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  • Posted: May 10, 2023
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    United Nations and regional organizations; provides administrative and other support services to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); provides joint and common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya, as applicable; and manages and implements the program...
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    Staff Development Officer, P3

    This post is located in the United Nations Office at Nairobi, Human Resources Management Service (HRMS), Talent Development Unit (TDU). The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Chief, Talent Development Unit, HRMS/UNON and will perform the following duties:

    Design, develop, implement and evaluate learning:

    • Contribute to the implementation of all aspects of training specific to UNEP, UNON, UN-Habitat and UN Kenya
    • Recommend to the Chief content and format and delivery mode of training packages to be used
    • Participate in and contribute to training needs analysis and surveys to determine appropriate learning and development strategies/solutions
    • Make recommendations on in-house staff and consultants to be used as facilitators/trainers in those parts of the programme falling under purview of this post and evaluating their performance
    • Facilitate assigned training programmes, conducting retreats and workshops, including Train the Trainer programme and use assessment instruments
    • Assist the Chief in planning and coordinating the annual training calendar
    • Assist in providing administrative and substantive support required for the delivery of training workshops, observe these workshops, compile course evaluations, summarize findings, and based on participants evaluation and observations, recommend changes to the programme
    • Provide relevant background materials and statistics on training activities for inclusion in reports
    • Contribute to the planning, design, production review and dissemination of relevant training handbooks and audiovisual materials, and promote online learning and other alternative methods for the delivery of learning
    • Schedule training programs and supervise maintenance of database of staff participation and
    • Assign, coordineat and review the work of Training Assistant(s)

    Manage the internship programme:

    Manage the Career and Learning Resource Centre:

    • Promote the use of and services available at the Career and Learning Resource Center
    • The Staff Development Officer will also provide back-up on occasions when the Chief, Talent Development Unit is unavailable.
    • Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.
    • Perform other related duties as required.


    • PROFESSIONALISM: Demonstrated professional competence and mastery of the subject and a professional approach to issues. Demonstrated ability in capacity development. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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.
    • PLANNING AND 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.
    • CLIENT ORIENTATION : Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


    • An advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in organizational development, education, organizational psychology, Human Resources with training/learning emphasis or or related fields is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two (2) additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
    • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.

    Work Experience

    • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration, capacity development and training in operational support or a related area is required
    • Experience in capacity development, training, learning, learning administration is required.
    • Experience in the design, and practical delivery of formal training sessions and programmes is desirable.
    • Experience implementing blended learning programs with a self-paced e-learning component is desirable.
    • Two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable


    • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French is required. Working knowledge of another UN language is desirable.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) on to apply

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