World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Sri Lanka

Children, by their very nature, are the most vulnerable and yet they are the future of our country. All across our island, we see children in urgent need of the most basic requirements of life – food, water, sanitation, healthcare, education and love.

World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977, working in relief and development projects in 20 districts across the country. Our work is designed to help families and their communities meet the needs of children through sustainable development.

We are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for thirty eight years, that is what our team at World Vision Lanka has been doing.

When children are cared for, protected and enjoy good health, the community thrives and is transformed.

Join us on our journey of caring.

Current Opportunities

Regional Sourcing Coordinator

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently works through 34 development and relief programmes in 16 Districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.

Regional Sourcing Coordinator

Locations – Valachchenai, Rideegama

Job Profile

To effectively manage the Supply Chain function in line with World Vision’s procedures in order to support timely implementation of World Vision Programmes/Projects that will have the greatest impact on process improvement, simplification, standardization and cost containment thus ensuring the achievement of the Child Well Being Outcomes.

Major Responsibilities

  • Understand the department's business requirements and apply in the day to day work

  • Ensure customer purchasing requirements are fulfilled through pro-active planning of sourcing steps

  • Ensure sourcing steps are properly followed for all assigned categories

  • Manage contracts and supplier relationships resolving any contract related disputes

  • Manage Day to Day procurement operations are managed smoothly, in compliance to policies and procedures (Average volume of USD 0.5 million per year)

  • Collect and analyze organization-wide data to support decision-making

  • Adherence to Process, Procedure and Policy in fulfilling procurement needs

  • Ensure procurement related risks are identified, recorded and mitigation measures are taken

  • Collect and collate useful data which can be used to improve the general systems established and communicate this information to immediate Supervisor

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • At least 3 years’ experience in strategic sourcing and contract management

  • Familiar with modern purchasing methods & procedures, category profiling, supply market assessments, supplier relationship management, price analysis (bundling and unbundling), etc.

  • Contract negotiation skills and experience working with legal for contracting processes

  • Knowledge on Procurement guidelines for Grants and current and latest trends on same

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or any related field. Part professional qualification in Accounting, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management from a reputed professional body

  • Communication skills in English, Sinhala and knowledge of Tamil will be an added advantage

  • The position requires the ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 50% of the time

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

National Campaign Coordinator - EVAC

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently works through 34 development and relief programmes in 16 Districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.

National Campaign Coordinator – End Violence Against Children

Location – Colombo

Job Profile

Provide technical leadership and guidance in the implementation of ‘It takes a nation’ campaign in the country and within the regional assigned Area Programmes, relevant donor funded grant / Private Non – Sponsorship projects and partnership initiatives to ensure achieving campaign objectives aligned with World Vision Lanka (WVL) national strategy.

Major Responsibilities

  • Plan the implementation of the ‘It takes a nation’ campaign

  • Capacity Building of Staff and Other Stakeholders

  • Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation of the Campaign

  • Coordination, networking among stakeholders and establishing partnerships

  • Identify and train communities on child protection policies, policy standards and Government accountability

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • 5 years’ experience in the development field

  • Out of the 5 years required minimum of 2-3 years’ direct work experience in Child Protection & Participation and/or Advocacy sectors

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Sociology in Development or Advocacy

  • Thorough knowledge on Child Rights and its universal declarations

  • Understanding of child protection and violence against children in the globe and within the country; causes and consequences, statistics, national and provincial policies, national and international trends, strengths and gaps, key duty bearers/stakeholders etc.

  • Excellent interpersonal, representational and networking skills

  • Effective in written and oral communication; able to speak and write fluently in English, preferred working knowledge of all 3 languages

  • This position is based in Colombo and requires willingness to travel domestically and internationally more than 80% of the time

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Regional Sourcing Specialist

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently works through 34 development and relief programmes in 16 Districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.

Regional Sourcing Specialist

Location – Kalpitiya, overseeing North Western Region

Job Profile

To effectively manage the Supply Chain function in line with World Vision’s procedures in order to support timely implementation of World Vision Programmes/Projects that will have the greatest impact on process improvement, simplification, standardization and cost containment thus ensuring the achievement of the Child Well Being Outcomes.

Major Responsibilities

  • Participate in developing Functional Strategy through understanding and capturing stakeholders’ needs

  • Establish and communicate priorities based on customer needs. Contribute to cross-functional planning activities

  • Ensure sourcing steps are properly followed for all assigned categories, at all levels of operations including partners

  • Manage contracts and supplier relationships resolving any contract related disputes

  • Manage Day to Day procurement operations are managed smoothly, in compliance to policies and procedures (Average volume of USD 1 million per year)

  • Analyse industry trends and market competitions to develop business improvement initiatives

  • Adherence to Process, Procedure and Policy in fulfilling procurement needs

  • Ensure procurement related risks are identified, recorded and mitigation measures are taken

  • Ensure direct reports and partners are clear on World Vision policies, processes and other procurement related guidelines

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • At least 7 years’ experience in strategic sourcing and contract management

  • Familiar with modern purchasing methods & procedures, category profiling, supply market assessments, supplier relationship management, price analysis (bundling and unbundling), etc.

  • Strong contract negotiation skills and experience working with legal for complex contracting processes

  • Knowledge on Procurement guidelines for Grants and current and latest trends on same

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Operations Management, Finance or any related field OR Higher National Diploma in Supply Chain Management (study course exceeding 12 Months or more) with 10 years Sourcing and Contract Management

  • Communication skills in English, Sinhala and knowledge of Tamil will be an added advantage

  • The position requires the ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 50% of the time

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Development Facilitator - Lindula

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently works through 35 development and relief programmes in 20 Districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.

Development Facilitator

Location - Kotagala (Lindula)

Job Profile

The Development Facilitator

  • Works within communities to enable mutual transformation in the lives of children, families, supporters, partners and World Vision (WV) staff.

  • Serves as a catalyst, partnership broker, and capacity builder of local partners in facilitating the emergence and strengthening of community-led initiatives to improve and sustain the well-being of children and their families.

  • Manages Technical Project in respective Primary Focus Areas, including annual planning & budgeting as well as implementation, regular monitoring and reflections.

Major Responsibilities

  • Ensure effective communication of World Vision’s identity, mission, vision, values and approach to development.

  • Develop and maintain a strong understanding of the local context, including government perspectives and plans and ensuring all voices are heard, especially those of children and youth, including the most vulnerable.

  • Mobilize and support the creation, mobilization and strengthening of community groups and key stakeholders which catalyze community engagement to improve child well-being.

  • Build close relationships and actively learn within partner communities, through home visits, community immersion and attend community social events, etc.

  • Ensure programme quality through effective planning, implementation and monitoring with communities and partners.

  • Document and submit progress, lessons learnt and most significant change stories through community reflection for monthly, semi-annual and annual reports to relevant management and donors.

  • Conduct community awareness on sponsorship for new programmes.

  • Ensure effective and efficient utilization of resources and maintain high standards of stewardship and accountability.

  • Lead implementation of technical projects within the allocated primary focus area within the stipulated time and ensure proper budget utilization and spending in accordance with WV policies, standards and procedures.

  • Increase self-development for task performance with systematic planning through training, experience sharing, exposure visit, lessons learned, etc.

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • At least 3 years of experience in Community Development, Programme / Project Coordination in an international organization preferably in the INGO context.

  • A Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, International Development Studies, Community Development or any other relevant field or a Degree / Diploma - WV facilitated Learning For Transformation affiliated to GULL university, California

  • Experience in capacity building for local stakeholders/partners.

  • Experience in working with children.

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including child protection, nutrition /health, livelihoods, resilience, advocacy, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, environment, disability, child participation).

  • Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organization, mobilization and influence of partners (especially at commune level) and partnering among different development partners.

  • Demonstrated capacity in project management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DME) functions (e.g. Facilitate monitoring processes with partners and community, analyse and interpret monitoring data).

  • Networking, negotiation and partnering skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed written and oral communications in Sinhala/Tamil. Fluency in written & spoken English.

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Director, IT Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO)

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Director, EPMO Director is responsible for operations of the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), improving the overall maturity of IT Project Portfolio management across the organization, and tracking and reporting. S/he is responsible for managing a team of program and project managers, supporting and enabling the organization’s global, cross-functional initiatives. The Director, EPMO ensures that the work of the EPMO adds value, is relevant to the strategy of the organization, and meets the goals set by executive management.

Individuals within the IT leadership job family have responsibility for activities that contribute to planning, creating and implementing an IT vision and strategy aligned with the company’s strategic business plan. They oversee the development of corporate standards, technology architecture, technology evaluation and transfer. They manage small to large teams of people responsible for developing and delivering IT solutions for the business and customers. Each role within this job family provides technical and business leadership to their organizations as well as to the business.

IT Leaders are also responsible for analyzing trends in technology, assessing the impact of emerging technologies on the business, providing solutions to address technology and business issues, and managing financial resources while ensuring the development of high-quality technology solutions. These solutions must be developed at the best possible cost and be aligned with customer and business needs while establishing relationships with employees and key internal and external stakeholders. They are also responsible for participating and leading the development of an IT governance framework that defines the working relationships and sharing of IT components among various IT groups within the organization.

To be successful, individuals must possess a combination of business, technical and leadership skills and competencies. This requires an understanding of client’s business needs, processes and functions. They also need a solid knowledge of IT infrastructure, architecture, applications development and support, networks, and computer operations. In addition, individuals working in this job family must have excellent communication skills and the ability to influence others.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Business and IT Strategy:

  • Develops the tactical components and strategies to achieve goals at an enterprise level.

  • Manages the development and implementation of IT initiatives to support business strategy.

  • Ensures that all programs and projects managed by PMO follow standards: workplan, budget, project organization and governance structure, communication, change management, performance management.

  • Stays current on industry trends in the development of enterprise planning tools that support agile, waterfall, and hybrid methodologies.

Change Management:

  • Articulates change.

  • Is active and visible throughout the change process.

  • Provides frequent, communication to department/organization and clients about the change (i.e., rationale, expected outcomes, the "big” picture) and the impact of the change (individual and business).

  • Builds a coalition of sponsorship (managers, staff and clients) and manages resistance to the change.

  • Identifies and removes obstacles to change.

Governance:

  • Oversees the administration of the Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Tool (Smartsheet).

  • Ensures consistent portfolio and project reporting and tracking across all stakeholders.

  • Builds and maintains relationships with cross-functional peers and Senior Leadership, to deliver high quality products that satisfy internal and external customer expectations.

  • Partners with IT Strategic Planning and Business Relationship Management for vetting of new pipeline opportunities.

  • Partners with the functional business and technology leaders on the implementation of program and project management processes, methods, techniques, tools, guidelines, and standards.

  • Leads or participates in a customer advisory board to manage IT services demand.

  • Communicates client’s needs and priorities and provides feedback on pricing and investment.

Architecture:

  • Provides input to technology planning within multiple functional areas.

  • Implements solutions consistent with current and future architecture.

Process Improvements:

  • Manages the improvement processes that impact customer satisfaction and relationships.

  • Owns the designated processes and is accountable for ensuring that established processes are followed.

Finance:

  • Participates in the development of IT budgets.

  • Tracks and takes appropriate steps to stay within budget.

  • Provides high-quality services at optimal cost to customers.

  • Measures service performance and implements improvements.

IT Technology Development:

  • Directs the development and implementation of technology solutions required to increase business efficiency and effectiveness.

Service Level Agreements (SLAs):

  • Participates and provides input to the SLA development process.

  • Ensures internal SLAs are met.

Vendor Management:

  • Provides advice and counsel to the vendor relationship decision-making and contract development processes.

  • Reviews service provider performance.

  • Identifies and confirms performance problems and notifies contract managers.

Resource Management:

  • Monitors ePMO and project team resource capacity and acts as the escalation point for constraints.

  • Lead and mentor a team of globally-dispersed Project Managers responsible for Enterprise-Level projects over 8 Business and Technology portfolios.

  • Meets regularly with team to gather work statuses.

  • Discusses work progress and obstacles.

  • Provides advice, guidance, encouragement and constructive feedback.

  • Ensures work, information, ideas, and technology flow freely across teams.

  • Establishes measurable individual and team objectives that are aligned with business and organizational goals.

  • Documents and presents performance assessments.

  • Recognizes and rewards associates commensurate with performance.

  • Implements organizational practices for staffing, EEO, diversity, performance management, development, reward and recognition, and retention.

Workforce Planning:

  • Identifies the roles, skills and knowledge required to achieve goals.

  • Ensures staff has the resources and skills needed to support all work initiatives within a limited number of COCs or functions.

  • Participates in IT workforce deployment activities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • BS/BA degree in technical/information science or a related field.

  • 10+ years project management experience overseeing technology projects; 5 years should reflect direct management experience with increasing levels of management responsibilities.

  • 5+ years experience managing a group of Project Managers or Scrum Masters.

  • Expert-level knowledge of project and change management and associated methodologies, techniques, processes and approaches.

  • Knowledge of resource management tools.

  • At least 3+ Smartsheet administration/management experience (Control Center experience a plus).

  • Candidates must have strong leadership and interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a dynamic, often remote-based environment.

  • Experience leading ePMO is preferred along with the skills to effectively manage a midsize team of project managers, and execute plans with focus on quality.

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary.

  • PMP and CSM certifications.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Chief of Party, Haiti or Burundi

*Position location to be determined; Burundi or Haiti.

World Vision is seeking a highly qualified Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Haiti and Burundi. We are seeking a dynamic and proven leader with technical expertise and experience managing multi-year USAID-funded programs in complex environments. The program will focus on increasing individual, household, and community resilience through strengthened, well-functioning, and inclusive market systems. The primary goals will be to increase market system efficiency, increase private sector investment and engagement, and increase household and community ability to recovery from shocks and stresses.

POSITION DESCRIPTION/SUMMARY:

The COP will be responsible for leading all technical, financial and administrative aspects of USAID program and will coordinate closely with USAID in developing, implementing, and revising the project’s overall field strategy. The COP will be the principal link between USAID, World Vision, and other partners and provide overall strategic and technical guidance to subcontractors. The COP will provide comprehensive expert technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the program, including monitoring and evaluation, and reporting to USAID. The COP oversee all staff and activities while promoting an adaptive management approach, and champion a collaborative, inclusive learning environment. The position is based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, or Gitega, Burundi and the 5-year program is expected to start in 2021.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead overall technical vision, project management, and implementation of the project. Spearhead strategy development and utilize managerial tools and frameworks to improve the ability of the team to achieve project goals successfully and sustainably.

  • Effectively manage and supervise technical and finance/operations teams, including ensuring coordination between team leads, providing coaching and mentoring, and fostering a collaborative and adaptive work environment.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding implementation and management matters relating to the contract. Ensure high-quality, efficient, and effective performance of the project in accordance with USAID rules and regulations.

  • Manage relationships with subcontractors and evaluate sub-contractor and grantee activities through consultative meetings, site visits, and reporting requirements. Manage and supervise work of all international consultants and local staff.

  • Lead collaboration, learning, and adaption (CLA) efforts with internal and external collaborators, adapting program as needed to optimize results per learning and contextual changes.

  • Oversee preparation and supervision of project work planning, budgets and pipeline analyses, performance management, and strategic communications. Facilitate the development of the project’s theory of change, oversee the implementation of the work plan, and track progress towards core indicators and learning objectives.

  • Ensure compliance with the organizational Security Risk Management Policy and implementation of associated plans, including the Country’s Security Risk Management Plan. Manage the team’s adherence to the Security Risk Management process, including personnel and asset protection, information gathering and sharing, training, reporting and investigations, and incident management.

  • Oversee technical activities of the project and ensure that impact is achieving sustainability and quality results defined in the contract

  • Ensure that the activities and results are implemented in a timely manner within the approved budget.

  • Make verbal or written presentations as requested by the client to varied audiences, both in-country and overseas.

  • Assure that assistance provided under the award is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed and for adequately managing and supervising the work of all staff in country.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in agricultural economics, agribusiness, agronomy, development, or related field from an accredited university.

  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible management experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and complexity. USAID contract management experience is highly preferred; Chief of Party experience is highly preferred.

  • Established track record of achieving results in complex environments is required. Experience working in Haiti highly desired.

  • Demonstrated experience in project designs, strategic planning, and implementation of market systems, agriculture, and resilience activities. Proven leadership in adaptive management and CLA approaches.

  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience improving inclusion and empowerment of underserved and marginalized groups of market actors including women, youth, rural smallholders, and others.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to lead collaborative working relationships with a diverse group of relevant stakeholders (producers, private sector, NGOs, government, and research institutions).

  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID rules and regulations is required.

  • For Burundi, Fluency in English required; For Haiti, fluency in French is required; Language proficiency in a local language highly preferred.