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

Job Title:     Training Officer
Organisation: United
Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)
Vacancy Code: 18-Human
Resources-DPKO-96569-J-Entebbe (R)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Grade: P3
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 Responsibilities:  Within
the limits of delegated authority, the Training Officer, will report to the
Head of the Civilian Pre-deployment Training Team of ITS and be responsible for
the following duties:
  • Implements the design, development,
    delivery and evaluation of training, learning and development programmes
    for field mission staff. These programmes encompass a range of activities
    including, inter alia, peacekeeping training courses, technical and
    substantive training, leadership and management training and
    organizational development courses. Coordinates and develops learning
    support mechanisms and activities for civilian staff and builds the
    capacity of national staff within the Civilian Pre-deployment Training
  • Identifies need for new or modified
    training policies and practices, working with sections and mission staff
    to identify forthcoming training requirements and develops strategies to
    meet them. Provides inputs into the preparation and monitoring of the
    training budget. Processes training proposals and requests and follows up
    with section training focal points to ensure that training guidelines are adhered
  • Keenly monitors and evaluates the
    effectiveness of training, learning and development activities and
    develops appropriate reports.
  • Provides advisory services to managers
    and staff, to ensure that training and development meets current needs and
    anticipates to the extent possible future needs. Develops tools and
    participates in the assessment of training needs, collection and collation
    of required inputs and preparation of relevant reports.
  • Collaborates with military and UN police
    training officers to ensure that an integrated approach to training and
    development is maintained and integrated training is developed and
    delivered to meet cross cutting needs. Collaborates with training focal
    points of other mission functions such as Gender, Protection of Civilians
    and HIV-AIDS as well as UN agencies to ensure that cross-cutting issues
    are incorporated into the design and development of programmes.
  • Coordinates the provision of
    administrative and logistical support for the delivery of training
    programmes and team activities; this may include completion of
    requirements in recruiting consultants and training service providers.
  • Performs any other duty as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations DPKO Training Officer job placement should hold an advanced
    university degree (Master’s or Doctorate) in training or learning and
    development, adult training, education or related fields is required. A
    first-level degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in the specified fields with
    two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu
    of the advanced university degree.
  • At least five years of progressively
    responsible experience in workforce learning and development, adult
    learning, training, or related areas is required.
  • At least four years’ experience in the
    design, and practical delivery of formal training sessions and programmes
    is required
  • Previous experience working in a field
    mission or post-conflict environment outside of your home country is required
  • Previous experience working in a
    multicultural and/or international work environment is desirable.
  • Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English
    is required. Fluency of a second official UN language, preferably French,
    is desirable.
Personal Competencies:
  • Thorough knowledge of United Nations
    peacekeeping operations, including integration in missions.
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of
    design, development, delivery and management of training for peacekeeping.
  • Ability to conduct independent research
    and analysis, identify issues, formulate concepts and options and make
    conclusions and recommendations.
  • Proven skills in management of human and
    financial resources.
  • Demonstrates accountability and takes
    responsibility and initiative.
  • Ability to coordinate and liaise with a
    variety of interlocutors.
  • Ability to produce high quality work
    with limited supervision and in unfamiliar environments.
  • Knowledge of information and
    communications technology and its application to the delivery, tracking
    and evaluation of training.
  • 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.
Core Competencies:
  • Speaks and writes clearly and
  • 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 &
  • 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
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: 20th June 2018
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