Learning & Development Advisor – Transformation

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.

We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:  Contribute to building individual, organizational and partner capability and knowledge to meet current and strategic requirements, and create a learning culture to embed capability development.  The post holder will be managed by the Human Resources Business Partner based at ROAH.


  • Complete Transition Skills Audit (TSA) and learning needs analysis (LNA) for transition countries, for recommend and design the suitable learning plan to meet country, team and/or individual requirements, considering appropriate delivery channels (for instance 70/20/10 principle).
  • Facilitate and support the HR team at country level with the implementation of learning approach and solutions relevant to diverse group and individual requirements.  Ensure accessibility of solution in terms of content being relevant, up to date and available in English (and French/Spanish as required within region)
  • Monitor and review learning and development plan progress, providing CMT with regular updates and continually seek ways to improve activities to best meet requirements
  • Draw insights about external learning and training marketplace from relationship with external providers, INGO’s, relevant partners and experts and keep them informed of Plan International’s  learning and training initiatives for potential knowledge and information sharing


Knowledge of:

  • Analysing and prioritising learning and development needs to facilitate and co-ordinate the creation and review of regional / country learning development plans
  • Knowledge and experience in Organizational Design.
  • Adult learning theories and supporting technologies with an understanding of instructional design
  • The differences between and potential benefits of a variety of learning delivery channels (70/20/10 principles for example)
  • Managing rollout and logistics of large scale learning events – face to face and on-line
  • Facilitation models and styles to manage and optimize a learning event
  • Diversity and inclusion principles and research within managing and implementing learning and development programmes and offerings
  • How to identify, evaluate and demonstrate tangible business and performance benefits from learning interventions
  • ROI analysis; demonstrate ROI by analyzing the total investment to develop, produce and deliver programmes. Working with learning management systems


  • Facilitation, Coaching and Consultative skills
  • Well organised with the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to build solid relationships with colleagues at all levels and provide support at a distance
  • Networking skills
  • Working level of competency in MS Office, Blackboard Collaborate,  LMS’s and CMS’s (ideally Moodle)
  • A strong communicator in Spanish and English.
  • CIPD Learning and Development (or equivalent) desirable


  • Child rights-based  programming and approaches
  • Gender transformative approaches
  • Understanding of the range of techniques for influencing power holders at local, national and global levels; from discreet advocacy to public campaigns and strategic communications
  • Project management skills
  • Monitoring and evaluation – analysing, using an making decisions and recommendations based on evidence, regular reflective learning and sharing of knowledge
  • Communication on French and Portuguese

Location: Colombia (preferable).

Type of Role: local contract

Reports to: Human Resouces Business Partner (Regional Office of Americas)

Closing Date: 28 June 2019.

Female applicants stongly encouraged to apply **
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

  • As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
  • Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.