Head of Organization Development

WorldFish, Penang, Malaysia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme ManagementResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th April, 2015

Job Description

Key responsibilities:

  • In partnership with the Research Director, develop and implement capacity building initiatives that contribute to Science Quality improvement strategy; incorporate innovative approaches and establish robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems including assessment of needs and evidenced tracking of performance improvement
  • Partner with CRPs and major programs to design and execute targeted 3-5 year capacity building initiatives that connect and integrate program partners at all levels and aligned with overarching science quality capacity building strategy
  • Co-ordinate documentation of lessons learned and reporting on progress being made against capacity building/development targets
  • Design and lead a WorldFish learning strategy, with a strong focus on Leadership Development, Management strengthening and organisational effectiveness and incorporating a range of learning approaches including e-learning
  • Partner and work closely with senior staff across the Center to support capacity building needs
  • Deliver targeted learning interventions, including workshops and coaching, while exploring opportunities to expand interventions to partner organisations where appropriate
  • Identify and lead global projects that enhance organisational effectiveness and deliver measurable performance improvements
  • Partner with the Head of People Strategies in leadership of cross-cutting talent management projects including succession management
  • Lead the OD team and a core group of OD consultants, and collaborate closely with the HR team
  • Contribute to WorldFish leadership forums and other leadership groups across the CGIAR system and with partners

Essential skills and qualifications:

  • At least a Master’s degree in Social Science, Education or related field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an equivalent leadership role
  • Ability to design capacity building strategies and initiatives, and develop leadership and other competencies/skills via coaching, workshop facilitation and other learning channels
  • A strong grasp of M&E for learning and development, ability to quantify return of investment (ROI) for institutional investments aligned with people strategy
  • A mission driven approach to capacity development in a global organisation, with experience living and working in Africa and Asia
  • Good understanding of change management principles, innovative, willing to step out of the box and take risks with unique approaches
  • Ability to work with different cultures, across boundaries and at all levels
  • Ability to understand and interpret both strategic and operational issues while getting ‘hands on’ in the field
  • Confident and clear communication skills, with an ability to transmit key messages in many appropriate ways
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and ability to build strong relationship with stakeholders and colleagues
  • Willing to travel extensively

Desired skills and abilities:

  • Coaching qualification and experience
  • Accreditation in psychometric tools
  • Exposure to a research science institute or academic institution, with understanding of a Research in Development (RinD) approach
  • Experience working in a development organization

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