Interpeace Talent Development and Training Officer Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

Interpeace Talent Development and Training Officer Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

Reporting to:
  • Global HR Manager

  • Nairobi, with some international travel


    Interpeace is an international organization for peacebuilding that supports locally-led peacebuilding initiatives in over 20 countries around the world.

    Interpeace tailors its approach to each society and ensures that the work is locally driven. Together with local partners and local teams, Interpeace jointly develops peacebuilding programmes and helps establish processes of change that connect local communities, civil society, government and the international community.

    Purpose and General Overview

    Working closely with the HR Global Lead and in line with the Global Operations and HR strategy, the Talent Development and Training Officer designs and leads the implementation of talent development interventions for the full employee work life cycle.

    This starts at the position creation stage: developing processes and working methods to formulate competencies and training required for each position profile; at the recruitment stage: developing practices and working methods to identify development needs and corresponding development activities for the selected candidates based on the recruitment and selection assessments; strengthening the staff development component of Interpeace’s performance management framework; developing practices and media to capture and transfer knowledge from departing employees; and developing and implementing gender mainstreaming, safeguarding and wellbeing measures and practices.

    A successful Talent Development and Training Officer will have

  • Developed key institutional learning and development frameworks, including a staff development policy and guideline
  • Conducted and systematized professional development needs assessments and implemented corresponding action plans to address the most prominent and urgent learning and development needs
  • Developed and successfully rolled-out professional development initiatives that strengthen managerial competencies, transformational leadership and change management
  • Finalized Interpeace’s induction programme for new staff members
  • Developed and rolled-out key training to address development needs for staff and local partner organizations
  • Strengthened Interpeace’s performance management framework with a greater focus on outcome-oriented staff development
  • Developed, implemented and mainstreamed safeguarding, gender equality and staff safety and wellbeing measures and practices across the organization

    Duties and responsibilities

    Specific Duties

  • Develops interventions from assessment, diagnosis, design, implementation and evaluation in order to operationalize talent development
  • Designs institutional development needs assessments and action plans
  • Develops and supports effective induction programmes and activities
  • Develops a leadership capability framework that structures leadership competencies, language, values, and support mechanisms and implements responsive initiatives
  • Identifies the most effective learning and development media for specific development needs of staff and partners
  • Identifies and executes talent development process enhancements, improvements in policies and procedures and any other innovation changes that would optimize talent management at Interpeace
  • Innovates on how to best transfer knowledge within the organization
  • Develops and implements gender mainstreaming, safeguarding and staff
    wellbeing initiatives and practices


  • Works closely with managers and HR officers to align, coordinate and lead the development of institutional training on soft skills, core, behavioral and technical competencies
  • Drives the design, development and effective delivery of training across the organization within defined timeframes. This includes:
  • Working closely with managers and subject matter experts (internal or external) to define the right training structure and content
  • Developing and implementing training plans and programs to support current and future needs of staff and partners
  • Designing engaging learning and training materials; developing engaging solutions in multiple types of media
  • Managing external trainers and subcontractors as well as internal trainers indirectly, and secure high standards of quality
  • Assessing the effectiveness of training delivery & content through formal and ongoing validation
  • Planning and executing the deployment of the training material and courses
  • Managing existing trainings to ensure the content remains complete, relevant and updated

    Interpeace Competencies
  • Collaboration and Weaving
  • Communication
  • Drive for results
  • Adaptability and Continuous Learning
  • Respect for Diversity

    Other assets
  • Experience with online training development software
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Global Professional in Human Resources certification
  • Experience with non-profit or international organizations
  • Experience in or working knowledge of talent acquisition and workforce planning
  • Experience operating in a training role
  • Experience working in field locations

    Success Factors
  • Identifies with and is committed to Interpeace’s core values and working principles
    Commitment to inclusiveness
  • An innovative, critical thinker with extensive problem-solving skills
  • Has a broad HR background and understanding
  • Demonstrates a business partner approach to identifying organizational development and learning needs

    How to Apply
  • Qualified candidates are invited to submit a complete curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to no later than 10th May 2019.
  • “Talent Development and Training Officer” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application email to be considered.
  • Please note that due to high volume of applications, ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Interpeace values diversity among its staff and aims at achieving greater gender parity in all levels of its work. We welcome applications from women and men, including those with disabilities.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Interpeace Talent Development and Training Officer Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

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