Learning & Development Manager at Expro

Posted on :

17 Apr, 2014

Category :

Management Jobs in South Africa

Overall Purpose of the Job
To co-ordinate the learning and development function for the Sub Saharan Africa Region.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Maintain the Country Competence Assurance System.
  • Manage the implementation and maintenance of the Competence Assurance System across the Region.
  • Help develop and deliver training programmes to meet Competence Management System requirements.
  • Focal point for Region Learning and Development.
  • Focal point for all external training providers.
  • Drive personnel development to meet EIO (Excellence In Operations) targets.
  • Establish training program for all new field personnel and ensure compliance to it in conjunction with Country Management.
  • Co-ordinate delivery of training programme for all new hires.


Job Context and Main Activities

  • This role is to ensure all personnel are competent to perform their work to a minimum acceptable standard. The main activities are:-
  • To ensure compliance with group standards of Competency & Training for our personnel.
  • To support the Country Manager to provide and complete competence assessment of their staff.
  • To monitor assessment practice and quality assurance arrangements to meet company requirements & standards.
  • To liaise with operations to ensure the Learning and Development function is meeting its requirement.
  • To deliver training programmes to support the Expro Competence Management programme.
  • To act as the focal point for audit of Country competence system.
  • To maintain an accurate competence assurance database.
  • To ensure all documentation is kept up to date.
  • To prepare reports and presentations on competence/training for Country Management.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with other Region Learning and Development personnel.
  • Liaise with training focal points.


Decision making Authority/Level of Supervision Required

  • Minimum supervision required.
  • Negotiate with line managers for people resources.



  • Country Management:- To work with Country management to deliver Learning & Development needs for the Area.To establish competence and training requirements of staff and report on progress.
  • Assessors:- To ensure competence assessment is progressed and to an acceptable standard.
  • Candidates:- To ensure they understand the requirements for completion of portfolios.
  • Competence & training focal points:- To establish common practice across the Company and assist whenever possible.
  • External Training Providers:- To ensure training is of an acceptable standard and meets company policy & procedures.


Job Challenges

  • Co-ordinating the requirements of line management, assessors, candidates and external bodies.
  • Progressing competence assessment and training under challenging operational demands.

Job Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Understanding of Expro Services and operations
  • Operational / Operational Support Experience of two or more of our product lines at a senior level
  • Working knowledge and experience of Competence Assurance systems ideally within oil service industry.
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Minimum of 5 – 7 years’ experience in Learning & Development ideally within an oil service company.



• Experience working with one or more of our product lines namely Surface Well Testing; Sub Sea Landing Strings; Wireline; Cased Hole Logging; Early Production; Fluids sampling.
• Must have good communication skills and the ability to interact with personnel at all levels.

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