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Rift Valley Institute

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Recruiting Head of Learning and Development


The Rift Valley Institute is seeking a highly experienced and dynamic educator to design and manage a professional development programme for early career researchers in eastern and central Africa. The position will be based in one of the countries in eastern and central Africa where RVI is operational, with frequent travel within the region.

As Head of Learning and Development you will lead RVI’s learning and development strategy. You will work with RVI country teams, managers, partners and RVI Fellows, supporting existing training programmes in South Sudan, the Somali regions and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the development of new blended learning programmes, ensuring consistency in approach and methods. You will support the professional development of early career researchers through bespoke training, coaching and mentoring and generate original research publications that amplify the voices of African scholars and researchers.

The ideal candidate must have experience in leading and facilitating learning and development programmes, a demonstrable record in qualitative research, pedagogical skills and management experience. This role demands the ability to work collaboratively as well as independently, while handling multiple initiatives.

For more information and to apply, visit the RVI Jobs page.

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