Job Opening: Course Director (CD)



Job Title                 :         Course Director (CD)

Departments           :        Training

Reports to               :         Director of Training




The CD is responsible to the Director of Training for delivering KAIPTC programmed courses, conferences, seminars, workshops assigned to him. The CD is the principal point of contact at KAIPTC with specific responsibility for course content and delivery. The CD is also the focal point for the Department and KAIPTC on courses / events /workshops. In addition, the CD acts as the focal person on course related activities on behalf of the Centre. Course Directors are ultimately responsible for the planning and execution of their courses and are to ensure that all preparations are properly completed prior to the start of the course.


Main Duties


  1. Organises LDDs in collaboration with other stakeholders.
  2. Pilots new courses and conducts course reviews.
  3. Ensures quality control of course content. Must ensure that the course remains current and relevant to the region and continent at all times, in line with ECOWAS/AU/UN training needs.
  4. Identifies appropriate experts to facilitate various modules of the course. Guides experts on module content and supervises training delivery (payment is only made after CD certifies that ToR requirements have been met).
  5. Ensures an international mixture of facilitators at each course.
  6. Prepares ToRs for contracting experts/facilitators. The CD or donor partner’s representative should initial all pages of the contract where appropriate.
  7. Prepares course budgets in cooperation with the donor nations representatives at KAIPTC and manages funds for the course in line with the KAIPTC finance policy guidelines.
  8. Organises periodic course review sessions to ensure that courses remain relevant to current conflicts and PSO trends in line with the organisation’s strategic objectives.
  9. Leads in the selection and management of participants on the LMS with the TED Unit. He also ensures that all participants successfully go through the e-learning package where applicable before the course commences. CDs set up the course modules on the LMS, which form the basis for the completion of the Daily Feedbacks/ELQs by participants and facilitators.
  10. Ensures that participants who fail to report on the third day of 2/3 weeks courses or on the first day of 1 week, courses are disqualified.
  11. Manages course resources and ensures that timely financial reports are prepared and submitted to donors at the end of the course.


Planning and Coordination

Ensures that the following aspects of administration and logistics for the training are completed correctly and timely:

  1. Budgeting
  2. Advertisement
  3. Facilitation of selection, vetting and invitation of new Facilitators
  4. Participant selection
  5. E-learning
  6. Ticketing/Visas
  7. Accommodation
  8. Airport pick-up
  9. Feeding
  10. Transportation
  11. Social events
  12. Lecture hall set up/interpretation arrangements
  13. Course documentations/certification.


Teaching / Facilitation

  1. Teaching delivery/facilitation of selected modules/topics on the course and on other courses where they qualify.
  2. Ensures that facilitators teaching notes are abreast with current PO trends and in line with UN/AU/ECOWAS training guidelines.


Report Writing

  1. Provides a report at the end of every course development, training session and review workshops.
  2. Responsible for writing opening/closing ceremony speeches/talking points and all correspondences related to the course.



  1. The CD is responsible for liaison and slot allocation to the ECOWAS/AU/ RECs /RMs/sister TCEs on all related trainings.
  2. Liaises with the Chief Coordinator to ensure that invitations to VIPs (e.g. Ambassadors/High Commissioners or their representatives) are sent out at least 14 days prior to the opening and or closing ceremony. In addition, they are responsible for the active use of the LMS in the preparation and delivery of their courses.


  1. Marketing and Publicity

Although the Corporate Affairs Unit is responsible for the advertisement and marketing of KAIPTC courses, the CDs support this function through alumni platforms of workshops/courses attended, social media and any other legitimate means. CDs are responsible for sending their adverts in English to Corporate Affairs, who would then have it translated into French for publishing on the website.

  1. Stakeholder Engagement

The CD with the Senior Stakeholder Engagement Officer collaborates with the sponsors/partners (Partner Nations Representatives at the KAIPTC, GIZ, UN, AU, APSTA, and ECOWAS) on funds management, through communication and periodic reporting on trainings and workshops conducted. This ensures mutual satisfaction between KAIPTC and the Donor on funds usage and course delivery. The CD also acts as liaison with regional bodies/countries on slot allocations/nominations for courses.




Educational Qualification

  • An individual with a masters in the relevant discipline from a recognised university
  • An individual with experience in Peace Support Operations.



  • At least 7-10 years post qualification experience.
  • Previous management planning appointment or management qualification.
  • A broad operational experience if applicant has a military background.


Managerial Competence


  • Demonstrable organisational abilities and the foresight to plan effectively.


Technical Competence

  • A good presence and excellent written and spoken command of the English language.
  • Sound numeracy and Information Technology skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written French.
  • Intellectually astute and a logical mind.


Personal Ability

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Must appreciate cultural diversity
  • A strong character, dynamic, well-motivated and self-confident.


Interested applicants are kindly requested to send their CV together with 3 references and a professional work portfolio by e-mail to not later than 8 August 2022. Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

Please indicate the job title clearly in the cover letter; otherwise your application may not be considered. Applicants will be short-listed on the basis of their qualifications and relevant work experience. Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.


KAIPTC is an equal opportunity employer.