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Training Specialist

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date May 1, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Save the Children
Location Toronto, ON
Category Training
Client Save the Children
Contact Information

Save the Children Canada is a member of Save the Children International, a federation that works in more than 120 countries worldwide delivering programs focused on health and nutrition, education, child protection, child poverty, humanitarian response, and child rights governance. As the world’s leading independent organization for children, Save the Children’s vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development, and participation. In Canada we aim to achieve both immediate and lasting change in the lives of First Nations, Metis and Inuit children The Trainer position will play a critical role in the realization of the vision for the National Reconciliation Program through the development, delivery, implementation, and evaluation of trainings in collaboration with Indigenous partner communities and various stakeholders.

Reports to: Director, National Reconciliation Program
Location: Flexible, preference given to Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary
Bargaining unit: TBD based on the role

Responsibilities (Included but not limited to)

  • Contributes to the delivery of training programs, their evaluation and learner development, using a variety of delivery methods and delivers accommodating learning approaches
  • Contributes to the development of training modules, materials and curriculum/curricula including reviewing and revising existing curricula for Trainers, SCC employees and external parties as requested
  • Ensures consistency in assessing performance and ensures all the sessions have an evaluation component which summarizes the learner’s experience, as part of the training/workshop records.
  • Contributes to the development of proposals and project concepts with a focus on training, workshops and education
  • Working in close collaboration with delivery partners, supports timely production and submission of high quality updates to donors including financial and narrative reports
  • Working in close collaboration with MEAL and Program Manager, Humanitarian Programs, monitors and supports implementation of culturally relevant analytic tools, learning systems and project
  • Delivers and understands the National Reconciliation Program training approaches through a trauma informed lens


  • Performs other duties, related to the position, as assigned

Qualifications and Experience (Included but not limited to)

  • 3-5 years’ experience working with/within Indigenous communities
  • Post-secondary education combined with 3-5 years of experience in instructional design, curriculum development and training or an equivalent combination of education and training experience.
  • Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Solid knowledge of the latest corporate training techniques
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Knowledge and experience in one of the following areas, considered an asset: Climate Change, Social determinants of health, Disaster risk reduction, Trauma informed approaches
  • Demonstrates strong commitment to Save the Children’s Mission, Vision and Values
  • Knowledge of Child rights and Gender equality
  • Must adhere to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding policy and protocols
  • Police check vulnerable sector screening
  • Speaking ability in French or an Indigenous language will be considered an asset
  • Ability to travel (20%) for extended periods, and provide training and facilitation for groups.



  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness  and


If you are interested in this position, please e-mail a letter of application and a resume by Friday, May 10th 2019, to with Subject heading “Training Specialist. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. While self-identifying Indigenous candidates will be given preference, we encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

Note: Applicants who have completed their probationary period will be considered in the first round of interviewing. If no candidate is deemed suitable in this round, applicants who have not completed probation will be considered in the second round. SCC is committed to providing accessible employment practices that arc in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources (416) 221-5501 ext. 262.

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