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World Vision UK
Milton Keynes
£30,763 per annum pro rata + good range of benefits
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£38500 - £40000 per annum + (subject to experience) with excellent benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Want to use your skills in learning and knowledge management to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

Join WaterAid as Learning and Knowledge Advisor to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you'll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

The WaterAid Research & Learning team within the Programme Support Unit, part of the International Programmes Department (IPD), provides support for research, learning, knowledge management across the organisation.

As our Learning and Knowledge Advisor, you will champion learning and knowledge sharing within the PSU and promote it across the IPD. The role is both proactive in promoting and establishing learning and knowledge management initiatives, and responsive to requests for support from country programmes (CPs) and regional teams.

This role is a Full-Time, permanent contract. We are flexible about the location of the role with significant working hours overlap with UK time-zones. In UK, under normal circumstances, you would be based in our offices at Canary Wharf, London.

In this role, you will lead on improving, strengthening and maintaining the following practices:

* Knowledge Management and learning processes: practices that enable people to share what they know with colleagues as well as counterparts across the sector. Also, enable staff to receive, make sense of, understand and act upon the information available to them.
* Information management: the collection and management of materials from a variety of sources and making accessible to a wider range of audiences.
* Communication: establish meaningful exchanges that are at the centre of learning, sharing and managing knowledge; develop supporting tools, guidelines and other key documents
* Capacity building: design, develop, facilitate training and workshop sessions; identify and establish opportunities for peer to peer, cross-country and cross-regional learning.

To be successful, you will need:
* Extensive experience in determining and implementing learning and knowledge sharing activities using empowering approaches.
* Ability to research, synthesise information, analyse its relevance and communicate it in accessible formats.
* Strong IT literacy skills, including designing and maintaining SharePoint or similar information management platforms; and using Microsoft 365 and other web-based tools and platforms.
* Experience of developing, facilitating and evaluating training, (including virtual learning sessions, and using the associated tools).
* Ability to communicate clearly and influence colleagues and peers; ability to work effectively across diverse groups and cultures.

£38,500- £40,000 (subject to experience) with excellent benefits. Salaries and benefits for different locations will vary in line with WaterAid's country salary scales

WaterAid benefits vary depending on the country of the successful candidates. For UK-based posts this includes:
* 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
* We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
* Flexible working conditions, including the opportunity for part-time work and home working up to 2 days a week
* Season Ticket Loan
* Free annual eye tests
* Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
* Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave.
* Sabbaticals
* Volunteer Day

To see the full job pack, please click 'Apply'. Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into one document in either Word Document or PDF format. Applications will close 23:59 on 07/02/2021. Availability for interview is required in the w/c 22/02/2021. Due to COVID restrictions, all interviews will be conducted virtually.

Additional Information:
WaterAid is currently located at Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base. Due to current restrictions on office capacity the majority of our staff are working from home. All aspects of this including how we are supporting homeworking and the office transition will be discussed at the interview stage with you.

We are unable to provide sponsorship or relocation for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the country to which you wish to work.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact us.

More about WaterAid

WaterAid is on a mission to change normal for millions of people within a generation – by getting clean water, decent toilets and good hy... Read more

Posted on: 18 January 2021
Closing date: 07 February 2021
Job ref: VN306
Tags: Intl Development
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