Training Officer - United Nations, United States, Deadline: Jun-19-2016

Posting Title:Training Officer
Duty Station:NEW YORK
Posting Period:21 April 2016 - 19 June 2016
Job Opening Number:58209
Staffing ExerciseN/A

Special Notice
Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

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.
Org. Setting and Reporting
The Department of Safety and Security (DSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system to enable the safest and most efficient and effective conduct of the programmes and activities of the United Nations System.

This position is located in the Training and Development Section, Field Support Service. The Training and Development Section (TDS) prepares and delivers standardized security Competency Based Learning (CBL) modules, instructional materials and exercises on UN safety and security related topics. TDS also deploys Mobile Training Team (MTT) missions to conduct security training missions for all United Nations (UN) security officers, Designated Officials, Security Management Team members and UN personnel at large in the field. The incumbent reports to the Chief, Training and Development Section.
1. Serves as Portfolio Manager and Chief of Mobile Training Team (MTT) missions to present security CBL programmes to all UN security officers, Designated Officials, Security Management Team members and UN personnel at large, system wide; Supervises and provides appropriate security CBL to members of UN security management network, security system and UN personnel at large; Provides inputs and makes recommendations specific to field CBL programmes to other units in the Section in the development of coordinated inter-agency security training strategies and policies for an efficient and effective UN security learning programme; Ensures appropriate coordination of all venue, logistics and administrative requirements for the MTT; Oversees the fulfilment of all CBL requirements and courses in the field by agencies, programmes, funds and organizations of the United Nations, as appropriate; Certifies participants who successfully complete all CBL programmes requirements; Reviews, monitors, prepares and delivers dynamic training for UNDSS CBL programmes (including firearms related training activities) using current learning material modules, practical applications, guide books and approved Adult Learning methodologies; Ensures that all appropriate learning materials are employed in all security CBL programmes presented; Edits, revises and submits detailed security learning programmes reports for all training courses, in accordance with established procedures, including appropriate recommendations to enhance learning programmes; Uses in-depth knowledge and skills to design tailor-made computer, face to face and on-line learning materials, develops and presents security training in response to emergency crisis situations; Conducts security learning inspections, as required; Provides Adult Learning and CBL input to security learning programmes provided by funds, programmes, agencies and other UN organizations, as requested.

2. Provides advice, guidance and support to funds, programmes, agencies and other UN organizations on matters relating to security learning affecting UN personnel system-wide: Acts as a resource person and participates as instructor for security learning programmes conducted by funds, programmes, agencies and other organizations of the UN, upon request; Provides advice and expertise to DSSHQ Training staff on learning programmes issues in the field, promotes cooperation and maintains liaison with agencies, funds, programmes and other UN organizations on security learning-related matters; Organizes, supervises and conducts training needs assessments, provides analysis of the same and makes recommendations on the implementation of corrective measures as necessary; Reviews the implementation of CBL programmes provided by the MTT Security officers. 

3. Performs other assignments as required.
Professionalism: Demonstrated track record in the field of security management and Competency Based Learning (CBL). In-depth understanding of Adult Learning methods and best practices. Demonstrated ability to produce reports and papers on security learning issues. Demonstrated record of creating an enabling environment to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, motivate, develop and evaluate personnel. Demonstrated record of assigning and monitoring performance parameters and critical indicators. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concern. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations.

Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjust priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allow for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjust plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

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 audiences; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed; ability to draft and to communicate complex concepts.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in Management, Political sciences/Social sciences, international relations, law enforcement, security management, education or related field is required. A first-level university degree in any of these fields, in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification as a weapons instructor is desirable.
Work Experience
A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of security management, preferably in a police, military or national security context is required. A minimum of three (3) years of experience in preparing and conducting CBL adult learning both in field and formal settings is required. Experience providing firearms related training activities is desirable. International field security experience preferably within the UN system is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Fluency in French or Spanish or Arabic is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
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