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Operations LEAD - Adverse SW Monsoon Response

Job Description

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 and has invested over USD 380 million in relief and development projects 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 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.

PROJECT OPERATIONS LEAD – (Adverse South West Monsoon Response)

Location: To be based in Ratnapura, Kalutara & Galle with extensive travel

Period: July to October 2017

Job Profile

World Vision Lanka (WVL) together with its Project partners UNICEF, OFDA (USAID) & IOM is seeking to recruit qualified individuals for its Adverse South West Monsoon Response project. The project aims to assist communities affected by the landslides and floods to support their recovery efforts, specifically through rehabilitation of essential WASH infrastructure. In addition the project will carry out hygiene related interventions to compliment and prevent spread of disease among the affected communities.

The Project Operations Lead, will provide strategic leadership and guidance to the project teams in the implementation and achievement of the Emergency Response Program goals & objectives. He/She will manage multiple partners and ensure quality programming & standards, staffing, effective budget and resource management and ensure that policies are adhered to and correspond to the standards set by the grant agreement and/World Vision Lanka (WVL) policies and procedures.

Key Objectives of the position

  • Support DME team in completion of required field level assessments through effective mobilization of resources

  • Ensure achievement of overall projects goals and objectives as outlined. Overseeing the implementation of projects funded by OFDA, IOM (DTM Mapping) and UNICEF.

  • Ensure strong coordination between different projects in the current response

  • Ensure Coordination within and between project teams and work closely with Individual Project Managers in the Response.

  • Ensure operational implementation are well and adequately resourced

  • Support project managers in resolving day-to-day obstacles so that the field implementation could be carried out smoothly.

  • Ensure smooth flow of information between the Response Project staff and NO – HEA staff and ensure timely report submissions/information

  • Maintain positive relations and coordination with Government, INGOs/ NGOs, UN, other stakeholders and communities in the 03 Districts.

  • Coordinate field operations monitoring and reporting.

  • Implement response operations according to safety standards with support from the Security function

Preferred Education, Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • A Bachelor's degree in a related field, and two years of related experience; or a combination of education, experience, and training that indicates the ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position listed above.

  • Work experience in a relief context, preferably in a leadership role will be an added advantage

  • Excellent communication, presentation & report writing skills in English, ability to communicate in Sinhala and/or Tamil preferred

  • Competency in the use of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Power Point

  • A team player with good interpersonal skills with cross-cultural sensitivity, & commitment to World Vision Core Values and 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, you may submit your on-line applicationvia the link given below OR by forwarding your CV to the email addressgiven below with your CV and details.

To apply online please refer to:https://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-sri-lanka

Email applications: vacancies_[email protected]

Closing Date: 30thJune, 2017

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.