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British High Commission Ghana Recruitment 2016

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23 May, 2016

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The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Job Title: Technology Learning Adviser

Job Description

  • Grade – C4 (L)
  • Duration of Post  – 24 months
  • Starting monthly salary – GHS 5,914
  • Start Date  – 1 August 2016
  • End Date  – 31 July 2018

The British High Commission Accra is part of world-wide network of 270 Posts, representing British prosperity, security, consular interests overseas. We are looking to recruit a Technology Learning Adviser (TLA) on a fixed term contract.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of high quality and effective Technical Learning and Development (Tech L&D) in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO and other UK Government Departments within their region. They will also be responsible for working closely with FCO Posts to identify Technical L&D needs and helping to identify a range of IT L&D interactions to meet these needs.

As part of a global network of TLAs in other FCO locations, this role supports the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) Knowledge & Technology Department (KTD) objectives and in particular, the successful delivery of a new ‘Technology Overhaul’ programme. The successful candidate will also be helping to drive a culture change in the way the FCO uses information, technology and knowledge to undertake its work.

Whilst this role will be based in Accra or Pretoria, the successful candidate will provide Tech L&D to up to 35 Posts within their region. The FCO is moving swiftly towards the majority of its Learning and Development being delivered via virtual delivery (e.g. via Videoconference), but some duty travel within the region to deliver Tech L&D at other FCO Posts face-to-face will also be required as well as occasional travel outside of Africa e.g. back to the UK for upskilling and conferences.

The successful candidate will have a strong practical and theoretical knowledge and background in Learning and Development design and delivery, ideally supported by Learning and Development professional qualifications. The candidate will be expected to work with a wide range of stakeholders so strong communications skills – including the ability to explain topics using a simple and structured approach, is essential.

A strong and broad IT working knowledge is also required, including knowledge of MS Windows and the MS Office suite, but this role is primarily about helping others to learn how to use new technical knowledge and skills across a wide range of topics rather than an a technical specialist role. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Tech Learning and Development Delivery, based in the FCO’s UK Knowledge and Technology Directorate (KTD) in London.

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Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Helping to deliver a successful ‘Technology Overhaul’ programme by ensuring high quality and effective Tech L&D is available, visible and delivered within the region, mostly through virtual delivery
  • Working with key stakeholders at all Posts in the region, including the IT Support Officers and the Regional Digital Units, to identify Tech L&D requirements that will help deliver their Post’s Business Plans. Identifying, designing and working in partnership with stakeholders to ensure a suitable range of Tech L&D interactions are available.
  • Collaborating with others in the KTD Tech L&D team, including TLAs in other Regions, to share and promote best practice and ensure consistency across Regions. Working closely with the local HR Regional Learning and Development Teams (RLDTs) to ensure an aligned approach to all aspects of Learning and Development.
  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of Tech L&D delivery in the region, evaluating the overall impact and using this information to help improve the design and delivery of Tech L&D and identifying priorities for Tech Overhaul behaviour change.
  • Responsible for working with the Head of Tech L&D Delivery to create Post visit plans. Responsible for operating with an agreed budget and ensuring timely and accurate monthly financial reporting.

Required Skills or Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in the design/delivery of learning and development.
  • A professional knowledge of learning and development theory and practice.
  • Excellent communications skills in both oral and written English. (senior stakeholders and all levels)
  • Ability to work independently and within agreed delegated authority.
  • Strong IT skills and literacy in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and SharePoint). Familiarity with social media e.g. Facebook and Twitter.

Desirable qualifications and experience  

  • Professional Learning and Development qualifications.
  • Membership of a relevant L&D professional organisation (e.g. CIPD).
  • Experience of delivering learning and development via virtual methods (e.g. WebEx).
  • Experience of designing eLearning products.
  • Experience of working with Microsoft Cloud.
  • Technical knowledge

Required competencies  
Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Building Capability for All

How to Apply

 Interested applicants should apply online

For more information about the FCO competencies please refer the following link:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework

  • The successful candidate need to be able to travel around Africa and occasionally outside of Africa without any travel restrictions.
  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Ghana with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • Staff members recruited locally by the British High Commission in Accra are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Ghanaian employment law.
  • Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff, are able to work within the BHC/BCG but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.
  • Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

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