United States Peace Corps (PC) Careers – Learning & Organizational Development Manager (LODM)

Organisation: United States Embassy US Peace Corps
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director

About US Embassy:
to the United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda.  The United States has enjoyed diplomatic
relations with Uganda for over 30 years. 
Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi currently heads the U.S Mission to
Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several
offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at
the direction of the Ambassador.

the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International
    Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps

About Peace Corps in Uganda:
Corps is an international autonomous agency of the US Government with
operations in over 65 countries. It operates in Uganda by the invitation of the
Government of Uganda. Peace Corps Uganda has a memoranda of understanding with
government ministries that outline broad areas of agreement of cooperation
regarding the work of Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda. Volunteers are assigned
to government and non-government agencies and organizations, community based
organizations, universities, colleges and schools who partner to enable
Volunteers to provide capacity building in Literacy Education, Health,
Agriculture and Medical and Nursing Education; also aims to build cultural
understanding between Americans and Ugandans.

Job Summary: The Learning and Organizational Development
Manager (LODM) will support the US Peace Corps in the provision of overall leadership,
organizational expertise, and training skills to lead Peace Corps Uganda
towards perfecting it as a high-performing learning organization. The incumbent
will assess learning and organizational needs, guide training and learning
strategies, draft and implement policies and procedures to align with the
vision, mission, goals and management priorities of the organization.  The jobholder will also be responsible for
quality training delivery to Volunteers and Staff supporting training manager
to finalize and maintain training schedules for volunteers’ 27 month service,
the curriculum and quality pool of trainers. The LODM is lead Diversity point
of contact for Volunteers and staff.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Support the Country
Director with organizational alignment, performance management and evaluation
and systems:
  • Using Peace Corps Uganda vision and mission
    statement and the Mission Support System diagram as a guide, track and
    evaluate organization performance towards meeting the requirements of each
    performance area. Communicate progress and recommended interventions to
    the Country Director on a regular basis.
  • Develop and implement organizational
    assessment, diagnosis, consulting/coaching, and action plans to address
    issues specific to meeting organizational development needs consistent
    with organization strategic plan.
  • Oversee the implementation and evaluation of
    the organization Performance Management System with the support of the
    Human Resources Specialist.  Ensure
    the Performance Management System is aligned with the Vision, Mission and
    management priorities for the reporting year. Recommend improvements as
    required. Design, develop and deliver Performance Improvement
    interventions, coaching and training as required.
  • Recommend the development of Management
    Instructions and Notices to ensure policy and procedures are published and
    maintained. Recommend the development of Standard Operating Procedures to
    increase efficiency and effectiveness where required.
  • Offer support in efforts to build and
    maintain “best practices” in Peace Corps Uganda’s human resource system.
  • Take charge of organization development
    activities including change management, strategic planning, succession
    planning, leadership and management development.
2. Provide Technical
leadership in Volunteer Training Planning and Delivery
  • Lead and coordinate with the Training Manager
    needs’ analysis processes for Volunteer development.
  • Ensure quality training delivery leading  the training team and supporting
    the  Training Manager, all Volunteer
    trainings in the Volunteer 27 month training cycle. Ensure that:  the required global core training
    sessions are prepared and delivered by qualified individuals and that the
    planning cycle and countdown meetings for major training events are
    efficient and effective to meet the operational and logistics goals of
    each training event.
  • Volunteer training program curricula and
    individual training modules are up to date within the curricula.
  • Training of Trainers produces qualified
    trainers that are effective and meet organization and program goals, the
    trainer vetting system is equitable, transparent and effective, diversity
    guidance is issued to volunteers.
  • MRE for training quality form content to
    delivery is in place, implemented and quality reports used to learn and
    ensure ongoing improvement to meet the Volunteer’s needs.
  • Function as the staff lead person for all
    diversity issues.
3. Provide Technical
leadership in Staff Training Planning and Delivery
  • Lead and coordinate with the Training Manager
    and Human Resources Specialist needs analysis processes for staff
  • Provide up-to-date subject matter expertise
    in leadership and management development, organization development and
    staff development.
  • Coordinate with appropriate staff utilizing
    needs analysis outputs to develop strategies to increase organizational,
    team, and individual staff member effectiveness. Develop and manage
    strategic process for continuous improvement of knowledge worker
    productivity and change initiatives that support initiative and
  • Work in liaison with leadership team,
    identify the priority organizational needs for learning, work process
    improvement and development of individual staff members, program teams,
    administrative work groups. Develop strategies that encourage
    collaboration to increase organizational effectiveness.
  • Develop learning and development programs to
    meet priority organization needs. Design, develop and supervise effective
    and engaging training, using current development information and
    techniques for staff.  Focus on the
    concept of organizational talent development. Promote individual
    responsibility for continuous learning and professional development.
  • Support the development of multiple learning
    solutions including social learning, e-learning, webcasts, gamification,
    etc. Facilitate strategic planning sessions, as required.
4. Monitoring and
  • Direct and supervise in coordination with the
    Training Manager and MRE Specialist to ensure an effective training
    evaluation system focused on learning transfer in all learning events.
    Ensure the application of a standardized evaluation system for all
    training events.
  • The LODM will also coordinate and supervise
    all training functions – staff and Volunteer – in consultation with the
    Director of Programming and Training. 
  • Keenly monitor, evaluate and recommend
    improvements to the organization performance management system.  Coordinate performance management training
    with the Human Resources Manager.
5. Other: Manage
special projects, as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United States
    Peace Corps Learning and Organizational Development Manager career
    placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in business/public
    administration, education, organization development or equivalent
  • At least ten to fifteen years’ learning and
    development or equivalent experience
  • Five years of high level management experience
  • Proven skills in learning needs analysis,
    learning development processes, and knowledge management
  • Working knowledge of and ability to use
    learning profession’s standards, procedures and best practices relevant to
    staff training and development
  • Previous experience as a manager and
    contributing member of leadership team desired
  • Significant experience in managing multiple
    complex projects
  • Collaborative, flexible and committed team
  • Organized, efficient and deadline driven
  • Initiative, drive and genuine interest in
    learning transfer and human capital performance improvement
  • Effective facilitator and coach
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Able to function successfully in a complex
    fast-paced work environment
  • Preferred experience with international
    organizations, international 
    volunteer management and training
  • Legally able to work in Uganda.

How to Apply:
candidates should send their applications via Email. (Please do not attach
academic credentials to the email).  The
complete applications should include a Microsoft Word formatted letter of
interest, resume, names and contacts information for three references which
should be sent to: applications@ug.peacecorps.gov. Please clearly indicate ONLY
the POSITION applied for on the subject line of your cover email as well on all
the attachments. For example “Katungu Bonita_ Learning and Organizational
Development Manager” for this vacancy. Do not write any other words in the
subject line of your mail. If called for an interview, you will be expected to
bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1) as well as your
academic credentials.  If non-Ugandan,
please show your work permit.

Deadline: 14th March, 2016

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