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Specialist - Organizational Development & Learning

Colombo - 09
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 world’s most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 working in relief and development projects in 20 districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and are committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty 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: Based in Colombo.


The purpose of this position is to support Business Partner organizational development by ensuring the organizational development and learning & development needs of staff are appropriately identified, addressed and carried out effectively in line with staff performance management and other organizational development needs.


Organizational Development

  • Support BP OD in OD processes by implementing initiatives, monitoring and providing timely feedback.

  • Support BP OD in implementing and monitoring the talent management & succession planning process and performance management.

  • Support BP OD in change management approaches and methodology for the people side change caused by projects and change efforts.

Learning & Development

  • Facilitate and identify of specific learning and development needs in line with performance gaps and other job specific requirements.

  • Develop and maintain learning and development calendar for the organization.

  • Ensure all employees have individual development plans in place.

  • Conceptualize, coordinate and implement managerial and leadership learning and development efforts.

  • Work with different stakeholders across the organization to identify talents to improve business performance and develop talents.

  • Work with institutes, resource persons and consultants to facilitate the learning and development efforts.

Induction, Orientation and immersion

  • Design and initiate role specific induction, orientation and immersion programmes for all newly acquired talents.

  • Facilitate unified and continuous nurture orientation for all newly acquired talents.

  • Organize immersion programme for all acquired talent for Colombo office.

Information and data Management

  • Maintain all required information of employee learning and development initiatives.

  • Establish and maintain proper data bases for employee performance, individual development, and learning and development efforts.

  • Asses, analyze and provide timely feedback and reports on learning and development, performance gaps etc., on regular basis.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree / Professional diploma in HR Learning & Development or equivalent qualifications.

  • Excellent oral and written English communication ability.

  • Strong skills of designing and evaluating learning and development initiatives.

  • Strong skills of conceptual clarity and analytical thinking.

  • Strong organizational, facilitation and inter-personnel relationship skills.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 1-2 year experience in adult learning and development.

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

  • Active listening and team work skills.

  • Minimum 5 years’ progressive experience within humanitarian industry.

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience of implementing and managing learning and development efforts at all levels of the organization

  • Must be positive, authentic, solution-oriented team player ready go extra miles when needed.

  • Knowledge on adult learning and education principles.

Work Environment/Travel

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

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: 14th October, 2018

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