Job Vacancies Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)
Position: Training Officer
Department/ Office INTEGRATED TRAINING SERVICE
Duty Station NEW YORK
Posting Period 21 November 2011-20 January 2012
Job Opening number 11-HRE-DPKO PET ITS-21469-R-NEW YORK
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
This post is located in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Policy, Evaluation and Training Division, Integrated Training Service (ITS), Field Training Support Team. The Training Officer reports to the Field Training Support Team Leader.
Job Vacancies Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Training Officer will be responsible for the following duties: Manage peacekeeping training information and training related projects; provide guidance on technical web issues; maintain the peacekeeping training database and content on official websites; participate in the DPKO Internet and Intranet Working Groups projects and activities; observe, survey and evaluate training effectiveness, as directed by the Chief of ITS; collect training effectiveness data; evaluate training methodologies used in training; respond to Member States requests for peacekeeping training publications, data and information; support and assist in the production of peacekeeping training materials and presentations of instructors; monitor the changes and direction of peacekeeping training and education worldwide. The training officer is also required to coordinate and conduct DPKO training activities; participate in the development and implementation of training policies; participate in the development standards and materials; support training cells in field mission; gather and analyze training-related information and draft reports and other documents; prepare and manage training budgets. The training officer may be required to travel to countries of the Member States or to peacekeeping field missions to assist in conducting peacekeeping training activities or to meet internal DPKO goals and commitments.
Job Vacancies Competencies
Thorough familiarity with peacekeeping training policy and organization; ability to provide sound peacekeeping training advice. Proven research, analytical and evaluative skills. Ability to identify issues, formulate concepts and options and make conclusions and recommendations. Ability to produce high quality work with limited supervision and in unfamiliar environments. Respect for diversity.
Planning and Organizing:
Understanding of strategic planning processes and ability to plan, coordinate and deliver complex training activities. Ability to establish priorities, think laterally and creatively, plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan. Ability to manage projects against approved milestones and deadlines and to monitor and report on performance of staff under supervision.
Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Job Vacancies Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in human resources, management, business or public administration, education, training or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree.
Job Vacancies Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, training or related area. Experience in a Peacekeeping mission is desirable. Experience as a Training Officer is desirable. Experience in management of e-learning training programme is desirable.
Job Vacancies Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.
Job Vacancies Assessment Method
Evaluation of a qualified applicants may include assessment exercise, which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
Job Vacancies Special Notice
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
Job Vacancies United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Job Vacancies 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.
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