• The Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the United Nations security management system (UNSMS) globally. As a global leader in Security Risk Management principles, UNDSS enables the safe and effective delivery of United Nations programmes and activities in the most complex and challenging environments, while maximizing precious resources. To this end, the work of the Department is aligned under a clear mission, to enable United Nations system programme activities through trusted security leadership and solutions.
• This is a unique opportunity to join a diverse, dynamic and exciting organization gaining unique and valuable experience where security provides great value. Besides the opportunity to gain new skills and further advance security expertise, this position offers a fulfilling environment that gives you satisfaction by contributing directly or indirectly to peace and security, human rights, and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Simply, all humanity will be benefiting from your work. Together, we can make the world a better place.
• For more information on the Department, and how we make an impact on the world in enabling the achievement of SDGs, visit: https://www.un.org/undss/ • This position is within the Training and Development Section in the Division of Specialised Operational Support in the Department of Safety and Security. The Training Officer reports to the Security Training Officer, P4, designated as team leader for the Learning Support and Design team.
Within delegated authority, the Training Officers will be responsible for the following duties:
• Provides advice and support to trainers, managers and stakeholders, including in agencies, funds and programmes, on security training course design, technology-based learning solutions, deployment and assessment and recommends changes as required, coordinating with appropriate partners and stakeholders regarding learning streams and projects.
• Prepares special reports, project plans and participates and/or leads security training development and revision projects with a focus on designing, developing, producing and maintaining online and blended-learning courses and programmes.
• Keeps abreast of developments in various areas of security training and learning, in particular with respect to learning technologies and methodologies.
• Supervises and monitors the work of the Team Assistants in carrying out all administrative transactions related to security training records management, Data Collection, Administration of the learning management system and learners, and procurement or development of media.
• Maintains the UNDSS learning Management Systems and databases, and facilitates integration and sharing of data with other relevant UN platforms, to enable the publication of comprehensive training documentation and data for the use of participants and stakeholders at agreed periods and, as requested, preparing inputs, reports and communications for senior management, the Inter-Agency Security Management Network (IASMN) or other stakeholders.
• Plans, organizes, develops, coordinates and administers online examinations and tests related to training certification of professional, general service and other categories of security staff.
• Identifies and analyzes staff development and career support needs, in collaboration with substantive learning teams, and designs programmes to meet identified needs. Prepares monitoring reports on staff development, and career support programmes, including by analyzing data and creating reports.
• Assists in preparing policy papers, position papers and briefing notes on issues related to security training and examinations and tests, and collects and maintains related data sources.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Knowledge in the field of design, delivery and evaluation of training and learning, including knowledge of diverse delivery methodologies (e.g. online, blended and face-to-face delivery methods).
• Ability to coordinate and implement the team's resources in accordance with the training implementation plan.
• Proven ability to plan and organize work.
• Good drafting ability and communication skills, both oral and written.
• Proven ability as an instructional designer of training.
• Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations.
• Provides an environment in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion; places confidence in and builds trust with colleagues, staff members and stakeholders.
• 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.
Teamwork: • 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.
Creativity: •Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
•Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in learning, security management, business or public administration, social sciences, or related area is required.
•A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
•A first level degree or diploma from a police or military education institution in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
• A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in learning and development, adult learning, instructional design, security training or a related area is required.
• Demonstrated experience in instructional design using various methodologies (e.g. online, blended and face-to-face learning etc.) is required.
• Experience working in a multicultural and/or international work environment in a field mission or post-conflict environment outside home country is desirable.
• Experience with evaluation of training or learning programmes or with assessments and testing is desirable.
• Experience in writing course content or producing media or web development is desirable.
• Experience in managing Learning Management Systems is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in French, Spanish or Arabic is desirable.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.Special Notice
• The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is taking efforts to improve gender parity, including full implementation of the UN-wide, and Departmental Gender Strategies. We are committed to providing an inclusive culture and exciting opportunities for women in the security and operations field.
• At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
• Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected. 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.
• Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year. The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.
• Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.
• An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.
• The selection process for this job opening will be conducted pursuant to ST/AI/2010/3 on the “Staff Selection System” and include the compliance review process by a review body described in staff rule 4.15. In case of selection, a staff member of the United Nations Secretariat who meets the definition of “internal candidate” in staff rule 4.10 will be placed on a temporary assignment if he or she holds the same grade as the job opening; and a temporary promotion if he or she holds a lower grade than the job opening. If the regular incumbent vacates the position during such temporary assignment or promotion, the selected staff member will be laterally assigned, promoted or transferred to the position without further selection process under ST/AI/2010/3.
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