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Learning & Development Specialist

Job Overview

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently looking for a Learning & Development Specialist to strengthen our team in Basra, Iraq. This is a site-based position on a 6 Weeks On / 6 Weeks Off rotation

 

Principal Accountabilities

 

Technical / Operations

  • Hands on approach to delivering all aspects of work required to support the implementation of the OPITO certified training centre at Basrah University.
  • Flexible can-do attitude to developing solutions and changes to scope if required.
  • Providing technical advice and guidance to Client and University stakeholders
  • Monitor and ensure the integrity of the development process
  • Organise and conduct assessments and review of the work as it completes
  • Support and contribute to the technical development and maintenance of Global Qualifications Curriculum and Criteria
  • Ensure compliance with the developed QMS
  • Contribute to ensure that centre meets the required OPITO Approval Criteria
  • Adherence to all BGC HSE and Company rules and guidelines.
  • Health & Safety / Quality Assurance
  • Main functions may include some or all of the following:
  • Hands on approach to delivering all aspects of work required to support the implementation of the OPITO certified training centre at Basrah University.
  • Flexible can-do attitude to developing solutions and changes to scope if required.
  • Assist the Project Manager to maintain the quality assurance of the Project Accreditation system against a robust and fully auditable process (approved by third party accreditation body)
  • Responsible for ensuring that the necessary corrective actions are taken when non-conformances have been identified
  • Responsible for ensuring that training/assessments delivered meet the specified requirements of the qualificaiton criteira and global and delivered in a safe environment
  • Responsible for ensuring that all activities of the job role and supervised positions comply with applicable Health & Safety legislation, and that personnel under the job holder’s responsibility are not subjected to situations of unacceptable risk, e.g. by updating travel risk assessments

People Management

  • Main functions may include some or all of the following:
  • Hands on approach to delivering all aspects of work required to support the implementation of the OPITO certified training centre at Basrah University.
  • Flexible can-do attitude to developing solutions and changes to scope if required.
  • This role demands that the incumbent will have the ability to work with minimal supervision and in an unsupervised capacity
  • Effective liaison with quality and administrative functions to ensure the quality of service provided by administration support remains relevant to the project process

Planning & Organization

  • Hands on approach to delivering all aspects of work required to support the implementation of the OPITO certified training centre at Basrah University.
  • Flexible can-do attitude to developing solutions and changes to scope if required.
  • Support the management of the project in actioning the project plan
  • Developing and implementing activities, ensuring close out of any subsequent remedial action
  • Undertakes own duties with little or no supervision, contributing to own and team targets and objectives in line with delivering against stated business objectives in the project plan
  • Responsible for planning of the activities associated to the role, ensuring that resources are deployed on an efficient and cost-effective basis as per annual business plan

General

  • Regular travel to Iraq and work with our Client in supporting the development of Basra University.
  • Undertakes special projects as appropriate and fulfils other duties as may reasonably be required by the company, in line with the incumbent’s skills, knowledge, abilities and personal development opportunities
  • Maintaining the company values and culture

Skills / Qualifications

Some or all the following may be required:

  • Internal/Lead Auditor Qualification
  • Competence Assessor Qualification
  • Internal Verifier Qualification
  • External Verifier qualification (e.g. L&D12, D35 or V2) or be prepared to work towards it
  • Train the Trainer Qualification or recognised equivalent
  • Degree Education or Professional Qualification

 

Main functions may include some or all the following:

  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and influencing skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Organization’s key business drivers from both an operational and commercial perspective
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the Qualification Approval Criteria and Global Qualifications
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience of the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Sound knowledge of management systems and processes
  • Experience of managing and working with training and delivery centres
  • Extensive experience of vocational qualifications and associated frameworks
  • Appreciation of, and ability to articulate at all levels, the value of learning and skills strategies to enhance organizational performance
  • Ability to plan projects and organize the work of self and others in achieving outcomes
  • Excellent communication skills including listening
  • Client focused with a strong business awareness
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Good team working skills
  • IT literate with experience of MS Office
  • Have experience of working within the upstream oil and gas industry.
  • Understand Centres’ performance requirements
  • Understand the review processes for Candidate evidence with assesors and verifiers
  • Provide feedback, advice and support to the project team with regards to Centre Approval Centre;
  • Develop Centres’ lists of Assessors, Internal Verifiers and External Witnesses who are involved in assessment and internal verification activities for each Standard/ Qualification on an annual basis.
  • Occupational competence in one/all of the following:
  • Oil and Gas Process Operations
  • Oil and Gas Control and Instrumentation
  • Oil and Gas Mechanical Engineering
  • Oil and Gas Electrical Engineering

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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