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Learning & Development Assistant Job Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya

Learning & Development Assistant 

The Position:

Our Client seeks to recruit a Learning and Development Assistant. Reporting to the Learning & Development Specialist, the main purpose of this new role is to operationalize the performance management system and learning and development interventions to the achievement of the organization’s goals and research development impacts. 

We are looking for a young, talented professional with the enthusiasm and commitment to take up this role and grow it into an efficient service centre. 

This position would be ideal for a HR professional looking to further develop their skills and experience in developing international best practice standards in training, development and performance management whilst also keeping abreast of other HR areas. 

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in coordinating end to end Learning & Development processes as well as implementation of creative solutions to achieve the Learning & Development unit goals.


The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating inductions for staff based in Nairobi and regional offices. 
  • Coordinating all logistics for group training and conducting evaluation of the L&D programmes and initiatives. 
  • Collating learning needs from staff performance development plans and preparing the analysis. 
  • Updating the L&D Directory for internal trainings and relevant external training. 
  • Developing and updating a database for appropriate training providers, coaches, mentors and individual training consultants. 
  • Preparing and rolling out the L&D newsletter and other L&D communications. 
  • Reconciling L&D budget expenditure reports from finance and preparing analyses. 
  • Collating information for preparation of quarterly L&D reports. 
  • Collating and recording performance records 
  • Facilitating probation reviews and the issuance of confirmation letters 
  • Maintain accurate and up to date staff training and performance management records. 
  • Updating and managing the Learning & Development and Performance Management information in the HR information system. 


  • Holder of Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business or relevant field. 
  • Post graduate qualification in Human Resource Management highly desirable.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in implementing learning & development and performance management processes in a busy HR function. 
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment. 
  • Must work within deadlines, have the drive to operationalize staff development plans and be a responsive and energetic team player.
  • Experience in implementing performance management and appraisal systems is essential.
  • Experience in using the training cycle to facilitate the delivery and evaluation of training programmes is highly desirable.
  • Have fluent command of English with good written and oral communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate flexibility in demanding situations and be able to prioritize competing demands. 
  • Ability to work within a team or independently. 
  • Ability to work in a systematic and organized manner, with high level of accuracy and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to gather and analyse critical information for reporting. 
  • Computing skills, including knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheets database management, MS- PowerPoint, Publisher etc. 
  • Willingness to learn more and accept guidance from others for personal improvement. 
  • Have a positive ‘can do’ attitude, creative flair and the drive and talent to excel in this role.
  • Respect for confidentiality and have sympathy with the aims and objectives of the organization and commitment to the organization’s gender and equal opportunities policies ensuring equality and fairness, irrespective of political, religious and ethnic affiliation. 

Only candidates who possess the above skills and qualities should apply. 

Personal qualities and attitude will outweigh experience. 

Terms of appointment 

This position based in Nairobi campus and is open to Kenyan nationals only. 

The position is on a 2-year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance. 


Applicants should send a cover letter and CV combined as one document explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. 

Candidates earning more than Ksh 90,000/- need not apply.

The position title should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email applications.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Send your applications to by COB Tuesday 27th November 2012. 

Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted. 

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