Committing to lifelong mastering: A spotlight interview with Nver Sargsyan | UNSSC

Nver Sargsyan is a seasoned United Nations (UN) skilled with a amazing vocation with the Worldwide Labour group (ILO).

Fueled by a childhood dream, and by perseverance and perseverance, Nver began his first UN assignment at the United Nations Advancement Programme (UNDP) business office in Armenia back in 2003. Since then, he has used pretty much 10 a long time with ILO promoting first rate operate in Armenia.

In this highlight Interview with Aida Ghazaryan, a Mastering Portfolio Manager at UNSSC, Nver shares his occupation journey and the transformative impression of the UN Emerging Leaders e-Learning programme (UNEL-e) on his leadership abilities.

Aida: Nver, please convey to us a very little little bit about by yourself and your vocation journey in the UN.

Nver: My job journey with the UN started out as a childhood desire. I took small but business measures to achieve it. I had to perform hard and apply many times before my application received interest. My volunteer function with different intercontinental and national businesses served me lay the basis. Finally I secured my 1st UN assignment with UNDP Armenia in 2003 as a Project Affiliate for the “Gender and Politics in the Southern Caucasus” challenge funded by Swedish Global Advancement Company. 

My direct supervisor, Kristina Henschen, impressed me to move ahead and condition my career as a UN specialist. Operating in the industry of gender equality prepared me for the following UN assignments. I used practically 10 a long time with ILO promoting decent perform in Armenia. In 2011 when each projects were concluded, I commenced another enjoyable journey with the UN Refugee Company (UNHCR). UNHCR was pretty distinct from all the UN businesses I have dealt with very exceptional, hard, but however inspiring!

Aida: What prompted you to take part in the UNEL-e programme? Could you tell us what you uncovered incredible about your understanding encounter in the programme?

Nver: Lifelong understanding is my motto in lifestyle. I think that, as prolonged as I am respiration, I will keep on to keep learning something new. We are all leaders to some extent. Leadership is not something you are born with – it is a skill to discover.  We have to have to study how to direct successfully and competently. So when I came throughout the UNEL e-mastering programme, I considered to myself – this is it. I utilized and I was among the the luckiest types to be nominated by ILO.

The UNEL e-Finding out programme is indeed incredible.  It is like very little was left behind: the programme literally equips members with management competencies the modern globe calls for, in particular when performing in the UN context. The program allows members to use the info provided to handle issues by turning them into possibilities. 

Aida: You have seventeen a long time of experience in many global businesses together with the UN. In what means has this programme further more increased your techniques and know-how as a Challenge Director at the ILO?

Nver:  Being a chief is not simple. Main a crew is a great deal of accountability. At times we need to find out to function with people today that we have not picked or hired and nonetheless deliver. Each individual team requirements to expand to be thriving.

To supply impactful results, a crew chief have to clearly describe to his workforce which direction the organization is headed in, what the target is, and how to reach it. This programme has taught me the worth of meaningful and successful engagement with my team, specifically the professional development of all group associates and, the possession and responsibility of the objectives we are operating to attain. 

Aida: How has the UNEL-e programme given you the self confidence to come to be a transformational and emotionally clever UN chief?

Nver: It has supplied me the means to understand and appreciate emotions and to test them all through different exercise routines and teamwork routines. I nevertheless have a extensive way to go… even so, I sense assured that I can evolve. Psychological intelligence was the most memorable part of the UNEL-e. New knowledge and significant capabilities to attain.

Aida: What are some of the worries you have confronted as a leader, and how has this instruction changed your perspective?

Nver: Acquiring difficult conversations and managing difficult people has often been a personalized obstacle. The interaction content material in this program supplied particularly beneficial finding out. Though I have experienced several training periods on interaction, and also facilitated sessions, I recognized I nevertheless have a large amount to master. The schooling provided new insights and most importantly solutions to offer with these kinds of problems.

Aida: What quick concept of inspiration would you depart to all UNEL-e alumni on the 10th yr anniversary of the programme?

Nver: UNSSC’s UNEL-e programme is an critical initiative that should be filtered down to other colleagues in the area. The chance to take part in the programme really should inspire all those who have lately joined our large UN loved ones. The components shared through the instruction have grow to be desk examining for me and a street map to a successful leadership post in my long run.

As John F. Kennedy explained: “Management and studying are indispensable to each individual other.