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Training Officer, P-4
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   07 Jun 2005
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   08 Apr 2005
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   United Nations Environment Programme
DUTY STATION:   Geneva
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   05-PGM-UNEP-405777-R-GENEVA


THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF UNEP RESERVES THE RIGHT TO APPOINT A CANDIDATE AT A LOWER LEVEL THAN THE ADVERTISIED LEVEL OF THE POST.
 
Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Chief, Capacity Building Unit of the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) the Training Officer will perform the following functions: 1. Coordinate and implement training activities of the CITES Secretariat: a. Developing, designing and implementing a training programme for the CITES Secretariat based on inputs provided by all units of the Secretariat, the Parties and CITES-partners. b. Liaising with the regional assistants in order to provide Parties with greater access to the data and information needed for the effective implementation of the Convention. c. Ensuring the proper establishment of databases of training material and training events and their associated maintenance. d. Ensuring that the species projects contain a capacity building component that will strengthen the capacity of the Parties in respect to the sustainable (non-detrimental) use of wild flora and fauna. 2. Coordinate the creation and maintenance of training material: a. Developing, designing and implementing e-learning activities for the Secretariat (such as interactive CD-ROMs and web-based instruction), in order to provide Parties with a variety of cost-effective training opportunities. b. Coordinating the creation of training material, including that for training trainers, keeping a set of training material up to date and available to all members of the Secretariat, partners and interested Parties. c. Reviewing the training material and maintaining an updated version that reflects any changes agreed upon by the Conference of the Parties. Coordinating the translation of the training material into the other two working languages of the Convention. d. Preparing and delivering all documentation related to training and capacity building required for meetings of the Standing Committee and of the Conference of the Parties. e. Liaising with Parties in order to obtain relevant training material. Incorporating any new material into the CITES Secretariat training package as required. 3. Coordinate the implementation of training seminars: a. Establishing contacts with the Management Authorities in the region concerned with the training activity and coordinating the selection of an appropriate venue, date, agenda, etc.; and of trainers and participants. b. Ensuring that any needs previously identified are addressed by the training activity. Identifying and advising on CITES problems relevant to the countries participating in the training activity. c. Identifying trainers from inside the Secretariat as well as outside, agreeing with the Terms of Reference for the training seminar and coordinating training sessions. d. Negotiating draft Terms of Reference for the appointment of training consultants. e. Creating training outputs, reports, recommendations, evaluating efficiency of training. 4. Provide inputs to assist external funding activities related with training: a. Creating a catalogue of training proposals including seminars, workshops, training materials, awareness materials and CITES brochures including work programmes and budget details. Coordinating the inputs for these project proposals with all units of the Secretariat and any other CITES committees as required. Assisting the CITES Secretariat management in preparing project proposals for presentation to potential donors. Following up project proposals presented to donors. b. Reporting to donors on activities for which funding has been secured, through the provision of a financial report and a final report on the activities. Providing to donors accurate and complete information on the status of the project in their required format; discussing with donors and obtaining their agreement to any changes, delays or other variations to a project.

Competencies
Professionalism: advanced technical qualification including authoritative knowledge of CITES and wide exposure to the CITES issues; Effective communication (spoken, written and presentational) skills including ability to defend and explain difficult issue. Teamwork: excellent interpersonal skills including ability to operate effectively across organisational boundaries, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural environment with sensivity and respect for diversity. Creativity: ability to improve programmes and services; with interest in and open to new ideas and options. Technology awareness: must be familiar with MS Office and e-learning and presentation software applications.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree in environmental studies or a related field with special focus on training or a first university degree with a relevant combination of academic and professional qualifications.

Work Experience
Seven years of relevant working experience of which four years should have been within the international organizations.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the post advertised fluency in English is essential and a good working knowledge of another official language of the Convention (French or Spanish) is required.

Other Skills
Knowledge of CITES and demonstrated computer skills including the knowledge of Power Point and other multimedia presentation software applications. Knowledge of web-based training design and application is desirable.


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).   English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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