Training and Capacity Development Manager Job Vacancy in Turkana, Kenya

Career Management Centre

Position Title: Training and Capacity Development Manager – Lift Project

Duty Station: Turkana With Travel To Other Project Sites (Samburu and Marsabit)

Our client, an International NGO, BOMA is working to lift 3 million people out of extreme poverty by 2027.

BOMA’s mission is to provide the people and governments of Africa’s drylands with economic inclusion programs that increase resilience to multiple crises.

Find out more about BOMA by visiting their website –

Boma is seeking to recruit Training and Capacity Development Manager to be based in Turkana.

Tentative start date is 1st December, 2022.

Job Summary: This position holder will lead all Capacity Development (CD) activities for the project. S/he
will develop context specific support for each of the targets based on assessments of the capacities and needs.

S/he will support the organizational improvements of internal and external training targets and delivery. The position holder will also oversee capacity development for the various implementing partners and stakeholders.

S/he will be responsible for the delivery of targeted training in response to BOMA’s training needs, with a focus on development of capacities and skills for the Livelihoods and Inclusion for Transformation (LIFT) Program in the Northern Counties of Kenya (Marsabit, Samburu and Turkana).

The position holder will also support standardization of BOMA’s Training offering to internal and external clients for replication and scale-up.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Capacity Development

  • Designing training interventions with relevant modules on business skills, Natural Resources Management and organizational capacity development including design and customization to suite the target audience, including Coordination and implementation of Boma’s organizational graduation approach training activities.
  • Develop systematic Training of Trainers (TOT) and facilitate training, coaching, and mentoring, of Boma field teams and partners for effective training offering to program participants
  • Undertake training reviews, impact assessment, retention rate etc. using internal resources and expertise for providing high quality advice to the project management in case of any changes required in capacity building interventions
  • Plan, measure, and monitor project’s and organizational capacity building objectives/needs and implement innovative training methodologies
  • Ensure effective implementation of cost-effective capacity development interventions with the best use of resources.
  • Identify opportunities to engage or partner with relevant industry organizations on the use/adaptation of existing training resources, innovative training documents, best practice techniques and systems

Development of Training Materials

  • Design, development, review and adaption of capacity development materials, training manuals, handbooks, assessment tools and methodologies/strategies, to keep in step with changes and developments both within the organization and the operating environment.
  • Develop and design appropriate adult learning materials for illiterate and semi-illiterate participants.
  • Maintain an electronic resource inventory base of training materials, manuals and ensure adequate updating of documentation and records.
  • Maintain an inventory of updated versions of training materials. Mentor manuals and record books at the field level through the Field officer/Graduation advisor Knowledge Management Role
  • Implementation, maintenance and management of the knowledge and information sharing systems within and outside the project, maintaining and enhancing the sources and methods for capturing knowledge
  • Guide the program staff on how to capture and document success stories and unintended outcomes of the project.
  • Ensure timely reporting on training activities and incorporation of experiences and lessons learnt to improve and enhance training delivery.

Leadership Role

  • Effectively manage talent, mentor, capacity build and supervise the Curriculum Development & Training Officer and Program Training Officer.
  • Participate in leadership workshops for sharing of learning and experience with the team, across the organization and with like-minded/peer organizations.

Key Performance Metrics include:

  • Appropriate training adaptations are adopted and properly documented, along with learnings
  • Training plans/schedules are executed on time, on scope, and within budget.

External Relationships

  • Training & Capacity Development Manager will collaborate with other organizations and government partners in the region whenever called upon.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies, Social Sciences, International Development, Natural Resource Management, or relevant field. Master’s degree in same fields will be an added advantage.
  • Professional qualification in TOT and/or experience in capacity building, curricula development, training, and facilitation desired.
  • At least five (5) years of training experience, with preference for adult education, social and behavior change, and/or human/community development work.
  • Experience delivering field-based projects in an international or national organization – INGO.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and design and publishing software and or Learning Management Systems.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates to apply via email clearly indicating the position they are applying for on the email subject as Training and Capacity Development Manager to be based in Turkana by COB 23rd October, 2022.

Salary: Indicate your current monthly salary in the cover letter.

Due to the urgency, application will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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