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Programme Manager Sri Lanka

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Programme Manager Sri Lanka

From03-07-2018 Locationna Hoursna Educationna

‘An experienced Programme Manager with experience in Child Protection and Psychosocial Support’


This is a national position with national labour conditions. War Child Holland strives to build local capacity as much as possible.


War Child programme in Sri Lanka

War Child Holland (WCH) has been working in Sri Lanka since 2010. The programme has been focused on the consequences of decades of conflict and its purpose is to ensure that children, youth, communities and government are able to promote awareness on child rights, protect children from abuse, exploitation and all forms of violation of their rights. The programme has been achieving this by ensuring a protective environment for children and promoting access to good quality basic education in the Northern, Eastern and Southern provinces. These projects are implemented by local partners. WCH in Sri Lanka has potential to grow in the near future with more staff and more donor projects.

Your challenge



As the Programme Manager you have a delegated responsibility for the development of the programme and project proposals. You ensure that the programmes are in line with the Sri Lanka Country Strategy and correspond with War Child’s mandate and fundraising corporate policy.


Capacity building and quality

You oversee partners and War Child staff members’ technical capacity building for sustainable and high quality programming. You are responsible for monitoring and evaluation, documentation, communication and dissemination of lessons learnt.


You are also the technical/content advisor to the Country Director (CD) and a member of the Country Management Team. You are based in the North of Sri Lanka with frequent travels to the different field locations in northern districts where WCH’s projects are implemented. The Sri Lanka programme is currently implemented a local partner organisation and by War Child staff directly.


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar position;
  • Experience in proposal writing and multiple donor grants management;
  • Experience in developing programmes and training manuals;
  • Experience with community based programmes with an (I)NGO in post a conflict context;
  • Experience with training and capacity building of senior and junior staff;
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation tools;
  • Knowledge of psychosocial programmes for children within the development sector;
  • Knowledge of participatory assessment and community based programming;
  • Excellent social, communication skills and advisory skills;
  • Excellent oral and writing skills for writing proposals and reporting;
  • Creative, participatory and innovative approach;
  • Fluency in English, fluency in Tamil is preferred;
  • Able to assess social/ political situations and able to act in a diplomatic way in delicate situations;
  • Well-developed capacity building and training skills;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Stress-resilient to be able to cope with deadlines and complex problems;
  • Relevant academic background (Psychology, Pedagogy, Community Development, Social Sciences, Child Rights).

Organization:                                      War Child Holland

Job location:                                      Northern Province, Sri Lanka

Starting date:                                      As soon as possible

Contract                                               War Child Holland is looking for someone committed to invest at least 2 years in this position, starting with a 1 year contract with the intention to prolong


War Child offers a challenging job, within an inspiring and motivated team of people and the backup of a strong and professional organisation in The Netherlands. War Child offers good remuneration and excellent benefits. Please visit our website www.warchildholland.org for more information on the organisation and the programme.


How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to upload their English CV (maximum of two pages) and fill in our online questionnaire by using the following hyperlink before the 18th of July:


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The safety of children is essential to War Child. War Child does not tolerate or accept any form of abuse. 
This subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures.
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