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Partnerships Officer - Corporate Engagement

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 extensive travel

Job Profile

The Partnerships Officer – Corporate Engagement will lead and be responsible for end-to-end management of the corporate partnerships’ portfolio of World Vision Lanka (WVL). Reporting to the Senior Manager Corporate Partnerships & Local Fund Raising, the Partnerships Officer – Corporate Engagement will manage relationships with existing corporate partners and seek out strategic opportunities to further strengthen these relationships, as well as acquire new corporate partners to meet the strategic objectives of the Corporate Partnerships team and WVL. The position will identify, pursue, and negotiate financial and non-financial partnerships with a range of partners within the corporate sector, monitoring and reporting on the implementation of projects within these partnerships, and expanding these partnerships. This position will also assist in connecting the communities WVL works in to corporate partners to ensure sustainability of the projects WVL implements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acquiring new corporate partners to meet the targeted funding requirements of the Division by engaging with the corporates in the form of strategic partnerships, Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) and Business to Business (B2B) partnerships

  • Conflict resolution and problem solving – through effective communication, engagement & negotiation effectively manager internal & external stakeholders analyse risks during proposal/project development & implement phase and develop proactive & creative strategies to identify & mitigate risks/address issues

  • Managing key relationships through continuous follow-up and aiming to retaining key contacts through regular and continuous communications- Build strong relationships with CSR managers and marketing teams of corporates to initiate partnerships and sustain relationships

  • Project monitoring & reporting - Monitor project progress for compliance and quality within agreed standards & timelines & submit project progress reports to the corporate partners/relevant stakeholders while working closely with project operations teams, technical experts & the relevant stakeholders.

  • Team player contributing effectively to team/organisational goals/priorities – Work with the Junior Partnership Officer & Partnership Officer- Marketing in the promotion & development of concept notes, project proposals, marketing material and engage with relevant stakeholders including Communications team, other NGO’s Govt & corporates in promoting & creating potential opportunities to further organisational program/projects for the well-being of children in the communities we serve

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Diploma/Degree in Business management or Marketing or related field

  • Sales, Marketing and relationship management exposure of at least 03 years(preferred)

  • Relationship management skills to effectively manage the Corporate partnerships ,

  • Sales and Marketing skills to acquire new relationships

  • Coordinate and network effectively with other units and operation

  • Advanced knowledge of development and political context in the country and WVL ministry

  • Good proposal writing and presentation skills in English

  • Good IT skills with ability to work well with MS Office Suite

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