Training Officer

Forestry Department
Contract Type
Human Resources & Recruitment
Competitive Salary
Date Posted
Expiry Date
To assist in administering training and development policies, programmes and activities to maximize staff potential and enable the Department to meet its goals and strategic objectives.



  • Assists with the coordination and monitoring of training programmes, to ensure the required skills are available for the achievement of organizational goals and objectives.
  • Participates in the selection of participants for training;
  • Maintains a skill bank for the personnel receiving training, education or development opportunities; and of session facilitators;
  • Participates in the development of the organization’s annual training budget and assists in managing the operating expenditure;
  • Discusses and make recommendations for improvement of the training and development portfolio;
  • Keeps up to date with developments in training by reading relevant journals, participating in meetings and attending relevant courses;
  • Recommends procurement needs to Supervisor and maintains an inventory of appropriate training resources.



  • In collaboration with Directors, Senior Managers and Supervisor, assists with the development of the organization’s Training and Development Policy and recommends other policies to enhance the Unit’s development specifically as it relates to manpower planning, training, financing and the resolution of related problems in the long and short terms.
  • Assesses general training needs of all categories of personnel and develops strategies to fulfill these;
  • Assists the Senior Human Resource Officer, Human Resource Development with designing and developing training and development programmes based on both the Department’s and the individual’s needs;
  • Ensures that costs of planned programmes are in keeping with agreed budgets;
  • Assists with the development of individual learning plans;
  • Monitors and reviews progress of trainees through questionnaires;
  • Follows up on participants’ attendance and performance in training sessions and makes recommendations accordingly;
  • Conducts pre and post evaluations of training and development programmes in order to ascertain feedback on the usefulness of these programmes;
  • Engages with training institutions to achieve the ideal training arrangements based on the needs of the organization;
  • Evaluates training/development activities to ensure relevance and the transfer of training/learning to the job;
  • Assists with the recruitment of trainers and facilitators and other resource persons, internally and externally, and conducts evaluation of their performance;
  • Assists with designing of training and development material including manuals for in-house training;
  • Participates in the assessment of the relevance of study courses to the needs of the organization with assistance from the Divisional, Branch and Unit Heads and the identification of participants for such courses;
  • Conducts and coordinates specific aspects of In-House Training for selected categories and participates in the coordination and implementation of training conducted by other employees to ensure that objectives are met;
  • Prepares and submits reports on training and/or development activities to Supervisor
  • Performs related duties as assigned.



  • Sound knowledge of training needs analysis techniques;
  • Demonstrated skills in Training methodologies;
  • Excellent facilitation/presentation Skills;
  • Good knowledge of Records & Information Management Techniques  
  • Good understanding of GOJ HR policies and procedures
  • Competence in computer applications;
  • Excellent research skills;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Effective interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships;
  • Sound ethics and integrity.



  • Associate Degree/Diploma in Human Resource Management /or Education or any other related field                     
  • Four (4) years related experience


  • First Degree in Human Resource Management /or Education or any other related in field  
  • Two (2) Years’ Experience
  • Training and/or experience in adult instructional techniques


  • any equivalent combination of qualification and experience


We thank all persons who express an interest; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


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