Vacancy: Learning and Development Designer for #ClimateActionForStrongerNaija Project

Position: Learning and Development Designer
Project: #ClimateActionForStrongerNaija
Reporting to: Programmes Manager
Location: Abuja or Lagos, Nigeria (Hybrid)
Contract Type: August-September 2024

Overview
Do you want to ignite innovation to help youth transform the world? Do you believe in young people and grassroot organisations as visionary changemakers?

NGYouthSDGs is looking for a highly skilled and motivated Learning and Development Designer to develop a comprehensive learning toolkit and “train the trainer” resources for an exciting new project.

This initiative aims to build the capacity of young people and youth civil society organisations (CSOs) in Nigeria to actively contribute to the implementation of Nigeria’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). The project focuses on empowering youth CSOs, particularly those working directly with young people and young women who are significantly impacted by climate change and are often excluded from policy decision-making processes. By enhancing their participation, we aim to foster sustainable development in their communities.

You will be joining a team of caring and committed individuals who believe in supporting the bold ideas of young people and grassroots organisations to deepen their impact and advocate for youth rights.
We value collaboration and integrity and we are committed to inspiring young people to lead positive change in their communities. Feedback and learning get us up in the morning and as a youth-centred organisation, we are inspired by a vision for meaningful youth participation.

About NGYouthSDGs
Nigeria Youth SDGs (NGYouthSDGs) registered as the Network of Youth for Sustainable Initiative is a youth-led and youth-serving civil society organisation focused on youth leadership for sustainable development.

NGYouthSDGs focuses on education, leadership development, employment and livelihoods and civic participation to support young people in communities across Nigeria to challenge poverty, injustice and discrimination. We provide capacity building for young people to work with youth stakeholders to advance the rights of young people. We seek to work with partners to influence transformative change and mobilise policy actions that will improve the lives of young people.

What you will be doing

  • Collaborate with project stakeholders to understand the specific learning needs of youth CSOs and the target audience.
  •  Design and develop a comprehensive learning toolkit that includes educational materials, activities, and resources tailored to the project’s objectives.
  • Create “train the trainer” resources to equip youth CSO leaders and trainers with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively deliver the learning toolkit to their communities.
  • Conduct needs assessments and analyze existing training materials to ensure relevance and effectiveness.
  • Facilitate workshops and training sessions to pilot the learning toolkit and gather feedback for refinement.
  • Provide ongoing support and mentorship to trainers during the implementation phase.
  • Develop evaluation metrics and tools to measure the impact of the training program and
    adjust resources as needed.

Experience, Knowledge and Technical Skills
Required

  • Proven experience in developing learning toolkits and training resources, preferably in the context of youth empowerment and climate action.
  • Strong understanding of climate change, sustainable development, and related policies such as Nigeria’s NAP and NDC.
  • Experience working with youth and youth CSOs, particularly in developing countries.
  • Excellent facilitation and training skills, with the ability to engage and inspire diverse audiences.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders, including government agencies, NGOs, and community organisations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; proficiency in local Nigerian languages is an asset.

Desired

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in learning and development, instructional design, or a similar role.
  • Ability to assess training needs and evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Innovative approach to designing engaging and impactful learning resources.
  • Understanding of and respect for diverse cultural backgrounds and perspectives.

How to Apply
Instead of a traditional cover letter, please share your CV and answer the question below in 1-2 A4 page:

You have been hired as a learning and development designer for a project aimed at developing a learning toolkit and a “train the trainer” resource for young people and youth CSOs. The objective is to enable them to advocate for the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) in their respective states. Additionally, you will support these groups in developing local adaptation plans.

  1. Describe your approach to creating a comprehensive learning toolkit and “train the trainer” program. What key components would you include, and how would you ensure that the content is relevant, engaging, and accessible to young people and youth CSOs?
  2. Outline a plan for delivering the “train the trainer” program. How would you structure the sessions, and what methods would you use to ensure that the trainers are well-prepared to educate and empower others in their communities?
  3. How would you measure the success and impact of the learning toolkit and training program?
  4. What metrics would you use, and how would you gather and analyze the data?

Please provide detailed responses to each part of the question, drawing on your past experiences and knowledge to illustrate your approach.

Kindly send your curriculum vitae, answers to the questions above and samples of relevant work (e.g., previous toolkits or training materials) to opeyemi@nigerianyouthsdgs.org with Learning and Development Designer” in the subject line.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday, 14th July 2024.

Please note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis.

We are committed to diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including women, persons with disabilities, and members of marginalised communities.