Project Officer – Closing Date : 24th May 2021

Islamic Relief-Sri Lanka

Project Officer 

POSITION: Project Officer
REPORTING TO: Program Manager / Livelihood Coordinator
PERIOD: As per contract


Islamic Relief Worldwide is an International Humanitarian and Development agency dedicated to alleviate the poverty and suffering of the world poorest people. Islamic Relief initiated its Sri Lanka operation since year 2005  in alleviating poverty of the needy and vulnerable people

The office reinforces implementing structure to enable vulnerable people and their communities to develop themselves sustainably, and ensures that the organisation is prepared to respond promptly and effectively to humanitarian crises and development needs.



Project Officer would be the technical person of the project to support the field team in terms of planning, designing livelihoods tools and methods, linking with the service providers, introduce innovation, fill the gaps and track the delivery of the project interventions. He/she will also be responsible to collect data, reporting and documentation. S/he will be traveling to the field and will be providing technical supports




Project Officer accountable to fulfil his/ her roles and responsibilities in line with IRW’s and IRSL code of conduct, values and principles, and to report to his/her line-manager regularly on the basis of annually defined key performance indicators (KPIs).

Program Implementation:

  1. The post holder will support the field team in terms of planning, designing of the intervention.
  2. Responsible for ensuring that Program achieved targets of outcomes
  3. Facilitate to provide different trainings to beneficiaries
  4. Implement livelihood project activities in accordance with the project guidelines
  5. Forming SHG among beneficiaries to sustain their income.
  6. Ensure a positive working environment in place with good team spirit.
  7. Representing authorities and participate official meetings to ensure maximum visibility when needed.
  8. Prepare monthly, quarterly result based activity plan of activities of the projects
  9. Prepare monthly quarterly result based progressive report to the line manager.
  10. Designing of trainings to the beneficiaries according to the guidelines of the program.
  11. Ensure the Child protection, Gender based violence and safeguarding concept are reached to beneficiaries with the support of relevant team members.
  12. Preparing and coordinating plan and activities that contributes towards the objective of the program
  13. Regular field visit to project sites.
  14. Monitoring and supervision of the activities at the field level and sharing the findings with line management.
  15. Perform any other task assigned or required.

 Operation Management and Budget Control:

  1. Ensure organization overall performance standards are improved as a continuous process.
  2. Provide expenses control including compliance with IRSL donor requirements.
  3. Ensure transparency and accountability tools, processes, and mechanisms to affected communities are in place.
  4. Ensure donor and agency compliance is met at all levels of project/program management cycle.

Policy Compliance:

  1. Ensure the project achieves its overall goal in conformity to all IRW and IRSL policies and guidelines.
  2. Islamic Relief Sri Lanka is committed towards Prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation (PSEA) and have systems in place. Post holder will uphold the relevant policies and values of IRW.


ESSENTIAL: It is essential that the post holder show a good understanding and sympathy towards the Islamic values and principles as well as commitment to Islamic Relief’s  vision and mission.

It is essential that the post holder must follow and uphold the values (Sincerity excellence, Compassion, Social justice, Custodianship) of Islamic Relief and expected to adhere to  them.

Islamic Relief has well established systematic standards (IHSAN, CHS, PSEA, SAFEGURADING, CHILD PROTECTION. Etc) to be followed.


IRW is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom IRW engages. IRW expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.


  • Advance Level with minimum 4 years’ experience in relevant sector.
  • Diploma Holders with relevant experience of 3 years in Livelihood Sector.


  • Experience of efficient Livelihood project implementation including planning, execution and tracking with the guidance of Livelihood Coordinator.
  • Demonstrated capacity to engage effectively at operational level with government, UN, NGO’s and other stakeholders
  • understanding of the programme frameworks, business strategies relevant to Sri Lanka.
  • Risk assessment and management.
  • Capacity building and organisational development of programme staff and partner organisations.


  • Good organisational skills and knowledge of programme design and implementation/ management.
  • Ability to represent, liaise and negotiate at different levels with external stakeholders.
  • An ability to work under pressure with limited supervision and in complex environment.
  • Knowledge and or familiarity with the country/region.

Personal Qualities

  • Team work and flexible towards complex challenges
  • Aptitude for quickly grasping new technical concepts
  • Ability and motivation to travel within the country
  • Committed to PSEA , local laws and other International law.
  • possess a valid driving license.
Application and selection procedure

Application with full resume should be submitted on or before  24th  May the following email address:

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.

 Islamic Relief Sri Lanka encourages female and differently able applicants to apply for the position. We have well placed systems on safeguarding and protection of employees at all levels.