Friday, March 30, 2018

One Acre Fund Tanzania Jobs, Training Specialist Vacancy

Job Description:
The Training Specialist will be report to the Head of Training and Human Resources at One Acre Fund Tanzania. Their primary role will be to identify the development needs of staff and address those needs through targeted trainings and development initiatives. The ideal candidate will have an excellent understanding of adult learning principles and will apply those principles in their training implementation. They will support the Head of Training and HR to coordinate a Leadership Development course and will assist in tracking of all training and development initiatives and in holding managers accountable to investing in the growth of their staff. The Training Specialist will also work with the Language teacher on Swahili-learning initiatives for international staff members.

Primary Duties:
    Assess staff needs and build a training plan
        Assess the development needs of One Acre Fund Tanzania staff
        Evaluate assessment results and identify greatest areas of need
        Build a training plan that effectively responds to evaluation results
    Facilitate staff trainings and professional development opportunities
        Find or create resources for implementing staff training and development strategies o Prepare training and development materials and deliverables
        Facilitate trainings and development initiatives
        Follow up after trainings to ensure retention and gage progress
    Manage and coordinate Language-learning initiatives
        Work with the Swahili language teacher to motivate international staff to attend classes o Utilize tools to encourage and track learning outside of work hours (like Duolingo)
        Research and disseminate English-learning tools and resource

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

We are seeking a candidate with strong work experience and a strong educational experience.

Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
    Experience as a trainer / facilitator

    Exceptionally strong oral communication skills; should be comfortable and engaging when

    speaking in front of large groups of people

    Strong inter-personal skills and a willingness to engage with staff

    Experience in and understanding of adult learning principles

    Advanced written communication skills

    Leadership experience at work, or outside of work

    Experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)

    Ideally will have some international experience or education

    Strong organizational skills

    Highly motivated and enthusiastic attitude

    Language: English required

Preferred Start Date


We offer a modest starting salary that affords a high quality of life in our areas of operation. This is a career-track role with performance-based raises and the ability to expand responsibilities over time.

Note: We are not able to sponsor a visa for this position.

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