Learning and Development Officer

Palladium International , Cotabato City, Philippines

Skill Required:, Research and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th June, 2019

Job Description

Company Overview:

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role:


Education Pathways to Peace in Mindanao (Pathways) is a $90 million Government of Australia investment to improve the delivery and quality of education in conflict-affected areas of Mindanao. Pathways intends to contribute to peace-building by addressing inequity and disparity in participation and performance in basic education. The Program will focus on supporting improvements in the participation and performance of learners at the early grade levels (Kindergarten to Grade 3), in teacher education and development, and in the development of context-appropriate curriculum.


Pathways is undertaking a range of different research and analytical pieces as part of its establishment. Reporting to the MEARL Lead, the Learning and Development Manager would lead on program learning processes and capacity development required during implementation. The position is designed to synthesize the large amounts of data and learning from program activities (with support from the MEARL team) and to produce documentation, public material, and conduct learning events as part of Pathways ongoing practice. The Learning and Development Manager will also support the broader pathways team to inform future programming to be cognizant of past learnings and to ensure that activities adapt to emerging trends and evidence coming out of program activities.

The Learning and Development position will also work closely with the Communications Adviser and/or Manager to ensure that the program is sharing learnings in an interesting and captivating way for a range of audiences. The position will also liaise closely with the Team Leader, members of the Senior Leadership Team and collaborating with the MEARL Lead, and Research Manager to develop the program reflective learning framework aligned to the adaptive management approach.


Child Protection: Level 3

  • The responsibilities of the project employee require working with and direct contact with children or young people.
  • Under the supervision of the MEARL Lead, the specific DUTIES of the Learning and Development Officer are the following:
  • Develop the reflective learning framework and process in collaboration with the MEARL Lead;
  • Design appropriate learning events, workshops and forums at learning community, district, division, province and region level to share and diffuse experiential learning and evidence from experimental activities and research;
  • Oversee the development of the content of program publications including but not limited to reports, case studies, case stories, videographies/digital stories, social media articles, radio spots and other relevant media for sharing learning and achievements;
  • Collaborate with the Communications Manager in design elements, communications strategies and dissemination of lessons and learning messages and collaterals.


  • The Learning and Development Officer should possess the following qualifications and experience:
  • Effective communications skills, an ability to write effectively and to provide guidance and editorial support for staff;
  • Demonstrated relevant experience in the field of education, and monitoring and evaluation, preferably within a conflict setting;
  • With high level analytical skills, provide advice about the quality of research products which are developed under the research;
  • High level organisation skills and an ability to manage competing priorities;
  • Demonstrated experience in providing analytical products and drawing conclusions and providing advice about activity implementation based on those conclusions;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide mixed methods of communications for the delivery of information;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish good working relationships with key stakeholders at national and sub-national levels;
  • Familiarity with the application of key Australian Aid policies, including those relating to gender equality and women's empowerment, disability, the environment and child protection (desirable); and
  • Qualifications in education, development communication, management or relevant social science course (desirable).



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