Training OfficerJobs at United Nations in Kenya 2012

Job Title:


Department/ Office:

Department of Safety and Security

Duty Station:


Posting Period:

23 May 2012-22 July 2012

Job Opening number:

12-SEC-DSS-23916-R-NAIROBI (O)

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
The Department of Safety and Security (DSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight to the UN Security Management System (UNSMS) to enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the programmes and activities of the United Nations System. This post is located within the Training and Development Section of the Field Support Service of DSS.

Under the supervision of the Mobile Training Team (MTT) leader, the Training Officer will participate as a member of MTT missions to deliver Competency Based Learning (CBL) programmes to UN managers with security responsibilities, security personnel and UN personnel, system wide.
The following are some of the duties and responsibilities of the Training Officer:
- Deliver and implement CBL modules, lessons and courses as appropriate.
- Participate in reviewing and preparing dynamic CBL learning programmes of instructions (POIs), including training in response to emergency crisis situations; using current training material modules, practical applications, guide books and CBL methodologies.
- Assess scheduled POIs to make sure that they are conducted in accordance with the annual DSS training schedule;
- Organize and coordinate all venues, logistics and administrative requirements for the MTT;
- Ensure that all Agencies, Funds, Programmes and Organisations (AFPO) of the UN system participate as appropriate and review certification procedures to ensure that the appropriate standards for course completion are met.
- Prepare draft security training reports for all learning programmes, in accordance with established procedures, including appropriate recommendations to enhance CBL POIs;
- Provide advice, guidance and support to AFPO on matters relating to security learning affecting UN personnel system wide; act as resource person and participate as a facilitator for security training conducted by AFPO;
Participate in the development of coordinated inter-agency security CBL strategies and policies for an efficient and effective UN security learning programme.
- Develop and conduct learning needs assessments and identify areas for change or modification as required.


Professionalism: Knowledge in the field of security management policy and field security procedures and techniques; ability to produce reports and papers on security issues; an understanding of the UN Security Management System, the DSS training strategy and a proven ability as a trainer. 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.
Planning and organising: 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.
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.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Education, Law Enforcement, Business or security Management or related area.  A first level University degree in combination with qualifying experience in a related area may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.  Adult learning qualifications desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of security management, preferably in a police or military context, including three years of experience in preparing and conducting CBL adult learning both in field and formal settings and/or as learning manager in self-paced distance learning systems. Qualifying years of experience are calculated following the receipt of the first level university degree recognised by the United Nations. Adult learning experience must include the design and delivery of policy-based learning programmes. UN Agency, Fund, Programme or Organization field security experience is desired.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  For this post fluency in English is required, fluency in French is desirable.

Assessment Method

As part of the evaluation of your application for this position, you may be requested to undergo written knowledge-based assessment exercises, which may be followed by a competency-based interview depending on the result of the test.

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.

United Nations Considerations

The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

No Fee

How to Apply:

Deadline: 22nd july 2012

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