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Position Summary

The Learning and Development Officer will be an integral member of the Human Resources Department and will support learning and professional staff development. The position will be responsible for training needs assessments, the creation and delivery of training programs, curricula development, competency mapping, internship management, providing support to the Conservation Management and Leadership Program and on-boarding & induction programs. This position will also support succession planning within the organization. The position aims to design programs that will expand talents and skills across all employees at all levels within an organization. The Learning and Development Officer will fundamentally assist in the organization’s success, by coaching and developing its people.


  • Work with relevant teams and leadership to coordinate the development, delivery and evaluation of staff learning and development programs
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of an annual corporate training plan and budget
  • Develop and facilitate relevant “in-house” training sessions / programs
  • Work with the line manager and others to develop programs that support career progression
  • Assist in the design of a structured internship program and coordinate the program
  • Undertake a competency mapping exercise to identify gaps and make recommendations on how to address the same
  • Coordinate the development, delivery and evaluation of a suite of management and leadership development programs
  • Identify training and development needs within an organization through job analysis, performance management and regular consultation with line managers across the organization
  • Champion, design and expand training and development programmes based on the needs of the organization and individuals
  • Plan and assess the ‘return on investment’ of any training or development programme
  • In collaboration with others in the HR team, develop effective induction programmes for new staff, trainees and Conservation Management Associates
  • Implement and administer regular staff surveys to get feedback on the development programs and discuss plans with managers
  • Contribute to the review of training, internship and CLMP policies and ensure they are aligned to the realities and best practices
  • Formulate individual learning plans
  • Assist in the design and implementation of succession plans
  • Amend and revise programmes as necessary, in order to adapt to changes occurring in the work environment
  • Support the redesign and establishment of an appropriate curricula of the Conservation Management and Leadership Program (CLMP) and in consultation with relevant technical teams coordinate the day to day aspects of the program
  • Research new technologies and methodologies in workplace learning and present this research and recommendations
  • Undertake any other relevant tasks as required


  • Bachelor’s degree in the Human Resources Management, social sciences or related. Masters will be an added advantage
  • Diploma in Human Resources Management
  • Member of the IHRM
  • CHRP certification or proof of ongoing training
  • At least 5+ years relevant experience in training/learning and development
  • Previous work in NGOs highly desired
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills
  • Innovative and proactive nature of decision making
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English. French proficiency is an advantage
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential matters with the highest level of professional
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a multicultural environment
  • Willingness to travel, sometimes to remote areas
  • As this position is heavily anchored in AWF’s conservation programs, the successful candidate must have a strong interest in and understanding of conservation

How To Apply 

Interested candidates are invited to view full Job Description and apply through Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.