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Programme Coordinator - 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 worlds 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 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.


Project Coordinator – UNICEF (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 Coordinator will work closely with the Project Team & the relevant stakeholders in coordinating, planning & implementing the project activities at field-level, in line with the Project Plan, approved budgets & timelines. He/she will provide required support to the Project Manager in monitoring progress and regular reporting on activities as specified in the Grant Agreement & in line with World Vision Lanka (WVL) Policies & Procedures. In addition the position will:

  • Support UNICEF(CERF) project manager in the implementation of the project activities

  • Providing necessary updates and critical information to the project manager to adopt and proactively bring in changes to the implementation plan

  • Execute the implantation plan according to the instructions and guidance of the project manager

  • Ensure strong implementation of humanitarian accountability practices (HAP) throughout the projects implementation

  • Strong compliance to the security recommendation and update project manager and NO security focal point on critical security context information/threats, etc

  • Maintaining strong coordination with the local government partners and CSOs in the field

  • Maintain good relationship with beneficiaries and ensure transparency in communication of information throughout

Preferred Education, Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • A Diploma/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 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 application via the link given below ORby forwarding your CV to the email addressgiven below with three non related referees .

To apply online please refer to:

Email applications: vacancies_[email protected]

Closing Date: 10th August, 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.