Global Platform Training Quality Coordinator Non-profit Careers – ActionAid

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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
development and delivery:
training delivery is essential at the GP and part of the TQC role will be to
deliver training to a high standard for 50% of their time.
  • Training development and facilitation either at GP or in the
    programme sites in the areas of and not limited to advocacy, campaigns,
    leadership, gender, etc.
  • Key focal person for developing and conducting Training of Trainers
  • Key focal point for overseeing pre and post training systems and
    processes are in place, working effectively and are being followed by
    trainers. This includes but is not limited to – Podio, check-in/
    check-out, training calendar, budgetary elements of the trainings, taking
    stock of the training equipment and room
  • Oversee the successful implementation of the training calendar
  • Support manager to develop and effective and workable training
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 Uganda as a relevant,
    innovative and popular training center; and
  • Link with Activista and relevant local/regional/national youth
Support initiatives
to embed a Global Culture Of Learning And Activism within Global Platform
Uganda (10% time)
  • Global Platforms believe that continuous learning is essential for
    development and innovation. Therefore it is essential that we support a
    Global Learning Culture where staff are encouraged to share and learn from
    one another and the organisation respects that all stakeholders can and do
    add relevant learning. In that regard, the TQC will:
  • Spearhead initiatives with the whole team that promotes and embed a
    culture of learning and activism – for example around methodologies,
    political topics, working with movements etc.
  • Ensure reflection is happening within the training team before,
    during and after trainings on content, method and self and encourage
    co-facilitators to support each other’s development.
  • Establish feedback mechanisms that can be adopted by the platform
    that can ensure a culture of trust and learning.
  • Bring global dimensions to local discussions and initiate mechanisms
    for sharing local information with the global GP community.
  • Coordinate and establish mechanism for carrying out youth hub activities
  • Ensuring quality of trainers and trainings
The Global Platform
is committed to delivering the highest quality trainings and having exceptional
trainers. In order to ensure this happens we have our GP training principles
and the training management system “6 steps” that guide the development of new
trainings and activities. The TQC role is responsible for ensuring that these
methodologies are effectively passed on to and adopted by all trainers and that
all trainings align with the principles and the training management system.
The TQC will:
  • Support recruitment of strong new trainers
  • Provide a mentee period for new trainers and introduction to
    learning culture, GP training principles and training management systems
  • Establish and maintain a motivated and diverse pool of associate
    trainers and keep an updated database of their information on Podio
    Support trainers develop relevant work plans to achieve full
    implementation of training calendar
  • Ensure the 6 steps guide all trainers when they are developing new
  • Review and quality check trainings being delivered, training manuals
    being developed and evaluations being written by the training team.
  • Ensure methods are dynamic by including outside inspiration
  • Provide input to work by the GP global community on training
    principles and methodology
Impact Assessment
  • The impact should be kept in the core of everything we do at the GP.
    The TQC should take lead in implementing the impact assessment framework
    and ensure the findings inform the planning of new training and
    activities. The TQC has a responsibility to communicate with former
    participants and relevant organizations, movements and partners to ensure
    our work is creating the impact we aim at.
  • Implement 2-3 days reflection workshop at the beginning of the
    annual planning process with the GP Team
  • Lead on the capture of 20 quality Tracer Study participants every 6
  • Coordinate monthly bulletin updates that can be shared externally
    that capture the impact of work happening at the GP. This also includes
    the TQC coordinating publicity work around the GP work on social media and
    other strategic spaces
  • Experiment with alternative ways of measuring impact
  • Ensure the strategic recruitment of participants
  • Ensure training staff is using Podio and that it is completed
    effectively in time for reporting.
  • Coordinate the M&E work with the country office and with AADK
  • Support GP manager to do PME

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the ActionAid Global Platform Training Quality Coordinator
    job placement must hold a Master’s degree in social sciences, development
    studies or a related discipline; 
  • Training on participatory methodologies.
  • Three to five years of 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;
  • In depth knowledge of HRBA and gender based programming; and
  • Past experience from movement building and participation in advocacy
    processes would be an advantage;
  • Experience for establishing new projects, setting up organisations
    or other entrepreneurial experiences would be an advantage.
  • 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.
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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