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  • Posted: Mar 2, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 15, 2021
  • Mary’s Meals provides one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. Our work is named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, who brought up her own child in poverty. Mary’s Meals consists of, respects, and reaches out to people of all faiths and of none.
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    Learning and Development Officer

    We are delighted to be recruiting for a talented Learning and Development (L & D) Officer to join our team in Lodwar, Turkana county. Reporting to the Human Resources and Administration Manager, the Learning and Development Officer will play a key role to support the HR & Administration Manager in driving the organization’s L & D strategy across Mary’s Meals as it strives to become a learning organization. He/she will be responsible for identifying gaps in employee knowledge and training needs and using this information to source and coordinate relevant training courses and monitor the employee’s progression throughout in order to build the capability of Mary’s Meals Kenya.

    Key areas of responsibility include:

    Learning and Development

    • Support the HR & Administration Manager to operationalize the MMK L&D strategy.
    •  Support the HR & Administration Manager to identify training and development needs within the organization through job analysis, PDR’s and regular consultation with the line managers.
    • Research and design training programs including sourcing relevant materials and or external providers as necessary.
    • In conjunction with the HR & Administration Manager and the MMI Head of L&D– implement training and development solutions designed to drive high performance.
    • Work with the HR & Administration Manager to ensure all L&D policies, procedures and processes are up to date.
    • Organize and coordinate both inhouse and offsite staff training and development programs to meet identified development needs.

    Talent Management

    •  Work in conjunction with the HR & Administration Manager and the MMI Head of L&D to ensure seamless delivery of L&D.
    • Work closely with the HR & Administration Manager and HR & Administration Officer to enhance the pipeline of future talent.
    • Assess the success of employee’s development plans and help employees make the most of learning opportunities.
    • Assist and coach line managers in solving specific training problems for staff up to supervisory level in partnership with the HR & Administration Officer.
    • Support the HR & Administration Officer to ensure a fit for purpose induction program.

     Training Administration

    •  Manage the annual training calendar.
    • Deliver high quality training within agreed budget.
    • Liaise with outsourced training providers to manage delivery of training courses
    •  Provide administration support around attendance at training courses
    • Effectively manage the central booking and facilities arrangements of all learning
    • Coordinate the production of training materials for in-house courses.
    • Maintain training records for all MMK staff.
    •  Maintain training attendance records and staff feedback for all MMK run training.

    Evaluation, Monitoring and Reporting

    • Ensure all training courses are evaluated using agreed measures.
    • Utilise information from the evaluation process to identify areas for improvement.
    • Monitoring training programme and advising management on the relevancy.
    • Develop and monitor service level agreements with external and internal training resources.
    • Provide reports on key L&D metrics to the Head of L&D & HR & Administration Manager according to agreed schedules.
    • Undertake project work as directed by the Head of L&D
    • Keep up to date in the latest learning and development trend

    Qualifications, skills and experience

    • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or any other relevant discipline related to Learning and Development
    • Must be a member of Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM)
    • At least 3 years work experience in a learning and development role
    • Demonstrates up to date knowledge of effective L&D methods
    • Proven experience in delivering training
    • Proven experience in developing L&D policies, practices and systems
    • Exceptional communication and relationship building skills
    • knowledge of online web-based learning and Development
    • A creative and innovative thinker
    • Experience of delivering training in a not for profit and/or a global organisation
    • Previous experience working in Arid and Semi-Arid Land (ASAL)
    • Demonstrable experience or qualification in Coaching and Mentoring

    Method of Application

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    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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