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 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 forty 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.
VACANCY – PROJECT COORDINATOR – STRENGTHENING FINANCIAL
CAPABILITY AND EMPLOYABILITY
To ensure the total implementation of the project which is to help provide support to identified target groups to strengthen their financial capability and employability as per agreed plans. The project targets the vulnerable communities in four selected locations across Sri Lanka. Beneficiaries within these target groups are either unemployed or with limited employment prospects and have poor or no financial literacy skills, leaving them at risk of being trapped in the cycle of poverty, mismanaging their finances, falling prey to predatory lending or getting into unserviceable debt.
Project implementation and management.
Monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
External relations and networking.
Prepare, monitor the budgets of projects and coordinate with Colombo office and Zonal
counterparts to ensure that budgets are spent accordingly.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
A Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Minimum 2 years experience in community development or rehabilitation work.
Prior experience in working for an INGO project sector.
Fluency and command of spoken and written English, Sinhala and/or Tamil language.
Experience in project management including drafting project reports.
Networking skills and stakeholder engagement.
Focus on cultural, religious and ethnic diversity will be useful.
Computer aptitude and experience with word processors.
Good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work with flexibility in conflicting properties and willingness to work under pressure.
Ability to work independently.
Facilitation and training skills and heart for the poor including children is essential.
The position generally requires to visit the communities/families on all week days and
as such ideally the person would need to reside at the Delft Island during the week-days
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: 20th June 2019
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.