Learning and Development Adviser (1641)

Website Concern Worldwide, a company limited

Learning and Development Adviser (1641)

Job Title:                           Learning and Development Adviser

Reports to:                      Learning Team Lead

Liaises with:                    Senior management, managers, and staff across the organization

Members of the Learning and Organisation Development and wider HR teams

External consultants

Other organizations within and beyond the sector

Job Location:                    Hybrid – a minimum of 2 days per week in Head Office, Dublin 2

Pay Band:                         Grade 4

Contract:                          Permanent

Job Purpose: The Learning and Development Adviser is responsible for the coordination of an array of learning and organization development programmes, working to ensure Concern’s people have the skills and competencies required to meet existing and future organizational needs.

Key Responsibilities:     

  • Coordinate the delivery of Pathway, Concern’s six-month management development programme which is delivered both virtually and in-person to over 100 managers across Concern annually. This involves liaising with country teams, managers of all levels, participants, and external Consultants, ensuring delivery of all programme elements;
  • Support the management of Concern’s online learning environment. This includes the identification and development of new content, maintaining existing content, reporting mechanisms, and overseeing the upload and maintenance of users;
  • Coordinate Concern’s global training calendar, which provides formal learning opportunities for staff across Concern. This involves liaising with colleagues, country teams, and various levels of management as well as internal and external facilitators. This also includes the facilitation of online sessions;
  • Coordinate and facilitate Concern’s induction programme, both online and in-person;
  • Responsible for maintaining strategic relationships with external training providers and learning institutions to ensure Concern has access to a wide variety of learning initiatives and training opportunities;
  • Promote a positive approach to learning and organization development within Concern, by providing advice on people and team development matters to country teams, managers of all levels, and colleagues across Concern;
  • Stay up to date on trends and developments within the sector, researching and using best practices of similar and successful companies and organizations as benchmarks;
  • Accept, advance, and pursue any new objectives or responsibilities that may be assigned by the Learning Team Lead.

Skills and Experience Required:


  • A third-level qualification in a related area
  • A minimum of 3 years proven experience working in a learning or organization development or HR role with experience co-ordinating learning and development programmes
  • Experience in working with management systems
  • Demonstrable organizational skills, attention to detail, and proven problem-solving skills
  • Proven excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills with the ability to establish credibility and influence others
  • Excellent Word, Excel, and Powerpoint skills
  • Empathy with the organizational goals of Concern Worldwide


  • Fluency in written and spoken French
  • Experience of Totara Learning Management System and Articulate Storyline
  • Train the trainer qualification with previous experience in facilitating personal development content
  • Previous experience in the INGO sector
  • CIPD qualification or similar

To apply:  CVs should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net by the closing date: Thursday 22nd September.

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Ireland at the time of application.

Concern Worldwide encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, ethnicity and origin, disability, political beliefs, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status to apply to become a part of the organization.  Concern is against all forms of discrimination and unequal power relations, and is committed to promoting equality.

Concern has an organizational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy, and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behavior expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

Your Personal Data

During this job application, you will provide Concern with your personal data. Concern takes its responsibilities towards this personal data very seriously and is committed to complying with all relevant data protection legislation.

Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year.  Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on ensuring that the name of any employee or volunteer (existing or new), does not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups, and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List).

Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will only be made following a successful clearance check being conducted on the applicant and such checks may be updated periodically during the course of the period of employment.

By submitting a formal application for paid or voluntary employment to Concern, you agree to Concern carrying out a clearance check as outlined above and that Concern will not proceed to recruit you should your name appear on any of the aforementioned lists

In certain circumstances, donors may request that personal data relating to employees to work on the activities that they fund to be provided directly to them – so that they can perform their own counter-terrorism checks. This may involve transferring some basic personal data outside the EEA. It will be a condition of your employment contract that Concern is allowed to share this information with institutional donors for these purposes.

For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.

You have certain rights under data protection legislation. For more information on how to exercise those rights please visit www.concern.net/about/privacy

Please only apply for this position if you are satisfied with the proposed processing of your personal data as outlined above.

  • Salary:
    €41,695 – €49,052
  • Based in Country:
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Full time
  • Closing Date:
    30 September 2022
  • Location:

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