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  • Posted: Mar 3, 2020
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  • The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was established on 24 October 1945
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    Security Training Officer (Learning Support and Design)

    These positions are located in the Training and Development Section of the Department of Safety and Security. The Security Training Officers respectively report to the Chief of the Training and Development Section through the Security Training Officer, P4.

    Responsibilities

    Within delegated authority, the Security Training Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Reviews and/or provides advice and support to managers and staff, including in agencies, funds and programmes, on security training related matters, i.e. interpretation and application/exceptions of security training standards, policies, regulations, rules and procedures; recommends changes as required.
    • Participates and/or leads security training projects to evaluate the impact of training, redesign existing standards, create new learning tools to address gaps and/or strengthen the management and quality assurance processes.
    • Keeps abreast of developments in various areas of security training and learning.
    • Supervises and monitors the work of the Team Assistants in carrying out all administrative transactions related to security training projects and courses for which the security training officer is responsible.
    • Coordinates and administers examinations and tests related to training certification of professional, general service and other categories of security staff.
    • Identifies and analyzes training, staff development and career support needs for the Integrated Security Workforce and managers with security responsibilities and designs programmes to meet identified needs cost-effectively and in accordance with the Learning and Development Strategy for the Integrated Security Workforce.
    • Provides advice on training, mobility and career development to Integrated Security Workforce personnel, particularly young professionals and staff in the General Service and related categories.
    • Designs, plans, monitors and provides induction orientation, core and specialist learning programmes for security personnel.
    • Assesses training needs, identifies, designs and delivers training programmes to staff and managers with security responsibilities at all levels throughout the United Nations Security Management System.
    • Assists in preparing policy papers, position papers and briefing notes for DSS senior management, the Security Training Working Group, the Inter-Agency Security Management Network and other stakeholders on issues related to security training and examinations and tests, and collects and maintains related data sources.
    • Performs other related work as required.

    Competencies

    • Professionalism: 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 a trainer. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. 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.

    Education

    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.

    Work Experience

    • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in learning and development, adult learning, training or a related area.
    • Experience working in a multicultural and/or international work environment in a field mission or post-conflict environment outside home country is also required.
    • At least one year of international experience in security risk management or in the management and delivery of security training programmes is highly desirable.
    • Demonstrated experience in evaluating training programmes is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French or Arabic is desirable.
    Assessment

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
    Special Notice

    he United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 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.

    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.

    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.

    The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuance governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English.

    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.

    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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    Political Affairs Officers

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This post is located in the Nairobi Liaison Team of the Eastern Africa Division of the Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations (DPPA-DPO), based in the office of the Director-General of the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON), in Nairobi, Kenya. The Political Affairs Officer works under the direct supervision of the Team Leader of the Eastern Africa and Indian ocean Team of DPPA-DPO, under the general supervision of the Director of the Eastern Africa Division of DPPA-DPO, and the overall guidance of the Director-General of UNON.

    Responsibilities

    Within delegated authority, the Political Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Reviews and monitors activities in the East Africa and Indian Ocean regions;assess developments and trends which might affect the political situation in the region or in the countries in the region, and recommend solutions and possible action by the United Nations.
    • Develops, plans and implement projects in support of peace and security in the region, in coordination with other UN entities and national stakeholders;
    • Maintains close contact and strong relations with the East African Community and the Indian Ocean Commission, and work to deepen these relationships through joint initiatives and activities;
    • Analyzes political and related events within the assigned area with a view to providing early warning advice to senior officials;
    • Prepares analytical reports and papers on the situation in the region and matters of concern for senior UN officials;
    • Coordinates and liaises with the other UN presences in the region as needed, and provide substantive support for senior UN officials visiting the countries of the East Africa region, as requested and appropriate; liaise with stakeholders in countries in the region, including with representatives of Governments, national institutions, regional and sub-regional organizations, civil society organizations, partners and other actors, with a view to strengthening regional and national peacebuilding and conflict prevention capacities;
    • Prepares inputs for the Secretary-General's reports to the Security Council and the General Assembly, notes, background papers, talking points and speeches;
    • •Arranges and participates in mediation, peacebuilding and fact-finding missions.
    • Competencies
    • Professionalism: Identifies problems, i.e., political, ethnic, racial, social, economic, etc., causing unrest in a country or geographic area; good analytical, research and negotiating skills. 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, or related fields. Afirst-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experiencemay be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, development, conflict resolution or international crisis management is required
    • Experience working on issues related to East Africa and Indian Ocean regions is desirable.
    • Experience in mediation processes is desirable.
    • Experience working with regional organizations is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English and French is required.
    Assessment

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    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.

    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. For this position, applicants from the following

    This position is funded for a finite period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and the availability of the funds.

    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.

    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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