• British Embassy in Dubai Careers | Learning & Development Adviser

    British Embassy in Dubai Careers | Learning & Development Adviser

    Location: Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Job Description

    Type of Post: British Embassy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

    Job Subcategory: Learning and Development

    The British Embassy Dubai has a vacancy for a Learning & Development Adviser (Learning Partner) to work within the Diplomatic Academy Regional Team (DART) for Africa and Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

    The Diplomatic Academy Regional Teams (DARTs) 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.

    We work at a fast pace with a high degree of autonomy. We need to be flexible and adept at dealing with change and ambiguity. We need to be skilful at working across cultures and resourceful to ensure we always deliver, even when we meet the unexpected.

    You will be aware of the most recent L&D thinking and research and familiar with multiple learning channels to create effective blended learning experiences. You will be proactive in your approach, with excellent communication skills essential to build strong relationships across the business, at all levels.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Your main responsibilities in this role include the following:

    • Partner with Posts and Business Partners (BP) on learning solutions

    • Partner with Posts and BPs to design and deliver learning solutions that meet identified needs/ performance outcomes

    • Learning experiences will use best practice L&D methodologies consistent with Modern Workplace Learning. Learning solutions will offer quality programmes and make use of appropriate technology

    • Evaluate L&D solutions to ensure performance outcomes are achieved

    • Facilitation

    • Facilitate Leadership & Management Development programmes when required

    • Support Management Development cohorts including Line Management learning sets

    • Act as live or virtual facilitators, community managers, and moderators for online communities and groups

    • Lead cohorts of learners through programmes of learning in support of Diplomatic Academy Faculties

    • Work with Subject Matter Experts (SME) to deliver targeted learning through virtual platforms

    • Develop SME L&D expertise through face to face and virtual facilitation

    • Content management - Curate and manage content across key thematic areas

    Job Requirements

    • Minimum of 5 years in a L&D and/ or OD environment either public or private sector

    • Experience of partnering with very senior stakeholders

    • Excellent consultative and partnering skills

    • Able to communicate and facilitate both virtual and live (face to face) groups effectively

    • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment

    • Learning design skills to devise and implement learning solutions

    • Content management and curation ability

    • Understanding of modern workplace learning best practice

    • A passion and enthusiasm for developing people

    • Excellent English language skills, both written and spoken

    Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

    • Coaching and mentoring skills

    • Formal qualification in L&D or related subject

    • Arabic language skills

    Required competencies

    • Changing and Improving, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Building Capability for All

    Job Details

    Company/Organization: British Embassy in Dubai

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Job Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Duration of Post: Permanent

    Compensation/Salary: AED 21,994 Per Month