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Officer Knowledge Managment & Learning

Colombo - 09
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: Colombo with 40% travel

Job Profile

Provides advice through coordinating knowledge management of WV Lanka by gathering best practice materials:

Purpose -:

  • Guide for program development in order to facilitate intentional learning, evidence building around innovation development and best practice adaption to improve the quality and outcomes of programs and projects to better contribute to sustainable well-being of children

  • Establishment of functional knowledge management systems and processes to ensure cross programming, cross sectorial learning and development is expected from this role.

Major Responsibilities & Key deliverables

Develop organizational, departmental and cross-departmental systems and processes to ensure an effective and integrated approach to identifying, capturing, evaluating, retrieving and sharing of knowledge

  • Availability of a knowledge management system

  • Functionality of KM system (organizational and programmatic) which provide information on regular basis across organization

  • Establish a system for synthesizing lessons from annual and semi- annual reports, (AP and TP reports), CBW report evaluation reports and ways of incorporating lessons into programming

  • Coordinate the timely settlement of bills with the Admin Support staff ensuring uninterrupted supply of utilities and outsourced services of WVL

Facilitate sharing of information and best practices internally within WVL , facilitating flow of external knowledge to technical sectors

· Information/ knowledge sharing events organized and facilitated

  • Best practices identified and document

  • WV Lanka KM products are shared across relevant CoPs

Facilitate knowledge Acquisition & build capacity

  • Communication materials developed and shared among internal and external audience.

  • Capacity Development Plan in place for KM

  • Knowledge Management Plan in place

External engagement and leverage knowledge

  • External collaborations/ partnerships, identified and established related to KM

  • Knowledge sharing events represented and disseminated the WV Lanka KM products

Education, Knowledge & Experience

  • A Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, International Development Studies, Community Development or any relevant professional qualification with an independent research work demonstrating the capacity for critical analysis and application of specialist knowledge.

  • At least 05 years’ experience in KM of multi-funding development programs and projects

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Sinhala or Tamil.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities and social and cultural constraints and realities

  • Ability to recognize, capture and manage KM resources and learning effectively

  • Excellent knowledge about research philosophies, principles, statistical definitions, scientific tool and techniques

  • Ability to design and execute a facilitation process with appropriate and relevant facilitation tools

  • A satisfactory knowledge & understanding of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Processes

  • Ability to use KM resources and tools effectively

  • Ability to get consensus and collaboration across many business units; ability to explain complex concepts in layman's language

  • Expert knowledge of information presentation techniques (graphing, charting, tabling etc.) and interpreting them

  • Ability to train diverse participants with integrity respect and humility

  • Expert data handling skills (classification, categorizing, tabulation etc.) and demonstrates diligence in data management

  • Evidence of understanding, and commitment to WV's Ministry Framework, the vision, mission, core values and guiding principles

  • Excellent Computer skills in MS office, SPSS, Epi info and other statistical packages

  • High level communications skills

  • Ability to build positive relationships in a cross cultural environment

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 details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Closing Date: 30th June, 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