Communications and Partnerships Associate

International Executive Service Corps (IESC), Colombo, Sri Lanka

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
28th July, 2018

Job Description


YouLead is a USAID-funded, four-year program administered by VEGA, and implemented by IESC to improve technical and vocational education and training and increase the employability of young people in Sri Lanka. YouLead will create a more skilled and flexible workforce by undertaking activities that support and strengthen students, teachers, institutions, and young entrepreneurs. The program will ensure that high-quality, market-oriented career counseling is equally available to traditionally underserved groups, especially rural youth, girls and young women, and ethnic minorities. YouLead will work closely with key government ministries and private and public training institutes to design and improve educational and vocational training curriculum, always with a market-driven approach, and will help develop master trainers and counselors.

YouLead is seeking an associate who can support both the communications and partnerships teams.


The objective of Communication and Partnerships Associate is to assist the Communications & Partnerships Managers in the following areas but not limited to:

  • Participating in program design and implementation related to communication and partnership related activities;
  • Working closely and support the private partnership activities with guidance from partnerships manager and director;
  • Managing the day to day needs of the communications and partnerships activities as required;
  • Facilitating project communication activities such as content writing, facilitating project events and support developing project documentations;
  • Performing any other task assigned by the supervisor to meet program objectives.


There is high need and importance to produce content about YouLead and the work we do. Frequent communication material shared with partner organizations and our focus groups would not only provide adequate visibility for the project, it would also support the behavior change communications campaign which is an important part of the communications strategy of YouLead.

Further with the expansion of partnerships by YouLead with most of the private sector organizations an associate would be able to support the Communications and Partnership Managers to meet the project deliverables effectively and efficiently.


The suitable candidate should have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related field;
  • Experience in partnerships and communication related fields;
  • Strong business/organizational skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a willingness to work with diversified group of people;
  • Written and spoken communication skills that inform and advise others clearly; and,
  • English fluency required; Proficiency in Sinhala or Tamil also required;


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