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

Senior Programme Officer - IRDM (Level 2)

World Vision is a Christian, relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

We work through our main sectors – education, health and nutrition, water and sanitation, economic development and child protection – serving all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. Our work is always child-focused, participatory and community driven.

World Vision and has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently serves in 30 locations in 13 Districts across the country through development programmes. In 2020 we directly impacted the lives of nearly 100,000 most vulnerable children and their families.

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

Senior Programme Officer – International Resource Development & Management (Level 2)

Location – Colombo

Job Profile

The Senior Programme Officer is responsible for creating and managing new funding acquisition and contract management and reporting for a portfolio of multi/bi-lateral institutional and private non-sponsorship (from World Vision International Support Offices and private entities, such as foundations) donors to enable World Vision Lanka’s (WVL) strategic objective to develop diversified and sustainable funding.

Major Responsibilities

  • Develop and acquire new funding opportunities

  • Develop an opportunity-specific win strategy for WVL to pursue, considering insights from donor guidelines, market trends, landscape mapping, organisational strengths and unique selling proposition

  • Lead, establish and properly brief Bid Team on the opportunity synopsis and donor guidelines

  • Work with technical staff, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Leaning (MEAL) Staff, Communications and Operations as required to support the development of high quality communication materials for (pre)positioning with donors and partners.

  • Effective Project Cycle Management (PCM)

  • Facilitate effective and collaborative grant management processes and monitor project progress in order to ensure grants are successful in meeting objectives, timelines, budgets and expected quality in line with approved project design and donor and internal compliance requirements

  • Build and maintain effective professional relationships

  • Clearly communicate and agree reciprocal expectations between stakeholders; seek to understand and address any challenges in meeting expectations; ensure appropriate documentation is available to demonstrate agreements that were reached; follow through on agreed expectations

  • Develop and strengthen internal processes for effective grant acquisition and management

  • Capture and share lessons learned from funding application processes and identify concrete actions to help improve the success rate for future applications

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • 2 - 3 years of experience in developing and designing successful proposals for institutional funding

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. international or development studies, economics, social science disciplines, etc.)

  • Demonstrated understanding of project logic development

  • Experience in successfully managing communications and relationships with institutional donors

  • Demonstrable prior successes in Project Cycle Management (PCM) and overseeing grant processes through log frame, budget, progress monitoring

  • Deep understanding of community development processes, inter/national frameworks and principles

  • Fluent in English, written and verbal communication skills. Working knowledge of at least one other official Sri Lankan language (Tamil and/or Sinhalese)

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% 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.

Administration & Logistic Officer - Ganga Ihala Korale

World Vision is a Christian, relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

We work through our main sectors education, health and nutrition, water and sanitation, economic development and child protection serving all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. Our work is always child-focused, participatory and community driven.

World Vision and has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently serves in 30 locations in 13 Districts across the country through development programmes. In 2020 we directly impacted the lives of nearly 100,000 most vulnerable children and their families.

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

Administration & Logistic Officer

Location - Gampola

Job Profile

The purpose of this position is to support the Program teams to carry out activities in a timely manner while ensuring quality Administration & Logistic services and efficient utilization of resources in compliance with applicable standards.

The position will also be in charge of vehicle maintenance as per the World Vision Lanka (WVL) vehicles polices. Furthermore, the Admin & Logistic Officer is responsible for the delivery and execution of Admin & Logistic processes across all assigned categories. The position will also ensure that transactions and supplier relationships are implemented in line with WVL standards.

While ensuring smooth operation retests based on service, accommodation, quality and other applicable criteria to meet Program(s) Operation needs, the Admin & Logistic Officer will also provide administrative and logistical support and services to meet the service level agreement.

Major Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the landlord of the office premises and other operational contacts such as janitorial services, security company, courier services etc. in keeping the office fully functional.

  • Purchase and distribute office stationeries/refreshments and maintain records.

  • Ensure functionality of telephone, intercom & internet system with the support of service providers and National Office IT department.

  • Support Sponsorship related work (Posting letters, courier) and record keeping.

  • Maintenance of office equipment and overseeing repairs.

  • Ensure functioning of the office security system and key management.

  • Responsible for management of office vehicle and hiring of private vehicles.

  • Support Area Program (AP) Manager with travel plans and accommodation of staff.

  • Ensure timely delivery of finance and procurement activities is well supported.

  • Ensure project support for ministry result.

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the INGO/NGO sector related to Administration & Logistic.

  • A basic degree with at least 3 years of experience Or A Diploma in Business Administration or any other relevant field with 5 years of experience in the INGO/NGO sector related to Administration & Logistic.

  • Valid driving license (added advantage for heavy vehicle license)

  • Flair for public relations.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and good interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team.

  • Fluency in computer literacy.

  • Language: Sinhala or Tamil is preferred. English is Optional.

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.

Senior Adviser, External Engagement

*For World Vision internal (or former) applicants only.

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in the United States of America, Europe or the Middle East & Eastern European Region where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Our Promise Phase 2 recognizes high quality, focused, strategic external engagement is critical to achieving World Vision’s objectives. This

role leads, operationalises and develops a global External Engagement Framework which enables targeted, aligned and leveraged external

engagement with Tier 1 and 2 Stakeholders on priority agendas. The Senior Adviser coordinates and facilitates the contribution of more than

20 global and regional teams, building consensus for and input to co-created strategic planning, operationalisation, reporting and intelligence sharing processes. The Senior Advisor is also Relationship Manager for a leading external stakeholder (such as bilateral, multilateral or global financial institutions). As such, the Senior Advisor leads internal collaboration and planning processes to develop a comprehensive Stakeholder Engagement Plan supporting income, influence and impact objectives; and is also responsible for leading and coordinating external engagement with priority individuals, teams and functions within the institution.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead operationalisation of World Vision’s global External Engagement Framework, enabling targeted, aligned and leveraged external engagement with Tier 1 and 2 Stakeholders on priority agendas. Tier 1 & 2 Stakeholders are strategic WVI partners considered critical to the achievement of Our Promise. Tier 1’s are: UNICEF, World Food Program, European Union, Joining Forces/Child Rights Now, the World Bank, the Global Fund for AIDS, TB & Malaria, Tier 2s include FAO, UNHCR, UN OCHA and 21 other faith- and issue-based, sector, regional, bilateral and multilateral partners.

  • Chair the External Engagement Advisory Group, coordinating inputs and contributions from 20 multi-disciplinary, multi-locational teams at

  • global and regional levels.

  • Review, update and operationalise an External Engagement Results Framework enabling shared reporting on external engagement impact and contribution to Our Promise, and for sharing valued intelligence from engagement across the Partnership in support of income, influence and impact objectives.

  • Oversee engagement, support and enabling of senior leaders to contribute to high quality strategic external engagement.

  • As global Relationship Manager for engagement with a global Tier 1 stakeholder (tbc), coordinate, develop and operationalise a strategic Stakeholder Engagement Plan delivering against income, influence and impact objectives and enabling intelligence sharing and reporting on engagement results.

  • Manage the Adviser, External Engagement.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • At least 10 years relevant job experience, including management, in complex, global development/humanitarian organisations.

  • High level understanding of key operational approaches and methodologies across a broad range of advocacy and external engagement disciplines (stakeholder engagement, public policy, local level advocacy, communications, campaigning, social mobilisation, child participation, reource acquisition, faith engagement, sectoral/technical engagement).

  • Strong experience in matrix management, coordination and direction of large numbers of dispersed, multi-disciplinary internal stakeholders

  • and teams, including senior leaders.

  • Strong understanding of key global development agendas, including the 2030 Agenda for the SDGs and the Global Climate Action Agenda, and entry points for civil society engagement and leverage.

  • Strong familiarity with relevant UN and coalition processes across global capitals (NY, Geneva and Brussels).

  • Strong understanding of knowledge management and advocacy and external engagement design, monitoring and evaluation, including the development of multi-disciplinary results frameworks.

  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to translate complex material and data into coherent narratives that resonate with both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Masters degree in Public Policy, Interntional Relations, International Development, International Law, Political Science or a related field.

  • Experience in enabling collaboration and consensus building across multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, including virtual teams.

  • Excellent negotiation, facilitation and collaboration skills with a demonstrated ability to think strategically, synthesize complex information and develop innovative influencing and engagement approaches.

  • Strong relational and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate successfully with internal and external stakeholders in all segments of the development and humanitarian field, including high level decision-makers.

  • Ability to lead independently on fast-paced issues, tight deadlines and the ability to juggle competing demands.

  • Ability to travel internationally.

  • Professional fluency in English.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 25% of the time.

Global Director, Digital CX Experience

*Preferred position location: Monrovia, CA (USA) or Seattle, WA, with also possibly London (United Kingdom). Other locations 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 THE POSITION:

This role will have a significant global impact developing the vision and leading the design and implementation of our global digital experiences, products and ecosystems to differentiate World Vision around the globe. This role will be responsible for elevating and integrating our digital experiences across the marketing funnel (from awareness and consideration, to acquisition and all along the donor journey) to deliver a distinctive, consistent brand expression that delights donors and supporters across the globe, and brings to life the stories of children and their communities lifted up out of poverty in some of the world’s toughest places.

With your proven success leading digital CX transformation, combined with your outstanding collaborative leadership, through this role you can truly be a change-maker in the world each and every day!

Working across the globe with marketing leaders, product leaders, brand leaders and external agencies, the role will be accountable for leading development and implementation of a compelling digital CX vision and design strategy that delivers break through experiences connecting supporters, donors and the vulnerable children and communities that we serve.

World Vision is the largest child-focused private charity in the world. Together with our supporters, we’ve impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children by tackling the root causes of poverty.

Engaged in the most relevant critical issues of our day, in the time it takes to read this sentence, World Vision will have reached 50 new people with needed knowledge, supplies or resources to help them protect themselves and their families from the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Through World Vision every 60 seconds…a family gets water…a hungry child is fed…a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead development and implementation of a compelling digital CX vision and design strategy that drives brand value and, above all, meaningfully connects supporters, donors and the vulnerable children and communities that we serve.

  • Lead end to end digital experience design for all global product lines, ecosystems and marketing offers, in partnership with global product owners; translate business priorities into marketing technology design strategy and oversee execution working in collaboration with designers and engineers.

  • Ensure target audiences are central to all strategy, design and operational decisions driven by donor insights and unleashing the power of dynamic listening and social analytics to help digital marketing efforts better achieve the three primary business objectives— acquire more donors, retain current donors and build brand value – with an agile test and learn mindset.

  • Collaborate with leaders in product and engineering to measure product quality and make sure it meets quality standards for release, provide guidance on measuring outcomes, and analyze and monitor qualitative and quantitative data on usage and optimization to shape and evolve the vision.

  • Develop and lead implementation of an enterprise wide Martech road map, in partnership with fundraising and IT leaders across the globe, and the state-of-the art capabilities required to deliver; co-lead senior executive global steering group overseeing delivery.

  • Motivate and inspire others, from team members to executive level, by communicating your aesthetic, technical, and design visions through compelling written, verbal and graphical presentations.

  • Contribute as a vital member of a passionate, world-class global team dedicated to Hope, Joy and Justice for ALL children!

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • 10-15 years in IT, Marketing, or Digital functional areas, including 5+ years in CX-focused leadership roles of digital products and ECommerce sites at scale.

  • Extensive experience leading UX design to develop and deliver best in class customer experiences.

  • Experience working with marketing, brand, engineers and product managers to drive design strategy, vision, execution and results to achieve business objectives.

  • Experience collaborating with product and program management to build detailed product and technical roadmaps that consistently meet budget/time expectations.

  • A proven digital leader, fluent in managing large cross-functional MarTech developments in fluid agile teams.

  • Awareness of the latest MarTech landscape and product sets as they related to user and customer experience projects.

  • Experience leading leaders and independent, high performing teams with demonstrated understanding of modern software development and infrastructure tools, processes, and practices, including Agile Development, Cloud, DevOps.

  • Exceptional analytical skills with a track record of improving UX KPIs to drive business results.

  • Exceptional relationship and influencing skills, able to win the confidence of a broad range of different stakeholders including leaders from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds, and developing high-performing virtual global teams.

  • Significant experience leading change in a complex environment.

  • Qualification in and significant experience with the practical project application of best-practice CX and UX methodologies (such as Design Thinking, Double Diamond, etc.)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field is required; Master’s degree preferred.

Preferred:

  • A digital marketing native with skills across the whole funnel of digital marketing, especially in global consumer-facing environments.

  • Experience using customer data, CRM, segmentation, and marketing automation to drive engagement.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 30% of the time (when Covid 19 restrictions lifted).

Digital Marketing Leader

*Preferred position location: United Kingdom. Other locations 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:

  • Direct leadership of the strategy, planning & roll-out of the new Digital Marketing Shared Service.

  • Ongoing direct leadership of this Shared Service once established.

  • Strategic leadership of the Digital Marketing strategy for the organization, improving digital marketing capabilities necessary to achieve Our Promise Strategic Imperatives.

  • Chair the MarTech Steering Group, and lead of the organisation’s MarTech strategy in constant collaboration with WVIT.

  • Governance and strategy leadership of MarTech development.

  • Strategic leadership of the business change agenda around global digital marketing.

  • Own the digital marketing relationship with Support Offices, National Resource Developments (NRDs), and Transitional Field Offices (TFOs) globally.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning:

  • Owns the creation and execution of strategic planning for the Digital Marketing Shared Service, and the Digital Marketing at Global Marketing Centre (GMC).

  • Owns the Digital relationship with WVIT colleagues for planning purposes, especially in harmonizing the marketing & IT digital agendas, budgets and plans.

  • Strategic risk, issue and escalation ownership for all Digital Marketing projects in GMC.

  • Prioritisation of GMC Digital Marketing work, in close collaboration with WVIT.

Strategy:

  • Leads on the medium- to long-term strategy for Digital Marketing across the Partnership, bringing together a number of business agendas in the process.

  • Forms strategic plans that complement and contribute to the overall Partnership strategy, Our Promise.

  • Creates and agrees strategic prioritization criteria – displaying openness and collaboration with Support Offices, Global Centre, NRDs, TFOs, and Field Offices (FOs) in the process.

Leadership:

  • Visible, pragmatic, open and humble leadership of the Digital Marketing agenda, strategy and benefits across the Partnership.

  • Leading the digital marketing relationship with SOs, TFOs, NRDs and FOs, bringing them together to collaborate on shared digital marketing projects & goals.

  • Leadership of multi-disciplinary teams and squads at a strategic level, owning the business outcomes and change and providing strategic direction at a suitable level.

  • Direct line-management of DMSS.

Revenue Generation:

  • Ensuring the global Digital Marketing Shared Service meets revenue and profitability outcomes, both in Child Sponsorship and other products.

  • Owning the “Yield-to-Field” of the Digital Marketing Shared Service, ensuring sustainable profitability that generates ongoing funding to the World’s most vulnerable children.

IT Parterning:

  • Effectively and skillfully partners senior leaders in IT to manage the delivery of technical aspects of Digital Marketing initiatives.

  • Manages the strategic relationship with IT, aligning strategies and goals across technical and business aspects of the Digital Marketing Portfolio.

  • Effectively leads multi-disciplinary teams of resource, bring IT effectively into governance, reporting, delivery and all other aspects of Digital Marketing.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Information Science, Business, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.

  • Requires advanced knowledge of business operations, marketing operations, marketing agency ops, and MarTech stacks.

  • Typically requires 15-20 years of relevant technical & business work experience, esp in leading Digital Marketing agencies, campaigns and business development.

  • Fluent in English - required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Held senior leadership position in Digital Marketing agency.

  • Has led in business start-up environments, setting up teams, business models and service models from scratch.

  • Deep experience of implementation and usage of various marketing technology stacks, especially .net and C# stacks involving such technologies as Umbraco & Sitecore.

  • SAFe, Agile, Scrum or other qualification in collaborative development methodologies between IT and the Business.

  • Certified by Chartered Institute of Marketing or equivalent professional body.

  • Fluent in other languages especially Spanish & German.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary, up to 40% of the time.

Manager, Digital Storytelling

*Preferred position location: UK or Monrovia, CA; USA. Other locations 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:

To digitally enhance and develop a breakthrough way for World Vision to approach storytelling. By harnessing digital platforms and technologies, you will brand our brand, inspire our audience and create a game-changing storytelling approach. The position will play a strong role in helping develop strategies to apply key themes, such as impact and transparency, and apply these to visual storytelling content across platforms and mediums.

This role requires extensive visual digital storytelling experience and prior experience in demonstrating significant lift in results as an outcome.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Developing solid and succinct digital / storytelling strategy and executions of how storytelling pieces can be applied to different mediums.

  • Engaging with creative (and other) agencies to brief and review content as well as ability to construct visual / video content from existing footage.

  • This role will need to manage the relationship and have day-to-day engagement with the creative agencies to ensure they are briefed appropriately, that the capture the footage required and that the deliver on time, on budget and on scope.

  • Implementation, monitoring and reporting of storytelling engagement across digital platforms and properties.

  • Engaging with internal teams within World Vision (globally) to understand current storytelling assets (and identification of new assets if required) and implement across various tests, executions and projects.

  • Translation of materials into development of ‘ready-to-market’ materials to be used globally in social feeds, web content etc. through a combination of engaging with creative partners as well as some hands-on video development.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelors or Masters level degree in marketing, digital or production related disciplines.

  • Technical ability to create, edit and produce digital assets for digital and social mediums.

  • Strong knowledge and high degree of familiarity and experience with current digital and social platforms (and the best means of maximizing content for each medium).

  • Experience in either working in a digital agency or managing day-to-day relationship with digital agencies.

  • Development of sound strategy documentation with demonstrable execution and results.

  • 5+ years in digital + creative industry / roles performing function specializing in digital asset development and platforms.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • MBA or Masters equivalent.

  • 3+ years in NGO sector and solid understanding of NGO fundraising.

  • Preferred experience in digital marketing and visual storytelling areas such as: UX, audience targeting, social listening, video development, experience and understanding with elements such as gamification, VR / AR etc.

  • Strong experience in campaign development and digital platform execution with a strong focus on engagement, measurement and reporting, able to demonstrate significant lift in results as a result.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 15% of the time.