7 Jun 2024

Learning And Development Lead   at Vanguard Economics Ltd

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Job Description

Learning and Development Lead  

Gasabo, Nyarutarama

About Vanguard Economics

Vanguard Economics Ltd, founded in 2015 in Kigali, is as an advisory and research firm dedicated to delivering high-quality socio-economic and strategic research services tailored to the African context. Based on the notion that “social change is not a project that one group of people carries out for the benefit of another”, our main strategic goal is to build the next generation of African researchers in our areas of expertise. Our clients include Governments, private firms, multilateral institutions, foundations, and NGOs. Read more about us: Here

About the Position

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Learning and Development Lead to spearhead our organization’s learning initiatives. The Learning and Development Lead will be responsible for designing, implementing, and managing comprehensive learning programs to support the professional growth and development of our employees. This role requires a strategic thinker with a passion for cultivating a culture of continuous learning and performance improvement. In addition, the role will manage our portfolio of learning and training projects with our clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a strategic learning roadmap aligned with organizational goals and objectives. Identify learning needs and priorities through collaboration with key stakeholders and performance analysis.
  • Design, develop, and curate learning content and curriculum using a variety of modalities, including instructor-led training, e-learning modules, videos, simulations, and job aids.
  • Facilitate engaging and interactive training sessions for employees at all levels. Utilize effective instructional techniques and adult learning principles to maximize knowledge retention and skill acquisition.
  • Evaluate, select, and implement learning management systems (LMS) and other learning technologies to support the delivery, tracking, and reporting of training initiatives.
  • Partner with Human Resources and other team leads to identify high-potential employees and design talent development initiatives, including leadership development programs, mentorship, coaching succession planning, and career pathways.
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and development throughout the organization. Promote learning opportunities, recognize learning achievements, and encourage knowledge sharing and collaboration.
  • Evaluate and manage relationships with external training vendors, consultants, and subject matter experts to supplement internal learning capabilities and resources.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, Human Resources, Organizational Development, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in learning and development, talent management, or related roles.
  • Strong instructional design skills with experience developing a variety of learning modalities.
  • Proficiency in learning management systems (LMS) and other learning technologies.
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to align learning initiatives with business objectives.
  • Data-driven mindset with experience in learning evaluation and measurement.

Preferred Skills

  • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Ability work effectively using agile project management framework.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving mindset.
  • Proficiency in project management and performance measurement.
  • Strong written and presentation skills.
  • Strong coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Creative and innovative mindset.
  • Knowledge of French language is added value.


  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity to navigate diverse business environments.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to rapidly changing situations.
  • Experience in team management and development.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience working with government agencies, NGOs, and international organizations.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.

What We Offer

  • Work with talented, diverse and motivated team members
  • Competitive salary and benefits package based on the labour market and candidate’s experience
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • A chance to make a significant impact on social economics issues within the African continent.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 20th June, 2024.

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