The mission of Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.
As a participant in the USAID’s YouLead Program, Global Communities is seeking resumes from experienced Business and Workforce Development experts, as well as specialists in Entrepreneurship and related curricula development interested in short and long term volunteer assignments to participate in the implementation of youth vocational entrepreneurship, workforce and/or professional business development program in Sri Lanka. We anticipate assignments from 3 to 4 weeks length, possibly to be repeated 3 to 4 times in the course of a year to ensure proper follow up and support to local partners.
Significant private sector experience is a plus. Specific assignments include the following:
An advanced degree from an accredited university in international development, international relations, economics, business management, business administration, vocational education, or related field;
International development experience. USAID experience strongly preferred
At least 5 years of relevant experience implementing business and/or workforce development programming with a focus on youth employment, entrepreneurship, capacity building of local institutions, and public-private partnerships
Strong interpersonal skills with evidence of ability to productively interact with a wide range and levels of organizations and individuals in a challenging environment;
Excellent communication skills including presentation and writing skills
Demonstrated organizational skills, ability to prioritize workload and multi-task in a fast-paced environment and strong track record of meeting deliverables
Fluent English required;
Experience in Sri Lanka or elsewhere in South-East Asia preferred.