As you review each core value or competency in the following sections, it is helpful to consider how this Guide will be useful to you over the course of your UN career.
As noted in the Introduction, this guide is meant to practically support you, as a UN staff member, in developing the values and competencies needed to be successful in your job, and your broader career, within the Organization. The majority of the recommendations in this guide are self-directed. However, if you have any questions about how any of these activities may be undertaken within the context of UN Regulations and Rules, we encourage you to seek counsel from your manager, Executive Office or OHRM. The UN Competency Framework is relevant and important in a range of your daily human resource activities:
- To more effectively manage your career development, both as an individual staff member and for those of you with supervisory responsibilities, in your role as manager;
- In your learning goals and personal development plan (DP) as part of the Organization's new performance management and development system;
- As you write your application and to help you prepare for job interviews;
- To give more specific, constructive feedback to colleagues and team members;
- To more effectively coach those who come to you for mentoring.
This Chapter of the Guide introduces each UN core value, competency and managerial competency, and positive and negative indicators for each. While not intended to specifically define each according to how to rank/assess each competency, included are parameters to help both managers and staff assess themselves and their teams according to how proficient you are in each area.
You will also find four ways to develop your skills:
Learning by Doing: on the job activities, job simulations and job aids
Learning through Training: training courses
Learning by Listening: observing others, video based development
Learning by Watching: observing others, video based development
Learning by Reading: books and skill briefs
How to Log-in to UN Skillport
Open Microsoft Internet Explorer and go to https://un.skillport.com.
- Users who received a "Welcome to UN.SkillPort" e-mail:
Username = your e-mail address
You will need to change your password after your first log-in.
For first time users, a Java plug-in Security Warning dialogue box is displayed. Click the Grant Always button to install and run the Skillsoft Corporation Java plug-in.
- Users who did not receive the "Welcome to UN.SkillPort" e-mail
a. Follow the "Click here" link and complete all fields. Enter your UN e-mail address in the username field and click "Submit".
b. Once your registration is approved, an e-mail will be sent to you with your default password.
c. If you do not have a UN email address, you must contact your local learning office or your IMTC if you are in a peace-keeping mission.