1. ROLE PROFILETitle : Learning & Development AdviserFunctional Area : HROD/Learning & Development (IH)Reports to : Learning & Development ManagerLocation : GlobalTravel required : GlobalEffective Date : 1st January 2018Grade : 3
2. role PURPOSEPlan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.The purpose of this role is to contribute to building individual, organizational and partner capability and knowledge to meet current and strategic requirements, and create a learning culture to embed capability developmentThe post holder will be managed by the Learning and Development Manager based at International Headquarters in Woking.3. Dimensions of the RoleThis role has global reach, supporting key business areas in line with the global strategy by providing learning needs analysis, designing learning solutions, delivery and evaluating learning impact.The post has particular focus on learning for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Project Management skills across Plan International.The post holder will not have any direct reports and will be working closely with staff in the DRM and Programme Quality teams, as well as L&D Managers, Global and Regional L&D Advisers, HR Business Partners and Global Networks Technical Advisers/Subject Matter Experts.Budget responsibility for raising funds for learning & development through grants/National Organisations (NOs) contribution. 4. 5. Accountabilities
Promote L&D approach (outcome-focussed learning) across key business areas and recommend suitable learning options to meet individual and team requirements.Coach staff and managers to consider and select appropriate delivery channels to maximise learning impact.Partner relevant subject matter experts and third parties, and take the design lead in the development of interventions.Ensure accessibility of solutions in terms of content being relevant, up to date and available in English (and French/Spanish as required).Draw insights about external learning and training marketplace from relationship with external providers, INGO’s, relevant partners and experts and keep them informed of Plan International’s learning and training initiatives for potential knowledge and information sharing.Collaborate with wider L&D team to draw on lessons learned, document, share knowledge and disseminate best practice across the organisation. Manage the end to end process of learning. Support the wider team in projects and initiatives.Write and submit funding proposals which will result in greater internal collaboration (with NOs) and increased external funding and support for Plan International learning & development interventions.
Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
6. Key relationshipsHROD Learning & Development teamDRM teamProgramme Quality teamSubject matter experts and key stakeholders (including NOs)Regional HR Business PartnerCountry HR ManagersLearners Global Technical NetworksHumentum (formally LINGOs)Learning & development experts and networksPartners
7. Technical expertise, skills and knowledge8. [ EssentialKnowledge of:Humanitarian sector/Disaster Risk ManagementAnalysing and prioritising learning and development needsAdult learning theories and supporting technologies with an understanding of instructional designThe differences between and potential benefits of a variety of learning delivery channels (70/20/10 principles for example)Managing rollout and logistics of large scale learning events – face to face and on-lineFacilitation models and styles to manage and optimize a learning eventApplication of diversity and inclusion principles and research within managing and implementing learning and development programmes and offeringsCo-reviewing and feedback on programme design in collaboration with Learning & Development ManagerHow to identify, evaluate and demonstrate tangible business and performance benefits from learning interventionsMonitoring, evaluation and ROI analysis - analysing, using an making decisions and recommendations based on evidence, regular reflective learning and sharing of knowledge Working with learning management systems
Skills:Project Management skills (knowledge of PMD Pro desirable)Facilitation skillsConsultative skillsWell organised with the ability to manage multiple priorities Developed relationship management skills, including the ability to manage and influence diverse and stakeholder groupExcellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to build solid relationships with colleagues at all levels and provide support at a distanceNetworking skillsCoaching skillsWorking level of competency in MS Office, Blackboard Collaborate, LMS and CMS (ideally Moodle) Time managementA strong communicator in English
Behaviours:Is future-focused, inquisitive and open-minded; seeks out evolving and innovative ways to add value to the organisationFlexible in working style with ability to adapt when needed – resilience and pace when working within a changing environment Demonstrates the ability to influence, engage and challenge appropriately to gain the necessary commitment and support from diverse stakeholders in pursuit of organisation value.Works effectively and inclusively with a range of people, both within and outside of the organisation.Demonstrates determination, resourcefulness and purpose to deliver the best results for the organisation.Shows courage and confidence to speak up skilfully, challenging others even when confronted with resistance or unfamiliar circumstances.Works with everyone in HROD Learning & Development team to achieve team shared goals, tackle challenges and celebrate successesListens to and values the perspectives of others and challenge their own to get the best outcome for team and organizationSeeks feedback from others in order to learn and improve
DesirableCIPD Learning and Development (or equivalent)Project Management certificate/qualification (PMD Pro specifically)Child rights-based programming and approachesGender transformative approaches Understanding of the range of techniques for influencing power holders at local, national and global levels; from discreet advocacy to public campaigns and strategic communicationsExperience in co-writing project proposals and obtaining grant funding for learning & development interventions and initiativesFluent in French and/or Spanish
Plan International’s Values in PracticeWe are open and accountablePromotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young peopleWe strive for lasting impactArticulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.We work well togetherSeeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
We are inclusive and empowering
We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potentialWe respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplaceWe support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives.
9. Physical EnvironmentTypical office environmentRegular travel to countries, face to face meetings and workshops as required
10. Level of contact with children
Low contact: No contact or very low frequency of interaction