Job Opening

Posting Title: Expert, training on standards of conduct
Department/Office: Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance Office of Human Resources
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 17 August 2022 - 26 August 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance Office of Human Resources-187876-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Produce, in cooperation with a vendor:

• A final e-learning course on ‘maintaining conduct and discipline for UN military and police commanders’ of approximately 1 hour in length.
• An off-line version of the course (PowerPoint slide deck with speaking notes, stand-alone videos from the e-learning course, Instructor’s Guide).
• Two infographics (flow charts) showing the misconduct reporting and investigative process (based on video 3): one infographic for military commanders and one for police commanders. It should be presented from their perspective.
• A Deployment Guide (2 pages) with key points from the course, with enhanced visuals
• Design and deliver piloting exercises on the RTP.
• Final set of RTP training materials, with incorporated feedback from the piloting exercises.

Work Location

Remote (involving travel)

Expected duration

A total of 174 days within an 8 months period.

Duties and Responsibilities

One of the unique features of United Nations’ peacekeeping is that it brings together military and police commanders, along with civilian managers, with the expectation that they will be able to enforce UN standards of conduct and lead effectively within a civilian structure.

Previous scoping work for the pipeline for peacekeeping command completed in October 2020 identified the need for a new UN pre-deployment training package or ‘Reinforcement Training Package (RTP)’ for military and police commanders on conduct and discipline and prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) for use by troop-contributing countries (TCCs)/ police-contributing countries (PCCs).

Between late 2021-July 2022, a new training package called ‘Reinforcement Training Package or RTP’ for UN military and police commanders on conduct and discipline has been developed. The package includes: a RTP instructor’s guide, a new e-learning course on misconduct, classroom-based exercises such as discussion case studies; and injects to insert into table-top planning exercises or field training exercises.

As a next step, the developed e-learning course is to be produced by a UN vendor and the rest of the RTP is to be piloted before it is finalised.

The objectives are:
• to work with a UN vendor to produce an e-learning course, an off-line version and related infographics.
• to pilot the Reinforcement Training Package in pre-deployment trainings conducted by TCC-PCCs.

The RTP will be tested whether the methodology used in the practical exercises and injects as well as the evaluation approach for the course is appropriate and works in practice.

The consultant will pilot elements of the RTP in two live courses (one FPU Command Staff course and in one pre-deployment course for military commanders) as well as up to 10 remote piloting exercises run by trainers in national or regional peacekeeping training centres. The two live pilots will involve: design of the pilot, participating in the pilot, analysing feedback from the pilot. During the live pilot, the consultant will participate in trainer preparations for the piloting, observe the exercise/inject run by the trainer, participate in analysis of data on participant performance and participation, and obtain feedback from trainers. The remote pilots will involve developing a package of instructions for trainers and managing the remote piloting process.

The consultant will be located in the Conduct and Discipline Service (CDS) of the Administrative Law Division (ALD) of the Human Resources Office (OHR), and will be responsible for the following:

Phase 1
• Leads consultative meetings with a vendor responsible for development of the e-learning
• Coordinates with vendor on concept, technical requirements, design of exercises and final test, graphics
• Reviews and provides feedback on the eLearning course, off-line version, infographics and Deployment Guide developed by the vendor, including on the concept, e-learning storyboard, graphics/images, videos, voiceovers, infographics, exercise design and test design
• Leads consultative meetings with relevant stakeholders in CDS/ALD and other entities as required
• Provides advice to the vendor on a concept for an off-line version of the e-learning course
• Produces an instructor’s guide to the off-line version (and incorporate one round of feedback from the UN client and vendor on it)

Phase 2
• Develops a remote piloting package (e.g. Note Verbale, instructions, cover email, feedback form for trainers, feedback form for trainees)
• Briefs the UN and testers on how to use the remote piloting package, as required
• Coordinates with testers on substantive questions relating to the RTP content and pilot
• Analyses feedback from max. 10 remote pilots and debrief to UN stakeholders on remote piloting findings

Phase 3
• Designs two in-person, live pilots, including all feedback questionnaires/tools needed for the live pilots
• Coordinates with trainers involved in two pilots
• Develops and delivers a live pilot in an FPU pre-deployment course
• Develops and delivers a live pilot in a military pre-deployment course
• Incorporates feedback from the remote and live pilots into a final set of RTP training materials

Qualifications/special skills

- Strong analysis and drafting skills.
- Strong understanding of UN rules and regulations and policies on standards of conduct including sexual exploitation and abuse.

Academic Qualifications:
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science or a related field is required. A relevant first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the above fields in combination with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

- A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in training development and/or knowledge management and/or planning, preferably in relation to the United Nations or similar organization is required.
- Experience with rules and regulations and policies on standards of conduct including sexual exploitation and abuse in the United Nations or similar organization is required.
- Experience in designing and delivering training courses is required.

- Fluency in English and in French is required.

No Fee


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