Project Assistant

Wo rl d Vi s to n
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 l977
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 qualified and experienced project staff for a Gender 8: Disability inclusive Economic
Development Grant funded iLIVE Project which 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 8: Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka.
VACANCY
PROJECT ASSISTANT – ANCP iLIVE
Location: Northern Province (Manthai East in Mullaitivu District with extensive travel)
Job Profile
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:
o Assist stakeholders and community partners to identify and mobilize community resources needed
for projeCt implementation.
o Ensure that all project activities/interventions are delivered on time. within the project scope and
budget
o Support community partners in defining monitoring process for mutual learning and accountability in
project implementation and capacity building
o Maintain project files/documentation, and coordinate field reporting in line with grant agreement
organizational policies & procedures
Knowledge, skills & abilities required for the position
o Diploma in development, social science or related field
o Minimum O3 years’ experience in community development, preferably in a NGO context
o Good report writing & communication skills in English with working knowledge of Tamil and/or
Sinhala
o Competent t in the use of MS Office Applications, internet & email communications
o Ability to travel extensively within project areas of operation
o Motorbike riding license (D)& willing & able to travel within project areas
o Knowledge and experience of holistic community development
o Good interpersonal. representational. advocacy and networking skills with cross cultural sensitivity
o 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 W with your CV and details of three non-related
referees on or before the given closing date.
To apply online please refer to: httgsflcareerswvi.org[job-oggortunities-in-sri-Ianka
Closing Date: I4“ October 20 l 8
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

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