Practical Action Global Learning and Development Manager Job in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Global Learning and Development Manager

Practical Action is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that uses sustainable technology to challenge poverty in developing countries and improve the lives of people worldwide. We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better.

Practical Action has an exciting opportunity for an innovative and capable learning and development professional to join and complement an existing global Human Resource team.

This is an opportunity to create and promote learning in support of Practical Action’s global ambition to transform the way technology is used to improve the lives of people living in, or vulnerable to, poverty.

With a focus on enabling the individual and organisational capabilities essential for the success of our business plans, this is both a strategic and a ‘hands-on’ role that will align, create and demonstrate measurable impact on the ground.

As the learning and development expert for our global organisation, this is an exciting opportunity to lead, develop and deliver a programme of creative and impactful learning activities and to partner with technical experts and global teams across a wide range of learning priorities – from induction and people skills through to technical or finance training.

This is a real opportunity to make a difference and, if you feel you have the talent and passion to help transform lives, then we would like to hear from you!

In return we offer:

  • A contributory pension scheme, where Practical Action contribute
  • Generous annual leave in addition to public holidays
  • Life Assurance

This role is full time and offered on a two year fixed term contract. This is a UK team role based in Nairobi, Kenya. There will be significant international travel.

All applicants must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in Kenya. Local salary and terms and conditions will apply.


If you want to work for a charity with significant people ambitions and can offer innovative learning solutions then we would like to hear from you. To apply go to and submit a copy of your CV and a supporting statement that describes your suitability.

The closing date for this role is Friday 3rd August.

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

Education and Training, HR and Administration, NGO and UN
Updated: July 20, 2018 — 7:29 am