Head of Knowledge and Learning Department

Head of Knowledge and Learning Department

Location: Prague based
Starting date: 1 st of June
Type of contract: Full-time (40 hours/week), member of management of Relief and Development Department ​

Main Focus:

  • Management of international team of technical advisors and MEAL experts working in Knowledge and Learning Department (KLD) of Relief and Development Department (RDD)
  • Building of PIN’s technical expertise in strategy sectors and knowledge sharing
  • Coordination of cooperation between Knowledge and Learning Department and PIN’s Country Programs


Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Overall Management

  • Is a member of RDD management and supports strategic planning of RDD and decision related to programme quality (technical quality of PIN’s programmes and MEAL)
  • Ensures setting up relevant tools and procedures for programme quality assurance in PIN’s Country Programmes
  • Ensures KLD has an annual action plan in place and is prepared in coordination with RDD management  
  • Strives for required KLD financial coverage by introducing and following up on the tools and processes required to achieve this
  • Supports KLD members in successful fulfilment of their ToRs and individual action points/goals

Human resources management

  • Ensures appropriate human resources required for the technical support of Country Programmes.
  • Leads the recruitment process of new KLD staff members (technical and MEAL advisors)​
  • Is responsible for the performance evaluation mechanism

Knowledge Management and development of PIN expertise

  • In cooperation with Head of MEAL and technical advisors ensures that PIN standards for technical quality and MEAL are in place and promoted to Country Programmes
  • Strives for investments to develop PIN expertise in strategic sectors
  • Ensures KLD leads in identifying lessons learned and good practices, transferring them to PIN guidelines/policies and strengthening their incorporation into project/program implementation
  • Supports innovations in PIN programmes and coordinates internal innovation fund


  • Promotes cooperation with research institutions and universities
  • Promotes cooperation with Alliance2015 and other INGOs in programme quality issues



  • MA/Diploma in development/humanitarian field or relevant educational background
  • 5 years of experience in humanitarian/development work required
  • Fluent knowledge of English required
  • Proven experience in team management required, including in remote management settings
  • Proven experience with implementation of development programmes and knowledge of current trends in development cooperation.
  • Knowledge and experience of monitoring and evaluation within projects required
  • Critical analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Cultural sensitivity, excellent communication skills and strong ability to motivate and transfer knowledge to others
  • Empathy with the organisation values and its approach
  • Sound judgment, coordination and management skills
  • Responsible and systematic, with ability to organize and plan effectively
  • Valid work permit for Czech republic (does not apply to EU citizens)

PIN Offers:

  • Background and professionalism of the largest Czech non-governmental organization
  • Interesting and creative work with international reach
  • Salary range of 43-47 000 CZK before taxes and health and social security
  • PIN supports professional and personal development
  • 25 days of annual leave
  • Sick days
  • Home office upon agreement
  • Multisport card
  • Child day care for employees’ children (kindergarten in the building of our office)
  • Open and informal organizational culture
  • Possibility to participate in interesting events we organize (e.g. One World international film festival)
  • Friendly colleagues with similar values

How to apply:

Are you interested in this position? Send us your CV and short cover letter via this link. Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled.

People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at: www.peopleinneed.cz/policies).