UN STAFF OFFICERS COURSE (UNSOC)
The UN Staff Officers Course has been designed to generally prepare the participants for duties in a peace operation so that they can: contribute efficiently to implementing military aspects of UN peacekeeping mandates in accordance with DPO/DOS principles and guidelines; perform their military functions in an effective, professional and integrated manner; and demonstrate the core values and competencies of the United Nations.
The aim of the course is to prepare military staff officers to work effectively at Force and Sector HQ levels in UN peacekeeping missions.
- Comprehend strategic fundamentals and principles of UN peacekeeping;
- Understand the organization and functioning of the UN peacekeeping mission;
- Comprehend the legal and policy framework governing mandates of UN peace operations;
- Understand the role of UN staff officers and field headquarters in the UN Integrated Mission Assessment and Planning Process;
- Examine the concepts and practices of intelligence acquisition and processing in a complex UN peace operation environment;
- Applying the military planning process (MPP);
- Perform staff functions in UN Force HQ or Sector HQ;
- Comprehend the UN rules, core values, and standards on respect for diversity, conduct and discipline, prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, protection of the environment and natural resources, protection of health, and all aspects of safety and security.
- Up to 30 participants;
- Military officers (OF-2 – OF-4) including all services selected to be deployed as military staff officers in UN peace operations;
- Participants should be nationally trained in the military decision-making process or have working experience as staff officers in an operational environment;
- Participants have to have at least 2, 2, 2, 2 of proficiency in English (as prescribed by STANAG 6001) or approximately B1 level in accordance with the Common European Frame (CEFR).
The course is delivered by national and international instructors and subject matter experts
30 days before the start of activity.
Read out "United Nations Peacekeeping Operations Principles and Guidelines" also known as Capstone or the Capstone Doctrine.
ADVANCED DISTANCE LEARNING
REMARK: PSOTC is not the owner of the prerequisite material. It is located on the third parties websites and all regulations and procedures applied can be found on their websites.