Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Contract type: Full-time Fixed Term Contract for Service
Contract length: May 2019 – March 2021 (Subject to funding)
Salary range: Rs 175,000 – Rs 190,000 (depending on skills and experience)




The Programme

Westminster Foundation for Democracy’s (WFD) programme in Sri Lanka aims to support and strengthen the role and functions of Parliament, Parliamentary Committees, the Speaker’s Office and the rules and processes of Parliament and to promote multi-stakeholder engagement with Parliament.  WFD also supports Independent Institutions and Civil Society organisations.  In doing so, WFD works with parliamentarian officials in the UK and in Sri Lanka, independent institutions, civil society organisations and other stakeholders.  Gender equality, human rights, inclusivity and support for thematic areas wherever appropriate (e.g. reconciliation) are integrated in the work we do.


Programme Coordinator

The Programme Coordinator supports the Country Representative by focusing on the programme design and implementation; identifying and co-coordinating relevant activities with partner and other implementing agencies (e.g. UNDP, USAID, CPA UK). The post will provide administrative and logistical support, prepare and disseminate project documentation, assist in the preparation of the narrative and financial reports, collect monitor and evaluate data and communicate project successes and achievements.

The core skills and experience we are looking for are;

  • Extensive project management, administration, evaluation, monitoring experience
  • Financial and budget management experience – competent using Excel and producing financial reports
  • Knowledge of the local parliamentary system, political background and the challenges of democracy in the country.
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Fluent English skills (written and oral)
  • Credibility and confidence in communication and networking
  • Degree level in a relevant discipline
  • Ability and confidence to multi-task in an international environment


For more information, please download the job description.

This is a locally based field role, applicants must be eligible to work in the relevant location.

 How to Apply

Download and complete the application form, email your application form to recruitment@wfd.org by the closing date. Please state clearly the JOB TITLE, LOCATION and YOUR NAME in the email subject when submitting your application.

Closing Date23.59 (GMT) 30th April 2019.


Appointments are made on merit and based on fair and open competition. This statement is for information only and does not form part of a contract. Please note: due to the volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be notified