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Director-Corporate Partnerships,Innovation,Public Engagement

Job Description

World Vision Lanka (WVL) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. It is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their ethnic, religious or social background. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and has invested over USD 380 million in relief and development projects 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 over thirty nine years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join our Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in our journey of caring.


Location: To be based in Colombo with travel

Job Profile

The position will provide leadership in raising the profile of the WV Lanka as a leading NGO in raising concerns on child focused issues through policy advocacy and communication that will bridge both support offices and communities. It aims to raise the image of WV Lanka as a leading NGO in eradicating poverty in Sri Lanka through collaborative effort with the government and other civil society groups. It will also work hand in hand with field operations to raise awareness in facilitating grassroots campaign against unjust practices and structures. This position will also provide leadership in Corporate Partnerships, Innovation & Public Engagement to contribute to help diversify and strengthen WV Sri Lankas funding sources to achieve its strategic targets, strengthen its impact and achieve its vision. This position will also provide strategic leadership in the development and implementation of Local fund-raising strategies and engaging publics.

The Corporate Partnerships, Innovation, & Public Engagement Group brings together several key support functions, and includes, integrated advocacy ministry, External Relations with Corporates, Government and the Non-Government sector, Communications and Public Relations. As part of the Senior Management Team, the Group Director for Corporate Partnerships, Innovation & Public Engagement will develop appropriate mechanism consistent with WV Lanka, Partnership and Regional Policies, Guidelines and Objectives. The role will provide critical support to the National Director in strengthening his/her ability to engage all stakeholders effectively, and will support all other key ministry areas for effective program implementation and enhance quality of ministry. He / She will provide leadership in enhancing WV Lankas public visibility, reputation and brand name recognition.

Key Result Area

Strategic Alignment: Communicates, and aligns WVL Corporate Partnerships, Innovation & Public Engagement strategy within the framework of national strategy of WV Lanka and Partnership strategy.

Leadership: Strong leadership which creates an environment orientated to trust, open communication, creative thinking & cohesive team effort despite internal and external pressures.

Functional Integration: Strong Integration with other functions within WV Lanka and partnership.

Critical Thinking and Judgment: Uses data, experience, and good judgment to make sound decisions and devise effective solutions to problems. Assesses and manages risk in own work.

Preferred Education, Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in International Development, Economics, Business or any related field with a minimum of 5 years experience in portfolio management/business development and related experience preferably in a INGO/Bilateral Agency

  • Proven experience in a leadership/management position in a complex, international organisation preferably in INGO context preferred

  • Demonstrated prior success in grant submissions inclusive of engagement with corporate partners

  • Experience working with Govt/Institutions partners, gained through a consulting company, international or community development agencies in the development sector

  • Good communication & presentation skills in English & the ability to communicate in Sinhala and/or Tamil.

  • Ability to think strategically and innovatively, constantly pursuing new and better ways of working

  • Demonstrated commitment to World Visions values and philosophy, and capacity to engage with the broader community in living these values

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: 27th March, 2017

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

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.