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Target Group Course language

Multilateral Junior Professional Officers, and EU Junior Experts. Danish / English

Objectives/ Outcome

JPOs’, and Junior Experts, ability to perform their functions effectively in the country and organisation of service increased. At the end of the course it is expected that participants will have acquired:    Improved understanding of the UN system, Danish relations to the multilateral aid system and the role of the JPO Enhanced communication skills and practical tools for improved intercultural and interpersonal dialogue Increased knowledge of key personal matters of relevance for overseas posting.

Content

The course is Danida’s part of the preparation of Junior Professional Officers and -Experts. Some minor assignments can be expected prior to, and during the course, as well as reading-up of documents. The organisations of assignment (UN, WB, EU etc.) normally offer additional organisation specific briefing and training programmes in the beginning of the assignment. The course contents falls under three main headings or themes, each comprising of different subjects. The course includes a mix of short presentations, cases/exercises in sub-groups, plenary discussions and role plays. The UN System and Danida    The UN System and the role of the JPO Danish Multilateral Policy Danida’s JPO Policy and FAQ

Asiatisk Plads 2, DK-1448 Copenhagen K Tlf. + 45 3392 0000, Fax +45 3392 1976 E-mail: hr@um.dk; web: www.um.dk

Personal Matters and Interaction with experience    Meeting Former JPOs Health in the Tropics, and HIV/Aids Danish Income Tax and Posting abroad

Adapting to the International Working Environment     The Cultural Encounter Communication skills Conflict Management Individual Briefings with MFA Desk-officers

Instructor(s)

MFA staff and external resource persons

Duration

4 days

Date and Venue

One course per year, usually during the autumn, held in Copenhagen. In 2011 it will...
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