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Project Coordinator - RIWASH Jaffna

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 world’s most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and has invested over USD 380 million in relief and development projects in 20 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 looking for dynamic individuals to join us on our journey of caring.


Location: Based in Jaffna with travel to the targeted field areas

Job Profile

The Project Coordinator will facilitate participatory community development processes and build the capacity of community leaders to provide effective leadership and ensure that the needs and rights of targeted communities are met. S/he will also need to establish and maintain close links with local government authorities, identify and build their capacities and link them with communities for effective implementation of project activities. The project Coordinator will oversee community mobilizing processes in order to coordinate community based programs on hygiene and sanitation awareness, good governance, economic development and gender empowerment. The position will also support the technical team in the adherence to guidelines related to health, water and sanitation, disability access , ensuring safe and healthy environments in project sites and will conduct programs in cooperation and collaboration with the local community and relevant local government and other institutional stakeholders in the area of operation.

Education, Knowledge & Experience

  • University degree in Social Science or relevant discipline

  • Minimum 3-4 years relevant field experience in a similar capacity in the NGO sector with experience in the use of relevant participatory techniques/approaches in project planning and implementation.

  • Good technical knowledge of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) based on SPHERE standards, PHAST (Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation) or other approaches including gender and conflict sensitive programming and disability access

  • Demonstrated skill in community mobilization, with strong understanding/clarity of project concept, assessment, implementation and monitoring & evaluation

  • Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain links with institutional stakeholders/local authorities

  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office, database development & management

  • Excellent English language communication skills (oral and written) and working knowledge of Tamil and/or Sinhala

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a multi-cultural 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: 30th June, 2017

To apply online please refer to:

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