Senior Manager, People Development and Culture-AFRICA WILDLIFE FOUNDATION

Position Summary


This newly established position of the Senior Manager, People Development and Culture (SM, PDC) will be an integral member of the Human Resources Department. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing an organization wide learning and development strategy that facilitates and drives individual development and capacity building aligned to AWF’s strategies. In addition, the position will support culture change initiatives across the organization and provide backstopping support to the line manager. The position aims to design programs that will expand talent and skills across all employees at all levels within the organization, fundamentally promote the organization’s success, by coaching and developing its people , backstop generalist HR functions and support the line manager with other departmental responsibilities as needed. This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, and will report to the Director, HR and Culture and functionally supervise the Senior Officer, Youth Leadership.


Key Responsibilities


Learning and Development


    Conduct Training Needs Analysis using both structured and unstructured methods to capture requirements across the organization; identify current and future developmental needs at the individual level that support career progression, and capacity building requirements at the institutional level;

    Conceptualize and implement innovative and flexible methods to address the developmental and capacity building needs identified, including identification of external training programs and conferences, the design and delivery of in-house training sessions, enrollment in online learning programs, mentoring, self-learning, and other methods as appropriate;

    Develop a comprehensive Learning and Development Plan based on the developmental needs and methods identified;

    Drive and facilitate the implementation of the Learning and Development Plan to ensure smooth execution with effective outcomes; providing thought leadership around program design and delivery;

    Monitor and evaluate the different methods used; continuously improving the approach, process and methods as appropriate;

    Organize and oversee the New Hire onboarding programmes to help new hires settle in well and quickly


    Oversee the internship program and in collaboration with other teams support other learning programs e.g. Youth Fellowship Program

    Refine existing systems and processes, and set up new processes as required, including: preparing and tracking the annual learning and development Budget; creating and updating the Training Calendar; tracking training attendance; capturing feedback on training programs as well as conferences and workshops attended

    In Co-lead the redesign and establishment of an appropriate curricula of the Conservation Management and Leadership Program (CLMP) and coordinate the day to day aspects of the program

    Coordinate the development, delivery and evaluation of a suite of management and leadership development programs

    Plan and assess the 'return on investment' of any training or development programme Implement and administer regular staff surveys to get feedback on the development programs and discuss plans with managers

    Contribute to the review of learning and development policies and ensure they are aligned to the realities and best practices

    Collaborate with HR team on suggested training needs per individual departments across countries

    Guide managers to formulate individual learning plans

    Contribute to the design and implementation of succession plans




    Lead the values socialization process

    Participate in the change management process

    Support initiatives that improve the employer value proposition

    Conduct annual staff surveys and follow up on actions on issues raised

    Co-lead the management of the staff committee

    Represent AWF in the selected working groups and or committees




    Backstop other Human Resources Generalist roles as needed

    Undertake other departmental responsibilities as requested



Go back