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Sponsorship Coordinator - Walapane

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 working in relief and development projects in 20 districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and are 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.

SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR

Location: Walapane (Nuwara Eliya District)

Job Profile

The Sponsorship Coordinator provides specialized support for the implementation of Sponsorship operations within the area programme. The position supports the Area programme manager in ensuring Sponsorship is well integrated within the area programme including assuring the accurate and timely processing of correspondence and monitoring of child well-being outcomes for all Registered Children. The Sponsorship Coordinator participates in sponsorship education processes and contributes as needed, providing technical input on sponsorship messaging and on sponsorship aspects of community engagement. The position participates in community engagement and capacity building efforts of partners and community groups. The position is also responsible for providing subject matter expertise for the integration of sponsorship requirements with development process and life skills.

The Sponsorship Coordinator will also provide coordination and support to ensure Child Monitoring Standards are met. The position ensures sponsor communications activities are designed in such way so as to contribute to child participation and voice. The position is also responsible for the coordination of design, development of communication materials, quality assurance and administration. The Sponsorship Coordinator also coordinates information management data quality, data entry, monitoring, tracking, exception reports, follow-up and reports.

Major Responsibilities

Support the Sponsorship Operations in the delivery of high quality, efficient and effective implementation of the Sponsorship Program within the Area Programme(AP) in the following areas:

  • Provide Technical input for effective community engagement and sponsorship education of partners & community groups in understanding WVs key priorities for child well-being & facilitate implementation

  • Coordinate timely design & development of quality sponsorship communication material as per sponsorship standards

  • Ensure child selection criteria is developed in line with WV priorities & local context & coordinate overall process of child selection & related functionalities

  • Establish an effective mechanism to integrate CWB monitoring plan within project activity plans in meeting established standards

  • Enhance capacity of local stakeholders for effective community led child protection interventions utilizing monitoring data at community level

  • Provide clear plans and subject matter expertise to the Area Program Team in Project Planning, implementation, Log-frame development, Project Design & Evaluations

  • Responsible for the preparation of Annual Business Plans, Sponsorship Budgets & regular management reports as required

  • Ensure quality assurance, record management ,including data entry, documentation , timely & appropriate response to queries & Gift Notifications (GNs)

  • Provide leadership to Sponsorship Assistant in the delivery of high quality, efficient and effective sponsorship program within the Area Program(AP)

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • Bachelors Degree in any relevant discipline preferred

  • Five yearsexperience in World Vision or similar agency, preferably in a similar role

  • Experience in sponsorship operations, program planning, implementation & monitoring preferred

  • Excellent oral and written communication in English & Sinhala/Tamil as required

  • Strong IT skills & competent in the use of Microsoft Office - Word, Excel and Power Point

  • Good interpersonal skills & cross-cultural sensitivity with ability to work well in a team

  • Ability to be creative & innovative in coordinating the sponsorship programmes within the AP

  • Good analytical skills with basic understanding of project design, monitoring & evaluation

  • Strong understanding of community-led development work , preferably with one year experience

  • Willing to travel & flexibility in working out of the core work hours when required

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: 28th January, 2018

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.