British High Commission Recruits Regional Learning and Development Adviser

Posted on :

31 Jul, 2014

Category :

Executive Jobs in South Africa, General Jobs in South Africa

Introduction

The British High Commission in Pretoria services a wide network of Learning and Development needs in the FCO in Africa. We are looking to recruit a self motivated learning and development practitioner who has experience in relationship management, design and delivery, learning needs analysis, performance consulting, facilitation, assessment and moderation.

 

Minimum Requirements

.Specific specialised knowledge, qualifications or experience required for this job. Please type in the box below those skills from the drop down list that are appropriate, expanding as necessary.
Essential on arrival in Dept/Post: Bachelors Degree and ETDP (Education Training and Development Practitioner)
Useful or training/guidance given once in job: Coaching

 

Job Specification

BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION
OFFICE NOTICE NO -47/14

POSITION : Regional Learning and Development Adviser
SECTION : Regional Learning and Development
GRADE : C4(L)
LINE MANAGER : Derek Naude
POSITION TYPE : Permanent
SALARY : R32 112.00 PER MONTH PAID 13 TIMES A YEAR

 

A vacancy have arisen for the position for the Regional Learning and Development Adviser in Pretoria. See the attached Job Specification Form for further details.

 

Diversity

We encourage applications from suitably qualified people from any background. The British High Commission is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation.

NOTE:

 All applicants must be legally able to work in South Africa with the correct visa/status/work permit, and be registered with SARS. Any staffs recruited locally by the BHC in South Africa are subjected to Terms and Conditions of Service according to Local South African employment Law. Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff holding DIRCO issued ID cards are able to work within the BHC/BCG but their salary will be abated at the appropriate South African tax rates.
 Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted. Applicants will be required to submit proof of application for a Police Clearance Certificate and declare their criminal record, at interview.
If you have not heard from us 2 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Note: Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.

Main purpose of job (max 200 words):
The British High Commission in Pretoria services a wide network of Learning and Development needs in Africa. We are looking to recruit a self motivated learning and development practitioner who has experience in relationship management, design and delivery, learning needs analysis, performance consulting, facilitation, assessment and moderation. The incumbent needs to be experienced with organisational design, strategy execution and must ensure the operational success of the Regional Learning and Development Team.
Provide a breakdown of your main duties and responsibilities, and the percentage of your time they occupy:
Type of work Duties & responsibilities % of time

•Business Partner with senior management and relevant stakeholders across the region and London, to identify learning and development interventions required to achieve business performance goals and successful implementation of organisational change initiatives by:
Supporting the development of L&D strategies and plans reflecting relevant L&D interventions, that align to the Country Business Plan
Undertaking robust learning needs analyses for the Posts
Supporting the evaluation L&D interventions for return on investment against expected outcomes

 

•Design and deliver appropriate formal training and/or L&D Interventions that meet the specified needs of the organisation

•Overall accountability on local/regional/global projects to ensure quality and timely delivery, on-track budget spend, and accurate monthly financial reporting

•Active participation in knowledge and best practice sharing across the Regional L&D network

•Line management of junior staff as necessary for L&D operations
•The role requires substantial regional travel in Africa and occasional travel outside the region.
•Take part in the Embassy emergency planning and any response to a crisis affecting UK citizens.
The British High Commission in Pretoria services a wide network of Learning and Development needs in the FCO in Africa. We are looking to recruit a self motivated learning and development practitioner who has experience in relationship management, design and delivery, learning needs analysis, performance consulting, facilitation, assessment and moderation. The incumbent needs to be experienced with organisational design, strategy execution and must ensure the operational success of the Regional Learning and Development Team. Our preference is for a senior candidate who has managed others, can deliver leadership training and provide ‘ coaching for high performance ‘ support. This is a strategic role that is very execution driven and focuses on ensuring return on investment, transference of knowledge and self development. A number of continual professional development opportunities exist for personal growth.

Resources managed – staff (by Band, including LE staff) and expenditure:
Non management role but leadership is required

 

1.Key competences required for the job:
Essential
Making effective decisions
Setting direction
Collaborating and partnering
Leading and communicating
Building capacity
Analysing
Delivering at pace
Teamwork

 

2.Specific specialised knowledge, qualifications or experience required for this job. Please type in the box below those skills from the drop down list that are appropriate, expanding as necessary.
Essential on arrival in Dept/Post: Bachelors Degree and ETDP (Education Training and Development Practitioner)
Useful or training/guidance given once in job: Coaching

3.Other job-related or local special factors not mentioned above, including any requirement for special security clearances:
Security Clearance Level required:
Other:

4.Training requirements and level needed:
Essential
Soft Skills Training (behavioural Skills)
Technical / operational aptitude
Business acumen
Facilitation skills

5.The vast majority of home jobs are suitable for job-share or flexible working. Describe here how such arrangements could work for this position. Where this is not possible, clear and robust justification must be provided
This is not applicable – the trainer delivers trainer in the region

 

To Apply

Applicants should submit a short (1 page maximum) covering letter stating why they are a suitable candidate for the position along with a copy of their CV. Please also state where you saw the job advert. Internal applicants should complete a Bidding Form and submit this along with a copy of their most recent 24 months of appraisal evidence (i.e. two full appraisals, or however many abridged appraisals, minutes etc to make up two years’ worth of evidence) to the Assistant HR Manager

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