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Junior Program Officer - HEA

Colombo - 09

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 PROGRAM OFFICER- Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA)

Location: Colombo with travel

Job Profile

The Junior Program Officer (JPO) will support the Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs(HEA) Unit by contributing to the development of quality concept papers/proposals to enhance fund acquisition and ensure smooth implementation of relief, recovery and rehabilitation projects of World Vision Lanka (WVL). This position will provide required support to the World Vision Lanka (WVL) Emergency Response across the country during emergencies. Reporting to the Manager HEA, this position will liaise with donors & other related partners & stakeholders in mobilizing resources for the effective delivery of HEA programs in line with the organizational goals & objectives.

Major Responsibilities

The Junior Programme Officer will support the HEA Programme Development Unit by contributing to the development of high-quality project concept papers, proposals, and assessment plans which enhance fund acquisition

  • Develop high quality concepts and proposals to enhance fund acquisition & strength funding base for HEA programs/projects.

  • In consultation with the HEA Manager, negotiate with Support Offices and other Bilateral and Multilateral Agencies to access and plan programmes accordingly

  • Oversee assigned projects & be responsible for the effective monitoring of physical and financial progress of the projects in line with the donor agreements & WVL Policies & Procedures

  • Ensure project implementation is in line with the principles of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, SPHERE, LCP and other WV standards and policies.

  • In consultation with the Manager HEA ensure effective planning & preparedness for the delivery of well-coordinated Emergency Response management, in meeting the needs of the affected communities when required

  • Maintenance of all Project Agreements and other project related documents in line with the grant agreements, policies & procedures

  • Prepare situation Reports before and during emergencies & compile HEA management reports as required

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • Minimum a Bachelors degree in the Social Sciences or equivalent

  • Strong familiarity or experience with the workings of a non-profit organization and with non-profit;

  • Proven ability of working in a team environment

  • Strong familiarity or experience with the workings of INGOs and World Vision in particular;

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to present clear and concise guidelines;

  • High level of communication skills in English and Tamil and/or Sinhala.

  • Good IT skills & competent user of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel. Powerpoint)

  • Proven ability in program implementation, budget managing, reporting and evaluation

  • Ability to multi-task with several complex and demanding concurrent projects;

  • Experience in liaising and networking with donors and partners within and outside the country would be an advantage

  • Excellent analytical /problem solving skill and detail orientation Ability to travel 15% (or as required)

  • Emotional maturity and commitment to the tasks at hand

  • Able to travel minimum of 15% of work time

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 applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Closing Date: 4th February, 2018

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.

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