May 2, 2016

Security Training Officer ,Kenya

Employer: United Nations
Location: Nairobi Kenya
Closing: 19 June 2016
Job Opening Number: 59257

Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or availability of the funds.

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 and duty stations in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

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. The Training and Development Section (TDS) prepares standardized security Competency Based Learning modules and related materials on UN safety and security related topics and deploys Mobile Training Team (MTT) missions to conduct security training missions for all United Nations (UN) security officers, Designated Officials, Security Management Team members and UN personnel at large in the field. This post is located within the Training and Development Section of the Field Support Service of DSS in Nairobi, Kenya and reports to the Mobile Training Team (MTT) leader.


Under the supervision of the Mobile Training Team (MTT) leader, the Security Training Officer (Medical) 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, with special emphasis on First Responder Training.
The following are some of the duties and responsibilities of the Security Training Officer (Medical):
- Deliver and implement medical response training CBL modules related to crisis management/response, specifically for mass casualty planning and medical evacuations, including 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 (record and maintain the inventory for all medical training materials required for MTT run courses, ensuring that all appropriate learning materials are available to be utilized on all courses delivered) 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; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

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 degree) in Education, Law Enforcement, Business, Security Management, Nursing, Medicine or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Emergency Medical Technician qualification or equivalent certification in emergency medical training are desirable. 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 competency based learning and adult learning is required. Adult learning experience including the design and delivery of policy based learning programmes is required. At least two years of formal experience in developing and presenting medical training and Mass Casualty response training is desirable. UN Agency, Fund, Programme or Organization field security experience is desirable.


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


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

United Nations Considerations

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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.

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