Global Learning and Development Manager

Practical Action have an exciting opportunity for an innovative and capable learning and development professional to join and complement an existing global Human Resource team.

We are an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that uses sustainable technology to challenge poverty in developing countries and improve the lives of people worldwide.We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better. Through technology we enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions- transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them.

This is an opportunity to create and promote learning in support of Practical Action’s global ambition to transform the way technology is used to improve the lives of people living in, or vulnerable to, poverty.With a focus on enabling the individual and organisational capabilities essential for the success of our business plans, this is both a strategic and a ‘hands-on’ role that will align, create and demonstrate measurable impact on the ground.As the learning and development expert for our global organisation, this is an exciting opportunity to lead, develop and deliver a programme of creative and impactful learning activities and to partner with technical experts andglobal teams across a wide range of learning priorities - from induction and people skills through to technical or finance training.

This is a real opportunity to make a difference and, if you feel you have the talent and passion to help transform lives, then we would like to hear from you!

In return we offer some great incentives:

  • A contributory pension scheme, where Practical Action contribute 10% of salary.
  • 25 days annual leave and Christmas Eve, in addition to bank holidays
  • Flexible working hours, including remote working opportunities
  • Flexible benefits including childcare vouchers and cycle to work
  • Life Assurance (3x annual salary)

If based in the UK this role is full time with the option of a flexible working pattern – if based in Naorobi, Kenya the role is full time and offered on a two-year fixed term contract.

Salary Circa £40,000 per annum for candidates based in the UK, near Rugby, Warwickshire. Salary will be different if based in Nairobi, Kenya.

There will be significant international travel.

We are open to the right candidate being based in any of our offices i.e. UK, Kenya, Zimbabwe – see the role profile for details. Please note that if a candidate is based in a location other than the UK then the contract length, incentives, local salary and terms and conditions will be applied.

All applicants must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the base country.

Closing date: Friday 3rd August 2018

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

Date of expiry 3rd Aug
Salary circa £40,000 per annum
Location Rugby, Warwickshire / Nairobi, Kenya

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