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Junior Officer Planning & Support - Corporate Partnerships

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

Job Profile

The Junior Officer Planning & Support will provide administrative & secretarial support to the Director Corporate Partnerships Innovation & Public Engagement (CPIPE) & the Team in the timely delivery of quality services to all its stakeholders both internal & external in achieving the organisational goals and objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing accurate and timely reports to Director – CPIPE, be informed of the status of key projects & related tasks & responsibilities, follow-up where required & ensure timely submission of quality reports to the Director CPIPE & other stakeholders as required

  • Draft letters, agreements and other correspondence for the Director CPIPE and the team as needed

  • Maintain effective relationships with corporate partners/line ministries & other project partners and ensure timely & effective formalization of partnership agreements for effective program delivery

  • Ensure efficient flow of information to the CPIPE & other WVL Departments & external stakeholders/corporate partners for timely & effective communication of relevant information

  • Provide required support for the smooth operation of WVL programs & related functionalities

  • Facilitate the development of departmental Annual Business Plan (ABP), develop & maintain Dept Calendar & Information Management System/Database for greater integration and work excellence

  • Ensure effective & efficient conduct of Dept Programs/Meetings/Workshops and maintain minutes of meetings where required

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree OR equivalent in Business Administration or related field

  • Minimum of 02 years’ experience in a similar role, with proven ability in event coordination/public relations & managing budgets/finance & related tasks

  • Excellent planning & organizing skills with ability to meet deadlines

  • IT savvy & highly competent in the use of MS Office Suite

  • Excellent communications skills in English both oral & written & proficient in Sinhala and/or Tamil (Trilingual preferred)

  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to multi-task and work effectively in a high-pressure environment

  • Ability & willingness to travel domestically when required

  • Committed to World Vision values & able to work well in a cross-cultural environment

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 application with your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Closing Date: 8th December, 2017

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