Management Systems International Job for a Training Specialist

Management Systems International (MSI) is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 30-year history of helping to deliver development results across the developing world.

We operate in some of the most challenging political and economic climates in the world, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Iraq. MSI currently employs 800 development experts in the fields of public sector management, monitoring and evaluation, governance and anti-corruption.

Job Title:   Training Specialist, Power Africa, Nigeria 
Proposal Summary
Power Africa addresses one of the most pressing challenges to sustainable economic growth and development in sub Saharan Africa –access to electrical power. Launched by President Obama in June 2013, Power Africa is working with African governments, the private sector, and other partners to add more than 30,000 megawatts (MW) of cleaner, more efficient electricity generation capacity as well as increase electricity access by adding 60 million new home and business connections throughout all of sub-­Saharan Africa. USAID coordinates the initiative with 11 other agencies and the National Security Council.

Position Summary
Training Specialist will report directly to the project Chief of Party (COP). The position will be responsible for the design of training lesson plans, modules and training guides for all project training activities. The Training Specialist will be responsible for incorporating adult learning skills objectives and techniques to prepare training modules to follow adult learning quality standards. The Training Specialist will lead all training of trainer (ToT) programs and will ensure quality control over all training activities. Trainings will be conducted in financial planning, budget preparation and tracking. The Training Specialist will work closely with the M&E Specialist to develop learning assessment tools for all training activities.

  • Only Nigerian citizens are eligible to apply.*


    • Serve as a senior technical team member and guide all design and development of adult learning training lesson plans and training guides.
    • Coordinate closely with subject matter experts to design effective training approaches based on target audience need.
    • Lead all Training of Trainers (ToT) workshops to ensure compliance and understanding of lesson plan objectives and approaches to training modules.
    • Design and deliver ToT workshops to beneficiaries such as local commune councils, NGOs and civil society groups.
    • Adjust and modify training modules based on feedback.
    • Conduct regular assessments of training outcomes.
    • Prepare sections of the quarterly and annual report related to all training activities and outcomes.


    • Degree in public administration, human resource management, or a related area.
    • Previous experience designing and implementing adult learning training modules including curriculum, lesson plans, objectives and learning assessments.
    • Demonstrated training expertise in: financial management, budget preparation and tracking, institutional capacity-building and micro-finance.
    • English language fluency or other local language preferred.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to Apply

    Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
    MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.


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