Job opening: Assistant Course Director (ACD)




Job Title:             Assistant Course Director (ACD)

Department:     Training

Reports to:        Course Directors





The Assistant Course Director (ACD) will assist the Course Director in the planning, execution and review of the courses he/she supports, be the focal point for continuity and institutional memory in the absence of a substantive CD for such courses. In the absence of the substantive Course Director, the Assistant Course Director acts as the Course Director. The Assistant Course Director is to assist in the smooth handing/taking over of Courses.





  1. Deputise for Course Directors.
  2. Work closely with the Hospitality and Training Coordination Unit to ensure all logistics and administrative needs of participants are met before and during the course.
  3. Support the TED Unit to collect feedback from participants for analysis as required.
  4. Ensures records of courses are up-to-date and complete.
  5. Ensure a smooth session during the organisation of training activities.
  6. Update the Learning Management System as required.
  7. Assist CDs in liaising with key units that support Training activities.
  8. Assist CDs liaise with Partners and Stakeholders.
  9. Assist CDs in liaising with the Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research or where instructed by the CD will carry out relevant research.
  10. Provide support to the Corporate Affairs Unit in ensuring that information on the Centre’s webpage on courses are up-to-date.
  11. Facilitate on Training activities; assist with case studies, role-plays and any other methodologies requirement in CPBL.
  12. Perform all other duties as assigned by CDs within scope and content of the job.






Educational Qualification/ Experience

At least a master’s degree in Peace & Security studies or related field from a recognised university and a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience. Experience as an adult trainer and facilitator. Curricula development and course design experience would be an asset. Demonstrated capacity of MS Office programmes (Word, Excel, Outlook, TEAMS); experience working with scientific document management systems would be an asset. French language would be an asset.



Technical Competence

  • An understanding of Peace Support Operations (PSO) is essential.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Information Technology skills.
  • Organisation skills.
  • Good minute and report writing skills.
  • Facilitation skills.
  • Ability to craft Concept Note for programmes.
  • Knowledge of spoken and written French would be an advantage.




Personal Ability

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Must appreciate cultural diversity
  • Flexible and must have integrity
  • Must have high initiative
  • Proactive




Interested applicants are kindly requested to send their application, CV together with three (3) references by e-mail to not later than 14 November 2022.


Please indicate the job title clearly in the cover letter, otherwise, your application may not be considered. Applicants will be short-listed based on their qualifications and relevant work experience. Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.


KAIPTC is an equal opportunity employer.