Learning and Development Manager

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
November 15, 2021
Washington, District of Columbia
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
5-10 Years
Education (minimum)
Travel Required?
Not specified
Base Salary
Not specified


Who We Are

At IREX we strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people and communities thrive.

But around the globe, persistent poverty, repression, and injustice prevent too many people form achieving their full potential.  To address these problems, we focus on people, not on vaccines, roads, or wells. We support individuals and institutions to create change in their own communities—and to create person to person bridges between nations.

IREX works with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education and information.

The Learning and Development Manager partners with HR colleagues on coordinating Learning and Development with other HRD functions and initiatives and drives consistency and effectiveness in service delivery.

We are doers. Our decades of on-the-ground experience help us create greater impact, practical recommendations, and lasting partnerships.

Are you the next member of our team?

Your Background & Skills

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in HR, Psychology, Education, Business, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience designing, delivering, and implementing employee development and corporate training programs.
  • Experience delivering effective presentations and training to global audiences.
  • Experience delivering high impact training to staff with different learning styles.
  • Experience working with a large group of individuals from diverse, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of various Learning and Development software and applications.
  • Strong influencing skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with employees and external stakeholders.
  • Strong creative problem-solving skills with the ability to develop and implement practical solutions.
  • Strong ability to design, present and deliver training using multiple platforms.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and work collaboratively in a team environment is required.
  • Ability to multitask and work to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.


Your Daily Tasks

  • Design, lead and execute effective learning programs and talent development strategies across IREX.
  • Establish and maintain individual and organizational performance evaluation methods for training content, delivery, activities, engagement, and outcomes.
  • Design and administer skills gap assessments with employees and create individualized training plans needed to strengthen their existing skills or learn new ones.
  • Conduct assessments and analyses to define current and future performance, skill, and knowledge gaps.
  • Design an ongoing needs assessment to help drive the Learning & Development strategy and manage compliance trainings.
  • Plan, develop and implement training programs and workshops and evaluate their effectiveness.
  • Recommend training and development to drive individual and organization-wide capacity.
  • Utilize and coordinate available resources to develop and prioritize learning plans that align with organizational objectives.
  • Facilitate skills training for individuals and groups to ensure all employees are receiving consistent training and acquiring knowledge.
  • Maintain the learning and development module in UltiPro. Support the active use of learning programs, including positioning, and dissemination of learning and career development materials.
  • Set up managerial coaching programs and implement mentoring programs across IREX.
  • Develop learning paths that address the organization’s current needs and align with job levels and job functions.
  • Create an annual training calendar, which will include all mandatory training activities for employees.
  • Provide regular reports on learning impact throughout the organization.
  • Develop and track metrics to measure the impact of Learning & Development activities on organizational performance.
  • Develop and monitor training budgets, determine objectives, set priorities, and negotiate contracts for learning and development activities.
  • Foster continuous professional development and organizational learning.
  • Develop and implement a systematic approach to organizing, tracking, and documenting all development-related activities.
  • Collaborate with organization leaders and managers to address any training needs in their teams.
  • Responsible for the execution of the training budget.
  • Design trainings to accommodate all learning styles.


IREX will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008.

We conduct background checks on all successful candidates.

This position is eligible for Telework. The eligible employee is a regular, full-time DC-based staff who works from a worksite outside the DC office for one or more days a week. 

This position is not eligible for Immigration Sponsorship.



EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity.

All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

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