Technical/Training Specialist

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Last update: May 13, 2022 Last update: May 13, 2022


Deadline: Jun 10, 2022
Location: Africa, Asia, EU 27, Europe Non EU 27, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania Africa, Asia, EU 27, Europe Non EU 27, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania
Organization: Trickle Up
Sectors: Training Training
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
English, French English, French
Work experience: From 5 years
Date posted: May 13, 2022


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About Trickle Up

Trickle Up is a global poverty alleviation nonprofit with a mission to partner with women in extreme poverty to build economic opportunity and drive inclusion. In partnership with governments and local, national, and international organizations, we reach underserved women in remote, rural areas with livelihood programming. Together, we equip women with tools and support as they forge their own resilient pathways out of extreme poverty for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Visit www.trickleup.org for more information.

Position Overview

The Technical/Training Specialist will support the design and implementation of training and provide technical support to build the capacity of NGOs, governments, and large institutions to serve displaced persons through the Graduation and livelihoods programs in humanitarian settings. The successful candidate will have a strong background in capacity building, curriculum design, and training within the international development/humanitarian and economic strengthening contexts. This position will also support the development of new strategic partnerships and provide ongoing support to existing partners. The candidate will ideally have knowledge of and/or experience working within humanitarian contexts and have familiarity with social and economic inclusion programming, such as the Graduation Approach, the program design cycle, and capacity building.


Provide in-country and remote support to technical assistance clients, enabling high-quality program design, targeting, implementation, monitoring, documentation, and knowledge management, with a particular focus on social and economic inclusion programming, such as the Graduation Approach and Livelihood approaches.
Utilize applied learning techniques to support the design of high-quality curricula, training, and workshop materials. Lead or co-lead technical assistance and training initiatives to build the capacity of partners.
Support the cultivation of existing and new technical assistance partners. Implement and/or lead outreach strategies to attract and retain new partners for Trickle Up’s Refugee Affairs work and for broader strategic collaborations.
Support management for new and existing grants including research and writing, grant administration, reporting, and budgets.
Contribute to Trickle Up’s global knowledge management efforts to ensure that relevant materials, program documentation, and lessons learned support the delivery of quality technical assistance, internal learning, and external communications.
Other duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, international development, adult learning, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.


At least 5 years of experience in international development, including 2 years in capacity building, technical support, or program design and management for international economic strengthening project(s).
Prior experience in sustainable livelihoods, economic strengthening, and economic development for vulnerable populations including with displaced persons.
Experience in designing and/or leading capacity building and training initiatives.
Experience and interest in humanitarian work, ideally with a focus on refugees and other persons of concern
Experience with/knowledge of the Graduation Approach is strongly preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

Must have prior experience in capacity building, training design and development, and/or the provision of technical support.
Exceptional written and oral communications and presentation skills in English.
Highly organized and an analytical thinker.
Demonstrated ability to be an effective team player.
Cultural sensitivity to the work of Trickle Up and its participants. Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Behavioral competencies

Responsible, dedicated, independent worker who is highly organized.
Proactive self-starter, creative problem-solver.
Proven ability to meet targets and deadlines.
Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills.
Ability to be flexible and productive under pressure.


Native or bilingual fluency in English and professional fluency in French; Arabic and Spanish also desired.


Ability to travel internationally extensively, up to 40% of the time, occasionally to remote areas. Currently, most international, and domestic travel has resumed but is being monitored closely to ensure travel risks are minimized.

Compensation and Benefits

As a full-time position, we offer a competitive salary and complete benefits program, including comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to help you maintain a good balance.