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Key Expert Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) SEDR
South Asia
Country / Territory
Sri Lanka
Education & Society
Job Category
Project Management
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade E
Vacancy Description
2 years (renewable for up to 2 additional 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.

Project Overview

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, with a focus on contributing to the resolution and upstream prevention of local disputes. 

In the role, key responsibilities will include:
·Technical Inputs - to lead in the design and delivery of all activity areas under the project’s Result Area 3 - focused on supporting inclusive local action forums to help address shared problems and improve the resolution of community level grievances. 
·Project Management - Oversee the management of resources to deliver activities under Result Area 3 - including financial, human resources and stakeholder management. 
·MEL and Reporting – Work with the Team Leader and Monitoring and Evaluation Lead in producing timely reports and conducting lesson learning exercises.
·Line Management - Effectively line manage three Provincial Coordinators to be based in Northern, Eastern and Uva provinces.

To apply and be effective in the role, you will need experience of:
·Delivering effective social development interventions in the area of community dispute resolution, community inclusion or other relevant sectors in Sri Lanka.
·Coordinating and working with a range of stakeholders including civil society actors and local government stakeholders.

·Facilitating capacity development activities for local communities.

·Applying the principles and practices of alternative dispute resolution.

·Demonstrating a clear understanding of gender dynamics in the Sri Lankan context.

·Project management including experience of overseeing budgeting and financial management.

·Working under pressure and in complex environments.

·Full computer literacy and excellent reporting skills, including fluency in English


We are looking for a 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 26 February 2020
·Role profile
·British Council Behaviours
·British Council Core Skills

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and child protection. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We work to ensure that people are not unjustifiably discriminated against on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief, sexual orientation or any other irrelevant grounds. 

The British Council believes that all children have potential and that every child matters everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989.