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Senior Manager-Corporate Partnerships & Local Fund Raising

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 world’s 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 us in our journey of caring.


Job Profile

This position will provide strategic leadership in developing Corporate Partnerships to help diversify and strengthen WV Sri Lanka’s funding sources to achieve its strategic targets, strengthen its impact and achieve its vision. He/She will provide leadership in the development and implementation of Local fund-raising strategies and public engagement to expand WVL's reach and brand. 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.

The Corporate Partnerships 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 a part of the Corporate Parternships, Innovation & Public Engagement Unit, this position will play a vital role in developinging appropriate strategies & mechanism to enhance the WVL funding portfolio, consistent with WV Lanka, 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 program implementation and enhance quality of ministry.

Key objectives of the position

1. Provide strategic leadership for corporate partnerships & effective fund-raising stratergy

  • Corporate Partnerships strategy established within the framework of WV Lanka national strategy.

  • Contributes to development of WV Lanka policy procedures & business plan.

  • Corporate Partnership and Local Fund-Raising and able to meet funding needs of the organization.

  • Reciprocal values developed through innovative projects and activities that are compatible with core business area and thereby enhancing the corporate brand equity of organization.

  • Donor and partner mapping and updating for strategic engagement and interest/vision aligned with WV Lanka proprieties.

  • Sustainable and diversified resource growth through new funding and corporate partnership opportunities.

  • Organizational capacity for effective fundraising and diversified funding streams developed

  • Innovation and collaboration (internal and external) in developing new projects.

  • Resource Development & related risks managed and mitigated.

2. Effective stakeholder engagement and donor relations & raise WVL profile as a leading NGO working for the well-being of children through policy & advocacy

  • Relationships with all existing and potential donors and partners managed and cultivated.

  • External stakeholders able to articulate WVs mission.

  • WV Lanka known as key partner and resource person in child focused advocacy program s in Sri Lanka.

  • Able to be a key partner in developing and publicizing World Vision brand creating awareness and confidence among potential donor.

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

Preferred Education, Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

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

  • At least 3 years’working experience in INGOs, NGOs, Bilateral donors etc

  • Demonstrable prior successes in grant submissions/acquisitions

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

  • Project planning and project team leadership

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English.

  • Understand WV vision, mission and WV partnership operations

  • Understand the Humanitarian industry

  • High critical, creative and innovative thinking;

  • Developed people in a cross-cultural setting and initiated and implemented organizational change at leadership level.

  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office computer programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated commitment to World Vision’s 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 applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Closing Date: 3rdApril , 2017

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.

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