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Provincial Coordinator – Northern Province SEDR
South Asia
Country / Territory
Sri Lanka
Flexible Location
Education & Society
Job Category
Project Management
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade G
Vacancy Description
2 years (renewable for up to 2 years) fixed term contract/Sri Lankan citizen or in possession of a valid work visa to work in Sri Lanka/Under our Child Protection agenda, the post-holder is required to obtain a Police Report prior to appointment, clearances on three reference checks, three forms of identification and original qualifications.
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.


Supporting Effective Dispute Resolution (SEDR) is a four-year project due to be implemented by the British Council. The aim of the project is to strengthen dialogue between the people and the state, thereby contributing to the resolution of critical underlying causes of Dispute and prevention of escalation of local disputes.

SEDR will comprise of four overarching Result Areas that together work to a) enhance the effectiveness and availability of formal dispute mechanisms in Sri Lanka and b) develop preventative mechanisms that can reduce the prevalence of serious grievances requiring formal resolution.

SEDR Result Areas:
·RA1: Improved functioning of Community Mediation Boards in addressing individual disputes (family, criminal and relevant property/financial disputes)
·RA2: Improved and expanded functioning of Land Special Mediation Boards
·RA3: Inclusive local action forums work to address shared problems and improve the resolution of community level grievances.
·RA4: Senior stakeholders and officials can evidence the benefits of mediation processes through cross-agency coordination, enhanced data collection and increased awareness of how and why mediation is used.

The post holder will contribute to the successful delivery of the project by planning, implementing, networking and quality assurance of all project activities in SEDR’s three target provinces under Result Area 3.

We are looking for an energetic team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills.


Refer to the role profile below for further details.

·Start date: Sunday 09 February 2020

·Closing date: Wednesday 11 March 2020

·Role profile
·British Council Behaviours
·British Council Core Skills

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