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Senior Knowledge and Learning Officer Vacancy in Africa

The World Bank,
a member of the World Bank Group, is a vital source of financial and
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:

Job Title: Senior Knowledge and Learning Officer

Location: Africa

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
  • 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
  • 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 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.

How to Apply

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.

 Deadline  31st August, 2015.

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