Training and Learning Manager

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 18 April 2019
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 18 May 2019
  • Current

Job Description

  • Support the implementation of the KDLT and RFS learning strategies, which includes efforts to design, deliver, and monitor different training events across all results and activities.
  • Work with the KDLT Advisors, Result leads and USAID partners as relevant to continuously identify training and learning needs and analyze results to develop new learning programs or modify and improve the effectiveness of existing programs. This includes supporting and strengthening the training continuum across a learning spectrum.
  • Under the guidance of the leadership team and result leads, manage and implement the development of and/or facilitation of learning programs for USAID RFS, Feed the Future Missions, interagency partners, and/or implementers, incorporating latest adult learning theories and expertise, and help determine best delivery modalities including, but not limited to, microlearning, face to face events, e-learning.
  • Lead the development of and/or organization of training manuals, multimedia visual aids, and other educational materials as requested and defined in collaboration with KDLT staff and USAID partners.
  • Work closely with course technical subject matter experts/trainers and other KDLT senior staff to develop and implement innovative learning evaluation and monitoring procedures.
  • Work with Data Analytic KDLT staff to define, collect and analyze data to identify learning needs for training and organizational development interventions.
  • Support Sr Learning Advisor and OD Advisor as requested to plan and implement retreats, team-building programs and strategic planning initiatives
  • Develop and deliver leadership, management and technical training programs to ensure Feed the Future staff have their technical training needs met.
  • Embrace KDLT core values of collaboration, quality, mutual respect, and results in all work and engagement.


  • Extraordinary facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated comfort, confidence, and effectiveness providing OD and training services for diverse client groups in a broad variety of settings in the US and internationally, as well as virtually.
  • Ability to listen, absorb, and synthesize, orally and in writing, the key themes from data gathered in interviews, background documents, and group discussions
  • Flexibility to craft a customized approach that is entirely focused on the clients’ needs
  • Ability to design and facilitate state of the art learning programs and provide this expertise to the client and others on the KDLT team
  • Skilled in applying and appropriately adapting instructional design, OD and knowledge management models and frameworks, particularly within a variety of cultural and cross-cultural contexts
  • Interest and ability in building lasting relationships with clients and colleagues – a natural connector
  • Genuine and demonstrated curiosity about effective approaches to individual, team and organizational development and learning and how they can contribute to our clients’ success
  • Interest in and ability to quickly learn the technical language, key issues, and culture of our client organizations in order to identify and select already-produced training courses to recommend to the Feed the Future community
  • Strong coordination and writing skills
  • Evaluation certified professional preferred
  • Interest and experience in applying technology for organizational development and training
  • Life and/or work experience in developing countries
  • Familiarity with the international development sector

About the Organization

QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in more than 90 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.

The Training and Learning Manager will provide adult learning, training, organizational development, facilitation, services for clients in the U.S. and throughout the world. The position will be dedicated to USAID’s Feed the Future Knowledge, Data, Learning and Training (KDLT) project. The projects objective is to improve the emerging USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security’s (RFS) capacity for and quality of knowledge-sharing, data management and analysis, organizational learning, and training in support of adaptive management of Feed the Future in alignment with the Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS). Activities through KDLT will provide RFS, Feed the Future Missions, interagency partners, and implementing partners with concrete support and tools to capture, share, and access knowledge that helps to improve the effectiveness of Feed the Future programs, leading to strengthen resilience, improved nutrition and reduced poverty in Feed the Future target countries.

The Training and Learning Manager for KDLT will work closely with the project result leads to manage training activities and ensure optimal integration across the learning spectrum. This position will report to the Lead for Result 1 and will work with key staff engaged in training, organizational learning including but not limited to KDLT Sr KM/OL Advisor, Organizational Development Advisor, and USAID subject matter and training experts in such areas as international agriculture, nutrition, climate adaptation, resilience, water security, sanitation and hygiene and others.

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