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Learning and Development Manager - Re-advertisement Full-time Job

2023-01-23 22:42   consultancy   Addis Ababa   66 views
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Job Description

The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.

Under supervision of Deputy Director of Human Resource, the Training and Development Manager is responsible for finding ways to fill the gap of the organization's employees. This position assesses company-wide developmental needs to drive training initiatives and identifies and arranges suitable training solutions for employees. This position actively searches, creatively designs, and implements effective methods to educate, enhance performance and recognize performance.

  • Conducts annual training and development needs assessment to assess and identify the current skills of the employees and identify skill gaps.
  • Develops training and development programs and objectives.
  • Administers spending against the capacity-building budget.
  • Trains and coaches managers, supervisors, and others involved in employee development efforts.
  • Plans, organizes, facilitates, and coordinates supplies for employee development and training events.
  • Conducts follow-up studies of all completed training to evaluate and measure results.
  • Modifies programs as needed.
  • Exemplifies the desired culture and philosophies of the organization.
  • Works effectively as a team member with other members of management and the HR staff.
  • Helping the Organization meet its objectives by developing & implementing high-impact learning & development programs in line with business needs and priorities.
  • Establish strong partnerships with the business to gain a strong understanding of current organization/industry issues and opportunities, as related to learning and development.
  • Conduct organizational needs analysis and create training plans to ensure that all employees have the required competencies to excel in their roles.
  • Reviewing and revising course materials to ensure they are in line with operating processes, procedures, and systems.
  • Deliver training to various parts of the organization and work with various stakeholders to coordinate and organize training sessions.
  • Collating feedback on completed training to evaluate and measure results and make improvements where required.
  • Conduct training trainer workshops to ensure training, scalability, and effectiveness.
  • Arrange in-house training programs as well as online e-learning models.
  • Liaise with the IRC Talent Development team
  • Ensure that employees use online platforms like Compass, Kaya, e-Cornell, and Humentum and follow up on the successful completion of courses
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress of employees through Performance Evalation.
  • Carry out research and incorporate new methodologies for effective development and overall growth. 
  • Propose other staff development means
  • Stay up to date with the latest developments and trends in the industry.
  • Evaluate individual and organizational development needs
  • Implement various learning methods companywide (e.g. coaching, mentoring, job-shadowing, online training etc.)
  • Assess the success of development plans and help employees make the most of learning opportunities
  • Help managers develop their team members through career pathing
  • Track budgets and negotiate contracts

Job Requirements

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Adept with a variety of multimedia training platforms and methods.
  • Ability to evaluate and research training options and alternatives.
  • Ability to design and implement effective training and development.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Psychology, or relevant field. Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management will also be considered.
  • 5+ years of work experience as a Learning and Development Specialist, Training and Development Manager, or a similar role, experience designing and implementing employee development programs
  • Hands-on experience in Microsoft Office
  • Up-to-date knowledge of effective instructional models and resources.
  • Familiarity with e-learning platforms and practices
  • Proficient in MS Office and Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills; sharp business acumen
  • Ability to build rapport with employees and vendors
  • Good understanding of organizational growth. 
  • Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential is advantageous.

How to Apply

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply only through the below IRC On-line recruitment website: 






Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.

Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

 Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

  • Name of the position you have applied for
  • Date of application
  • Summary of your qualifications and experience
  • Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job
  • Permanent Address and present address (if different from permanent) and telephone number if possible, also email address
  • Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances


Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


Jan 28, 2023


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International Rescue Committee - IRC