United Nations Joint Operations Centre Course (UNJOC)

Aim and purpose

UNJOC prepares the participants to effectively function as mission JOC staff members in accordance with the DPKO/DFS Policy and Guidelines for JOCs, as well as the appropriate mission good practices.                              

Core objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to

  • Explain the role of the JOC in the context of UN DPKO and the UN Peace and security architecture
  • Explain the information flow in a UN integrated mission
  • Produce the various types of reports and briefings tasked for the JOC
  • Use and develop JOC products and services
  • Act as part of the JOC crisis management support function in accordance with crisis management procedures and in an Organizational Resilience Management System (ORMS) context.


Applicants should preferably

  • Be working in a JOC or a comparable UN mission operational section, or about to be deployed to one
  • Have experience in information processing and reporting
  • Have the rank level of Lieutenant/Staff Sergeant (OF1/OR5) – Colonel/Sergeant Major (OF5/OR9) or equivalent police levels. In certain circumstances, exceptions can be made.
  • UN personnel at P2 – P5 levels or equivalent FS and GS levels may apply. In certain circumstances, exceptions can be made.
  • Have completed the UNJOC online course

Course language


Students must be proficient in oral and written English (equivalent to: NATO STANAG 6001/ 3-2-3-2). No translation service will be available.


We open for application no later than 3 months before the course starts. The deadline for applications is normally 8 weeks before the course starts.

Please check dates in our course schedule.

Published 04 December 2014 12:55.. Last updated 13 November 2017 13:38.