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 and currently works through 34 development and relief programmes in 15 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 forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.
We are currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.
Location – Nuwara Eliya
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 on the Most Valuable Children in the assigned communities in line with World Vision (WV) strategic goals & objectives.
Work with all stakeholders in the effective implementation of Technical Projects of World Vision Lanka(WVL)- program management in assigned communities in line with organisational strategic goals & objectives .
Manage resources with integrity & stewardship ensuring effective & efficient financial management, relationship management, procurement & related duties & responsibilities in line with WVL policies & procedures
Facilitate the effective & efficient planning & implementation of WVL projects/programs through effective community engagement and sponsorship programs in the given areas
Strengthen monitoring system in Primary Focus Area(PFA), for effective community engagement and sponsorship operations
Strengthen child participation & protection through effective & continuous engagement of related local partners/child clubs/networks in the assigned are of operation.
Utilize Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) mapping results for program planning and provide required support to ensure that the technical project interventions/ models of WVL benefit the most neediest children in the communities we serve
Effective management of micro projects through capacity building of communities and partners to identify, plan, implement & report on micro projects in the assigned communities
Coordinate the child registration and well-being monitoring of children, including Registered Children(RC) in assigned communes as per sponsorship standards through the Sponsorship Field Assistant (SFA) or Community Care Groups (CCG) network
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
A Team player with good interpersonal skills & able to work well with diverse stakeholders.
Self-motivated and able to work with minimum supervision in a cross-cultural work environment
Willing to travel extensively within the area of operation
Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement
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 with extensive travel (Area Program 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: 17th June 2019
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
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.