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Development Facilitator - Vaharai

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 worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and has invested over USD 380 million in relief and development projects 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 six 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: To be based in Vaharai (Trincomalee District) with extensive travel

Job Profile

The Development Facilitator plays a key role within the local World Vision program staff team, and serves as the primary link between the communities, local partners, the program team, and the sponsorship and technical specialists.

The main focus of the Development Facilitator’s is to identify local partners, assess and build their capacity, and empower them together with community members to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable –serving as a catalyst, partnership broker & facilitating the emergence and strengthening of community-led initiatives of improvement and sustainability.

Required key qualifications, experience & competencies

  • Degree in Social Sciences or a related field.

  • Three years relevant experience, with at least one year in community development facilitation

  • Strong facilitation skills, including catalyzing, connecting, and building the capacity of community groups

  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and ability to communicate in Tamil is essential

  • Competency in the use of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Power Point

  • Resourcefulness, adaptability, and flexibility

  • Commitment to World Vision’s values

  • License to ride a motorbike and ability to travel extensively

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: 31st January, 2017

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

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

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