Posting Title:TRAINING OFFICER (Chief of Unit), P4
Department/Office:United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq
Duty Station:ERBIL
Posting Period:27 November 2019 – 11 December 2019
Job Opening Number:19-Human Resources-UNAMI-127612-F-Erbil (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Integrated Training Section (ITS) within the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Erbil. The incumbent will report to the Chief of Operations and Resource Management (CORM).


The Chief of Unit, Training is the primary advisor to the Head of Mission (HOM) and the Chief of Mission Support (CMS) on the design and implementation of mission-wide training programmes to support mandate implementation. S/he collaborates with senior mission leaders, through CORM, in identifying training requirements and ensuring that a comprehensive Mission Training Plan is developed, the appropriately resourced and implemented.
The Chief of Unit, Training is responsible for:
• Oversees the design, development, delivery and evaluation of training, learning and development programmes for mission personnel, to support mandate implementation.
• Coordinates the preparation of an annual Mission Training Plan that addresses specific mission training needs and the strategic and job-specific training priorities transmitted from Headquarters, while minimizing duplication;
• Ensures that the Mission Training Plan is prepared in conjunction with other mission planning documents including the Mission Concept and the Results-Based Budget (RBB);
• Coordinates the preparation and implementation of the mission training budget in accordance with the Mission Training Plan, ensuring that resources are allocated appropriately so that training is cost-effective and has the maximum operational impact;
• Monitors the implementation of the Mission Training Plan and regularly updates the mission Senior Management and Integrated Training Service (ITS) on implementation and constraints,
including in relation to resourcing. Ensures the periodic evaluation of mission-conducted training.
• Assesses and determines organizational and programme needs for new or modified training policies or practices taking into account changing circumstances and environment by consulting with managers and staff representatives on proposed training policies or modifications; conceiving, formulating and testing new approaches, processes or techniques; advocating the learning strategy and policies and explaining these within the organization; planning, directing and monitoring the introduction of changes.
• Manages and coordinates the work of all Training Officers and Training Focal Points in the mission to ensure that training and development activities are implemented in accordance
with the Mission Training Plan and established standards.
• Whenever possible, promotes delivery of training through the most cost efficient means, including VTC, Webex and other online collaboration application and platforms.


Demonstrated knowledge of course design, development, and delivery to include classroom, distance learning, and practical training techniques; ability to manage and lead training teams;
proven research, liaison, analytical and coordination skills to include the identification and promotion of training requirements; ability to conduct training evaluation; ability to prepare
and implement budgets. Shows pride in work and 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 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.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national, linguistic and cultural backgrounds with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Willingness to solicit inputs and learn from others, to place team agenda before personal agenda. Willingness to share credit for team accomplishments and joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and
maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change
and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and
ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
Managing Performance:
Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately
judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance
and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises
performance fairly.


Advanced university degree (Masters degree or equivalent), preferably in training and development, management, public or business administration, or a related area such as education or social science. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in human resource development, adult learning or training is required
Experience in team leadership positions and in the practical delivery of training is required.
Experience working in a multi-cultural and/or international work environment and or a field mission is desirable.
Experience in a United Nations peacekeeping mission is desirable.


English and French are the working Languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English (oral and written) is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.


Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

This “Recruit from Roster” job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

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.

No Fee


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