Global Talent Development & Training Support Officer -Maternity Leave Cover

Reporting to: Global HR Manager

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Type of position: L3/S7

Application closing: 12 November 2021

Temporary fulltime for 6months – until July 17th 2022

Desired Start date: 17th January 2022

Application Deadline: 12th November 2021                       


Interpeace is an international organisation for peacebuilding that strengthens the ability of societies to manage conflict themselves in sustainable and non-violent ways. Interpeace designs and delivers its work tailored to each situation in partnership with local partners and communities, based on extensive consultation and research. Interpeace also ensures that the processes of conflict management and change that it supports are integrated at all levels of society including local communities, civil society, government and the international community (we call it a ‘Track 6’ approach).

Interpeace was originally established by the United Nations and remains its strategic partner. Beyond field-based peacebuilding, Interpeace also assists the international community – particularly the UN – to be more effective in supporting peacebuilding efforts worldwide. This includes contributing innovative thought leadership on peacebuilding policies and practices.

Interpeace is headquartered in Geneva and has offices around the world.

For more information about Interpeace, please visit

Position within the Organization

The Global Talent Development and Training Support officer is a member of the Global Operations Unit which encompasses Finance, IT, Administration, Legal, Internal Audit and HR. The Global Operations Unit is led from the Headquarters office in Geneva, although team members are based in different locations around the world.

Under regular supervision from the HR Global Manager, the Global Talent Development and Training Support Officer will be responsible for coordinating and managing the day-to-day requirements of the learning and development work. They will work closely with subject matter experts, managers, HR Officers and HR Focal Points in the field offices to coordinate and support the development and delivery of effective talent development interventions.

Purpose and General Overview

Working closely with the HR Global Manager and in line with the Global Operations and HR strategy, the Talent Development and Training Support Officer supports the design and the implementation of talent development interventions for the full employee work life cycle. The duties of the Talent Development and Training Support Officer cover 3 areas:

  • Support the co-ordination, monitoring and reporting on talent development programs/ interventions.
  • Provide support to staff and managers in relation to their learning and development needs.
  • Facilitate Corporate Induction of new staff and develop eLearning programs/modules.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Conduct the design and development of the learning interventions including individual staff development requests and eLearning programs.
  • Coordinate the onboarding process of new colleagues across the organisation. Documents and reports progress on all talent development initiatives.
  • Advise the technical experts in developing the learning materials and identifying multimedia elements.
  • Organize end-to-end logistical support for all internal and external learning events.
  • Following the annual performance review cycle, guide employees to document their development needs in the HRIS.
  • Together with Global HR Manager, guide the subject matter experts/technical teams to design and develop responsive learning materials for the eLearning platform.
  • Provide technical support in the management of the learning platform.
  • Implement all the talent development initiatives in a timely and effective manner.
  • Manage and maintain administrative records regarding external providers, including managing invoices and following up on their implementation.
  • Develops monthly reports on all learning initiatives.
  • Assist in the implementation of the talent development actions in the HR strategy.
  • In collaboration with the Global HR manager, analyse the employee development needs and document into the annual training needs analysis.
  • Any other duties assigned to them by the Global HR manager.


Candidates with relevant qualifications, experience, a tertiary degree, and fluent in English. French is an asset.


  • Tertiary qualification in human resources, education, industrial/organizational psychology, public/business administration, or related field.


  • 2-3 years of experience in learning and development with increasing responsibility in developing training
  • Experience with education, training and instructional design.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs and any learning technologies.


  • Good knowledge of human resource management theories and principles
  • Intermediate knowledge of key Learning and Development models
  • Basic understanding of the training cycle and the key elements involved in development activity design and delivery
  • Proficient in English (B2 or above). French is considered an advantage
  • Ability to deal with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and good judgment
  • Ability to interact with people respectfully and with tact
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment successfully and to demonstrate gender-responsive and non-discriminatory behavior and attitudes
  • Strong writing and communications skills in English is required

Interpeace Competencies

  • Collaboration and Weaving
  • Communication
  • Drive for results
  • Adaptability and Continuous Learning
  • Respect for Diversity

Interpeace values diversity among its staff and aims to achieve gender equality both through gender parity at all levels of the organisation and promoting a gender dimension in all its work. We welcome applications from women and men, and those with disabilities.

How to apply

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application to until November 12th 2021.

Talent Development and Training Support Officer, Nairobi ” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application email to be considered. The application must include:

  1. A complete curriculum vitae
  2. A letter of interest
  3. an acknowledgement letter, answering the following questions:
  4. Have you ever been criminally convicted or subject to any criminal or administrative penalty by any competent authority? If yes, please specify:
  5. Have you ever been terminated or separated (e.g. contract termination, dismissal, non-renewal) or subject to any disciplinary measure or sanction by your employer for fraud, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse?
  6. Have you ever resigned while under investigation or during disciplinary proceedings?
  7. Confirming the following declaration of understanding:

I confirm the accuracy of the information provided, with the understanding that Interpeace will conduct reference checks to verify relevant information.

I understand that if any false or misleading information is provided in my application, or any material fact suppressed, I may not be employed, of if I am employed, I may be dismissed.

Interpeace values diversity among its staff and aims to achieve gender equality both through gender parity at all levels of the organisation and the promotion of a gender dimension in all its work. We welcome applications from women and men, and those with disabilities.

Please note that due to high volume of applications, ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted.