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10 Nov 2020

Full-Time Mid-Level Organizational Development Consultant/Trainer – Posted by Arlington, Virginia, United States

Job Description

Position Summary:

TRG’s full-time consulting staff provides organizational development, training, and executive coaching services for clients in the U.S. and throughout the world.    Activities include: organizational assessment; design and facilitation of strategic planning processes, retreats, and team strengthening activities; training design and delivery; and executive coaching both in virtual and face-to-face contexts. Much of TRG’s work is conducted as part of foreign assistance programs and involves bringing the full range of training, OD, and process skills to international development projects.  We often collaborate closely with subject matter experts in such areas as international health, environment, gender, agriculture, education, and post-conflict operations.


Primary Role and Responsibilities:

In both virtual and face-to-face contexts:

  • Collect and analyze data to identify needs for training and organizational development interventions
  • Design and facilitate retreat, team building programs, knowledge-sharing fora, and strategic planning initiatives
  • Design and deliver leadership, management and technical training programs
  • Provide executive coaching
  • Apply organizational development, training, facilitation, and related skills as part of large-scale international development and technical assistance projects throughout the world

Qualifications, Abilities, and Education Requirements:

  • Education – Master’s degree or equivalent education/work experience in a related field (i.e., organizational development, adult education, international development, international or multicultural communication, international business, or other related fields).


  • Experience –Five to ten years of full-time work experience as an internal or independent trainer and organizational development practitioner. Experience should include organizational development, management and leadership training using experiential methodology and adult learning principles, training needs assessment, executive coaching, and/or related activities.


  • Key Skills and Abilities:
    • Demonstrated comfort, confidence, and effectiveness providing OD and training services for diverse client groups in a broad variety of settings in the US and internationally. Likewise, proven ability to provide these services virtually.
    • Extraordinary virtual and face-to-face facilitation skills working effectively with diverse client systems, ensuring discussions meet set objectives within planned timeframes while ensuring participants bring their best selves to the conversation.
    • Ability to listen, absorb, analyze, and synthesize, both orally and in writing, key themes from data gathered in interviews, background documents, and group discussions.
    • Flexibility to craft a customized approach that is entirely focused on the client’s needs and cultural parameters of the assignment, including considerations for virtual approaches
    • Skilled in applying and appropriately adapting OD models and frameworks, particularly within a variety of cultural and cross-cultural contexts.
    • Interest and ability in building lasting relationships with clients and colleagues – a natural connector who creates and sustains work opportunities for themselves and others.
    • Genuine curiosity about current and effective approaches to individual, team and organizational development and adult learning, and a demonstrated practice of trying new approaches to ensure clients’ needs are successfully met.
    • Interest in and ability to quickly learn the technical language, key issues, and culture of our client organizations.
    • Strong writing skills and ability to produce deliverables that meet client needs and reflect technical accuracy.
    • Technological fluency in using Power Point, Word, and doing web research effectively. Experience using virtual meeting and learning platforms such as Zoom, RingCentral, WebEx, Adobe Connect Mural, Padlet or others to facilitation OD and training events.
    • Skilled at building and maintaining relationships through virtual communication such as Microsoft Teams, Skype, WhatsApp, as well as other virtual modes of connection.
    • Willingness to travel.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Full professional fluency in French or Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Life and/or work experience in developing countries.
  • Familiarity with U.S. government contracting.

Please apply with a statement of interest and resume.  Your statement of interest (no more than 2 pages) should address the following three questions:

  1. Describe the clients with whom you’ve worked the most over the past 2-3 years. What is the nature of their work and how have you been involved with them?
  2. What have you learned about OD and training in the times of COVID?
  3. What attracts you to TRG and our work?

TRG maintains a long-standing value of and commitment to diversity.  TRG is an equal employment opportunity employer.  We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age or disability.


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Job Types: Full-Time.

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