UN System Staff College is hiring a Course Coordinator (UN Coherence) – Bonn, Germany

UN System Staff College is hiring a Course Coordinator (UN Coherence) – Bonn, Germany

Deadline: December 6, 2017

The United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) is hiring for a Course Coordinator for their UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development. This is a one year contract. Extension of the appointment is subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance. Do you want to be part of a vibrant, innovative and create team at the UNSSC office in Bonn, Germany? Then apply now to become the Course Coordinator.

The United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) with its headquarters in Turin, Italy, is the United Nations institution for system-wide knowledge management, learning and training for the staff of the United Nations system. UNSSC provides a work environment that reflects the core values: integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity. UNSSC is committed to ensure a work force with balance in gender and geographical distribution. Equally qualified women candidates and candidates from developing countries will be favourably considered.


Under the overall guidance and responsibility of the Senior Manager and Head of Office, UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development, and reporting to him/her, the Course Coordinator is responsible for substantive sustainable development learning offerings with a particular focus on UN Coherence (UN Country Programming and UN Business Operations) in the context of the 2030 Agenda.

The Course Coordinator will be accountable for the delivery and quality of results as per approved work-plans. The incumbent will be responsible for the following functions:

  • Learning and training of the area of UN Coherence (UN Country Programming and UN Business Operations) in the context of the 2030 Agenda:
  • Building a Partnership Trajectory for Sustainable Development;
  • Advocacy, Knowledge Management and Resource Mobilisation;
  • Management of the learning and training activities.


  • Advanced degree in development, development economics, political science, law or equivalent relevant field.
  • Minimum five years of professional experience in the field of development, three years of which should ideally have been in the UN system. Substantive (inter-agency) programming experience at country level is highly desirable.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and at least one other official UN language, as well as accompanying presentation and communication skills (ability to train and facilitate in at least two official UN languages is essential).


  • Proven skills in instructional design, delivery and evaluation of learning and training.
  • Facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of distance and computer-based learning is considered an advantage.
  • Networking and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain contacts with representatives from government, international organizations, CSOs, academia and other partners.


  • Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the training and learning activities; practical experience in programme/project management and administration; good research, analytical and problem-solving skills; willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field.
    Planning and Organising: Sets clearly defined objectives; identifies and mobilises resources; creates and manages timelines; coordinates activities and efforts of internal and external stakeholders; makes contingency plans; monitors progress against strategies; takes account of changing plans while continuing to coordinate efforts effectively.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: Establishes good relationships with all stakeholders; identifies and creates opportunities for internal and external partnerships; works with others to develop a collaborative vision and fosters commitment to teamwork; shows respect and sensitivity to differences in gender, culture, religious faith and ethnicity; manages conflict effectively, balancing collaborative approaches with assertion when necessary.
  • Communication: Good communication skills, including the ability to draft/edit blogs, studies and other communications. Technology Awareness: Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software


The application (in English) should include the following:

  • a duly completed, updated and signed P11 form; and
  • a motivation letter elaborating in a concise style why you consider yourself qualified for this position.

The application should be submitted preferably by e-mail to [email protected] with a subject title of “Application for Course Coordinator: VA/UNSSC/004/2017”.

If electronic submission is not possible, hard copy can be mailed to: UNSSC Operations – United Nations System Staff College Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10 10127 Turin, Italy OR faxed to Fax: (+39) 011 65 35 902.

Got questions? Email: [email protected].

For more information, visit UNSSC Call for Course Coordinator.