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People & Culture - Generalist (Human Resources)

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

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and has invested over USD 380 million in relief and development projects in 20 districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for thirty six years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are looking for dynamic individuals to join us on our journey of caring.



Location: Colombo with travel to the field

Job Profile

To coordinate and provide Human Resource (HR) related administrative services, interacting closely with the People & Culture Practitioners, Hiring Managers, the Staff Team and the HR Business Partner Community to contribute to the effective delivery of staffing solutions to World Vision Lanka (WVL) & its programs.

Major Responsibilities

  • Work with the Hiring Managers & provide required guidance and support in meeting their staffing needs, Work Force Planning & related requirements in line with organizational goals and objectives.

  • Ensure staff orientation & on-boarding of all new recruits are conducted in a timely manner and stay actively involved with the new hire until the completion of the probationary period

  • Assist in coaching and guiding Hiring Managers & staff in the effective use of all HR related systems and tools of WVL

  • Maintain & update accurate employee data in a timely manner in WVL standard data-base/Systems including “Our People” and provide reports/information for the management as and when required

  • Maintain current knowledge of local legislation/regulation related to HR, review/revise existing policies as required & assist in the implementation and interpretation of standard HR Policies/Procedures of WVL,

  • Support an effective Performance Management process - building and developing people management capability of the staff & effectively driving an engaged and high performance culture

  • Responsible for all HR related administrative work (e.g. maintain personnel files, leave & attendance, EPF & ETF regulatory compliance, staff medical claims, exit interviews & related functions.)

  • Pursue active and continuous engagement with staff at all levels and be a positive influence in enhancing staff engagement in meeting organizational goals and objectives

  • Handle staff grievances, disciplinary inquiries and the voluntary separation process including exit interviews.

Education, Knowledge & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR/ Management/ Administration or related Professional Qualification

  • At least two years’ work experience in similar capacity having a good knowledge and understanding of Human Resource systems.

  • Good Communication skills both written and oral (English, Sinhala and/or Tamil)

  • Experience in handling employment inquiry’s and staff disciplinary/labour tribunal matters

  • Strong relationship management with ability to influence skills to ensure people and business practices are aligned

  • Experience in Budge preparation and compensation/remuneration management

  • Adaptable, flexible, a team player with a knack to influence and build relationships

  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office computer programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Commitment to World Vision values & capacity to engage with broader community in living these values

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 applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Closing Date: 5th February, 2017

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

This offer of employment is made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children