Director People & Culture

World Vision, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Skill Required:, HR and Admin
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th March, 2018


Job Description

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.

Director People & Culture – (Human Resources)

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

This position is open for Sri Lankan nationals only

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.

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.

Job Profile:

This position will be part of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), and will be reporting directly to WV Lanka National Director with matrix relationship to the Regional People & Culture Director. This position will be based in Colombo with travel requirements (30%) to the field offices within Sri Lanka.

Successful candidate will provide strategic thought leadership, coordination, advice and oversight of the Organizational Development and Human Resources across WV Lanka with the aim of optimizing performance, enhancing the organizational culture and ensuring that Organizational Development and HR strategy is aligned with World Vision International Partnership and South Asia & Pacific Regional Strategy.

He/She will work closely with the People & Culture team members and will take the lead to achieve quality results and services in enabling various functions within the national office. Must think clearly, deeply, broadly and inspire innovation and change. Must be capable of building collaborative relationships with individuals/groups in order to achieve WV Lanka’s mission and goals within partnership standards and procedures.

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree, with professional qualifications in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Psychology, Development Studies or equivalent
  • At least 7 years’ experience in a related field, out of which at least 5 years in strategic leadership level, preferably in an International NGO (INGO) context or a sizable local NGO and/or Multi-National Company, with a proven track record in Stakeholder Management, HR Business Partnering, Change Management and Human Resource Management.
  • Ability to work and develop people in a cross-cultural setting and initiate and implement organizational change at leadership level.
  • High level written and oral communications skills in English with ability to communicate in Sinhala and/or Tamil preferred.
  • Computer literate with good report writing skills & ability to analyze, capture and present information effectively.
  • Commitment to World Vision core values & mission statement.

Source:https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/sri-lanka/human-resources/director-people-and-culture-human-resources/9579


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