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Senior Manager - Corporate Parnerships (World Vision Lanka)


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 thirty five 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

As a part of the Corporate Partnerships, Innovation & Public Engagement Unit this position will play a vital role in developing appropriate strategies & mechanisms to enhance the World Vision Lanka(WVL) corporate funding portfolio, consistent with WVL, Partnership and Regional Policies, Guidelines and Objectives. The role will provide critical support to the Director – Corporate Partnerships, Innovation & Public Engagement in strengthening his/her ability to engage all stakeholders effectively, and will support all other key ministry areas for effective & quality program implementation. He/she will develop people/teams to enhance & diversify WVL funding streams through innovative & collaborative projects/programs, & help enhance its image and corporate brand equity among its stakeholders & potential partners.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership in acquiring new & sustainable Corporate Partnership opportunities, within the framework of the WVL national strategy to meet its program priorities & funding requirements

  • Provide leadership in developing organizational capacity for effective local fundraising & establish diversified funding streams to meet the funding needs of WVL

  • Contribute to the development of a Business Plan for WVL’s National Resource Development (NRD) strategy & develop policies & procedures for same.

  • Cultivate good working relationships between WV Lanka and local stakeholders, including potential donors/Agencies , the corporates, NGOs, IOs, agencies, media & academia

  • Be a key partner in the development and implementation of local fund-raising strategies and public engagement initiatives to expand WVL's reach and branding

  • Understanding of and commitment to World Vision’s Core Values demonstrated in the approach to work and relationships.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Degree in Business Economics, Development, Non-profit Management or other applicable field is essential; MBA, MPA, MPP, or other post-graduate education preferred

  • At least 3 years’ working experience in a similar role, preferably in INGOs, NGOs, Bilateral donors

  • Demonstrable prior successes in grant submissions/acquisitions Essential

  • Experience working with government/institutional partners – potentially gained through a consulting company, international or community development organization or government agency Essential

  • Good project planning & ability to lead project teams & work in achieving given deliverables

  • Strong English communication and presentation skills(Essential), local language preferred

  • Highly critical, creative and innovative thinking; Essential

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

  • Understand WV vision, mission an WV partnership operations Essential

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: 19th November, 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