Project Co-ordinator - Livestock Initiative for Transformation

Colombo - 09
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.

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 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.

Project Coordinator – Livestock Initiative for Transformation (anAgriculture based Project)

Location – Kalpitiya & Mundalama

Job Profile

To ensure the total implementation of LIFT project as per agreed plans which would provide opportunities to the most vulnerable households to increase their income sources and diversify their income options through provision of livestock based livelihoods.

Major Responsibilities

  • Lead the implementation of project activities/goal and ensure meeting of indicators and targets.

  • Plan for effective implementation of monitoring and reporting standards of projects and ensure the same through various staff at National Office and Area Programmes (AP).

  • Strategize for effective partnerships and networking of stakeholders and likeminded persons/organizations for the success and sustainability of the project, and help establish such collaborations.

  • Implement project budget in collaboration with APs, Finance and procurement to deliver project expectations.

  • Originate learnings and technical directions on agricultural production and marketing that would make the project deliverables effective.

  • Direct all staff reporting to this position with professional technical guidance.

  • (Please refer Job Description for Major Activities that needs to be covered)

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • A University Degree/Post Graduate on Agriculture and Economic Development

  • At least 2 years experience in Agriculture, livelihood and economic development

  • Prior experience in working for an INGO project sector.

  • Fluency and good command of spoken and written English, Sinhala and/or Tamil language

  • Experience in Project management including drafting project reports.

  • Good leadership skills

  • Good networking skills and stakeholder engagement

  • Experience in capacity building for local stakeholders/partners.

  • Experience in working with children

  • Ability to ride a motor bike with a valid ridding license

  • A Team player with good interpersonal skills & able to work well with diverse stakeholders.

  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimum supervision in a cross-cultural work environment

  • Willing to travel extensively within the area of operation

  • Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Academic requirements, technical skills or other knowledge preferred for this position.

  • Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including child protection, nutrition /health, livelihoods, resilience, advocacy, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, environment, disability, child participation).

  • Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organization, mobilization and influence of partners (especially at commune level) and partnering among different development partners.

  • Demonstrated capacity in project management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in DME functions (e.g. Facilitate monitoring processes with partners and community, analyze and interpret monitoring data).

  • Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.

  • Ability to think critically and reflect.

  • Ability to lead own learning and development

  • Networking, negotiation and partnering skills

Travel and/or Work Environment applicable.

  • Based at field level office with extensive travel (Area Program target area)

  • Working in team environment and under minimum supervision

  • Ability to work in stressful environments with physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

  • Willingness for continuous learning and adaptability due to frequent new initiatives and change in the working environment

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: 24th January 2019

Female candidates 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.