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

Job Title:     Training Officer
Organisation: United Nations
Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)
Vacancy Code: 17-Human
Resources-DPKO-75736-J-Entebbe (X)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Grade: P4
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
  • 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;
  • 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
  • The incumbent will formulate 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 incumbent will also manage performance
    and institute programmes to build the capacity of personnel within the
    centre to ensure that training programmes are delivered in accordance with
  • Coordinate 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
  • The jobholder will 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;
  • The incumbent will create and maintain
    comprehensive training project documentation, prepare and review training
    project reports for the use of stakeholders at agreed periods and, as
  • 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
    field such as education or social sciences is required. A first-level
    university degree in a relevant combination of academic qualifications and
    experience in training may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university
  • 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
  • Prior exposure and experience in starting
    up a training institution is desired.
  • Previous 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 concerns;
  • 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 planning
  • 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 subordinates
  • Shows willingness to learn from others
  • Seeks feedback to learn and improve
Managerial Competencies:
  • Identifies strategic issues, opportunities
    and risks.
  • 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
  • Conveys enthusiasm about future
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: 23rd March 2017
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