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Junior Partnerships Officer

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 worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently works through 35 development and relief programmes 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 currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.


Location: Based in Colombo with travel

Job Profile

Working under the direct supervision of the Senior Partnerships Coordinator, this position will provide support for the Corporate Partnership team in developing new corporate partnerships / managing partnership acquisitions and relationships in line with department strategy. The position predominantly entails developing new concept notes, proposals, and other relevant documentation such as MOUs, subsidiary agreements etc. during the acquisition stage of each partnership.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Proposal development – Timely development of quality concept notes and proposals in collaboration with relevant parties both internally & externally, ensuring all requirements/information is captured with accuracy & the ground work is in place for WVL to secure successful corporate partnership opportunities for its programs.

  • Database creation and management – Develop & manage a Database to capture details of all corporate partners, submitted concept notes, proposals & related information for effective information management.

  • Secure corporate partners – Acquire & build strategic Corporate partnerships for the delivery of sustainable projects in line with organisational objectives & WVL Programme priorities.

  • Engagement with Operations /Technical leadsDevelop a systematic process to identify and record the needs of the Area Development Programs (ADP) and Area Programs (AP) resulting in the formulation/design of successful proposals/bids for corporate funding.

  • Development of MOUs – In collaboration with the Corporate Solutions / Legal team & the relevant stakeholders, develop agreements/MOUs for effective contract/partnership management

  • Team Player - Support the Corporate Partnerships Team in working efficiently to achieve organisational goals and objectives effectively

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Diploma/Degree in Social Sciences, Marketing or related discipline

  • At least one (01) year experience in a similar role, preferably in the development context

  • Excellent proposal writing and presentation skills

  • Excellent English communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Experience in proposal development & successful bid submissions

  • Strong IT skills and extensive knowledge in MS Office tools

  • Knowledge of the political, humanitarian and development context in Sri Lanka

  • Critical, creative and innovative thinking and facilitation skills

  • Ability to build relationships and network effectively

  • Fluency in Tamil/Sinhalese an added advantage

  • Able to work well in a multi-cultural work environment

  • Commitment to World Vision values & Mission Statement

  • Domestic travel and possibly some international travel

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: 12th August, 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.