Monday, October 7, 2013

Training and Development Officer Job in Kenya

Training and Development Officer
A training and development officer handles the learning and professional development of an organization’s workforce. 

The training officer will help with the ongoing, long-term improvement of employees' skills, enabling them to fulfill their potential within their organization.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Identify training and development needs within an organization through job analysis, appraisal schemes and regular consultation with business managers and human resources departments;
  • Design and expand training and development programmes based on both the organization’s and the individual's needs;
  • Consider the costs of planned programmes and keeping within budgets as assessing the return on investment of any training or development programme is becoming increasingly important;
  • Work in a team to produce programmes that are satisfactory to all relevant parties in an organization, such as line managers, accountants and senior managers at board level
  • Develop effective induction programmes;
  • Conduct appraisals;
  • Devise individual learning plans
  • Produce training materials for in-house courses
  • Manage the delivery of training and development programmes and, in a more senior role, devising a training strategy for the organization;
  • Monitor and review the progress of trainees through questionnaires and discussions with managers;
  • Ensure that statutory training requirements are met;
  • Evaluate training and development programmes;
  • amending and revising programmes as necessary, in order to adapt to changes occurring in the work environment;
  • Help line managers and trainers solve specific training problems, either on a one-to-one basis or in groups;
  • Keep up to date with developments in training by reading relevant journals, going to meetings and attending relevant courses;
  • Have an understanding of e-learning techniques, and where relevant, being involved in the creation and/or delivery of e-learning packages;
  • Research new technologies and methodologies in workplace learning and present this research.
Education and Experience
  • Degree in Business Administration, Human Resource Management or any related qualification
  • 2 years experience as a learning and development officer or a training officer
Skills and Qualification
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to deliver programmes to a high quality.
  • Business awareness and commercially focused.
  • Leadership and strong management skills.
  • Ability to devise solutions to complex problems.
  • Energy and enthusiasm to motivate and engage others.
  • Personally credible with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong influence and negotiation skills.
  • Integrity and approachability.
Application Process
Interested candidates are invited to strictly email their cover letter and CV, clearly detailing their current remuneration and expectations to  before end of day 10th October 2012. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted