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

Job Title:    Training Officer
Organisation: United Nations Department of
Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)
Vacancy Code: 20-Human
Resources-DPO-127308-R-Entebbe (R)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
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
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.

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 degree, or equivalent) in training or learning,
management, or related fields such as education or social science.
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.
At least seven 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
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.
Languages: fluency in English is
required; and fluency in French is desirable. Knowledge of another official
United Nations language is an advantage.
Professionalism: 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.
Communication: 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.
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: 12th March 2020
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