Background Information - UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peace building, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
Working with us
UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.
With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.
Work life harmonization:
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.
Purpose and Scope of Assignment:
This is a position with two distinct aspects. One aim of this position is to develop and implement the overall PCU training strategy. This will involve the design and co-ordination of PCU training activities in Kathmandu and at Provincial/Local level, with Implementing Partners and local and provincial Governments. Activities will be primarily focused outside of Kathmandu in the Provinces where DFID’s programming is focussed. This will also involve formulating capacity building and training needs assessments of partners. This will also involve the procurement, provision and coordination of training services to DFID Programmes and Partners, Swiss Embassy/SDC Implementing Partners and local and provincial governments on a range of issues, including but not limited to: Conflict Sensitivity, GESI and Safeguarding.
In addition, the Training Coordinator will be responsible for the development of new training materials, to ensure that trainings are updated to best address the needs of DFID and their programmes and partners, as well as maintaining training records
Scope of work:
The position holder is responsible for:
- Planning, Organisation, Coordination and Delivery of PCU Trainings on Conflict Sensitivity, GESI and Safeguarding.
- Updating and extending of PCU training material.
- Design of new training materials on GESI, Safeguarding and other areas, as per need
- Management of Training Records
- Quality Assurance of PCU training and capacity building activities.
- Contributing to the Conflict sensitivity, Crisis and Disaster preparedness and management of PCUs Field Offices and Partners through training exercises.
- Providing support to the Basic Operating Guidelines (BOGs) Group, on request.
In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:
- Planning, Organization and Delivery of PCU Trainings on Conflict Sensitivity, GESI and Safeguarding
- Conduct training needs assessments with DFID partners and local and provincial Governments.
- Seek opportunities to work with Local and Provincial Governments to support their own internal capacity building on Conflict Sensitivity, GESI and Safeguarding
- Formulate a training strategy, implementation plan and budget
- Compile and circulate annual PCU training programme among DFID programmes and partners
- Prepare and deliver PCU trainings in Conflict Sensitivity, GESI, Safeguarding and Disaster /Crisis Preparedness in Kathmandu and the Provinces. This includes sourcing and contracting training providers, organising training venues, calculating training costs, inviting participants, preparing training materials and presentations, liaising with external trainers and delivering training modules.
- Liaise with PCU Field Offices to coordinate logistics for trainings at local and provincial government level
Updating and extending of PCU training material
- Review and analyse training modules and material of other training providers and identify best practices valuable to PCU trainings.
- Review and update the PCU’s existing training material and presentations.
- Update new modules on conflict sensitivity, dialogue facilitation and disaster/crisis preparedness into the existing RM/SED training material
- Introduce new participatory training methods
- Producing and adapting training materials to meet the specific needs of local and provincial governments
Support the design of new training modules, in particular on Disaster Risk and Preparedness, in conjunction with DFID
- Support DFID in developing new training exercises on Disaster and preparedness for DFID and partners, on request
Management of Training Records:
- Manage and maintain comprehensive training records, including records of participating organisations, training venues, number of participants
Quality Assurance of PCU trainings and capacity building activities:
- Develop new systems and formats to monitor and evaluate PCU training and capacity building activities against the PCU project plan
- Compile comprehensive annual monitoring report on PCU training and capacity building activities
- Compile short training reports on lessons learned and areas to improve after each PCU training
- Bachelor degree in Communication, Education, Engineering, Business or Public Administration, social sciences, project management development studies or related field.
- Master degree in relevant discipline is desired and may substitute for some of the year of experience
- A relevant combination of academic credentials and/or industry certifications and qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the university education
- A minimum of 4 years of experience in Training and Development is required
- 4 years of experience (each) in design and development of training programmes, training need analysis and training delivery is required;
- Computer literate; Knowledge of Word, Excel and Power Point Presentations is required;
- Experience in organizing trainings;
- Excellent communication; Coordination; skills and ability to work in a team to achieve
Language: Fluency in written and oral in English, and Nepali is required