Course Prerequisites

United Nations Logistic Officer Course (UNLOC)

The aim of the United Nations Logistic Officer Course is to prepare course participants for duty as a logistic officer in a peacekeeping operation, including: contribute efficiently to the implementation of all military aspects of UN peacekeeping mandates in accordance with Department of Peacekeeping Operations / Department of Field Services principles and guidelines including the Force Headquarters (FHQ) handbook and local Standard Operating Procedures; Perform military functions in an effective, professional and integrated manner; and demonstrate the core values and competencies of the United Nations.

General

Malaysian Peacekeeping Centre (MPC) will be conducting the United Nations Logistics Officer Course (UNLOC) with the aim to provide adequate  knowledge prior to deployment as Logistics Officers in United Nations Peacekeeping  Mission. The course is also tailored to provide course participants (CP) with an insight  towards the practical applications of United Nations Logistics in the field.  

Aim

The aim of this instruction is to outline the course details and administrative requirements.  

Objectives

The objectives of the course are as follows:  

  1. To prepare participants as Logistics Officers in a UN Peacekeeping  Mission.  
  2. To expose participants to the challenges likely to be faced in a UN  Peacekeeping Mission.  
  3. To provide sound knowledge and understanding on UN operational  logistics and administrative procedure. 

Conduct

The course will be conducted in MPC as follows:  

  1. Duration. Two weeks
  2. Training Methodology. Subjects will be introduced with the following  means:
    • Lectures.  
    • Presentations.  
    • Classroom Exercises.  
    • Small and Large Group Discussions. 

Lectures. Lectures will be presented by highly experienced instructors from  MPC. 

Medium of Instruction. English.  

Pre-requisite. Participants should possess some basic knowledge in United  Nations particularly the organization, roles and functions, UN Organs, UN Charter  and subjects that are reflected in the training programme. Participants are expected  to generate and deliver their ideas including their past experiences during the  classroom exercises and discussions.  

Training Programme. The programme will be confirmed four weeks before the commencement of training.
 

Administrative Aspects  
 

Admin Brief. An Administration briefing will be given by the Course Coordinator on the first day of training.  

Independent Arrivals. Course Participants (CP) who are making their own  way to MPC must arrive and complete the check-in no later than 1800H the day PRIOR to the course commencing.  

Car Parking. A sufficient number of open car parks are available in MPC.  Local CP with private vehicle is required to obtain a Vehicle Pass at the Guard Room  before entering. Reverse parking is enforced throughout MPC.  

Registration and Check-in. Upon arrival in MPC, proceed to the reception  counter located inside the accommodation block. MPC staff will be present to assist  with the checking-in. Upon check in, each CP will be provided with a room and an UNLOC welcome pack.  

Accommodation. All CP must adhere with the following: 

  1. CP is responsible for the facilities provided at the accommodation  block. 
  2. Only CP are allowed to stay in the accommodation block throughout  the course.  

Meals. All meals will be arranged at Blue Haven Hall. If you have any specific  dietary requirement, please indicate on the registration form. Meal timings are as  follows:  

  1. Breakfast - 0700H to 0745H  
  2. Coffee Break - 0950H to 1010H  
  3. Lunch - 1300H to 1400H  
  4. Evening Tea - 1700H to 1730H  
  5. Dinner - 1930H to 2100H  
  6. Supper - 2200H to 2230H  

Dress Code. Dress code during classes is normal working dress (office attire) or general duty dress. We recommend CP to bring along the following attire:  

  1. Sports and swimming attire for physical or recreational activities.
  2. Smart casual attire for dinner.  
  3. Light casual tropical clothing

Temperatures. Port Dickson area experiences a daily  temperature ranging from 26˚C to 34˚C with chances of light shower.  

Medical and First Aid. All participant should be certified medically and  dentally fit. Any request for medical assistance will be coordinated by the Course Coordinator. Medical facilities are available such as the Malaysian Armed  Forces Clinic and the Port Dickson District Hospital.  

Computer and Internet Access. PC is available in the syndicate rooms.  Laptops are also available for loan at the ICT Office on request. Wi-Fi service is  available in MPC. 

Library. Library is available at the main MPC building. The opening hours are  from 0830H to 1630H (Monday to Friday). All CP are encouraged to use the library  at their leisure time. MPC library has a wide range of books and references related  to peacekeeping, defence and security and general topics.  

Sports and Recreational Facilities. The following facilities are available at  the centre.  Some changes to availability may be expected with COVID SOP.

  1. Swimming Pool.  
  2. Indoor and outdoor Gymnasium. 
  3. Mountain Bikes.  
  4. Volleyball Court.  
  5. Basketball/Futsal court  

Laundry Facilities. A 24-hours laundry room is available on the ground floor  adjacent to the accommodation block. Participants are reminded to purchase own  detergents.  

Groceries and Miscellaneous. Groceries stores and supermarkets are  available outside, within the vicinity of MPC.  

Smoking and Alcoholic Drinks. Alcohol is strictly prohibited inside MPC. Smoking is forbidden inside any building but is allowed at certain designated smoking area marked in yellow.  

Departure and Check-out. All CP are expected to checkout of the  accommodation by 1400H on the final day of training. Any late checkout must be  informed to the Course Coordinator. Transportation to the airport will be arranged by  MPC.  

New Norm of Training Condition. All CP must adhere to the new norm  issued by the MPC which will be provided separately.  

Weekend. Because of COVID 19 Pandemic and orders from our Headquarters (MAF) CP are not allowed outside the PD local area on weekends during the course.  

Point of Contact. For any assistance, please contact the following officers:  

For course related queries Lt Col Rosli bin Mohd Ali
Chief Instructor
Malaysian Peacekeeping Centre
+60196620149
+606 6627405
Ext 102
Maj Hamizal bin Mohd Musa
SO 2 Training Coord
Malaysian Peacekeeping Centre
[email protected]
+60198130117
+606 6627405
Ext 123
+606 6627 411 (Fax)
For administrative related queries Maj Jod bin Manasil RMAF
Course Coordinator
Malaysian Peacekeeping Centre
[email protected]
+60192603842
+606 6627405
Ext 103
+606 6627 411 (Fax)

Conclusion

We sincerely hope that all participants will benefit greatly from this course. We look forward to work and share the knowledge during your two weeks course in MPC and at the same time enjoying the hospitality