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Training Officer, P3

United Nations
Entebbe, Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Temporary

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Job Summary

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), Civilian Pre-Deployment Team (CPT) and is physically located in Entebbe, Uganda. This position is one of four embedded posts placed within ITS from the Capacity Development and Operational Training Service (CDOTS) in the Department of Operational Support (DOS).
DPO is dedicated to assisting the Member States and the Secretary-General in their efforts to maintain international peace and security.
DPET is mandated to develop and disseminate the policy and doctrine guiding the work of peacekeeping, including through the design, development and delivery of training. In addition, at the request of the Heads of Departments, DPET evaluates how the policies are applied, gathers lessons learned as well as best practices, in order to use the information as a guide in the development, coordination and delivery of standardized training, thereby completing the learning cycle. DPET is also responsible for developing and maintaining strategic cooperation with various UN and external partners in this regard.
ITS specifically supports the mandate of DPET through the design, development and delivery of training.
The CPT manages the Civilian Pre-Deployment Training Programme to ensure and improve preparedness, effectiveness and productivity of civilian peacekeepers.
The Training Officer will report to the Head of CPT.
Professionalism: Knowledge of United Nations peacekeeping operations, including integration in missions. Knowledge of design, development, delivery and management of training for peacekeeping. Ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, formulate concepts and options and make conclusions and recommendations. Proven skills in management of human and financial resources. Ability to take responsibility, initiative and to be held accountable. Ability to coordinate and liaise with a variety of interlocutors. Ability to produce high quality work with limited supervision and in unfamiliar environments. Knowledge of information and communications technology and its application to the delivery, tracking and evaluation of training.
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 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 & 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 for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
Advanced university degree (Masters’ degree or equivalent degree), in training or learning and development, management, public or business administration, education, social science or a related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Work Experience
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in workforce learning and development, adult learning, training, or related area is required.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in the design, and practical delivery of formal training sessions and programmes is required.
  • Experience working in a multicultural or international work environment is desirable.
  • Experience working in a peace operation or other similar international field operation is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required; fluency in French is desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.


Within the limits of 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 for field mission staff. These programmes encompass a range of activities including, inter alia, peacekeeping training courses, technical and substantive training, leadership and management training and organizational development courses. 
• Coordinates and develops learning support mechanisms and activities for civilian staff and builds the capacity of national staff within the Civilian Pre-deployment Training Team. 
• Identifies need for new or modified training policies and practices, working with section s and mission staff to identify forthcoming training requirements and develops strategies to meet them. 
• Provides inputs into the preparation and monitoring of the training budget. 
• Processes training proposals and requests and follows up with section 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. 
• Provides advisory services to managers and staff, to ensure that training and development meets current needs and anticipates to the extent possible future needs. 
• Develops tools and participates in the assessment of training needs, collection and collation of required inputs and preparation of relevant reports. 
• Collaborates with military and UN 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 mission functions such as Gender, Protection of Civilians and HIV-AIDS as well as UN agencies to ensure that cross-cutting issues are incorporated into the design and development of programmes. 
• Coordinates the provision of administrative and logistical support for the delivery of training programmes and team activities; this may include completion of requirements in recruiting consultants and training service providers. 
• Performs any other duty as required

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: French (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent),
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