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 world’s 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 forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.
We are currently looking for qualified and experienced project staff for a Gender & Disability inclusive Economic Development Grant funded Project which aims to promote economic empowerment and social change by helping Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and vulnerable women in achieving sustainable livelihood & income generation opportunities. The project will work closely with all implementing partners, National & Provincial Government authorities, Disabled People's Organizations (DPO), Producer groups and savings clubs. Funded by the Australian NGO Corporation Programme (ANCP) working in collaboration with World Vision Australia, World Vision Lanka, CBM Australia and Promundo the project will cover Northern & Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka.
MARKETING GROUP FACILITATOR - ANCP iLIVE
Location: To be based in North and East with extensive travel
The position will provide technical support on “Marketing” to facilitate the delivery of the project goal of achieving sustainable livelihood & income generation opportunities for the vulnerable groups in the assigned communities in achieving the overall project objective of economic empowerment of Women & Persons with Disability (PWD) in the given areas of project operations in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. In addition he/she will:
Identify existing and potential value chains that Persons With Disability(PWD) and women can engage with in achieving sustainable livelihood & income generation opportunities
Facilitate the formation of well-functioning producer groups & build & strengthen village /District/Divisional level marketing facilities & enterprise forums in the assigned communities
Develop and monitor project activities and outcomes, ensuring delivery of quality programmes relevant for inclusive livelihood opportunities, through effective capacity building of the relevant stakeholders to support the project mandate
Formation / strengthening of producer groups for persons with disability and vulnerable women in the project areas of operation
Maintain and enhance good relations with the relevant Government Ministries, NGOs and other stakeholders and with vertical & horizontal actors of local value chains.
Provide strategic guidance for Project Assistant to achieve project outcomes and goals as per the project plan and grant agreement & organisational policies & procedures
Knowledge, skills & abilities required for the position
A Bachelor's degree in the Social Sciences, Development Studies, Agriculture, Community Development or any relevant professional qualification
Minimum five years’ experience in facilitating the development of local marketing linkages & networking for producer groups
Demonstrated knowledge & experience in livelihood sector, preferably in PWD & gender mainstreaming projects, with exposure in local value chain development context preferred
Prior experience in program strategic planning, project design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation with quality report writing skills
Excellent interpersonal, representation, advocacy & networking skills with ability to liaise and work effectively with government officials, implementing partners, community representatives and other stakeholders to deliver high impact project outcomes as per the project mandate
Good understanding of current socio, economic & political context of the areas of operation
High level of written and verbal communications skills in English, Tamil and/or Sinhala
Computer literate in MS Office including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, email & internet
Ability to travel extensively within the project area of operations in the Eastern Province
A team player with good interpersonal skills & cross-cultural sensitivity with ability to work well with multi-disciplinary teams
Commitment to World Vision Core Values & 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: 26th July, 2018
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