21 Jun 2016

BHC Jobs : Regional Head Of Learning And Development

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Job Description

  • Application deadline: June 29, 2016
  • Grade:  D6 (L)
  • Type of Position:  Fixed Term
  • Duration of Post : 24 months
  • Location (City):  Accra
  • Starting monthly salary: GHS 12,471
  • Start Date: August 1, 2016
  • End Date:  July 31, 2018

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  
Reporting to the Head of Operations, the Regional Head of Learning and Development will offer strategic advice and support to Her Majesty’s Government in British High Commissions and Embassies in Africa to meet organisational needs, aligned with UK government priorities through the delivery of the global Learning and Development Strategy for Africa which includes:

  • Management of the Regional Learning and Development team providing leadership and support
  • Provide strategic direction and advice on Organisational Development to stakeholders within the Africa region
  • Help teams identify performance needs, work based learning (informal and formal learning) and Learning and Development interventions to support needs
  • Deliver high quality, value for money, appropriate Learning and Development initiatives, making good use of virtual technology and innovative new delivery methods
  • Evaluate effectiveness of initiatives to build capability and develop a learning culture at High Commissions and Embassies in Africa
  • Some duty travel within the region will be required and possible travel outside Africa to the UK for conferences
  • This position offers excellent personal developmental opportunities especially in leadership and change management. It would suit well an individual who wants to make a concrete difference in an area that really matters to Her Majesty’s Government. The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office has an active and supportive learning culture and offers tailored mentoring and coaching programmes and is committed to ensuring that its employees have a positive work/life balance


Required Skills or Experience

  • Min 10 years in a L&D environment either public or private sector
  • Min 5 years leadership and management experience
  • Experience of working in a  multi cultural environment
  • Strong communicator and facilitator
  • Able to travel extensively  across Africa and occasionally other regions
  • Professional qualifications in Learning and Development or equivalent
  • A passion and enthusiasm for developing people

Language requirements: English with additional preference to French and Portuguese or any other frequently spoken Africa languages

Required competencies
Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Leading and Communicating, Building Capability for All

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply by clicking on the link: Regional Head of Learning and Development  Additional information For more information about the FCO competencies please refer the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework
  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Ghana with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Accra are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Ghana.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.
  • Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.

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