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 looking for dynamic individuals to join us on our journey of caring.
Vacancy – Project Coordinator (02 Vacancies)
Location – Nuwaraeliya
This position will serve as the primary link between community, local partners, Area Program (AP) team and Technical staff to facilitate the implementation of technical projects and Community Engagement & Sponsorship Plan (CESP) towards the improved and sustained well-being of children while focusing the Most Valuable Children in the assigned communities.
1. Effective Implementation of Technical Projects- Program Management in assigned communities.
Work closely with Zonal Technical Coordinators (TPC) to introduce and build capacity for local partners on technical project models, guidelines, tools
Facilitate the implementation of technical projects in the PFA including project models in alignment with the standard the standard guidelines and tools
Work closely with TPC and technical local partners to facilitate the supportive
supervision process in assigned communes to ensure technical quality of the project models
Mainstream Cross Cutting Themes (CPPa, gender, environment, disability) in all project activities whenever appropriate
Document best practices and advocate for the replication of technical project
models to larger scale
Monitor and report (ITT and narrative) on the progress of Technical Projects
(monthly, Mid-year, annually)
Facilitate communities and partners to participate in the baseline survey and evaluation in assigned communes.
Network with local partners and create space for collaboration and forging partnerships to improve CWB
2. Efficient Financial Management - Program Management in assigned communities.
Manage resources with integrity and stewardship, in compliance with WVL financial policies and procedures.
Coordinate procurement and strategic sourcing in assigned commune
3. Effective Planning & Implementation- Community Engagement and Sponsorship:
Facilitate partnering/ networking with and connections among different local stakeholders (formal and informal community groups, businesses, NGOs and local government agencies, etc.) to mobilize resources for the well-being of children
Raise awareness of local partners and community in assigned commune on WVs
Christian identity and values, child focused and community based development approach
Assess and build capacities of local partners and empower them together with communities to improve CWB.
Facilitate contextualized community engagement process to identify, prioritize and select TPs and Micro Projects considering the different phase of the AP.
Support communities and partners to develop and implement the community-based disaster preparedness plans
Facilitate to implement a program accountability system in the assigned PFA
4. Strengthened Monitoring system in PFA- Community Engagement and Sponsorship:
Facilitate capacity building on shared monitoring for community members and partners in the assigned PFA.
Facilitate shared activity monitoring, maintain and share the records with relevant staff and partners.
Facilitate annual reflections with communities, children and partners and share the learning with AP team for improvement of program plans.
Facilitate shared monitoring of MVC
Facilitate Activity monitoring through mobile
5. Strengthened child participation & protection - Community Engagement and Sponsorship:
Strengthen child clubs and children led community initiatives
Promote the use of child friendly tools such as photo voice, body map, river of life to increase child participation and voice in the Community
Strengthen child protection committees and other systems in the assigned PFA.
6. Ensured MVC inclusion - Community Engagement and Sponsorship:
Facilitate capacity building for communities and local partners in MVC mapping
Facilitate the process of MVC mapping and updates
Utilize MVC mapping results for program planning and support to make sure MVC are included and best benefiting from technical project interventions/ models
Document best practices, lesion learnt and MSC (Most Significant Change) stories of MVC an Community Engagement and Sponsorship:
7. Ensure Micro projects properly managed in PFA – Community engagement & sponsorship
Build capacity of communities and partners to identify, plan, implement and report micro projects.
Facilitate the community based groups in development and implementation of micro projects
Facilitate community based groups in monitoring and reporting of micro projects.
8. Effective Sponsorship integration- Community Engagement and Sponsorship:
Include RC in project activities and monitor participation and benefits of RC and their families
Coordinate the child registration and well-being monitoring of children, including RC in assigned communes as per sponsorship standards through the Sponsorship Field Assistant (SFA) or Community Care Groups (CCG) network
Coordinate with sponsorship Coordinator, SFA and Community care Groups to implement TFE in the assigned PFA .
9. Leadership & personal development
Provide overall leadership to facilitate the development process in the assigned PFA
Grow in spiritual maturity understanding and practicing incarnational living.
Be flexible and adaptable to progress his/her growth and transformation.
Required qualifications, experience & competencies
A Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, International Development Studies, Community Development or any other relevant field OR A diploma in social sciences with 3 year field experience on community development.
At least 3 years experience in Community Development, Program / Project Coordination in a complex, international organization preferably in INGO context.
Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach would be an advantage.
Experience in capacity building for local stakeholders/partners.
Experience of working with children.
Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed written and oral communications skills in Sinhala / Tamil.
Fair English skill. (both writing and speaking)
Ability to ride a motor bike with a valid ridding license
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Academic requirements, technical skills or other knowledge preferred for this position.
Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.
Basic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including child protection, nutrition /health, livelihoods, resilience, advocacy, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, environment, disability, child participation).
Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organization, mobilization and influence of partners (especially at commune level) and partnering among different development partners.
Demonstrated capacity in project management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in DME functions (e.g. Facilitate monitoring processes with partners and community, analyze and interpret monitoring data).
Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.
Ability to think critically and reflect.
Ability to lead own learning and development
Networking, negotiation and partnering skills
Travel and/or Work Environment applicable.
Based at field level office (AP target area)
Working in team environment and under minimum supervision
Ability to live and work in remote areas and travel extensively.
Ability to work in stressful environments with physical hardship conditions with limited resources.
Willingness for continuous learning and adaptability due to frequent new initiatives and change in the working environment
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: 22nd October 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.