Global L & D Advisor

Practical Action

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems – made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. We share what works with others, so many more people can change their worlds.

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Competitive /
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    Job Level : Senior Level
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    Job Experience : 7+ Years
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    Job Category HR | People & Culture ,NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Mar 04, 2021

Job Description

We are seeking an innovative, creative Learning Development and Training professional to join our Global People and Culture/Learning & Development team. Can you inspire, motivate others, and push boundaries? Are you curious and adaptable, with high cultural intelligence, and have a commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion? Are you passionate about learning and capacity building, do you have a growth mindset? If so this role could be for you.

About the role

The Global Learning & Development team was created to understand the organizations strategy and its future capability needs in order to identify learning priorities across the organization, and to create learning environments where staff can develop to be their best. Our team puts in place learning initiatives that enable the organization to constantly evolve and develop and create flexible learning interventions through the use of blended learning approaches to meet the diverse needs of the workforce.

This role will review current learning content/programs and pathways and look for ways to improve or further develop these. You will work closely with our Global Learning & Development Manager and our knowledge experts to identify capacity gaps and co-create and co- facilitate learning programs that fill that need. You will use blended learning solutions and digital tools that create flexible and innovative learning programs.

You will apply adult learning theories to ensure employees get the best out of their development and be involved in co-designing a range of learning interventions. This might include technical, behavioural, leadership and management programs, working collaboratively with our internal communications and staff engagement lead in advertising and engaging our staff in learning activities.

You will be a champion of driving a culture of continuous professional development, put learning at the core of what we do, and monitor effectively how learning has been transferred.

This role offers amazing opportunities for someone who is interested in developing their career as an L&D professional within the international development sector.

Why join us?

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

This is a global role, and therefore for this role has the possibility of being based in the UK, Nepal and Kenya. The postholder will be required to have the relevant Right to Work for the country which they are applying and the terms of conditions of employment will be in accordance with that country.

Remote working / home working is possible with this role.

About us

We are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.

We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Additional information

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing.

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 21st March

Tentative interview dates: week commencing 29th March

The interview will happen remotely in 3 stages:

  • The development of a training session (submitted prior to interview and delivery day)
  • The delivery of your live virtual training session (with 5 participants available to work with)
  • A panel interview

Required Qualification & Experience

Recent experience in a similar role required, or must be able to
demonstrate having credibly delivered outcomes comparable
to those outlined below.

Working knowledge of written and spoken English, Developing training & Learning content for a professional cross cultural audience at all levels of an international organization.

Excellent in the room and live virtual learning engagement skills, with confidence to present to diverse audiences with enthusiasm and energy. Knowledge of Mentoring models, & frameworks Excellent Cultural intelligence.

Committed to Diversity, equity and inclusion, Excellent safeguarding awareness, Excellent stakeholder management and collaborative working, LMS management, reporting and development, Blended and digital learning approaches, Strong administrative and organizational skills in maintaining financial records, spread sheets, invoices.

Creating & reporting on statistical and data graphics from internal systems, Motivating and engage others, Positively representing, Promoting and contributing to a diverse, dynamic, friendly and inspiring team. Engaging with, coordinating and HR managing a group of freelance trainers and consultants from across the globe.

The ability to work flexibly to meet the time differences across the countries we operate in, to attend national networking events and or conferences in person or on line. Occasional overseas travel COVID Permitting.

CIPD Qualified or equivalent (UK Specific), or relevant qualification or membership. Communication skills in French, Spanish, Arabic, Nepali or Bangla

How to Apply

If you want to work for a subsidiary of a charity with significant people ambitions then we
would like to hear from you. To apply, go to and follow the links
to submit a copy of your CV and a supporting statement that describes your suitability.


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