MOBILE TRAINER – WEST & CENTRAL AFRICA – NGO Jobs 2021

Job Title: MOBILE TRAINER – WEST & CENTRAL AFRICA

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Closing date: 12 Dec 2021

GENERAL CONTEXT
Médecins Sans Frontières is an international independent medical-humanitarian organization, which offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

MSF is a civil society initiative that brings together individuals committed to the assistance of other human beings in crisis. As such MSF is by choice an association.
Each individual working with MSF does it out of conviction and is ready to uphold the values and principles of MSF.

The MSF movement is built around six operational directorates. MSF OCBA is one of those directorates. The operations are implemented by field teams and the mission coordination teams; together with the organizational units based in Barcelona and decentralized in Nairobi, Dakar and Amman. The field operations are guided and supported by 5 Operational Cells, the Emergency Unit and other departments supporting operations, including the Human Resources Department, of which the Learning Unit is one essential component.

GENERAL OBJECTIVE AND CONTEXT OF THE POST

The main objective of the Field Learning Mobile Trainer is to support the provision of decentralized learning activities towards field staff, mainly FMC (Field Management Course), Training of Trainers (ToT) and Training of Facilitators for the Induction course Welcome to MSF (WtMSF ToF). These courses are designed and prepared, but they require a systematic adaptation to the particular needs and requirements of the missions where they are going to be provided. This requires the Field Learning MIO to spend around 80% of his/her time in the field.

Trainings are organised and provided with the support of the members of the Country Coordination Team (such as HRCo or FieldCos). The Learning Unit members can also provide support in the different aspects of the analysis, elaboration and delivery of face-to-face, online and blended learning solutions. The countries to cover can be from the entire MSF-OCBA portfolio. An average of 6-7 mission visits are done every year.

The Field Learning Mobile Trainer will report hierarchically to the Head of the Learning Unit and functionally to the Learning Solutions Manager.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare the mission training schedule in coordination with the Country Coordination Teams and according with Learning Unit yearly field activity plan.
  • In collaboration with Field HR Teams (HRCos, Personal Development Managers) analyse mission needs and context in order to re-design/adapt learning programs as necessary.
  • Ensure the practical organisation of the trainings, again in collaboration with and supporting the Country Coordination Team,
  • Adapt and update the training content and objectives to the specifics and requirements of the mission (mostly Field Management Course, Training of Trainers and Welcome to MSF/Training of Facilitators)
  • Facilitate and deliver the training sessions
  • Training and coaching of mission trainers
  • Support the missions on learning needs assessments and learning actions
  • Report on each intervention (objectives reached, conclusions and recommendations) and implement recommendations for revisions/modifications.
  • Advises Field HR Teams on strategies to evaluate and monitor training results as well to support transference of learning into workplace so as to maximize impact of implemented training programs.
  • Whenever necessary, design new learning solutions (entirely or some modules only): Objectives, contents, profiles of recipients, methodology, chronogram, learning impact evaluation system, bibliography
  • Collaborate with the Learning Unit in the analysis, design, production and delivery of learning solutions, whenever required
  • Contribute to the Learning Unit overall strategy and planning, with focus on managerial skills and training/facilitation competencies.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Education and experience

  • Proven experience and technical qualifications as a trainer (preparation, delivery, etc).
  • Experience in managing training sessions in group and one-to-one formats, both on face-to-face and online modalities.
  • Knowledgeable about Learning principles and processes and the different elements the Training Cycle
  • MSF experience in the field (minimum 3 years)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in managing teams and sound knowledge about People Management principles, models and techniques
  • Fluent in French and English. Arabic will be highly valued.

Competencies

  • Commitment to MSF’s Principles
  • Cross-cultural Awareness
  • Behavioural Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Strategic Vision
  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Service Orientation
  • Initiative and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation

Required

  • Willingness to work in the field 60-80% of the time with a flexible schedule.

CONDITIONS

  • Home based, with frequent field visits (80% of the time)
  • 12 months contract
  • Full time
  • Annual Gross salary: LEVEL 4 (divided in 12 monthly payments) + secondary benefits based on MSF OCBA Reward Policy.
  • Practical working conditions while in the field are as per the MSF-OCBA guideline
  • Starting date: January 2022

MSF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, race, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are committed to achieving a balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. MSF provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. MSF does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo reference checks.

Médecins Sans Frontieres, as a responsible employer, under article 38 of “Ley de Integración Social del Minusválido de 1982 (LISMI)” invite those persons with a recognized disability and with an interest in the humanitarian area to apply for the above-mentioned position.

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY

  • To apply, please follow the link below and submit your CV and cover letter

https://careers.msf-applications.org/job-invite/5487/

  • Closing date: December 12th, 2021, 23:59 CET (Central European Time)