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Technical Trainers/Facilitators - Consultancy-based

International Development Group
190E2 Requisition #

RTI (www.rti.org) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and multidisciplinary services. RTI International’s LEED (Learning, Energy, and Environment for Development) division consists of three technical teams: 1.) Energy; 2.) Climate, Water, Natural Resources; and 3.) Integrated Learning Solutions (ILS). The ILS practice area provides customized blended solutions that integrate adult participatory methodologies, innovation, and technologies to enable professionals worldwide to meet the challenges of complex development environments.


RTI International is currently accepting resumes for multiple Trainers/Facilitators with technical expertise in training and facilitation of USAID’s program cycle and USG Assistance & Acquisition (A&A) management curricula to be delivered in the US and overseas.  Additional relevant expertise may include experience with the design and delivery of teambuilding retreats and workshops, conference facilitation, organizational development and learning, leadership and project management training. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication skills required to liaise effectively with clients, SMEs, RTI management team, learners, and other stakeholders.  


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Apply sound adult learning principles for training.
  • Co-facilitate in person multiple-day trainings for USAID’s participants presenting predetermined course content, reinforcing learning and grading tests, facilitating course exercises and facilitating classroom and time management, including break and lunch times.
  • Collaborate with a co-trainer to ensure a successful course/event delivery.
  • Make needed adjustments/improvements in delivery based on feedback.
  • Problem solve as needed to ensure a smooth learning experience for all participants. Submit event/course reports that includes feedback and improvements for future delivery.
  • Serve as a subject matter experts (SME) to contribute to the training/event design, development, and/or revision processes.
  • Use (and troubleshoot) technology in the classroom/event (i.e. PowerPoint, videos, google docs, online meeting platforms).
  • Deliver training worldwide to a culturally diverse audience; willingness to travel to non-permissive environments (NPEs) is highly desirable.


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with Master’s degree or 8 years with Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject area of instructional design, organizational development and learning, facilitation of training.
  • Demonstrated familiarity of adult learning methodologies and processes. 
  • Demonstrated familiarity with at least one of the following technical areas: USAID’s program cycle guidance (ADS 200 series), A&A management (ADS 300 series), knowledge of legal/budget/financial management in the USAID context; A&A business process for USG, and Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
  • Specialization in at least one of the following program cycle elements: strategic planning, project design, activity design and implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA).
  • Experience working as SME for training/event design, development, and/or revision.
  • Experience in planning and facilitating training, retreats and/or events at all levels within an organization or governmental agency.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Experience and knowledge of different cultures and diversity training; preferably experience in international development sector.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of products including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Experience with multiple methods of facilitating courses and/or events (e.g. in-person, e-learning, webinar, etc.) highly preferred.
  • Previous experience with USAID in roles of program development officer, mission director, or contracting officer is a plus.

Work Location: The Consultant will need to travel to training locations within the Washington, DC area and overseas to USAID Missions. The Consultant will prepare for each training at his/her place of work or residence.


Timing: The Consultant’s assignment is for short-term and may vary based on the client’s need for trainings.  

Labor Rate of Pay: Final rate will be negotiated based on relevant/related salary history. 

Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
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