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World Bank Job Opportunity for Senior Knowledge and Learning Officer 

The World Bank, a member of the World Bank Group, is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and
professionalism for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors.

The World Bank Group is launching a recruitment drive aimed at increasing the number of Sub Saharan Africans in its work force. This commitment to hire Sub Saharan Africans reflects the Bank Group’s senior leadership commitment for a diverse workforce in which African nationals can play a key role in fighting poverty and increasing shared prosperity. Employment opportunities will be in various technical areas and professional streams for talented and diverse young professionals and mid-career level professionals to contribute and grow their skills in a career in international development.

A career with the World Bank Group offers a unique opportunity for exceptionally talented individuals with a passion for international development to contribute to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. Bank staff work with governments, civil society groups, the private sector, and others in developing countries around the world, assisting people in all areas of development, from policy and strategic advice to the identification, preparation, appraisal, and supervision of development projects.

We are recruiting to fill the below position:

Position: Senior Knowledge and Learning Officer

Location: Africa


The successful candidate would have a Master's degree or above in business administration, HR management, knowledge management, learning, or a related field with a focus on multidisciplinary themes of organizational learning, change management, organizational development, capacity building, and institutional knowledge sharing with a minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience, preferably in developing countries, and demonstrated experience facilitating change management efforts in complex organizational settings in a developing country setting, including in fragile and conflict-affected situations. Furthermore, the position requires a thorough understanding of and familiarity with technologies, tools and approaches for organizational and human resource development, knowledge management, and peer-to-peer learning, as well as excellent, demonstrated project management and facilitation skills.

Job Description

The Vice Presidency for Leadership, Learning, and Innovation (LLI) is responsible for translating development knowledge into client and staff learning and innovation to help address development challenges. LLI has developed a systematic approach to developing institutional capacity for capturing, packaging, and sharing knowledge. This position will require travel to client countries. In addition, the Senior Knowledge and Learning Officer will guide target institutions in assessing their institutional capacity for knowledge exchange/sharing and co-create knowledge sharing capacity building plans with institutional leadership; advise clients on change management and human resource development; and provide technical skills building in the areas of identifying, capturing, packaging, and sharing operational experiences and lessons learned. The goal of this program is to strengthen country institutions to more systematically capture and share critical lessons learned from operations for domestic and international adaptation and scale-up. The Organizational Knowledge Sharing (OKS) Team, housed in the Client Services (LLICS) of LLI, is seeking a highly motivated Senior Knowledge and Learning Officer to support its mission to increase the use of smart peer-to-peer client knowledge sharing as an accelerator of development solutions. The Senior Knowledge and Learning Officer will lead client engagements to support comprehensive behavior change programs towards more systematic use of experiences as evidence-based solutions that merit scale-up within the organization, domestically and internationally.


Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

If you are interested in this position, please click the link above to submit your application. You will be prompted to log in to the "Member Center" or "Create a New Account". Please fill in all fields, answer the screening questions if any, attach your resume or CV, and submit your Statement of Interest (no more than 700 words).


A select number of candidates will be interviewed in September and October 2015 in Washington, D.C. and locations in Africa and Europe. Those applications that were not selected for interview during this campaign will be kept on file for up to one year and may be considered for future opportunities. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline  31st August, 2015.  

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