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Learning and Development Specialist

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Learning and Development Specialist
Aker Energy Ghana
Position Summary

The successful role holder will be involved with developing and implementing employee learning and development strategies and supporting systems and structures that lead to greater staff engagement. In this role, the Learning and Development Specialist will support the organization in clarifying employee skill gaps and training needs to help identify strategies that will build employees into highly impactful and effective contributors and leaders. The ideal candidate is passionate about fostering a culture of learning within a growing organization and comes with a deep understanding of professional learning and the ability to design meaningful and effective learning experiences. The position is based in Accra.

Key Responsibilities

Employee Learning and Development

  • Develop and execute the company’s learning and development strategy focused on empowering employees with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in their roles
  • Develop and implement relevant learning and development programs for leaders and managers in accordance with the company’s strategic objectives and goals and in collaboration with HR and Senior Leadership
  • Conduct needs analyses and utilize performance management data to identify employee learning and development needs; recommend and/or design learning solutions
  • Create and implement frameworks for assessing, measuring and tracking learning and development programming and demonstrating return to the organization; provide senior leadership with ongoing reporting and analysis of developmental activities
  • Collaborate with internal departments and teams to develop and implement training content for new hire training and onboarding and ongoing professional development
  • Ensure access and equitable processes related to training opportunities

Learning and Development Systems and Structures

  • Implement and refine a performance management framework and process that defines effective performance and how to evaluate employees against that definition
  • Contribute to the development and refinement of the company’s core organizational and position-specific competencies that create clarity on potential career pathways at the company
  • Partner with HR to create and implement a succession planning process for the organization that identifies critical roles and potential successors and leadership development programs for potential successors
  • Design and refine internal job description templates and qualifications mapped to various position levels
  • Provide ongoing training and coaching to managers on performance management

Team and Organizational Support

  • Support the organization in practicing its values, with major focus on leading and contributing to initiatives that drive the company’s culture of learning
  • Serve as an advisor, trainer, coach and expert to all staff members in the areas of employee learning and development

Requirements

  • At least 3-4 years of experience recommending, developing, designing and/or managing organization-wide learning programs in line with business outcomes and company values
  • Expertise in instructional design, adult learning, learning technology tools, performance management, and project management
  • Driven to build a high performing organization with a responsive approach to drive results
  • Strong communicator, advisor, and negotiator, with demonstrated ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Skilled at coaching others, supporting them in identifying their development areas and navigating solutions
  • Help identify challenges and facilitate solutions
  • Good organizational and management skills to enable the juggling of numerous team priorities
  • Passionate about inclusion in the workplace to ensure all employees have opportunities to learn and earn to their full potential. Capable of navigating and managing difference, driving equity across lines of race, gender, class, and other identities

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