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Project Assistant - EU Housing (Killinochchi)

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

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 world’s most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 working in relief and development projects in 20 districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and are 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 looking for dynamic individuals to join us on our journey of caring.

Project Assistant- EU Housing Project (02 Positions)

Location: Killinochchi with extensive travel

Job Profile

World Vision Lanka (WVL) seeks to recruit qualified & experienced staff to implement the flanking measure component of the EU funded housing program (Homes not Houses: Building sustainable future together) in the specified project locations according to the terms and conditions of the grant agreement signed under this project.. World Vision Lanka is one of the co- applicants of this project and will work in close collaboration with and report to the Habitat for Humanity International, Slovakia and Habitat for Humanity in Sri Lanka.

Working with the project team & the relevant stakeholders, the Project Assistant will serve as a mobilizer , facilitating the implementation of project activities in achieving the project deliverable of the flanking measures component of the EU Housing project in the respective project divisions in Batticaloa, Mullativu and Killinochchi. In addition He/She will also:

  • Mobilise community stakeholders and beneficiaries for the effective implementation of the owner driven housing constructions & livelihood interventions in the given project divisions.

  • Coordinate & facilitate required stakeholder meetings, trainings, surveys, visit beneficiary families, monitor progress to enhance project output & effectiveness

  • Provide required support to ensure that all project activities/interventions are delivered on time, within the project scope and budget

  • Support community partners in defining monitoring process for mutual learning and accountability in project implementation and capacity building

  • Provide timely and complete reports as required

Knowledge, skills & abilities required for the position

  • Academic background in development, social science or related field (Degree/Diploma)

  • Minimum 02 years’ experience in community development, program/project coordination preferably in a NGO context

  • Good report writing & communication skills in English with working knowledge of Tamil and/or Sinhala

  • Competent in the use of MS Office Applications, internet & email communications

  • Ability to travel extensively within project areas of operation

  • Good understanding of current socio, economic & political context of the areas of operation

  • Knowledge and experience of holistic community development

  • Excellent interpersonal, representational, advocacy and networking skills

  • A team player with good interpersonal skills with cross-cultural sensitivity, & commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement

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.

Closing Date: 16thApril 2018

Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

This offer of employment is made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children