United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
Training Officer Vacancy-Job Ref:JKSS/1803/202065
Posting Title: TRAINING OFFICER, P3
Job Code Title: TRAINING OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Duty Station: JUBA
Job Opening Number: 20-Human Resources-UNMISS-133550-F-Juba (M)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Organisational Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Juba. Juba classified in the ‘E’ category and as a non-family duty station . The Training Officer (P-3) reports to the Chief of Unit, Training Officer of the Integrated Mission Training Centre (IMTC).
Within delegated authority, the Training Officer P-3 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.
Identifies need for new or modified training policies and practices, works with sections and mission staff to identify forthcoming training requirements and develops strategies to meet them. Provides inputs into the preparation and monitoring of the section training budget. Processes training proposals and requests and follows up with section training focal point to ensure that training guidelines are adhered to.
Develops and upgrades instructional/training materials for training, learning and development programmes, promotes the services of the Training Unit through various initiatives and marketing platforms and updates activities and accomplishments.
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.
Tags advisory services gender perspective human resources human resources management human rights humanitarian law organizational development protection of civilians public administration training programmes
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.
Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of training, learning and development activities and develops appropriate reports.
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.
Coordinates the organization and conduct of development initiatives such as mentoring and capacity building for staff. Builds capacity of national training staff within the Training Unit.
Collaborates with other mission functions, including the Gender Advisor, HIV/AIDS Advisor, Staff Counselor, Protection of Civilians focal point and training focal points of other UN agencies, to ensure that cross cutting issues are incorporated into the design and development of programmes.
Coordinates and develops learning support mechanisms and activities for civilian staff, in line with the learning requirements of the Secretariat career support and learning strategy and other UNHQ-initiated programmes, as well as other departmental/mission initiatives directed at national staff capacity building.
Professionalism: Demonstrated technical knowledge of all aspects of training and development, with proven coordination, liaison and analytical skills; commitment to implementing the goals of gender equality by encouraging equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operations. 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.
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 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 allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in training or learning and development, management, business or public administration, education, social science or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in workforce learning and development, administration, education, human resources management or related field is required.
Experience working in a multicultural and/or international work environment and/or a field mission is required.
Experience in a United Nations peacekeeping mission is an advantage.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.
Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.
This ‘Recruit from Roster’ job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.
The United Nations is committed to 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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