Senior Training and Development Specialist - Macfadden

  • 10 Oct 2018 12:56 PM
    Message # 6716234

    Macfadden is seeking a Senior Training & Development Specialist for the Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement Division (HPGE), part of USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA).

    The Senior Training & Development Specialist serves as an integral part of HPGE. The position assists in full in-house curriculum development and course design, delivery and evaluation; contributes to the strategic direction on training issues for external audiences; and prepares key briefings to management to support training requirements.

    Essential Functions

    Support  HPGE’s strategy for internal and external education and training courses on humanitarian assistance, international humanitarian architecture, and disaster response issues.

    Work effectively as a team member with the Global Capacity and Leadership Development (GCLD),other members of the HPGE Division, and the broader office.

    Maintain strong understanding of the USG interagency, humanitarian policy issues, OFDA’s coordination responsibilities, and response operations that contribute to OFDA’s training strategy for external partners.
    As part of the GCLD team, assist in the development of more detailed strategic plans for external training for the intra- and inter-agency.

    Analyze training needs and requirements to develop new training programs or modify and improve existing programs.

    Assist in planning, developing, and providing training using knowledge of the effectiveness of methods such as classroom training ,demonstrations, online platforms, meetings, conferences, and workshops.

    Support course design from inception to final product of external training courses, specifically applying the principles of adult learning design for both synchronous and asynchronous(e.g. on line courses)learning.

    Develop and organize effective training manuals, multimedia visual aids,and other educational materials using a variety of media.

    Evaluate instructor performance and the effectiveness of training programs and provide recommendations for improvement.

    Support development of course evaluation procedures and conduct follow-up review of all completed training to evaluate and measure results.
    Coordinate, support, and ensure availability of facilitators, panelists, and guest instructors.

    Provide support on the registration process and all administrative and logistics requirements to hold a training course.

    Support appropriate scheduling and coordination of training, including logistical support.

    Help coordinate and schedule training support required from other Division members, including with OFDA’s Information Technology (IT) team to ensure that all technical elements of the training (e.g.slides, video, VTC, etc.) are set up for delivery during the training.

    Build solid cross-functional relationship sand maintain internal and external OFDA relationships.

    Draft and  implement plans and timelines of major activities that must take place to host the various humanitarian training courses, e.g.registration, printing materials, IT support, etc. 

    Sign-up for and serve as needed multiple times throughout the year on Washington-based RMTs, which provide services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters.  The duties on RMTs will be varied.

    Serve as the OFDA after-hours duty officer on a rotational basis, for approximately one week every six months.

    As needed, but very rarely, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas.

    As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office to meet operational needs during staff shortages, not to exceed six months.  Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

     As appropriate, for cross-training purposes to enhance operational awareness, may serve on temporary details, not to exceed six months, within the office. Duties performed, while on detail, will be directly related to the duties and responsibilities outlined in the scope of work.


    5-7 years of progressively responsible professional experience working on training and curriculum development and on emergency relief and humanitarian assistance issues. Experience developing training programs for adult learners and executive in an international agency.


    Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 15 years of experience or Master’s Degree with a minimum of 12 years of experience.


    Must be able to translate broad training and field experience into specialized training courses.

    Knowledge of humanitarian issues, and training development.
    Good communication skills and attention to detail.

    ​U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security clearance.

    Physical Requirements

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.  The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.

    This position description reflects Macfadden’s assignment of essential functions; nothing in this job description restricts the Company’s latitude to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    Macfadden provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Macfadden complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Macfadden expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Macfadden’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. This policy covers conduct occurring at Macfadden’s offices, client sites, other locations where Macfadden is providing services, and to all work-related activities.

    For information and to apply visit the Macfadden Careers site.

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