Job Opening

Posting Title: Training Officer, P3 [Filled from Roster]
Job Code Title: TRAINING OFFICER
Department/Office: Department of Peace Operations
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 02 June 2021 - 16 July 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Human Resources-DPO-154184-R-New York (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Department of Peace Operations (DPO), Policy, Evaluation and Training Division (DPET), Integrated Training Service (ITS), Field Training Support Team (FTST). The incumbent will report to the Team Leader of FTST.

DPET is mandated to develop and disseminate the policy and doctrine guiding the work of Peacekeeping Operations. In addition, the division has the responsibility to evaluate, at the request of the heads of the departments, how those policies are being applied, gather lessons learned and best practices, and use that information to guide the development, coordination and delivery of standardized training, so as to complete the learning cycle. ITS specifically supports the mandate of DPET through the design, development and delivery of training.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Training Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Implements the design, development, delivery and evaluation of training, learning and development programmes. These programmes encompass a range of activities including, inter alia, peacekeeping training courses, technical and substantive training, leadership and management training and organizing development courses. Coordinates and develops learning support mechanisms and activities for peacekeeping staff.
• Identifies need for new or modified training policies and practices, works to identify training requirements and develops strategies to meet them. Provides inputs into the preparation and monitoring of training budgets. Processes training proposals and requests and follows up with training focal points to ensure that training guidelines are adhered to. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of training, learning and development activities and develops appropriate reports.
• Coordinates and provides advisory services on information technology and management practices for peacekeeping training actors at UNHQ, Member States and in the Field, including needs and business process analysis; information technology and management systems and e-learning delivery platforms; and records preservation and disposition.
• Liaises with UNHQ, Integrated Mission Training Centres and Service Centre’s system analysts and developers towards the analysis and resolution of issues relating to the deployment, implementation, maintenance and use of electronic training and learning management systems and its reporting tools and other learning management systems used in peacekeeping training.
• Researches, analyses, maintains and evaluates new applications of information technology to learning and training, training records management, and knowledge management, including virtual Communities of Practice, and makes recommendations for their deployment. Participates in the conversion of training modules into e-learning formats and facilities training on them and roll-out among peacekeeping actors.
• Collaborates with civilian, military and 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 peacekeeping functions and UN agencies to ensure that cross-cutting issues are incorporated into the design and development of programmes.
• Coordinates the provision of administrative logistical support for the Services and Unit; this may include completion of requirements in recruiting consultants and training service providers, documentation of unit activities, drafting and issuance of correspondence within UNHQ or with UN organisation, Member States, NGOs or peacekeeping institutions worldwide.
• Performs any other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of information technology and management of records, in particular, as it relates to development, use, management and deployment of training systems. Knowledge of electronic data maintenance, including appraisal, conservation and migration management; records preservation and description. Ability to conduct research and provide recommendations on information technology and management trends. Ability to demonstrate conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills and conduct independent research and analysis, identifying and assessing issues, formulating options and making conclusions and recommendations. 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.

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.

Technological awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in training, learning and development, information technology or information science is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in workforce learning and development, adult learning and information technology is required.
A minimum of four years' experience in the design and practical delivery of formal training sessions and programmes including information technology training is required.
Experience in peacekeeping Training Management system is desirable.
Experience working in multicultural and/or international work environment is required.
Experience working in a field mission or post-conflict environment outside of your home country is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required; and knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• This post is financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations.

• Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

• At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

• The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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No Fee

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