Program Trainer I

Date Posted: 30+ days ago

Job Description

This entry-level trainer partners with program subject matter experts to support the partnership team by designing of effective learning processes, contextualizing content and delivering live learning events. Further, this incumbent may recommend and evaluate training vendors to provide, develop, and/or deliver training interventions. At this career level, the incumbent may still be learning and assisting with training activities and initiatives. Normally working within his or her assigned country, the trainer assists with full learning cycle, including needs analysis, design & development, implementation and evaluation.


  • Acts as an advocate for children. Raises awareness of the needs of children and takes active steps to help protect against neglect, abuse, and exploitation of children. Promotes the dignity, respect, positive treatment, potential of children in all circumstances. Encourages the involvement of others in helping children in need. Reports and appropriately supports responses to incidents of harm of children if they occur.
  • Delivers content in skill based training in a few subject areas. Schedules training facilities, logistics and transportation, for self and others, and prepares instructional materials (such as printing and shipping). Also assesses skills and knowledge of participants, and prepares training reports to provide to supervisor. Receives instruction and guidance from senior specialists and generally follows established procedures.
  • Assist with presenting learning solutions including areas such as child development, child protections, and health interventions. Combines platform delivery and a variety of facilitation skills to create meaningful and engaging group experiences. Participates in development and implementation activities contextualize content and reinforce key learnings and assess effectiveness. Assesses and reports learner performance and training transfer.
  • Uses dynamic learning environments to meet specific learning objectives, guiding participants, generally in small group settings, through structured learning and interaction, often adjusting style as necessary for culture and knowledge level.
  • May assist in auditing and evaluating existing content, assesses needs and results, assists with development of new programs, modifies existing programs, or recommends changes as appropriate.
  • Helps coordinate logistics for training events and delivers learning opportunities for small and medium. May recommend and evaluate training and learning vendors to provide, develop, and/or deliver training for program employees or church partners.
  • Delivers globally and locally developed content through understanding local context and ministry culture, training on different platforms/blended learning (i.e. local, remote, large group, instructive, facilitative, computer-based training).
  • Helps ensure learning approach is contextualized with program staff to meet special learning needs of partners. Aids in ensuring relevancy and simplifying and transferring program concepts, providing insight of emerging learning and development strategies and best practices to enhance the success of assigned learning programs.
  • May help facilitate non-training program events such as team-building, strategic planning, brainstorming, or other group sessions for partners and local program staff.


  • Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion's core "Cultural Behaviors" in all internal and external communication and relationships.

Work Experience

  • Minimum of two years of relevant training experience


  • Bachelor's Degree in training, education or related field.

Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above

Travel Requirements: May be required to travel up to 40% of normal schedule

Other: May be required to travel to or work in non-standard environments in rural, semi-rural, and underdeveloped locations.

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