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Business Partner - Field Operations

Colombo - 09
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years


Location: Based in Colombo with travel

**This is position is open for Sri Lankan nationals**

This is your opportunity to use your world-class leadership skills to play a key role in effectively improving the lives and futures of children and their families in Sri Lanka.


The position will work under the direct supervision of Director People & Culture. The purpose of the position is to Manage, design, recommend and implement policies and procedures relating to organizational development. Further facilitate with the implementation process of appropriate change management initiatives, associated with organizational transition activities. This position will also require to recommend meaningful employee and manager training and development activities that link to organization goals and objectives and meet the needs of managers to face change.

Successful candidate will work closely with the People & Culture team members and will take lead to achieve quality results and services in enabling various functions. The core capabilities of this position will be to communicate information effectively whilst being in involved innovation and change..


Talent Acquisition / WFP & Staff Movements/On Boarding & Orientation

  • Source, network and market job opportunities to build pipelines of qualified candidates; working with NO Talent Acquisition team.

  • Utilize existing tools and technology to attract, source, evaluate, interview and present competent & passionate candidates to hiring managers.

  • Develop and maintain candidate database and consultant database for field.

Employee Relation & Risk Management

  • Address disciplinary issues in the field as the first point of contact. Ensure all disciplinary issues are handled in compliance with WV Lanka policy and conditions

  • Facilitate legal proceedings and litigations

  • Database for all staff related staff critical incident reporting and care. Ensure all critical incidents reported, adhering to IIM, terms and conditions

Performance Management

  • 100% completion of Goal planning and performance reviews on time.

  • Ensure all staff in the respective PMO, ADP and Projects complete. (ADP – Area Development Program, PMO -

Policy Review

  • Contribute in the development of NO policies and guidelines relating to HR.

  • Ensuring that local policies are reviewed and up to date and if new policy to be made

  • Support and advice staff and other teams in the interpretation, queries, and implementation of policies and guidelines.

  • Conduct a yearly review of policies and update them regularly.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Psychology, or any relevant field.

  • Change Management Professional certification as an added advantage.

  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.

  • Strong organizational, facilitation, interpersonal and cross cultural skills.

  • Strong administrative skills and has an eye for details.

  • Excellent inter-personnel relationship skills.

  • Willing to go the extra mile when required.

  • A solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process.

  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle.

  • Excellent active listening skills.

  • Experience with large-scale organizational change effort.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years’ progressive experience implementing organizational design processes and programs within an organization

  • Minimum 5 years of management experience including working with and presenting to all leadership at all levels of the organization

  • Implementation experience that includes multiple key components of a change management strategy (e.g., stakeholder management, communication, change impact assessment, change readiness assessment, culture change, training, organization design, etc.)

  • Must be positive, authentic, solution-oriented team player

Work Environment/Travel

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally as and when needed.

If you meet the above criteria, please submit your on-line application by 17th June 2018.

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line application with your CV and Cover Letter and details of two non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.