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  • Learning and Development Manager (National) at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

  • Posted on: 27 November, 2018 Deadline: 3 December, 2018
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  • Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

    Learning and Development Manager (National)


    Location: Abuja (with frequent travel internally and externally)
    Starting date: January 2019
    Direct Line Manager: HR Head of Department
    Job Type: Full Time

    Job Summary

    • We are looking for an experienced learning and development manager to devise our organizational training strategy, oversee its implementation and assess its outcomes.
    • The successful candidate will identify training and developmental needs and drive suitable training initiatives that build loyalty to the organization.
    • Training managers work across departments to get employees up to speed in both their specific vertical, and the overall needs of the organization.
    • The overall responsibilities include: Identifying and assessing future and current training needs, developing an overall or individualized training and development plan and deploying a wide variety of training methods.

    Objective 1

    • Promote, develop and implement Action Against Hunger’s learning and development strategies and programs

    Tasks & responsibilities:

    • Spend time with line mangers to gain an appreciation of our ways of working and support department to assess staff capacity needs
    • Establish professional relations with all departments to ensure training needs are met
    • Work closely with various departments across the organisation and having a full understanding of their units and training requirements
    • Ensure baseline training documents and learning activities are produced, maintained and available for the concerned departments and effectively used
    • Develop, maintain and implement the mission training plan.

    Objective 2

    • Design and lead the implementation of training plan and talent management need within Action Against Hunger

    Tasks & responsibilities:

    • Design sample curriculums for all employees;
    • Conduct effective induction and orientation sessions;
    • Create training programmes that are aligned with the organisation’s objectives, values and competencies;
    • Act as the focal point within the organisation for follow up or queries regarding training and development plans;
    • Embracing different styles of training techniques, including e-learning, tutorial sessions or coaching;
    • Having an awareness of the allocated budget and an ability to find solutions in order to implement the required training.

    Objective 3

    • Module development  for each sectoral trainings and technical support to all programs capacity building activities

    Tasks & responsibilities:

    • Coordinate with all sector heads and related staff members for finalization of contents for sectors specific trainings module development;
    • Development of all sectors training modules for the trainings by identifying and describing information needs, submitting initial versions for review; revising and editing final copy;
    • Development of standard operating procedures for the trainings submitting initial versions for review, revising and editing final copy;
    • Technical Support and capacity building on training module development to all staff delivering trainings;
    • Lead the capacity building activities and provide technical support to the staff engaged in the capacity building activities;
    • Monitoring and supervision of trainings as per the developed trainings SOPs.

    Objective 4

    • Report writing and development of Training Data Base

    Tasks & responsibilities:

    • Submission of training reports including the training evaluation and impact assessment
    • Development of Monitoring checklist for field visits to ensure the quality of trainings deliver, identify the weaknesses and Gap draft recommendation for training
    • Development of training data base containing all training information overall at capital and bases level;

    Additional Responsibilities

    • Initiation of Coaching and Mentoring scheme/mechanisms at the mission level to enhance the learning and development of staff on the job training at the mission level
    • Reflect/showcase Action Against Hunger’s learning interest and achievements at external flora
    • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and is responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned task.
    • The L&D Manager is required to be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work/activities.
    • The employee is also expected to conduct all duties in a professional manner following Action Against Hunger staff regulations and charter including commitment to gender equality

    Internal & External Relationship

    • Country Director: exchange of information and collaboration;
    • Deputy Country Director Support: technical support, exchange of information and collaboration;
    • HR Head of Department: Line Manager, technical guidance, planning of responsibilities;
    • Field Coordinators, Project Manager, Deputy Project Manager, exchange of information and technical support (integrated approach).


    • Humentum;
    • PM4NGO’s;
    • Lingos (AAH USA);
    • Talent acquisition (ACF France);

    Reporting Responsibilities

    • Monthly reports to HR HOD on course progress and INtake;
    • Progress and training completion reports on time to time basis.

    Position Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Business Psychology, Business Management, or a closely related field, and 3 to 4 years of experience in training, employee development, leadership and organization development;
    • Proven work experience as a training manager;
    • Track record in designing and executing successful training programs;
    • Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods (mentoring, coaching, on-the-job or in classroom training, e-learning, workshops, simulations etc);
    • Excellent communication and leadership skills;
    • Ability to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively;
    • Strong writing and record keeping ability for reports and training manuals;
    • Good computer and database skills;
    • Excellent communication, planning and negotiation skills;
    • Trainer of trainers qualified.


    • LINGOS methodology experience

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

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