Senior Officer – HR & Capacity Development Jobs at International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Battaramulla, Western Province

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International Water Management Institute (IWMI) company opens jobs for Senior Officer - HR & Capacity Development positions in the Western Province region. The type of work we provide is Full-time.

The criteria for the employees we need are having Human Resources skills with Mid-Senior level experience, as well as employees who are honest, disciplined and responsible.

The estimated salary offered by this company is quite competitive around රු. 13,000 - රු. 39,000 (per month). However, the salary can go up or down depending on the company that decides it.

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Job Information

Company:International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Position:Senior Officer - HR & Capacity Development
Region:Battaramulla - Western Province, Western Province
Job Function:Human Resources
Seniority Level:Mid-Senior level
Salary:LKR 13.000 - LKR 39.000 per Month
Employment Type:Full-time
Industry:Information and Internet, Technology

Job Description

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), a CGIAR Research Center is seeking for an innovative & multi skilled candidate to join its headquarters in Battaramulla, Sri Lanka as a Senior Officer – HR & Capacity Development.

The Senior Officer – HR & Capacity Development is responsible for efficiently implementing the organization’s Learning and Development (L&D) strategy and fostering a culture of continuous learning within IWMI. This role involves providing guidance and counseling on performance management initiatives, overseeing capacity development efforts, and managing internships and graduate fellowships across IWMI.


Performance Management

  • Administer and continuously improve the organization-wide performance appraisal system, integrating IWMI’s competencies, values, and performance measures.
  • Provide ongoing support to frontline managers and supervisors in effectively utilizing performance measures for operations, risk management, and organizational change.
  • Develop and deliver presentations and training sessions on performance management and the performance appraisal system (MAP) to management and staff.
  • Collaborate in the development and implementation of performance improvement plans and analyze results for performance-based pay, promotions, reclassifications, and rewards through the Position Review Committee process.

Capacity Development

  • Ensure comprehensive training for staff by delivering statutory, mandatory, developmental, and organizational change training throughout the organization.
  • Stay updated on regulatory requirements and incorporate changes into statutory and mandatory training programs.
  • Coordinate the design and delivery of learning and development solutions aligned with HR and L&D strategy, utilizing various methodologies and mediums for effective training.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop programs that meet organizational needs, with clear business-focused objectives and robust evaluation of effectiveness and return on investment.
  • Manage external consultants and resources for key programs and general training requirements.
  • Evaluate all learning and development interventions, reporting against agreed-upon Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), contribute to L&D communications, provide prompt and high-quality customer service, implement and improve IWMI’s induction and orientation process, and oversee the design and delivery of learning and development solutions to support mandatory training and organizational change.

Fellowships & Internships

  • Drive IWMI’s Fellowship and Internship program, establishing networks with universities and organizations to develop early career professionals aligned with IWMI’s work.
  • Lead the recruitment process for the internship and fellowship programs, utilizing various channels to attract candidates, maintaining comprehensive recruitment databases, and collaborating with hiring managers for application review and selection.
  • Provide regular progress reports on the internship and fellowship programs to the Manager P & C and the Management Team, ensuring effective talent management.
  • Manage program logistics, including maintaining contact databases, facilitating evaluation processes, ensuring timely payments, updating intranet information, and addressing inquiries with the support of HR Assistants.

Employee Relations & Special Projects

  • Assist the Manager of People & Culture in organizing and executing employee engagement activities and contributing to special projects as needed.
  • Support HR projects by preparing necessary documents, tracking timelines, and ensuring the timely delivery of project deliverables.



  • University degree in Human Resources/Business Administration/Management or equivalent, or equivalent professional status awarded by a relevant professional institute.
  • Minimum of 5-6 years of experience in Capacity Development, HR administration, or generalist experience in an international, multicultural setting.


  • Excellent oral and written language skills in English, including effective listening and strong verbal and written communication abilities.
  • High proficiency in digital HR systems and processes.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner.
  • Personal attributes such as high standards of conduct, respect, flexibility, and sound work ethics.
  • Ability to establish priorities, plan, organize, implement, and monitor work activities effectively with limited supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple competing priorities under strict deadlines with minimal supervision and great attention to detail.


This is a nationally recruited position and only Sri Lankan nationals will be considered. IWMI offers a competitive salary and benefits package, inclusive of health insurance, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, and long-term disability coverage. The duration of the contract will initially be for a period of three years with the possibility of extension.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply for the position by following the application instructions at We will be accepting applications through 24:00 (IST) on July 14, 2023 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis). Your application must include a CV, cover letter, and three (3) references, which may be contacted if you are shortlisted. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

IWMI believes that diversity powers our innovation, contributes to our excellence, and is critical for our mission. We offer a multi-cultural, multi-color, multi-generational and multi-disciplinary working environment. We are consciously creating an inclusive organization that reflects our global character and our commitment to gender equity. We, therefore, encourage applicants from all cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, and gender identities.


  • Comfortable environment
  • Taught when starting work
  • Salary bonus if there is overtime

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Company Information

International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a nonprofit research institute dedicated to solving the world’s water scarcity and water-related problems. Founded in 1984, IWMI promotes and implements research to optimise water use for sustainable livelihoods and environments in developing countries. IWMI’s research is focused on developing and testing the most feasible technologies to address local water challenges, developing policy options, applying economic analyses of water, and understanding how water is used to promote social justice.

IWMI works with governments and non-governmental organisations in over thirty countries worldwide. The institute operates ten regional country offices and four research centers located in China, India, Sri Lanka, and South Africa. IWMI also collaborates and networks with other research institutes, universities, public and private sector organisations, and key stakeholders in the water sector. IWMI’s mission is to work towards solving the world’s water scarcity and related problems, by mobilising the resources, expertise, and best practice available to mutually benefit people, the environment, and the global economy.

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