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Learning Development Coordinator

Deadline: 25 January 2022

Contract type: Fixed-term/full time

Organisation: The CALP Network

Could be based in Jordan, Kenya, Senegal, UK or another country if the CALP Network can arrange suitable hosting

We are looking for someone to work with an experienced team to take forward the CALP Network’s learning agenda. This is a multi-faceted role that requires strategic thinking, ability to foster new partnerships, great understanding of adult learning, hands on ability to develop quality learning and training materials and more. The Coordinator leads the strategic development of the CALP Network’s training agenda, ensuring reach and maximising impact, promoting integration of the CALP Network materials and other CVA resources into humanitarian courses and standards. You will need great people skills, you’ll need to be innovative, creative and, at the same time, systematic and pragmatic.  It’s an exciting role with lots of possibilities for development.  Interested?  Read on.

This position is open to applicants with existing right to work in one of the following locations: Jordan, Kenya, Senegal or the UK. Other locations may be considered, depending on whether the CALP Network can arrange a compliant employment mechanism with one of its hosts (Oxfam, ACF, NRC) in the country of the applicant’s residency.

Note: the CALP Network contracts team members through its host agencies.  The location of the applicant will determine the host (contract) agency.

In case of any queries about the position, please contact

About the CALP Network

The CALP Network is a dynamic global network of over 90 organisations engaged in the critical areas of policy, practice and research in humanitarian cash and voucher assistance (CVA) and financial assistance more broadly. Collectively, CALP members deliver the vast majority of humanitarian CVA worldwide.

We envision a future where people are enabled to overcome crises with dignity, by exercising choice and their right to self-determination.

The purpose of the CALP Network is to maximise the potential that humanitarian CVA can bring to people in contexts of crisis, as one component of broader financial assistance. To do this we catalyse the power, knowledge and capacities of our diverse global network, alongside other local, national, regional and global actors, all of whom are seeking to secure better outcomes for people living in crisis contexts. Our role as a collective is to generate alignment in the approaches and actions of those within and across our network, in order to help optimise the quality and scale of humanitarian CVA.

What makes the CALP Network unique is its diversity. CALP members currently include local and international non-governmental organisations, United Nations agencies, the Red Cross/Crescent Movement, donors, specialist social innovation, technology and financial services companies, researchers and academics, and individual practitioners.

As a the CALP Network team, we work with and for the CALP Network – keeping our vision front and centre. Working impartially, we engage with the network to generate evidence, we facilitate dialogue, we challenge and question, we draw together good practices and promote their uptake. We play a key role in creating the impetus and means for thought leadership and convene network members to generate futures-thinking agendas. We mobilise the membership and the wider network to look for collective solutions to collective problems.

Role Purpose

The Learning Development Coordinator leads the strategic development of the CALP Network’s training agenda, ensuring reach and maximising impact, promoting integration of the CALP Network materials and other CVA resources into humanitarian courses and standards. The post holder, sitting within the Policy, Evidence and Learning team, works collaboratively across the CALP Network, with member organisations and external institutions, to ensure the CALP Network-branded learning content sets the quality standard for CVA.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead the strategic development of the CALP Network’s approach to learning and training, maintaining the CALP Network’s core courses as the ‘gold standard’ whilst further increasing accessibility and use.
  • Oversee the development of the CALP Network learning and training resources, ensuring they are regularly updated, based on the latest evidence.
  • Build partnerships and develop approaches that substantially increase the number of people who access and complete CVA courses, thus maximise reach and impact.
  • Work with Regional teams to establish partnerships with academic and training institutions to facilitate and promote the integration of CVA learning and training resources into relevant courses.
  • Develop strategies to increase the reach of the CALP Network’s e-learning courses and resources, working in collaboration with the communications and regional teams.
  • Engage with the learning and development teams of member organisations to promote the use of the CALP Network training resources, providing briefings and explore opportunities for collective action.
  • Lead the development of the CALP Network’s approach to course certification and the accreditation of trainers.

Essential Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge:

  • Qualified learning and people development professional
  • Experienced practitioner, skilled at developing innovative approaches to enhance learning.
  • Qualification in an appropriate technical field (Masters or equivalent) or equivalent level of professional experience.
  • Ability to develop quality learning and training materials and methods.
  • Ability to forge strong partnerships and be influential across a breadth of stakeholders
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Proven strategic thinker.
  • Cultural sensitivity and ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-sectoral team.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills in English, with the ability to write clearly and succinctly for a wide audience.
  • Strong project management and monitoring skills.
  • Good understanding of humanitarian assistance

Desirable attributes:

  • Experience of working in a virtual network or remote team
  • Well-developed understanding of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) in a humanitarian setting Written and verbal communication skills in Arabic, French or Spanish

We offer:

The details of the contractual package will depend on the CALP Network host organisation which would be determent by the location of the successful candidate. The position is a Grade C role (if Oxfam GB or affiliate contracted, or equivalent if contracted by another the CALP Network host agency i.e. NRC or ACF).

How to apply:

As part of your online application, please upload your up-to-date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the job profile.

Follow this link to apply.

Closing date: 25 January 2022
Location: Could be based in Jordan, Kenya, Senegal, UK or another country if the CALP Network can arrange suitable hosting.
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