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National Resource Development Coordinator

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


Location: Based in Colombo with travel

Job Profile

Working under direct supervision of the Senior Manager – Corporate Partnerships and Local Fund Raising, the National Resource Development (NRD) Coordinator will manage all local fund raising initiatives, campaigns, and events raising WVL’s profile with schools, churches, high-net-worth individuals, etc. The NRD Coordinator will help to create and implement the strategic-development plan that will allow WVL to continue to cultivate, diversify and grow its local donor network.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a national resource development plan for World Vision Lanka(WVL) & help raise the organizational profile with potential donors, individuals /partners for national resource development

  • Conceptualize & roll-out appropriate fund-raising campaigns & events to secure regular & diversified donors across diverse sectors to support WVL programs across the country

  • Pursue national resource development opportunities/relationship building with Schools, churches, individual donors & like-minded partners with a view to expanding the donor networks/resource base of WVL

  • Develop & maintain a database of current/past donors, potential donors, events, campaigns & activities & related initiatives to preserve & capture relevant information/knowledge & experiences for institutional memory & knowledge management.

  • Engage with the operations staff & project teams in developing systemic process to identify & capture needs of the Area Development Program/Area Programs & develop key messaging, concepts for donor proposal development & donor diversification to strengthen WVL national resource base.

  • Regular reporting on local fund raising initiatives/activities & performance updates across the sectors for effective information management

  • Contribute to achieving set goals/objectives of the partnerships team as deemed necessary

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Degree / Diploma in Marketing or other relevant discipline

  • At least 03 years’ experience working in a similar field or developmental context

  • Excellent proposal writing and presentation skills

  • Excellent English communication skills (written and verbal)

  • 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

  • Strong track record of developing and implementing strategies to secure and diversify funding sources

  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written)

  • Fluency in Tamil/Sinhalese an added advantage

  • Experience in resource development and local fund raising preferred

  • Includes internal travel and possibly international travel

  • Ability to work well in a cross-cultural environment

  • Abide by World Vision core values & mission statement

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 September, 2018

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