GOVERNMENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA

STATE MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT, PRESCHOOL AND PRIMARY EDUCATION, SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE & EDUCATION SERVICES.

 EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

TO ENHANCE THE EQUITABLE ACCESS TO AND IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF ECD SERVICES IN SRI LANKA (USD 50Mn)

ASSISTED BY THE WORLD BANK

The World Bank-funded Early Childhood Development Project established in 2015 under the State Ministry of Women and Child Development, Preschool and Primary Education, School Infrastructure and Education Services completed its five –year period on 30th June 2021. Recognizing the importance of the sector the ECD Project period has been extended till 31st December 2022. Interested candidates are invited to send in their applications for the following position:

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Educational Qualifications and Work Experience

  1. A successfully completed bachelor’s degree in the field of Economics/Commerce/Business administration/ Management/Sociology or any other relevant Field recognized by the University grants commission

or

A Qualification recognized by the University Grants Commission as an equivalent qualification to the degree in the relevant field,

 or

An associate membership/ A similar professional qualification obtained from a recognized professional Institution in the relevant field,

With at least 12 years post qualification experience in the managerial level out of which 6 years should be in the senior managerial level.

 

  1. A successfully completed bachelor’s degree in a relevant field which is recognized by the University Grants Commission

or

A qualification recognized by the university grant commission as an equivalent qualification to the degree in the relevant field, or

An associate membership/similar qualification obtained from a recognized professional Institution in the relevant field,

and      

Corporate/Chartered membership or a similar professional qualification obtained from a recognized professional Institution in the relevant field or a Postgraduate degree in the relevant field,

With at least 10 years post qualification experience in the managerial level out of which 5 years should be in the Senior Managerial level. 

 

  1. A successfully completed bachelor’s degree in a relevant field recognized by the University Grants Commission

or

A Qualification recognized by the university grant commission as an equivalent qualification to a degree in the relevant field and a post-graduate degree in the relevant field.

and

post graduate degree in the relevant field.

with

Corporate/Chartered membership or a similar professional qualification obtained from a recognized professional Institution in the relevant field.

 

Candidates with higher educational qualifications will be given preference. Work experience of at least 8 years in the Managerial level is a requisite out of which 4 years should be in the Senior Managerial level.

 

Experience in the World Bank or any other foreign-funded projects is preferable.

 

The position of the Project Director will be a full-time position on a contractual basis and the tenure will be co-terminus with the project end date of 31, December 2022 (including three months of probationary period)

 

The remuneration and other terms and conditions will be as per Management Services circular No 01/2019 (PS 1)

Age is below 64 Years.

 

EPF and ETF contribution by Employer is 12% and 3% and the contribution for EPF by the employee is 8%.

Click the Project Appraisal Document & Terms of Reference here to download the relevant document for the above post.  

Eligible candidates are requested to apply through registered Post with Curriculum vitae including certified copies of educational and professional qualifications (if applicable) which should reach the Secretary, State Ministry of Women and Child Development Preschool and Primary Education, School Infrastructure and Education Services, 5th Floor, Sethsiripaya stage 2, Battaramulla on or before 27th July 2021. (Please mark the post applied on top of the left-hand corner of the envelope)

Employees of Statutory and Government organizations are requested to submit their applications through their Heads of organization.

Selected candidates will be requested to be present for an interview with the originals of all relevant certificates. All applicants for the position will be required to submit an undertaking that they will join the post if selected.

 

Secretary,

State Ministry of Women and Child Development, Preschool and Primary Education, School Infrastructure and Education Services.