War Child Holland, Sri Lanka
War Child Holland has been working in Sri Lanka since 2010. The programme has been focused on the consequences of conflict and its purpose is to ensure that children, youth, communities and government promote awareness on child rights and child participation, protect children from abuse, exploitation and all forms of violation of their rights. War Child Holland in Sri Lanka has its country office in Colombo and field offices in Killinochchi and Oddusuddan.
- The Project Officer implements projects in the respective sub counties. This involves planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting on all projects activities in order to achieve the set goals and objectives under the War Child Holland (WCH) project effectively and efficiently. The role also includes representation at the parish and sub county level.
Objectives of the job
- Responsible for the appropriate planning, implementation and monitoring of WCH activities within the decided framework /project plan in the parishes assigned;
- Ensure submission of timely internal reports to Project Coordinator.
- Creates and maintains good working relationship with stakeholders (Local Government, partner, service providers, consultants etc.) at the sub county and parish level.
Essential functional relations
- Programme Manager, Project Coordinator and other Project Officers.
- Project implementation which include monthly and quarterly work plans;
- Carry out collection of data and needs assessment;
- Collect information for documentation and lessons learnt;
- Conduct creative sessions with community volunteers and trainees and parents/care givers;
- Implement monitoring tools timely;
- Participate in project review meetings (internal and/or with partner);
- Closely monitor the work of partner and offer guidance on effective way of conducting activities (literacy and numeracy, village savings and loans, vocational skills training and horticulture and agronomy);
- Support the process of linking WCH to other potential institutions to ensure continuity as WCH exit.
Ensures submission of timely internal reports to Project Coordinator
- Submit activity reports (including all corresponding attachments) and monthly reports on activity progress, relating to project outputs and outcomes, as is defined in the annual plan.
- Participate in monitoring and evaluation of the project.
Create and maintain good working relationship with stakeholders.
- Liaise with government institutions and development partners in the sub-counties and parishes;
- Participate in coordination meetings with other agencies and government stakeholders on WCH projects;
- Work closely together with other WCH staff and liaise with project staff at other locations for exchange and mutual learning;
- Any other that duties assigned by PM in line with these terms of reference and the fulfilment of the tasks.
Skills / Competencies
- Experience with and/or good understanding of child protection, education, psychosocial programs;
- Strong writing skills;
- Strong social and communication skills for coaching and mentoring; and for liaising with external stakeholders;
- Strengths in decision-making skills (in tactical project issues);
- Ability to speak local languages (Tamil and Sinhala);
- Ability to engage with local leadership;
- Good planning and implementation ability;
- Good understanding of broader development themes such as Protection, Gender, Child rights, livelihoods and Human rights;
- Preferably graduates in related subjects
Non graduates: Working experiences with A/L passes
Age : more than 18Y
Other qualifications which prove the knowledge and skills