UN Department of Peace Operations Training officer Jobs in Uganda

UN Department of Peace Operations Training officer Jobs in Uganda

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • The position is located in Entebbe, Uganda within the Integrated Training Service (ITS) of the Division of Policy, Evaluation and Training (DPET), Department of Peace Operations (DPO).

  • ITS provides training support to troop and police contributing countries and to field mission led by DPO, the Department of Peacebuilding and Political Affairs (DPPA) and the Department of Operational Support (DOS). The incumbent reports to the Field Training Support Team leader.


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

  • Oversees the design, development, delivery and evaluation of training, learning and development programmes for field mission personnel, to support mandate implementation.

  • Coordinate the preparation of an annual Training Plan that addresses identified training needs and the priority strategic and job-specific and technical training priorities transmitted from headquarters, while minimizing duplication.

  • Assesses and determines organizational and programme needs for new or modified training policies or practices; conceiving, formulating and testing new approaches, processes or techniques, advocating the learning strategy and policies; and planning and monitoring the introduction of changes to training and practices.

  • Coordinates the preparation and implementation of the training budget in accordance with the Training Plan and other planning documents including the Result-Based Budget, provides and ensures that resources are allocated appropriately so that training is cost-effective and has the maximum operational impact.

  • Monitors the implementation of the Training Plan and regularly updating Senior Management and ITS/DPET on implementation and constraints, including in relation to resourcing. Ensures the periodic evaluation of conducted training.

  • Manages and coordinates the work of all Training Officers and Training Assistants to ensure that training and development activities are implemented in accordance with the Training Plan and established standards.

  • Liaises with other civilian, military and United Nations Police personnel in respect of the training functions and delivery of programmes.

  • Performs other duties as required.



  • Knowledge of course design, development, and delivery to include classroom, distance learning, and practical training techniques.

  • Ability to manage and lead training teams. Demonstrates proven research, liaison, analytical and coordination skills to include the identification and promotion of training requirements.

  • Able to conduct training evaluation. Ability to prepare and implement budgets. 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.


  • 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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

    Planning and organizing


  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in training or learning, management, or related fields such as education or social science is required.

  • A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience in training and development may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in learning and development, adult learning or training is required.

  • At least 3 years of substantive experience in the management of a training section/unit within a field office/mission is required.

  • A minimum of 4
    years experience, within a training function, in the design, management, evaluation, and practical delivery of formal peacekeeping training sessions and programmes is required.

  • Experience working in a multicultural and/or international work environment and field mission or post-conflict environment outside of your home country is required.

  • Participation in a formal training certification programme is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

  • For the position advertised, fluency in English is required; and fluency in French is desirable.

  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


  • 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.

  • This post is financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations. Extension of appointment is subject to budgetary approval.

    United Nations Considerations

  • 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.

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

    How to Apply

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