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Learning and Development Manager

Date Posted: Apr 13, 2021

Job Description

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Our 42,000+ staff members working in more than 90 countries are united through our ethos, mission and shared desire for all individuals, especially children, to overcome poverty, inequality and injustice.

As a Child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for employment with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

World Vision International in Malawi therefore is currently looking for dedicated professional Christians to fill the positions below. If you are passionate about child wellbeing and you are considering a career with a calling, we would love to talk to you.

Based at National Office, Lilongwe

Effectively partner with the Organization to provide learning and development, performance management and organization development support to enhance organisational effectiveness and performance. Manages the WVM Staff care programme aimed at improving the well-being and productivity of all employees

Major Responsibilities

1. Learning & Development

  •  Evaluate strategic and annual plans, performance appraisal results and Personal Development Plans PDPs) and liaise with divisions to identify needs for learning and development that facilitate the effective execution of business plans.
  •  Providing support to WVM in conducting specific needs analysis for L&D, designing learning solutions and sourcing service providers required to meet identified needs.
  • Advises on learning and development resources available locally and across the region.
  •  Preparation of annual training calendar
  •  Tracking of PDP’s
  •  Providing evaluation reports of locally coordinated learning interventions
  • Monitors and maintains processes and measures for determining the impact of learning and development activities, to support required reports and analytics as required to aid decision making.

2. Performance Management

  •  Managing Staff orientation process
  •  Providing Appraisal support to line managers and SMART goal alignment
  •  Leads initiatives to create and enhance awareness and skills amongst managers to adequately drive performance plans / work plans
  •  Ensure Appraisal compliance across WVM
  •  Track and support Needs improvement process
  •  Reviews WORLD Vision Malawi strategic and annual plans, liaises with divisions to identify needs for changes to the organization
  •  Maintenance and creation of Organization organograms
  •  Manage Job Evaluations in compliance with the region
3. Managerial Responsibility

  •  Reviews Staff Development and staff care processes and makes recommendation for improvement.
  •  Remedial action for all Learning and development initiatives
  •  Ensure Compliance of all Learning and development procedures and processes
  •  Preparation of monthly / quarterly reports for the partnership
  •  Efficiently manages the progress of direct reports, effectively linking performance management, learning & development, to achieve ideal performance. Effectively
  •  Provide technical support to subordinates
  •  Performs any other tasks as required by the supervisor / organization
4. Staff Care

  • Manages the World Vision Employee Wellness Program for all employees, through the enhancement of all aspects of health, increasing awareness of positive health behaviors
  •  Encourage employees to voluntarily adopt healthier behaviors and to provide opportunities and a supportive environment to foster positive lifestyle changes
  •  Support pastoral care in line with World Vision’s mission

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Industrial Psychology or Business Administration.
    • A Master’s degree in Human Resources Management an added advantage (Essential if first degree not in HR)
    • Between Five (5) to seven (7) years’ work experience in similar roles
    • Experience in Job Analysis
    • Performance Management
    • Survey Design
    • Problem solving skills
    • Great interpersonal Skills
    • Experience with Management Development
    • Great Communication Skills
    • Data Analytics
    • Experience in designing Organizational charts
    • Membership to IPMM required


    Send a cover letter with a detailed Curriculum Vitae with three traceable referees to:
    not later than 21st April, 2021.

    Only short listed candidates will be acknowledged.


    World Vision Malawi does not use agents, nor solicit any form of payments for any application, training, interviewing, testing or any fees in connection with this recruitment. Report any acts of solicitation for payment and/or extortion to World Vision Malawi on the following; Tip offs Toll Free Line 847;


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