Aim and purpose
UNFCM introduces and exercises the roles, responsibilities and essential procedures in the management of crises in Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)- led field missions, as well as support provided to the field by United Nations (UN) Headquarters.
After completing the course, participants will be able to
- Address a wide spectrum of crisis situations in field missions, including those that would benefit from an integrated, multidimensional response requiring coordination with UN Headquarters
- Understand the crisis response architecture within the UN, including individual entities processes and the system-wide crisis management framework
- Develop, refine and update UN crisis management standard operating procedures at the field level
- Implement UN crises management procedures within mission settings
- Facilitate crisis management simulation exercises in field operations
Applicants should preferably
- Be personnel in current or future DPKO-led missions, or UN country teams, agencies, funds and programmes who will be involved in crisis
- Be DPKO, Department of Field Support (DFS) and DPA staff who are likely to be involved in crisis management
- Have the rank level of Lieutenant Colonel (OF4) – Major General (OF7) or equivalent police levels. In certain circumstances, exceptions can be made.
UN personnel at P4 – D2 levels or equivalent FS and GS levels may apply. In certain circumstances, exceptions can be made.
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.