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SLV Intl Vacancy: Country Operations Manager - Sri Lanka

SLV Intl Vacancy: Country Operations Manager - Sri Lanka
Responsible for: Local & International Project Coordinators, Volunteers.
Responsible to: International Project Managers & Directors.

Contract: 1 Year minimum. 4 Weeks training UK & 6 Weeks on the job Training in Sri Lanka. Accommodation & flight included.

Starting August/Sept 2014. If you are interested we recommend applying as soon as possible.


SLV is a graduate led organisation that provides degree-specific volunteer placements in Sri Lanka. Our placements offer people the chance to gain work experience in teaching English, coaching sports, working with children and with people with special needs. SLV also provide work experience for psychology students in the mental health sector.

Summary of the RoleAs part of the Sri Lankan Project Management team you are responsible for delivering SLV’s Placements in Sri Lanka. The role involves the day to day operational planning and management, including safety, logistics, transport, overall training, planning and delivery of specific sessions, managing volunteer staff, contributing to effective budget control and managing relationships with projects.

The jobholder will act as the link to London Head Office with regards the operation and delivery of the placements and events relating to it, including safety and security. The role is directly line managed by the International Projects Managers either in the UK or in Sri Lanka.

Skills and Experience
  • Strong people management skills and experience of managing groups of between 40 to 120. 
  • Strong project planning skills and a proven track record of project delivery
  • A good understanding and experience of international development, environmental and sustainable development issues and the ability to enthuse others on the issues and contribute to strategic planning
  • Proven ability to deliver high quality training and experiential learning in an effective and safe way for youth and adult audiences using a variety of media and styles to maximise learning and outcomes
  • Experience of working with and motivating volunteers from different backgrounds, nationalities and ages
  • Experience of working in a different culture from that of your home nation.
  • Experience of working with and developing young people
  • People focused with excellent communication, facilitation and diplomatic skills with the ability to lead by example, demand excellence and adapt their leadership style to the situation
  • Ability to motivate and support staff to achieve success consistently
  • Have high levels of integrity and sound judgement
  • Be a strong and flexible team player
  • The ability to deal with conflict and overcome challenges
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and organise a heavy workload, work autonomously on own initiative both reactively and proactively
  • Fluent in oral and written English 
  • Good IT literacy (Microsoft Office suite and databases)
Apply by: 01 Aug 2014

Job email: lucy(at)