The Security Training and Policy Officer is located at the Office of Security Coordinator, Office of the Executive Director. The incumbent develops security training for UNFPA personnel to enable UNFPA’s strategic priorities. The incumbent develops training programmes in collaboration with relevant UNFPA Divisions at Headquarters, in line with the UNFPA/UN security policies in coordination, primarily to be delivered via interactive on-line training techniques and learning approaches, including facilitating the compilation and production of training videos.
Under the overall guidance and direction of the Chief of the Office of the Security Coordinator, the incumbent will exercise responsibility for planning, implementing and managing the UNFPA security training programmes/activities portfolio.
The incumbent is expected to travel to the field to deliver security training and learning in conjunction with the Regional Security Advisors and UN system security professionals to UNFPA personnel.
How Can You Make a Difference
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.
● Support the overall planning and design of training courses, manuals and tools and the implementation of OSC’s annual training plan for Country, Regional Offices and HQs Divisions.
● Participate in the development of coordinated inter-agency security strategies and policies for an efficient and effective UN security learning programme within UNFPA.
● Develop training courses, webinars and tools in accordance with the UNSMS/UNFPA’s methodology for course design and in line with the priority areas identified through needs assessments;
● Oversee the packaging, piloting and roll out of training courses;
● Apply new technologies to the development and dissemination of online courses and support the consolidation of training related data and the development of criteria/statement of requirement for online platforms.
● Review draft security policies documents in collaboration with RSAs, prepare briefing material for internal and external meetings to ensure UNFPA’s interest is integrated in such documents;
Qualifications and Experience
Advanced university degree in security management, business administration, political/social science, psychology, criminal justice, law, international relations or a related field is required.
A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A first-level university degree may be substituted with a diploma from an accredited police or military education institution, college or academy obtained over a minimum of a three-year period.
Knowledge and Experience
● A minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience in the fields of adult based learning, pedagogy, training/capacity, (including the design and delivery of UNSMS policy-based learning programmes) and content management and on-line training is required.
● Development related to UN Security training and/or Education, or other related areas;
● Experience working in a multicultural and/or international work environment or post-conflict environment outside home country is required.
● Experience in the design and management of e-Learning materials is highly desirable;
● Field experience with the UN/NGO Security or security training system is highly desirable.
● Experience with videography, video conference platforms/annotation tools, SharePoint, expert knowledge of data analysis, excel, Google sheet is highly desirable.
Fluency in English is required; Working knowledge of other official UN languages is an asset.
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