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Director - Effectiveness, Evidence & Impact

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 worlds 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 our Senior Leadership Team (SLT)in our journey of caring.


Location: To be based in Colombo with travel

Job Profile

This position will provide strategic leadership to develop World Vision Lanka’s (WVL) organizational capability to ensure program effectiveness, produce high quality evidence to demonstrate impact, and enhance influence and inspire a culture of learning while providing leadership to a professional technical team. He/She will be required to ensure high standard of quality ministry in design, monitoring and evaluation, sectoral integration, leading to maximum benefit and impact on the communities whom we serve, whilst ensuring ministry quality objectives remain true to WV’s Vision, Mission and Core values.

As part of the Senior Management Team, the Director, Effectiveness, Evidence and Impact will actively support the National Director in ensuring program quality; while meeting Partnership standards related to quality programming and will work closely with the Field Ministry Operations Team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership in developing and aligning national, regional and partnership strategies with Effectiveness, Evidence & Impact ( EEI )strategy

  • Provide leadership in ensuring adherence to technical program standards and requirements within WVL

  • Provide leadership in setting up quality assurance standard and mechanism for quality program design, monitoring, evaluation and reporting on Child Well Being

  • Create Knowledge Management process & system that equips WVL program practitioners to use reliable evidence for decision making in order to improve program effectiveness

  • Facilitate Research & Development to develop innovative program approaches contributing to effective decision making to support WVL programmatic priorities

Preferred Education, Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Masters degree in any field with a preferred statistically oriented undergraduate degree (BA Demography, Statistics, Economics or BSc Agricultural Economics).

  • Knowledge of various technical sectors of development such as food security, primary health care, micro enterprises development, etc

  • Five or more years field experience with NGOs in developing countries and working with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems

  • Good communication & presentation skills in English & the ability to communicate in Sinhala and/or Tamil.

  • Experience in conducting impact studies including tool design, data analysis, innovative reporting and documenting of best practices for organizational learning.

  • Good understanding of development theories , current development trends , emergency Policy and procedures and Child sponsorship

  • Strong statistical skills, with high level competency in the use of MS Office Suite, specifically Excel and knowledge and experience working with statistical software applications including SPSS & related statistical applications

  • Ability to think strategically and innovatively, constantly pursuing new and better ways of working

  • Demonstrated commitment to World Visions 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: 27th March, 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

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.