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UNPAID VOLUNTEER - Principal Learning and Development Officer (PLO)

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Job Description

THIS IS AN UNPAID VOLUNTEERING ROLE.

Role Title: Principal Learning and Development Officer (PLO)

Role Nature: Volunteer

Location: Home-based

The Blockchain & Climate Institute (BCI) is an international think-tank supporting and advocating the application of blockchain technology in the global fight against climate change.

We are seeking dedicated volunteers who bring a strategic mindset to their work, foster strong professional relationships, and cultivate growth opportunities for the organization. As a key member of the Learning & Development Officer (LO) Grade, the Principal Learning and Development Officer will provide support to the Directorship in the Capacity Building Division.

This is an unpaid voluntary role, as with all positions at BCI.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and support the identification of learning and training needs across the Institute.
  • Lead the curation and/or creation of learning and training opportunities for volunteers.
  • Lead the design and delivery of training initiatives to address identified needs within the skills and competencies framework.
  • Administer evaluations to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of current and future learning and training sessions, courses, and resources.
  • Ensure regular administrative support for learning and development functions.
  • Lead the coordination of BCI learning and training sessions.
  • Support general resource management duties.

Requirements

Requirements / Skills / Abilities:

  • Background in learning design or the development of corporate education
  • Must have a strong pedagogical understanding for the basis of well-designed education products
  • Team player
  • Willing to go the extra mile
  • Excellent oral communication skills and ability to build effective working relationships.
  • Strong English writing skills.
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to balance competing demands under pressure and able to communicate this well

General & Specialist Knowledge

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Experience using Learning Management Systems like Moodle or willingness to learn fast
  • Tech savvy
  • Interest in BCI core topics such as climate change, climate finance, and blockchain technology.

Education & Training:

  • Degree or professional training in Online Learning Design, Learning and Development, or Online Learning.
  • Additional knowledge in Climate Change or Environmental Science preferred.

Benefits

What difference will you make?

Blockchain and other emerging technologies. Climate change and sustainability. These are two hot topic groups that have been headlining media outlets, dominating conferences & events, and gaining increasing traction in research and pilot projects. BCI is here as an expert platform to help governments, inter-governmental and regional organisations as well as relevant corporates to negotiate the complex landscape of emerging technologies for environmental good. We cement our expertise by putting in the hard work in researching, identifying and analysing the applications of emerging technologies so that informed decisions can be made by the stakeholders in the climate change and action network.

Benefits:

  • Mental stimulation and a sense of purpose.
  • High-pressure environment that can push you to develop new skills.
  • Advancement of professional career through networking and gaining real-world experience if you choose to partake.
  • Development of long-lasting professional relationships within the climate and emerging technologies intersection.

Selection Process

As a voluntary organization, we are pleased to open the door for candidates who may not have the prior experience they need to start, progress, or switch their careers. To recruit the most suitable, talented, or potential new members out of the volume of applications received, it is the BCI’s policy to also consider inexperienced candidates to fill our voluntary unpaid roles as long as they can demonstrate the skills required in the written assessment. In the selection process, most candidates will be invited to complete the following assessment.

Section A: Verbal and Numerical Reasoning (20 multiple-choice questions)

Section B: Situation Judgement Test (20 multiple-choice questions)

Section C: In-Tray Exercise (An open-ended assessment relevant to the duties of the role)

Candidates who pass all three sections will be invited to attend a phone screening, first interview, and final interview online.

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