Job Vacancies Department of Safety and Security (DSS)
Position: Training officer (security)
Location: United States of America ( The ), New York
Closing Date: Sunday, 08 July 2012
Organizational Setting and Reporting
The Department of Safety and Security (DSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight to the UN Security Management System (UNSMS) to enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the programs and activities of the United Nations System. This post is located within the Training and Development Section of the Field Support Service of DSS.
Under the supervision of the Mobile Training Team (MTT) leader, the Training Officer will participate as a member of MTT missions to deliver Competency Based Learning (CBL) programs to UN managers with security responsibilities, security personnel and UN personnel, system wide.
The following are some of the duties and responsibilities of the Training Officer:
Deliver and implement CBL modules, lessons and courses as appropriate.
Participate in reviewing and preparing dynamic CBL learning programs of instructions (POIs), including training in response to emergency crisis situations; using current training material modules, practical applications, guide books and CBL methodologies.
Assess scheduled POIs to make sure that they are conducted in accordance with the annual DSS training schedule;
Organize and coordinate all venues, logistics and administrative requirements for the MTT;
Ensure that all Agencies, Funds, Programmes and Organisations (AFPO) of the UN system participate as appropriate and review certification procedures to ensure that the appropriate standards for course completion are met.
Prepare draft security training reports for all learning programs, in accordance with established procedures, including appropriate recommendations to enhance CBL POIs;
Provide advice, guidance and support to AFPO on matters relating to security learning affecting UN personnel system wide; act as resource person and participate as a facilitator for security training conducted by AFPO; Participate in the development of coordinated inter-agency security CBL strategies and policies for an efficient and effective UN security learning program.
Develop and conduct learning needs assessments and identify areas for change or modification as required.
Knowledge in the field of security management policy and field security procedures and techniques; ability to produce reports and papers on security issues; an understanding of the UN Security Management System, the DSS training strategy and a proven ability as a trainer. 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.
Planning and organising:
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.
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 audiences; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Education, Law Enforcement, Business or security Management or related area. A first level University degree in combination with qualifying experience in a related area may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Adult learning qualifications desirable.
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of security management, preferably in a police or military context, including three years of experience in preparing and conducting CBL adult learning both in field and formal settings and/or as learning manager in self-paced distance learning systems. Adult learning experience must include the design and delivery of policy-based learning programs. UN Agency, Fund, Programme or Organization field security experience is desired.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post fluency in English is required, fluency in French is desirable.
As part of the evaluation of your application for this position, you may be requested to undergo written knowledge-based assessment exercises, which may be followed by a competency-based interview depending on the result of the test.
- This position is vacant due to the temporary assignment/secondment of the regular incumbent to another office/organization. The selection and extension of appointment of the selected candidate will be contingent on the return of the incumbent who maintains a lien against this post. If the selected candidate is an internal staff member of the UN Secretariat, the selection will be recorded as a temporary assignment.
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.
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.
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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