Job Opening

Posting Title: Training Consultant
Department/Office: United Nations Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia
Duty Station: ASHKHABAD
Posting Period: 16 March 2022 - 30 March 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia-177023-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Sorry, this job opening is no longer available.

Result of Service

People-to-people contacts generated and strengthened among young people in border areas throughout Central Asia and Afghanistan, leading to greater inter-cultural understanding. Young people in border areas trained in the tools and concepts of preventive diplomacy and empowered to use them in their daily life. In the long term, this initiative seeks to foster a culture of preventive diplomacy throughout the region and help communities along the region's borders become more resilient.

Work Location

Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan

Expected duration

Starting from 01 April 2022 through 31 December 2022 with the possibility of further extension, subject to
the availability of funding

Duties and Responsibilities

BACKGROUND / PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Young people under the age of 29 make up more than 50% of the population of Central Asia and Afghanistan and have great potential to support peace and development throughout the region, but their opportunities often remain untapped.

In this regard, the United Nations Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) in 2019 launched its new initiative, the Preventive Diplomacy Academy (PDA) under the United Nations Youth Strategy and the elements of prevention contained in Security Council resolutions 2250 (2015) and 2419 (2018) on youth, peace, and security standard methods of preventive diplomacy, intercultural dialogue, leadership skills, conflict prevention strategies and the basics of project management. The result of the project activities in 2019 was the First Regional Government Youth Dialogue.
In 2022, the UNRCCA Preventive Diplomacy Academy planned to build on the results of previous years by extending the duration of the workshops to 24 online sessions to include additional theoretical sessions on the United Nations Peace and Security Pillar, the UN-75 Global Initiative and the Security Council Resolution on Youth, Peace and Security.

FUNCTIONS/DUTIES TO BE PERFORMED BY THE CONSULTANT

Under overall supervision of the Head of UNRCCA, and direct supervision of a Political Affairs Officer, the consultant will be responsible for the following duties:

• Prepare training modules for UNRCCA Preventive Diplomacy Academy online sessions in accordance with the existing Training Plan:

• Contribute to the overall planning of the training curriculum and project activities, as well as to ad-hoc events within the project, as requested;

• Travel to the region to deliver the training course to young people in Central Asia if pandemic situation permits;

• Provide expert advice to training participants, mentoring them throughout the duration of the project;

• Contribute to developing the modalities of an essay contest and helping select the winners;

• Contribute to the planning and organization of the project’s capstone event at the conclusion of the project (last quarter of the year);

• Contribute to reporting obligations, as requested;

• Provide expert advice and recommendations to Mission leadership on the further development of this project

• Mentor the inter-regional network of PDA graduates to support the training process and promote the graduates to join other regional training programmes provided by other international and national entities

Qualifications/special skills

Competency: Professionalism: 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.

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 and has the capacity to write in a journalistic style. Demonstrates
openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Has a proven track record of
excellent journalistic style writing skills suitable to a communication portfolio position.

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.
Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
Experience: A minimum of five years of experience in developing training materials and delivering training curriculum to youth audiences is required. Experience working in Central Asia is highly desirable.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in Russian is required. Knowledge of English and/or a regional language is an advantage

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

Sorry, this job opening is no longer available.
Home | Privacy notice | Site map | Fraud alert | Contact Us
Copyright 2022 United Nations. All rights reserved