View Vacancy – L&D Adviser (02/21 PTA)

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Learning and Development

Main purpose of job:

The International Academy Arica Team provide innovative and creative learning solutions to meet the needs of the UK Government overseas. We partner with British Missions (Posts) to ensure learning is based on performance outcomes and aligned to UK Government priorities. We work to ensure that learning activities are designed to best-practice L&D standards, based on solid research and contribute to building a positive learning culture within the workplace.

This role requires an experienced L&D professional with strong consultancy skills to partner with overseas Posts and help develop, deliver, and evaluate learning strategies that support performance outcomes and the development of learning cultures.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with overseas Posts
  • Partner with senior stakeholders at Posts to identify specific performance improvement outcomes over a 6-12 month period
  • Help Posts plan the learning strategy and solutions to meet those outcomes, drawing on all relevant resources, internal and external
  • Provide a consultancy service to advise on developing a learning culture, empowering and supporting Posts to devise their own learning solutions, signposting other L&D opportunities, share best practice and proactively encourage engagement with Diplomatic Academy content
  • Evaluate the impact of L&D solutions on performance outcomes and maintain management information and data
  • Ensure the right learning solutions are developed to meet the needs of the stakeholders and are thoroughly evaluated
  • Ensure a consistent approach to learning activity across the network, best-practice is shared, and there is a culture of continuous improvement in our service
  • Facilitate learning sessions both virtually and face to face
  • Ensure that learning offers are digitally marketed widely across the region
  • Leading moderation of learning groups in virtual environments
  • Lead and work in wider project teams to ensure quality and timely delivery of shared objectives and project outcomes, including accurate documentation of activities and reporting.

  • Min 5 years in a L&D and/or OD environment either public or private sector
  • Excellent Consultative and partnering skills
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Able to communicate and facilitate face to face groups effectively
  • Excellent digital skills to be able to support learning activity virtually
  • Learning design skills to devise face to face and virtual learning solutions
  • Understanding of modern workplace learning best practice
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Able to travel as and when required across APAC region
  • A passion and enthusiasm for developing people

  • Professional qualifications in L&D, OD or equivalent       

Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Building Capability for All, Engaging Internationally

3 February 2021

C4 (L)



South Africa


British High Commission

R 51,397.98

1 April 2021

Learning and Development:

As a learning organisation there will be a lot of opportunities to develop within the role and will be encouraged to take responsibility for personal development.

The British High Commission pays in full for the Key Care Plus option on Discovery Health for staff including spouses/partners and dependants.

  • Once you have successfully completed your probation the British High Commission will contribute 9% of your monthly salary to a Provident Fund.
  • Annual leave entitlement of 25 days
  • Working hours per week of 40

In normal times, travel is required on a needs basis within the region.

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Pretoria are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in South Africa.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit. 
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
  • Obtain the relevant permit
  • Pay fees for the permit
  • Make arrangements to relocate
  • Meet the costs to relocation 
  • The British High Commission do not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so. 
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Please note:  AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.

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