Department/Office:Department of Operational Support
Duty Station:NEW YORK
Posting Period:22 October 2020 – 05 December 2020
Job Opening Number:20-Human Resources-DOS-141347-R-New York (X)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The Department of Operational Support (DOS) was established to provide end-to-end operational support, advisory services and other solutions to operational entities across the Secretariat, including departments, offices away from headquarters, field missions and regional commissions.

The Capacity Development Operational Training Service (CDOTS) provides operational training, including training on enterprise resource management system and leads as the main facilitator of business process management activities in the UN Secretariat.

The Business Processes and Systems Support Section (BPSSS), is responsible for working with clients and stakeholders to develop the processes and structures by which policies will be implemented across the Secretariat and to ensure that these are reflected in enterprise systems. It also provides training on Umoja, Inspira and other business applications related to resources management.

This position is located in the Business Processes and Systems Support Section (BPSSS), Capacity Development and Operational Training Service (CDOTS), Office of Support Operations (OSO), Department of Operational Support (DOS). This section is responsible for working with clients and stakeholders to develop the processes and structures by which policies will be implemented across the Secretariat and to ensure that these are reflected in enterprise systems. It also provides training on Umoja, Inspira and other business applications related to resources management.

The incumbent reports to the Chief of BPSSS/CDOTS/OSO/DOS.


Within delegated authority, the Training Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Coordinates the design, development, delivery and evaluation of Umoja training, learning and capacity development programmes for the Human Resources functional area, to support mandate implementation.

• Analyzes training plans for enterprise resource management systems to ensure that they are consistent with the overall organizations goals, policies on staff development and effective provision of operational services, and the respective mandates.

• Designs and evaluates assigned training programmes and projects; monitors training programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.

• Identifies and analyses staff development needs through training surveys and data collection tools; reviews, analyses and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares training recommendations.

• Coordinates the assigned training programmes as a part of organizational learning programmes with a specific focus on capacity development needs for sustained end-user performance.

• Evaluates effectiveness and impact of developed training programmes and recommends ways to enhance their effectiveness and impact.

• Coordinates training workshops, in collaboration with the client, including the Training of Trainers events for the successful implementation of assigned training programmes.

• Promotes the use of e-Learning and knowledge management platforms for developing and delivering on-line training programmes.

• Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts blended training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned training topics/activities.

• Supervises the assigned staff and consultants as necessary for performing training activities.

• Provides inputs into the preparation and monitoring of the section training budget.

• Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).

• Performs other duties as required.


• Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of training program design, implementation and monitoring. Knowledge of Umoja and Inspira, or similar enterprise resources planning and human resources management systems. Ability to deliver training programs, including classroom and on-line methods. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of partners including in Peace Operations, Member States, donors and professional institutions. Ability to conduct training needs assessment through client surveys and other methods. Conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research on learning methods. Knowledge and ability to use various electronic internet sources and databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.

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.

• 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

• 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.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in human resources, business administration, education, or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in learning management projects, capacity development and training, or related area is required.
Experience in designing blended training programs with an e-learning component is required.
Experience in developing, delivering and supporting training programmes for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is required.
Experience with training needs surveys and data collection tools is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is desirable.


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

Special Notice

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

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.

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

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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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