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Project Assistant - Gender & Disability Project (ANCP)

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 currently looking for qualified and experienced project staff for a Gender & Disability inclusive Economic Development Grant funded iLIVE Project Funded by the Australian NGO Corporation Programme(ANCP) Working in collaboration with World Vision Australia, World Vision Lanka, CBM Australia and Promundo the project will cover the Northern & Eastern Provincesof Sri Lanka.

PROJECT ASSISTANT - ANCP iLIVE

Location:Seruwila (Trincomalee District) with extensive travel

Job Profile

The Gender & Disability inclusive Economic Development Grant funded iLIVEProject aims to promote economic empowerment and social change by helping Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and vulnerable women in achieving sustainable livelihood & income generation opportunities. The project will work closely with all implementing partners, National & Provincial Government authorities, Disabled People's Organizations (DPO), Producer groups and savings clubs. Funded by the Australian NGO Corporation Programme (ANCP) working in collaboration with World Vision Australia, World Vision Lanka, CBM Australia and Promundo the project will cover Northern & Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka.

Working with ,the project team & the relevant stakeholders, the Project Assistant will serve as a catalyst, partnership broker, facilitating the implementation of project activities to meet the project goals & objectives for the economic empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) & vulnerable women in achieving sustainable livelihood opportunities. In addition He/She will be responsible for the following:

  • Assist stakeholders and community partners to identify and mobilize community resources needed for project implementation.

  • Ensure that all project activities/interventions are delivered on time, within the project scope and budget

  • Support community partners in defining monitoring process for mutual learning and accountability in project implementation and capacity building

  • Maintain project files/documentation, and coordinate field reporting in line with grant agreement & organizational policies & procedures

Knowledge, skills & abilities required for the position

  • Academic background in development, social science or related field (Degree/Diploma)

  • Minimum 02 years’ experience in community development, program/project coordination preferably in a NGO context

  • Good report writing & communication skills in English with working knowledge of Tamil andSinhala

  • Competent t in the use of MS Office Applications, internet & email communications

  • Ability to travel extensively within project areas of operation

  • Good understanding of current socio, economic & political context of the areas of operation

  • Knowledge and experience of holistic community development

  • Excellent interpersonal, representational, advocacy and networking skills with cross cultural sensitivity

  • 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, 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: 2ndOctober, 2017

Female candidates & persons with disability 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