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Sri Lanka Programme Coordinator

30 Jan 2024

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Sri Lanka Programme Coordinator

Reports to

South East Asia Coordinator


200,000-240,000 Sri Lankan rupees per month – Full time. The final salary is dependent on the skills and experience of the preferred candidate.

We are looking for a Coordinator to lead and deliver our new EU-funded programme on Minority Empowerment for Democracy and Pluralism in Sri Lanka. You will also contribute to our core principles and strategy and may help develop and then implement new programmes in Sri Lanka as well as, more generally, in the Asia region.

Location: Sri Lanka (preferably Colombo). The post holder will work from home and will need to ensure good connectivity and internet access at all times.

If you have at least three years’ experience in implementing human rights programmes, can manage budgets and have a really good understanding of the electoral systems and communities in Sri Lanka, then this could be the job for you. We need someone with good written and spoken Tamil and English (knowledge of Sinhala would be great too).

Job tasks

The tasks include:

  • Managing the Programme Assistant
  • Being the point of contact for partner organizations
  • Coordinating and delivering the programme activities
  • Overseeing the contractual relationship with partners
  • Reviewing partners’ reports, providing feedback and requesting approval when final
  • Monitoring the delivery of all activities under the programme, ensuring it is on schedule, of good quality, with content as described in funding applications, achieving as far as possible the desired results, and within budget
  • Supporting an extensive research process, personally carry out research at times as part of a wider team
  • Supporting partners to carry out advocacy on the outputs and findings of the research and programme activities
  • Participation in international forums and representing MRG at conferences and groups
  • Financial record-keeping and processing of payments
  • Being aware of security considerations that may affect the partners and or the programme and working to minimize the risks

Find out more and apply

If you are interested and want more details, please read the full job description and person specification here.