation of Security Council mandates.
The Department works to integrate the efforts of UN, governmental and
non-governmental entities in the context of peacekeeping operations. DPKO also
provides guidance and support on military, police, mine action and other relevant
issues to other UN political and peacebuilding missions.
Key Duties and
The incumbent will manage and coordinate the
activities of the centre in accordance with training priorities and timelines
provided by the Integrated Training Service, the Office of Military Affairs and
the Police Division;
The jobholder will coordinate the preparation
and implementation of the training centre budget in accordance with the
training plan, provide oversight and ensure that resources are allocated appropriately
so that training is cost-effective and has the maximum operational impact;
Manage and coordinate the work of all personnel
including United Nations civilians (Professional and General Service staff),
military and police training officers, as well as Member State training
personnel who may from time to time work in the centre, to ensure that training
and development activities are implemented in accordance with the Training of
Trainers’ centre plan and established standards;
Develop and implement an evaluation programme to
enable the centre to report its training performance against benchmarks;
Collaborate with other Entebbe Support Base and
Regional Service Centre Entebbe functions to ensure that cross cutting issues
are incorporated into the design and development of training programmes;
Coordinate monitoring and evaluation of training
programmes to ensure application and transfer of learning;
The jobholder will oversee performance and
institute programmes to build the capacity of personnel within the centre to
ensure that training programmes are delivered in accordance with standards;
The incumbent will manage the allocation and
utilization of resources for the centre including managing the activities of
third parties and vendors providing support to the execution of the work of the
Coordinate with Member States to ensure the
timely selection of training participants as well as Member State trainers who
may be assigned from time to time at the centre;
Ensure the establishment and maintenance of a
database to track course participants, performance and expenditure to enable
timely reporting to donors at agreed periods and, as requested;
Manage changes to the scope, schedule and costs
of the centre using appropriate verification techniques and perform risk
management to minimize risks;
Regularly monitor project implementation at all
stages, measure training project performance using appropriate tools and
techniques and escalate implementation difficulties and recommended remedial
actions to stakeholders, as needed;
Create and maintain comprehensive training
project documentation, prepare and review training project reports for the use
of stakeholders at agreed periods and, as requested;
Perform any other duties, as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the United Nations DPKO
Training Officer job placement should hold an advanced university degree
(Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in training, management, business
administration, economics, international relations or related areas such as
education or social sciences is required. A first-level university degree in
any of these fields, in combination with two additional years of qualifying
work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
At least seven years of progressively
responsible experience in the management of programmes for training design or
delivery is required. At least one year’s experience in a UN multi-dimensional
peacekeeping mission in either a military or police capacity is required.
Supervisory experience of a small/mid size team is desirable. Experience in
starting up a training institution is desired.
Previous exposure and experience in designing or
delivering courses for mid-level military and police officers is desired.
Languages: Fluency in English is
required. Knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official
language is an advantage
Personal Competencies:
Core Competencies:
Shows pride in work and in achievements
Demonstrates professional competence and mastery
of subject matter
Conscientious and efficient in meeting
commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results
Motivated by professional rather than personal
Shows persistence when faced with difficult
problems or challenges
Remains calm in stressful situations
Planning & 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
Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as
Uses time efficiently
Commitment to Continuous Learning:
Keeps abreast of new developments in own
Actively seeks to develop oneself professionally
and personally
Contributes to the learning of colleagues and
Shows willingness to learn from others
Seeks feedback to learn and improve
Managerial Competencies:
Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and
Clearly communicates links between the
Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals.
Generates and communicates broad and compelling
organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction
Conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities
How to Apply:
If interested in joining the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping
Operations (DPKO) in the aforementioned capacity, please click on link below to
visit website and create profile or express interest if you already have a
profile on the UN system
Deadline: 30th
November 2016
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