Deadline: 11 June 2016
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Surge Training Officer in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Surge Training Officer will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the surge capacity training programme.
OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Surge Training Officer will perform the following functions-
- Support the organization and implementation of Stand-by Partnership (SBP) training programme through advising partner organizations on training methodology, course design, graduate evaluation, and the use of advanced technology for training delivery.
- Organize and/or conduct training seminars for surge staff development for SBP roster members.
- Act as Focal Point for surge capacity participants in cross-Branch training initiatives.
- Collaborate with technical sections within OCHA on the design, organization, conduct evaluation of related surge needs and training inputs.
- Organizing and conducting coaching sessions with personnel from various OCHA surge mechanisms.
- Assisting the deployment teams with preparing surge staff for deployments.
- Providing support for the debriefings for members of surge deployment teams upon request of the respective teams.
- Maintaining comprehensive statistics, including statistics on participants, resources and logistics, and on training delivery.
- Providing support for the liaison with training event hosts and mobilizing new partnerships for residential training courses.
- Making projection for the annual needs for training material and initiate purchase.
- Contribute to /attend various internal coordination fora on rapid response and surge mechanisms, including deployment on short notice of the various humanitarian crisis response operations.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), in applied teaching pedagogy, education, human resources, social science, international relations or public administration is required.
- First level university degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience in an international setting in the area of staff development is required.
- Minimum 1 year of working in the humanitarian emergency field context is desirable.
- Experience in designing training programmes and promoting training would also be an asset.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Knowledge of another official UN language, preferably French, is an advantage.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit OCHA.