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Director - Grants Acquisition (Sri- Lanka)


World Vision Lanka (WVL) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. It is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their ethnic, religious or social background. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and has invested over USD 380 million in relief and development projects 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 currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join our Senior Leadership Team (SLT)in our journey of caring.


Location: To be based in Colombo with travel

Job Profile

The Director, Grants Acquisition will be responsible for providing leadership in Grants Acquisition & will help diversify and strengthen WV Sri Lanka’s funding sources to achieve its strategic targets, strengthen its impact and achieve its vision. This role will actively support the National Director in cultivating WV Lanka’s Christian identity and corporate culture of prayer, commitment and community.

The Grants Acquisition Group brings together several key support functions, and includes, External Relations with Corporates, Government and the Non-Government sector. As part of the Senior Management Team, the Group Director for Grants Acquisition will develop appropriate mechanism consistent with WV Lanka, Partnership and Regional Policies, Guidelines and Objectives. The role will provide critical support to the National Director in strengthening his/her ability to engage all stakeholders effectively, and will support all other key ministry areas for effective program implementation and enhance quality of ministry. He / She will provide leadership in enhancing WV Lanka’s public visibility, reputation and brand name recognition.

Preferred Education, Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Masters in Business Economics, Development, Non-profit Management or equivalent,with a minimum of 5 yearsexperience in portfolio management/business development and related experience preferably in a INGO/Bilateral Donor Agency

  • Proven ability in the preparation of high quality project and programme design documents, Consultancy Terms of Reference, bid submissions/tender responses and project reporting

  • Proven experience in a leadership/management position in a complex, international organisation preferably in INGO context preferred

  • Demonstrated prior success in grant submissions inclusive of engagement with corporate partners

  • Experience working with Govt/Institutions partners, gained through a consulting company, international or community development agencies in the development sector

  • Excellent communication & presentation skills in English both verbal & written is essential for the position

  • Experience in developing people in a cross-cultural setting and initiated and implemented organizational change at leadership level

  • Demonstrated commitment to World Visions values and philosophy, and capacity to engage with the broader community in living these values

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: 30th June, 2017

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Previous applicants need not re-apply

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