Security Officer (Training) – CSF (Contractual), Washington DC, United States

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

IMF Washington

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This position is in the Security Services Division, within the Corporate Services and Facilities Department. The Security Training Officer is part of the Front Office Team who works closely with colleagues from the International Security, Headquarters Security and Business Continuity sections.

Under the direction of the Division Chief, the Training Officer will work with colleagues, both inside and outside of the Division, to develop and grow the Division’s training strategy in support of departmental and institutional objectives for safety and security.

The Training Officer will serve as part of a two-person training team to act as the primary learning specialists in the Division and work by applying direction, new concepts, ideas and best practices in instructional design, learning methodologies and training delivery.

In partnership with colleagues from across the IMF, who will provide technical information and guidance, the Training Officer will be responsible for curriculum and course development, delivery, monitoring and evaluation and cost management for IMF-wide learning and training programs on security.

Specific job-related responsibilities include:

  • Review and implement the existing training strategy, plans, and work programs to assure current training/exercise efforts are supporting the Division’s objectives and are in accordance with best practices in learning and training.
  • In collaboration with relevant stakeholders, ensure the training strategy remains relevant and responsive to align with business needs and that it represents a creative and innovative approach to security training.
  • Manage the implementation of all logistical and administrative support for training programs within the portfolio.
  • Act as the IMF focal point for all United Nations (UN) training and learning coordination groups and ensure IMF needs are represented in inter-agency discussions and decisions, monitor inter-agency developments and ensure Divisional management is kept appraised of developments for decision making.
  • Serve as lead instructor in training courses where appropriate and ensure that training courses are delivered by qualified and skilled trainers, to include multi-day Safe and Security Approaches to Field Environments (SSAFE) or Women’s Security Awareness Training (WSAT).
  • Ensure trainers implementing United Nations (UN) global training products for IMF audiences are certified.
  • Work with vendors to develop e-learning content and associated instructional material in close cooperation with IMF stakeholders.
  • Where necessary, develop creative, interactive training exercises through various mediums such as virtual reality or multimedia, to maximize comprehension and application for participants.
  • Research, analyze, maintain and evaluate applications of new technology to training and learning, including virtual communities of practice, online learning technology, and approaches and training equipment and make recommendations for their deployment.
  • Draft and disseminate communications materials and training schedules in close coordination with the Division’s Communications Officer.
  • Monitor and manage the Department’s training budgets and report on the utilization of program.
  • Create and manage a database to capture global initiatives on training.
  • Ensure that all internal training courses are appropriately captured and categorized in the IMF’s Learning Management System (Workday).
  • Provide high- quality, timely client support through the management of the security training mailbox and associated email addresses.
  • Act as the focal point for all Divisional needs from the IMF learning management system (Workday) and ensure appropriate engagement with IMF stakeholders to ensure consistent access of IMF personnel to Security Division training content, accurate capturing of training records related to Security Training courses and problem-solve to maintain high-quality client experience with Security Training


  • Educational development, typically acquired by the completion of an advanced university degree, or equivalent, in education, behavioral science, communications, event management, or security risk management or a related field; or a university degree, or equivalent, supplemented by a minimum of six years of relevant training professional experience.
  • Proven experience in instructional design; delivering training of trainers, and knowledge of learning management programs. Experience in developing such programs for international audiences and in overseas locations is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering complex practical security training programs such as Hazardous Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) or SSAFE (Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environments) or similar
  • Experience delivering security training courses catered to a wide range of needs
  • Proven knowledge and practical experience in the design of learning, didactics, instructional design, pedagogy, curriculum development, and awareness of best practices in adult learning.

Liaison and Representation

  • A strong customer service focus, proactive communication style, and ability to build and maintain trusting client relationships in a multicultural environment
  • Initiate collaboration beyond the team
  • Demonstrate initiative and motivation to proactively learn new developments in relevant policies, procedures and technology. Can proactively identify, prevent and/or solve problems. Able to participate in change activities and initiatives
  • A spoken and written communication style that is compelling, convincing and reassuring; the training officer will be expected to speak in front of large audiences

Planning and Organization

  • Project management including developing and delivering an annual workplan of activities
  • Ability to pre-empt problems and challenges and address in a timely, creative and appropriate manner
  • Provide oversight of Divisional Training calendar and activities to ensure IMF clients are provided training products and services that are cohesive and coordinated across the Division

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Experience and knowledge in monitoring and evaluation activities that ensure learning objectives remain suitable to the development and retention of knowledge, skill and behaviors related to identified needs. Experience in the development of monitoring and evaluation tools

Technology and Innovation

  • Familiarity with key innovations in learning technology and approaches
  • Demonstrated skill in the identification of outside vendors and platforms to develop learning technology products and knowledge to select and implement appropriate instructional technologies

Budget and Logistical Management

  • Budget management, including keeping to strict requirements and timelines for implementation
  • Ability to manage event planning, including but not limited to, training venues, accommodation, transport, equipment management, first-aid equipment and learning equipment

This is a one-year contractual appointment. Contractual appointments at the IMF are renewable for up to four years of cumulative contractual service, pending incumbent’s performance, budget availability, and continuous business need.


CSFSE Corporate Services & Facilities Dept Security Services

Hiring For:

A09, A10

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including age, creed, culture, disability, educational background, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, nationality, race, religion and beliefs, and sexual orientation.

Tags: business continuity, communities of practice, course development, curriculum development, educational development, instructional design, international security, monitoring and evaluation, online learning, project management, risk management, safety and security, training of trainers, transport equipment