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Head, Staff Development and Training Unit -- United Nations, NAIROBI

HEAD, STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING UNIT, P-4, P4
   
Job Code Title: STAFF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
   
Department/ Office: United Nations Office at Nairobi
   
Duty Station: NAIROBI
   
Posting Period: 6 March 2015-5 May 2015
   
Job Opening number: 15-HRE-UNON-41278-R-NAIROBI (R) 



The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the
representative office of the Secretary-General. UNON supports programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org). This post is located in the Human Resources Management Services (HRMS), within the Division of Administrative Services (DAS), UNON at the Nairobi duty station.

 

Responsibilities

 

Under the general guidance of the Chief, Human Resources Management Service, the
incumbent's duties will be as follows: (1) Manage and supervise the Staff Development team
to maintain and deliver learning programmes and ensure that they are consistent with the
Organization's Learning and Development Policy. (2) Keep abreast of developments in the
area of staff development and assist in the conceptualisation, design and implementation of
new and/or revised staff development activities, policies, practices and procedures. (3)
identify and analyze staff development and career support needs; develop and implement
programmes and workshops to support performance management, career development and
mobility. (4) Plan and supervise the design and development of new training programmes and
within the limits of delegated authority, manage and supervise the work of teams of assistants
and consultants for purposes of developing, evaluating, and updating training programmes for
staff. (5) oversee language training programmes and UN examinations and also manage the
internship programme providing policy guidance as appropriate. 6) Oversee and provide
policy advice on the performance management rebuttals process. (7) Manage and report on
use of the resources of the Staff Development and Training Unit. (8) Perform other related
duties as may be assigned.

 

Competencies

 

Professionalism – Ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, and
recommend solutions; proven analytical skills. Thorough knowledge of UN human resources
policies, procedures, practices, regulations and rules. 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. Client Orientation – Considers
all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients'
point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their
trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions.
Leadership – Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; is proactive in
developing strategies to accomplish objectives; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing
mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvement; Provides leadership and
takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation
of women and men in all areas of work.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; 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.

 

Education

 

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Human Resources
Management, Public or Business Administration, or related field, or a relevant combination of
academic qualification and experience in human resources management or related area. A
first level University degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in
lieu of advanced university degree.

 

Work Experience

 

A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in human resources
management or related areas, of which at least several years in the area of staff development and training, is required. Experience at the international level, preferably in a
UN environment and with supervisory responsibilities is desirable.

 

Languages

 

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post
advertised fluency in English, oral and written, is required. Working knowledge of other
United Nations languages will be an advantage.
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