Global Platform Associate Trainer NGO Job Opportunities – ActionAid

Job Title:        Global
Platform Associate Trainer
Organisation: ActionAid
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Global
Platform Manager
About US:
ActionAid is an
International Development Agency working in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia,
Latin America and the Caribbean. ActionAid Uganda’s mission is to achieve
social Justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication by working with people
living in extreme poverty and exclusion, their communities, people’s
organisations, activists, social movements and their supporters.
About GPs:
The Global Platforms
(GPs) are a global network of youth training hubs for empowerment and activism.
The key mandate of GPs is to equip youth with the confidence, knowledge and
skills to be active citizens and to engage with decision makers. The first GPs
started in Tanzania and Denmark in 2009 and as of present has expanded to nine
training centers in Kenya, Jordan, Palestine, Myanmar, El Salvador, Ghana,
Denmark, Bangladesh and Zambia. The platforms foundation is experiential and
participatory learning techniques, which have evolved through inspiration from
great educational thinkers like Paulo Freire and John Dewey. The GPs are an
extension of Action Aid’s strong experience providing formal and non-formal
training using participatory methods.
Job Summary:  The Global Platform Associate Trainer must be
a trainer (individual or representing an institution) with a respect for young
people and their views and who is passionate about activism and empowerment for
social change. He/She must believe young people can be catalyst for lasting
positive change in their societies.  You
must be open minded, flexible, and love a challenge. You will need to have an
understanding of and commitment to participatory training methods either
through experience or through academic study. Knowledge of and links to youth
organizations and activists within Uganda and/or the region will be an added
advantage. You will also be committed to ensuring your work has a lasting
impact, which can be documented and shared.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Development and
delivery of trainings.
  • Work closely with the Global Platform Manager (GPM) and Training
    Quality Coordinator (TQC), lead new training development and design
    processes, ensuring that it meets the needs of the youth we want to work
  • Ensure strategies and objectives of AA Uganda are integrated and
    aligned with the overall development of new training courses;
  • Lead process of contextualisation of existing training modules and
  • Ensure involvement of relevant stakeholders, such as AAU staff,
    Local Rights Programmes (LRPs), Activista and other partners while
    contextualizing, developing and designing trainings;
  • Produce training modules and knowledge products with support from
    GPM, TQC and Training Officers;
  • Prepare training participant profiles and recruitment strategy;
  • Plan logistics and brief course participants and guests to the
    platform when required;
  • Act as lead facilitator, facilitating sessions and taking account of
    feedback from participants;
  • Review training course budget utilization and report to GPM;
  • Support TQC to develop a strong M&E framework and database for
    developing baseline and end of course evaluations, as well as, an
    effective tracking system for participants to gauge the longer term
    impacts; and
  • Coordinate with other trainers to ensure all required M&E is
Support the
establishment of a vibrant youth hub
  • Support GPM and Activista to facilitate and develop the GP as a
    meeting place for youth with the necessary facilities for them to discuss,
    interact, learn from each other, research and organize activities they
    find relevant;
  • Contribute to building a network of partners, peers and relevant
    resource persons who can be included in GP trainings and activities;
  • Contribute to the strategic development of GP UG as a relevant,
    innovative and popular training center; and
  • Link with Activista and relevant local/regional/national youth
    organizations/networks where relevant
Support a learning
  • Actively participate in activities design to support the development
    of a learning organization
  • Research new pedagogical trends;
  • Reflect on technical performance and work with TQC to review your
    training methodologies and content to ensure sure quality delivery and adherence
    to 6 Steps Principles
  • Provide feedback to fellow trainers and support their professional
  • Plan personal growth and development with GPM.
learning and follow-up
  • Document and share stories of change;
  • Link former training participants with programme/project activities;
  • Provide support to former participant’s initiatives;
  • Provide support to GP Manager and TQC to prepare annual plans and
    budget; and
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the GPM.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the ActionAid Global Platform Associate Trainer
    job placement must have experience in the field of facilitation and
    training content development/delivery;
  • Experience of working on capacity building of civil society
  • Demonstrated experience of working with young people and young
  • Knowledge of Human Rights Based Approaches and gender based
    programming; and
  • Past experience from movement building and participation in advocacy
    processes would be an advantage;
  • Have experience of working effectively in a multi-cultural team and
    reaching targets
  • Have experience of priorities and managing a busy but varied
  • Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of
    specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy,
    personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept
    wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established
    procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising
    discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information
    objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and
  • Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in
    compliance with organisational rules and regulations;
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor
    (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines,
    and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively
    across organisational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain
    effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a
    multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for
    diversity and gender;
  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; ability to prepare clear
    and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options
    and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations;
    ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including international
    staff), and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without
    showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge
    to a wide range of different target groups; and
  • Genuine commitment towards the human rights based approach
    principles, which include solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and
    self-reliance; and commitment towards the organisation’s core values.
  • Must be a responsible, selfless servant leader with the experience
    of providing action orientated and visionary leadership to a diverse team
    of senior staff
  • Must be flexible, dynamic, a team builder and a believer in the
    cause of AA with a passion to challenge all form of social injustices at
    all levels
  • with the ability to mentor, coach teams and be compassionate and
  • Be solutions oriented and ability to multitask
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse coalitions, alliances
    as well as independently
  • Must be trust worthy, open to learning and independent minded
How to Apply:
All qualified and
interested candidates should deliver their application letters, CVs and copies
of Academic documents with details of at least three (3) referees one of which
shall be from your most recent employer. The complete applications should be
hand delivered or sent by email to addressed to:
The Director Human Resource and Organizational Effectiveness, ActionAid Uganda
Plot 2514/2515 Ggaba Road, Opposite Kampala International University, P.O. Box
676 Kampala. Uganda.
All Applications sent by email should clearly indicate the position title in
the subject line.
Deadline:  5th July 2018
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