United Nations Staff Officer Course 2018 (UNSOC 18 – 2)

Conflict Management

Course Duration: 20 October - 16 November 2018
Application Date: - Sep 21, 2018
Course Fee: This course is fully funded.
Terms and Conditions:
  • Cost of travel, accommodation and feeding for participants will be covered by the KAIPTC. (sponsored by German Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Visa costs will be borne by the participant.
  • The course will be delivered in English
  • There is no course fee for the course.
  • The course is residential and course participants will be accommodated at KAIPTC.
  • All nominated participants will have to show proof of adequate health insurance coverage prior to the commencement of the course. KAIPTC or the Federal Republic of Germany will not bear any costs caused by illness or accident.

Course aim

The aim of the UNSOC Course is to train military, police and civilian HQ personnel in the West Africa region able to man/support the ECOWAS Standby Force HQ (mobile HQ). All members of a Mission HQ have to be trained on planning purposes and preparing a decision making process. The course also aims to establish and foster regional cooperation and coordination between individuals and institutions engaged in ECOWAS, AU, UN and other institutional peacekeeping missions.

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Target Group

Set at the operational level, the course targets a mixed group of middle and above leadership from the following:

  • ECOWAS Standby Forces HQ Structure officials – military, police and civilians
  • HQ Individuals and members of ongoing peacekeeping missions;
  • Government officials, operational level staffers and police;
  • ECOWAS/AU/UN peacekeeping mission personnel directly involved in operational planning and implementation of policies;
  • Selected personnel by ECOWAS, AU, UN-Member States to be deployed in a Peacekeeping mission

The selection process will strive to achieve gender balance of participants as much as possible. Military personnel should have a minimum of 70% participation. Expected military ranks are from Captain to Colonel or civilian/police from equivalent levels. These course will be conducted in English. The participants must be able to speak and write fluently in English. Additionally the applicants should have completed a national UN pre-deployment training and / or have proven expertise and experiences in the field of staff working.


Course Content

The course is planned to cover the following modules:

  • The UN System;
  • The SC Resolution;
  • Peacekeeping Mission;
  • Mission, Force HQs;
  • Components of UN PKM;
  • Legal Framework – ROEs, SOFA, MOU, The UN Charta;
  • HQ SOPs and Reporting;
  • Role other players in PKM – AU / ECOWAS;
  • Standards of Conduct, Gender, DDR, Security Sector Reform, Protection of Civilians, Public Info;
  • Integrated and military planning for PKO;
  • Role of PKM in Elections;
  • Police work in missions;
  • Mine Awareness
  • Humanitarian Reconstruction Component
  • Medical Support
  • Road Safety
  • SEA
  • Intelligence Process & Sharing
  • UN Security System
  • Force Generation;
  • Logistics;

How to apply

Interested applicants are requested to kindly fill and submit an online application form

Access the application form using the link


Contact at KAIPTC

Ms Marylyn Agblor
Course Coordination Officer
Tel.  00 233 (0) 302 718200 Ext. 1012
Fax. 00 233 (0) 302 718201
Email: marylyn.agblor@kaiptc.org


Cdr Solomon Asiedu-Larbi
Course Director
Cell: +233 (0) 244260313
Email: Solomon.Asiedu-Larbi@kaiptc.org