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

Organisation: United Nations
Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)
Vacancy Code: 17-Human
Resources-DPKO-73757-J-Entebbe (R)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to: Field Training
Support Team leader
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 Responsibilities:
Within delegated authority, the Training Officer will be responsible for
the following duties:
  • Manages 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
    Mission Training Plan that addresses special –to-mission training needs
    and the priority strategic and job-specific and technical training
    priorities transmitted from headquarters, while minimizing duplication.
  • The jobholder will assess and determine
    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
  • Coordinates the preparation and
    implementation of the mission training budget in accordance with the
    Mission 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.
  • Regularly monitors the implementation of
    the Mission Training Plan and regularly updating the mission Senior
    Management and ITS/DPET on implementation and constraints, including in
    relation to resourcing. Ensures the periodic evaluation of
    mission-conducted training.
  • Manages and coordinates the work of all
    Training Officers and Training Focal points in the mission to ensure that
    training and development activities are implemented in accordance with the
    Mission Training Plan and established standards. Depending upon the
    composition of the field mission, the Integrate Mission Training Centre
    (IMTC) may carry civilian, military and United Nations Police personnel
    training functions.
  • Performs other duties as required.
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 or learning,
    management, or related field such as education or social science is
    required. A first-level university degree in any of these fields, in
    combination with extensive professional experience in training and
    development may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least seven (7) years of progressively
    responsible experience in learning and development, adult learning,
    training, or related field is required.
  • Previous experience in the management of a
    training section/unit within a field mission is required.
  • At least five years’ experience, within a
    training function, in the design, management, evaluation, and practical
    delivery of formal peacekeeping training sessions and programmes is
  • A minimum of three (3) years of
    supervisory experience is required.
  • Previous experience working in a
    multicultural and/or international work environment and a field mission or
    post-conflict environment outside of your home country is also required.
  • Participation in a formal training
    certification programme is desirable.
  • Languages:, English is
    required. Knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN
    official language is an advantage
Personal Competencies:
Core Competencies:
  • Demonstrates knowledge of course design,
    development, and delivery to include classroom, distance learning, and
    practical training techniques
  • Has ability to manage and lead training
  • Demonstrates proven research, liaison,
    analytical and coordination skills to include the identification and
    promotion of training requirements
  • Able to conduct training evaluation
  • Has ability to prepare and implement
  • Committed to gender equality by
    encouraging equal participation and full involvement of women and men in
    all aspects of peace operations
  • 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 concerns
  • Shows persistence when faced with
    difficult problems or challenges
  • Remains calm in stressful situations
  • 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 & 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
  • Uses time efficiently
Managing Performance:
  • Delegated the appropriate responsibility,
    accountability and decision-making authority
  • Makes sure that roles, responsibilities
    and reporting lines are clear to each staff member
  • Accurately judges the amount of time and
    resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills
  • Monitors progress against milestones and
  • Regularly discusses performance and
    provides feedback and coaching to staff
  • Encourages risk-taking and supports
    creativity and initiative
  • Actively supports the development and
    career aspirations of staff
  • Appraises performance fairly
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: 10th
February 2017
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