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Senior Officer - Planning & Support (Corporate Solutions)

Colombo - 09

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 thirty five 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


Location: Based in Colombo with extensive travel

Job Profile

The Senior Officer Planning & Support will coordinate and provide support to both the Director Corporate Solutions (CS) and the overall Corporate Solutions department and contribute towards the consistent provision of high quality service & support to both internal & external stakeholders/departments/clients of World Vision Lanka (WVL).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate/ coordinate CS Department units for greater integration of work – facilitate development of Dept annual business plans, coordinate Dept monthly meetings, take minutes of meetings& follow up on actions, maintain the Dept common calendar & database and assist the CS Director & staff in the effective delivery of support services to all the relevant stake-holders

  • Ensures efficient flow of information to enable the CS Department and other WVL departments and ADP/AP’S to work effectively.Communicating accurate information in a timely manner.

  • Providing accurate and timely reports to Director - CS while maintaining confidentiality of same

  • Communicate effectively with all parties/stakeholder to ensure that program related activities are carried out and accomplished in a smooth manner.(Emailing, telephoning and personally meeting with relevant parties)

  • Ensure CS department meetings/ workshops etc. are carried out in a fruitful manner, coordinating required logistics & other requirements as needed

  • Provide administrative support to the Director Corporate Solutions – including but not limited to answering telephone calls, carrying out routine correspondence, making travel arrangements & assist with presentations etc.

  • Personal & spiritual development –Actively participates in daily devotions and maintains good work life balance.


Required Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • A Degree in Business Administration or equivalent qualification in any other related field.

  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a demanding environment and adapt to rapidly changing contexts and multi-tasking.

  • Knowledge & experience in logistic & finance management & related skills

  • Excellent oral & written communication skills in English(Trilingual preferred)

  • Excellent planning and organizing skills with ability to meet deadlines.

  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office package including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • A minimum of 01 years’ experience in a similar position

  • Good experience /knowledge in management, logistics, financial management and related fields

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: 28th January 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