Job Opening

Posting Title: Training Officer [Operational Support], P3
Job Code Title: TRAINING OFFICER
Department/Office: Department of Operational Support
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 14 September 2022 - 28 October 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Human Resources-DOS-187618-R-New York (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The Department of Operational Support (DOS) provides end-to-end operational support, advisory services and other solutions to the operating entities across the Secretariat, including other departments, offices-away-from-headquarters, field missions, and regional commissions.

The Capacity Development Operational Training Service (CDOTS) provides operational training, including on enterprise resource management system and leads as the main facilitator of business process management activities in the UN Secretariat.

The Operational Training section (OTS) is responsible for supporting clients in the design, development and delivery of operational support capacity development programmes in the areas of human resources, finance, logistics, procurement, medical support, governance, resource stewardship, enterprise resource planning (ERP), integrated operational support skills and language and communications. The section is also responsible for the design, development and delivery of senior leadership governance and resource stewardship programs and operational support to the delegation of authority framework.

This position is located in the Operational Training Section in (CDOTS), Department of Operational Support (DOS). The focus of the Training Officer is to lead and support the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of operational capacity development, training and learning programmes for a global Secretariat audience.

Responsibilities

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

• Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of training and capacity development programmes in the areas of human resources, finance, logistics, procurement, medical support, governance, resource stewardship, enterprise resource planning (ERP), integrated operational support skills and language and communications; monitor and analyze programme/project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; identify and track follow-up actions.

• Perform consulting and facilitation assignments in collaboration with partners in DOS and throughout the global Secretariat including planning and facilitating training and development workshops, developing and supporting blended learning programs with a strong e-learning component, and organizational and functional capacity development needs assessments.

• Keep abreast of applied learning developments and methodologies through research, analysis and the presentation of information gathered from diverse sources related to the areas of operational capacity building, learning and training.

• Assist in the review and analysis of issues and trends related to operational capacity development, training and learning including the preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.

• Undertake survey initiatives pertaining to operational capacity development, training and learning including training needs assessments; design data collection tools; review, analyze and interpret responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.

• Prepare various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc. pertaining to capacity building and operational training.

• Provide substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.

• Participate in or lead field visits, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting visit reports, etc.

• Perform other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Ability to design training programmes for operational services and analyzing results collected from surveys. Ability to manage and implement learning programmes, capacity development and training practices, including blended e-learning. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make 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.

Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics, human resources, finance, training, supply chain, IT, learning, capacity development, linguistics, or a related field is required. A first-level or advanced degree in combination with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree in the specified fields of studies.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in learning management projects, capacity development and training, or related area is required.

Experience designing blended training programs with e-learning components is required.

Experience designing and conducting organizational capacity development needs assessments is desirable.

Experience in an international organization supporting capacity development and training is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) 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

Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year. This post is financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations. The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

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.
Education qualification exceeding the specified requirement of this job opening including university degrees and certificates shall not give rise to additional entitlements or benefits or facilitate a move to the Professional category. The movement of staff members from the General Service and related categories to the Professional category in the United Nations Secretariat is exclusively allowed through the Young Professionals Programme competitive examinations. Only a few staff members pass the competitive examinations. Passing the competitive examinations does not guarantee movement to the Professional category. For further information, please visit https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=GP

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for 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.

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.

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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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