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 and currently works through 35 development and relief programmes 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 forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.
We are currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.
Specialist – Management Information System (MIS) and Knowledge Management
Location – North and East
The purpose of this position is to provide leadership for knowledge management system and MIS system building on the Horizon platform. accordingly main tasks of this position will be;
To develop and implement an effective MIS system and process for WVL supported by functional Horizon platform. The person will support in performing DME functions being an active member of the DME team.
This position is required to facilitate intentional learning, and its application to promote a learning culture and create credible evidence across all departments
Established functional knowledge management system for WVL
Design a new knowledge management strategy for WVL while managing the current knowledge management practices and analyzing the required information needed at different levels
Develop process and mechanism for capturing knowledge and dissemination of knowledge internally
Identify and recommend ways to facilitate external including partnership learning and sharing in collaboration with communications team
Work with DME/MEAL specialists in collating analysis of data appropriately
Feed finding of learning processors to organizational decision making processors
Facilitated effective learning and sharing
Facilitate the process of setting department wise annual learning and sharing plans
Provide guidelines / templates for documenting knowledge products for key functions
Create necessary online platforms for learning and sharing and progress dashboards for monitoring
Lead cross function Horizon implementation team and ensure contribution from each department on time
Support NO departments in providing data from Horizon and MIS
Work closely with NO departments specially GAM, finance, Technical Program Manager / Specialists, Communications and others regarding data validation and data consistency checking as per their requirements.
Establish effective working relationship with Sponsorship and other concern departments regarding TFE implementation
Coordinate the Finance team in Budgeting (budget planning & monitoring ) processes
Provide coaching and mentoring to AP MEAL Coordinators and Zonal
Ensure a database is in place and functioning and required capacity built to manage the database
Ensure an effective database is developed and functioning together with DME team considering the information need of internal and external clients
Develop relevant manuals and guidelines and orient staff for smooth functionality of database
Guide, support and ensure quality input of data/information into the database
Undertake regular field visits and conduct data auditing including validation of data
Track progress, report on achievements, analysis and provide information to management for decision-making at a monthly basis and as and when necessary
Provide system updates, attend to improvement of the data base, manage access control and provide support for clients to extract information from database
Provide necessary guidance for APs to use updated database and produce scheduled reports adhering data quality standards
Support program/ DME staff in extracting summary report / data as and when necessary
Own and manage Horizon system rolling out plan together with capacity building plan and ensure maximum use of Horizon in decision making
Ensure Horizon is rolled out and remain functional as per WV partnership standard
Ensure program designs; TP/ AP and Grant and PNS projects uploaded to Horizon on time
Develop capacity building strategy for Horizon implementation and lead capacity building plan of Zonal and field staff, sponsorship, program and DME/M&E teams on Horizon and build & capacities of identified super users group
Develop succession plan and back up plans for H3
Update the project/ program managers on inputting of information into the Horizon system and the database
Ensure quality and accuracy of data migration into Horizon checking with the original data sources
Ensure storage of all plans and achievements in terms of data at NO, and AP level and manage share points
Troubleshooting of the Horizon system
Track progress, report on achievements, perform analyses and provide information to the management for decision-making
Extract data from the manual database and perform consistency checks with Horizon data.
External engagement and professional development
Engage in learning platforms on WV Central, such as CoP, eCampus and other means (external resources) to keep self-updated on latest documents and resources of partnership and industry.
Keep close coordination with SAPO and Global Office for your professional development.
Support in creating enabling environment in the team
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Post-Graduation Degree in Social Science/Statistics
At least 3 years of experience in Knowledge Management or a related job
Training and experience in research
Competent in data base development and management
Knowledge and experience in mobile data collection methodologies
Competency in the use of Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint Access and MS-Project
Knowledge and experience in printed/electronic knowledge products
Experience in mainstreaming new concepts into action initiatives
Cross cultural experience
Ability to manage tasks under pressure, is flexible and with good collaboration skills in cross-cultural global work context
International Computer Driving License (ICDL)
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.
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: 13th December 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.