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Senior Legal Officer - Colombo

Colombo - 09
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

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.

Senior Legal Officer

Location: Based in Colombo with travel


To support, maintain and manage the provision of effective and efficient Legal support and services for the WVL National Office and its Field operations within the legal framework of Sri Lanka. The key functions he/she will be responsible for:

  • The compliance of contracts, including drafting reviewing of all legal and business documents and ensuring efficient contract management;

  • Performing an in-house legal advisory role for projects, programmes and HR matters.

  • Provide litigation support - Represent the organization and coordinate all litigation requirements with external counsel. Liaise with relevant external parties including government and private bodies as needed

  • To support and mitigate new challenges of the organisation through extensive research on latest developments. Knowledge management of the legal resources of the organization.

  • Guide. Supervise & monitor the legal officer & the WVL management & staff ensuring WVL operates well within the legal framework of the country and the partnership.

Education, Knowledge & Experience required for the position

  • Should be an Attorney – at – law & Notary Public preferably with a bachelor’s degree in law (LL.B) or equivalent.

  • Minimum 3-5 year experience in a similar capacity with exposure to drafting contracts, MOU’s, legal agreements preferably in a NGO environment.

  • In depth knowledge on Sri Lankan Labour law with experience in handling labor tribunal matters and staff disciplinary matters.

  • Excellent communication skills in English and a local language ( both reading and writing) is essential.

  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office, computer programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and use of internet and email.

  • Should posses the ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

  • Committed to organisations core values and mission statement & ability to work well in a multi-cultural work 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 applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Closing Date: 17th June 2018

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

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