Senior Organisational Learning Manager

Ref: 4269

Laudes Foundation

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Role Managed by:

Mario Adamo

Research Associate

t: +31 2 02 40 43 78


Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: competitive

Closing Date: 12/06/2020

Formal Interview Date: August 2020

Launched in 2020, Laudes Foundation is here to challenge and inspire the industry to harness its power for good. Their aim is to address the dual crises of climate breakdown and inequality that endanger nature and jeopardize the safety and dignity of countless communities around the world. The foundation’s grants fund partners to work collaboratively on brave initiatives that can contribute to systemic industry change. By funding transformational initiatives, they aim to work closely with their partners across the lifecycle of a grant.

Senior Organisational Learning Manager

To establish a truly high-level learning culture, Laudes Foundation is looking for an individual that would take a senior role in developing a successful global learning culture within the organisation.

The Senior Organisational Learning Manager (SOLM), part of the Effective Philanthropy (EP) team of the foundation, will lead and execute organisational learning across the foundation. The individual will play an integral role in operationalising the EP strategy as related to organisational and partner learning. This individual will improve knowledge and use of lessons and learning to drive effectiveness, results and long-term impact while engaging with partner organisations and networks to enable learning and sharing of knowledge across organisations.

As a senior representative of the foundation, the SOLM will also serve, externally, as an ambassador and champion for learning and, internally, as a critical thinker and collaborator across programmes and staff at all levels. The SOLM will identify relevant learning content to be crafted into engaging and effective learning events and products.

The preferred and ideal candidate:

  • Is an enthusiastic and self-motivated team player who has the ability to work with minimum supervision in a collaborative and responsive global team;
  • Is proactive and brings an inspirational, creative and open-minded character;
  • Is an accomplished facilitator and speaker with a track record (+10 years) of proven ability to design and deliver interactive and engaging learning activities within organisations, and with external stakeholders, that make knowledge and experience ‘stick’;
  • Brings solid project management experience, including planning and implementing learning (through formal evaluations and other means) and knowledge management related activities;
  • Experience in an organisational learning role with demonstrated ability to lead, manage and influence organisational learning within a matrix management structure, and/or complex team situations.

Perhaps most importantly, the successful individuals will demonstrate a strong commitment to the vision, mission and values of Laudes Foundation. The position has a global scope with frequent travel and reports to the Director of Effective Philanthropy.

Laudes Foundation is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse team. We strongly encourage applications from candidates with disabilities, LGBTQI candidates, women, ethnic, racial and religious minorities, and other underrepresented groups.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the Selection Committee. To apply, please visit quoting reference 4269.

Applications should consist of a CV and letter of motivation. Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions on +31 20 2240 4374 or by emailing The closing date for applications is 09:00 am CEST on Friday the 12th of June.

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