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  • Posted: Sep 24, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • The African Wildlife Foundation, together with the people of Africa, works to ensure the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever.
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    Senior Manager, People Development And Culture

    Position Summary

    This newly established position of the Senior Manager, People Development and Culture (SM, PDC) will be an integral member of the Human Resources Department. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing an organization wide learning and development strategy that facilitates and drives individual development and capacity building aligned to AWF’s strategies. In addition, the position will support culture change initiatives across the organization and provide backstopping support to the line manager. The position aims to design programs that will expand talent and skills across all employees at all levels within the organization, fundamentally promote the organization’s success, by coaching and developing its people , backstop generalist HR functions and support the line manager with other departmental responsibilities as needed. This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, and will report to the Director, HR and Culture and functionally supervise the Senior Officer, Youth Leadership.

    Key Responsibilities

    Learning and Development

    1. Conduct Training Needs Analysis using both structured and unstructured methods to capture requirements across the organization; identify current and future developmental needs at the individual level that support career progression, and capacity building requirements at the institutional level;
    2. Conceptualize and implement innovative and flexible methods to address the developmental and capacity building needs identified, including identification of external training programs and conferences, the design and delivery of in-house training sessions, enrollment in online learning programs, mentoring, self-learning, and other methods as appropriate;
    3. Develop a comprehensive Learning and Development Plan based on the developmental needs and methods identified;
    4. Drive and facilitate the implementation of the Learning and Development Plan to ensure smooth execution with effective outcomes; providing thought leadership around program design and delivery;
    5. Monitor and evaluate the different methods used; continuously improving the approach, process and methods as appropriate;
    6. Organize and oversee the New Hire onboarding programmes to help new hires settle in well and quickly
    7. Oversee the internship program and in collaboration with other teams support other learning programs e.g. Youth Fellowship Program
    8. Refine existing systems and processes, and set up new processes as required, including: preparing and tracking the annual learning and development Budget; creating and updating the Training Calendar; tracking training attendance; capturing feedback on training programs as well as conferences and workshops attended
    9. In Co-lead the redesign and establishment of an appropriate curricula of the Conservation Management and Leadership Program (CLMP) and coordinate the day to day aspects of the program
    10. Coordinate the development, delivery and evaluation of a suite of management and leadership development programs
    11. Plan and assess the ‘return on investment’ of any training or development programme Implement and administer regular staff surveys to get feedback on the development programs and discuss plans with managers
    12. Contribute to the review of learning and development policies and ensure they are aligned to the realities and best practices
    13. Collaborate with HR team on suggested training needs per individual departments across countries
    14. Guide managers to formulate individual learning plans
    15. Contribute to the design and implementation of succession plans

    Culture

    1. Lead the values socialization process
    2. Participate in the change management process
    3. Support initiatives that improve the employer value proposition
    4. Conduct annual staff surveys and follow up on actions on issues raised
    5. Co-lead the management of the staff committee
    6. Represent AWF in the selected working groups and or committees

    Backstopping

    1. Backstop other Human Resources Generalist roles as needed
    2. Undertake other departmental responsibilities as requested

    Requirements

    1. Master’s degree in the Human Resources Management, Social sciences or related.
    2. At least 10+ years relevant experience in Human Resources with at least 5 years in senior management roles
    3. Demonstrated experience in developing people development, and succession planning
    4. Relevant certifications and memberships including CHRP, SHRM etc.
    5. Previous work experience in NGOs is preferred
    6. Strong analytical and negotiation skills
    7. Innovative and proactive nature of decision making
    8. Strong verbal and written communication skills
    9. Excellent interpersonal skills
    10. Fluency in English. French proficiency is a strong advantage
    11. Comfort working with all levels of staff
    12. Strong organizational skills
    13. Fluency in written English . Knowledge of French is desired
    14. Ability to manage sensitive and confidential matters with the highest level of professional
    15. Ability to work as part of a team in a multicultural environment
    16. Willingness to travel occasionally, sometimes to remote areas
    17. As this position is heavily anchored in AWF’s conservation programs, interest in conservation is strongly desired.

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    Senior Officer, Youth Leadership

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    Program Development & Management

    1. Provide technical guidance to the implementing partners, identify and address key issues, harmonize technical objectives and approaches, formulate guidelines for the implementation of CLMP, Young African Policy Fellows and any other youth leadership trainings.
    2. Coordinate the recruitment and supervision of experts/contract institutions as required to undertake tasks of the implementation of leadership training programmes.
    3. Facilitate and train on various courses/modules as necessary
    4. Plan the recruitment of trainee candidates each year for the above or other related leadership trainings as needed.
    5. Develop workplan and curriculum and deliver on the leaderships trainings as scheduled
    6. Coordinate the mentorship element of leadership trainings.
    7. Plan and coordinate field trips for leadership trainings.
    8. Ensure effective liaison and maintain good communication with relevant stakeholders in the region.
    9. With guidance from the Senior Manager, Youth Leadership Program- maintain records on technical and financial aspects of program operation, including monitoring of project activities and their outcomes; as well as minutes, decisions and recommendations of meetings and workshops.

    Partnership and Network Building

    1. Establish and maintain partnerships that can support all leadership programmes.
    2. In collaboration with the HR lead, facilitate external synergies/partnerships for CLMP & the Young African Policy Fellows.

    Measuring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

    1. Work with the AWF M&E global team to ensure that MEAL tools are developed, rolled out and analyzed according to institutional metrics; indicators are tracked; and findings inform the Youth Programming.
    2. Coordinate with communications and the Knowledge management department teams so that most significant change stories are documented, filed and disseminated.

    Administrative Support

    1. Coordinate appointments, documents for signature/approval; monitor and follow up on issues and priorities; incoming correspondence and internal and external queries; draft and handle routine correspondence related to leadership trainings.
    2. Set up and record all meetings with the external partners.
    3. Perform ad hoc duties and other duties assigned by management.

    Rights-based Conservation

    Human rights are a guiding principle in the AWF Strategic Vision 2020-2030, embedded in our core principles and core values. AWF’s mission is to ensure that wildlife and wildlands thrive in modern Africa. AWF understands a modern Africa to be an Africa in which human rights are fulfilled and commits to respect, protect, and promote human rights at all times, irrespective of ethnic group, gender, race, sexual orientation, age, or class by adopting a rights-based conservation approach. The role holder will come in to contact with a wide range of stakeholders and will be required to demonstrate commitment to and a good understanding of AWF’s Rights Based Conservation approaches, values and principles.

    Requirements

    1. At least 5 years working experience in curating, facilitating and overseeing implementation of leadership programmes, preferably in the environmental sector.
    2. A Bachelors in environmental sciences, conservation, business or social sciences. Experience in related disciplines (or) significant international experience can be substituted for degree relevance.
    3. Extensive experience in the management and the delivery of complex leadership programs at national or regional levels.
    4. Strong coordination skills including ability to provide technical guidance, and oversight, build strong teams, develop workplans, and manage budgets and project expenditures.
    5. Good multi-cultural and interpersonal skills and experience in networking with partners at all levels (ministry, donors, private sector, NGOs and local community-based organizations).
    6. Experience working with or in international organizations
    7. Keen interest in Conservation and AWF’s mission
    8. Proven written, analytical, presentation and reporting skills and computing skills.
    9. Fluency in spoken and written English. Fluency in French is an added advantage.

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