Closing Date : 2017-01-31
Duty Station : Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Organization: Land O'Lakes International Development
Country: Sri Lanka
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Project Director

Sri Lanka


Land O Lakes International Development is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to be a global leader in transforming lives by engaging in agriculture and enterprise partnerships that replace poverty with prosperity, and dependency with self-reliance. We leverage Land O Lakes, Inc. s near-century of history by engaging in international agriculture and economic development programs, implementing more than 280 programs in 80 countries since 1981.

Project Description:

Land O'Lakes International Development is seeking candidates for the Project Director position for skills development for economic growth project in Sri Lanka. The projected four-year project will partner with businesses and educational and training institutions to build the skills demanded by industry and link youth to private sector jobs.

Position Summary:

The Project Director shall be responsible for leading and managing the overall USAID Career Development Activity. The Project Director shall work closely with USAID, Project Directors of other USAID activities contributing to the same project purpose, as well as senior level host country government and private sector representatives.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Project Director will oversee a staff of project employees. S/he will report to Land O Lakes Regional Program Director.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

Proven track record engaging private sector and educational institutions to collaborate on employment and employability programs

Demonstrated strategic thinking and planning, training, and human resource management

Advanced knowledge of Sri Lanka s socio economic context

Advanced knowledge of Sri Lanka s higher education and vocational education systems

Strong multi cultural, inter personal, and supervision skills

Ability to deliver effective presentations and write high quality technical reports

Excellent ability to collaborate and coordinate activities with multiple stakeholders, including government, education, business, and individuals

At least 10 years of experience successfully managing projects in the field of workforce development and/or higher education, with preference for eight years or more in a development country context

Ability to think outside the box, solve problems, and build teams and partnerships

A Master s Degree in an appropriate interdisciplinary field such as education, management, business administration, or related field

Business proficiency, written and spoken, in English.

Please note only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O'Lakes enforces a policy

of maintaining a drug-free workforce.

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