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Junior Officer Planning & Support - Colombo

Job Description

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 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 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.

JUNIOR OFFICER PLANNING & SUPPORT – COLOMBO

Job Profile

The position will assist the Group Director Field Operations and the operations department by coordinating and providing operational support and contribute towards consistent provision of high quality services in field operations. The main duties encompass report writing, database management, managing correspondence, logistics and event management. The role also requires communicating and liaising with Government Ministries and Departments, WVL departments and other stakeholders in the industry

Required key qualifications, experience & competencies

  • University graduate or equivalent qualification in business administration, community development, social work or related fields

  • Well-developed written and oral communications skills English, Sinhala/Tamil. Preferably trilingual

  • Good interpersonal skills, and ability to multi-task &work well in demanding environment and adapt to rapidly changing contexts

  • Excellent planning and organizing skills with ability to meet deadlines

  • Experience in event/visitor management & attending to related logistic/financial requirements

  • Good IT skills including MS Office Suite, email, internet & aptitude for Database/Spreadsheets & related software applications

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

Closing Date: 16th January, 2016

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