Completive Salary + Excellent Benefits
One-year Fixed Term Contract
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Do you want to help make the world a better place? We’re seeking a one-year fixed term Program Administrative Specialist based in Colombo, Sri Lanka to provide advanced administrative and operational support for the South Asia Program team. This includes managing issues independently, identifying new administrative/operational needs, and helping to develop/implement solutions to achieve program goals and strategies.
The Open Society Foundations works to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. We are active in more than 120 countries, making us the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.
The South Asia Program, housed under the Asia Pacific Regional Office (APRO), seeks to advance the rule of law, democratic practice, and good governance in select South Asian countries. We work predominantly through grant making to local, regional and international organizations to advance our goals. We are guided by APRO values in our work: amplify local voices, embrace differences, take risks, lead by example, and allow room to fail and room to grow.
As Program Administrative Specialist you will:
We offer ample opportunities to learn and grow, from annual professional development allowances to onsite training. You will receive excellent benefits and perks designed for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance. With some variability according to location, this includes generous time off, flexible work arrangements, employer-paid health insurance, generous retirement savings plan, progressive paid parental leave, reproductive and family planning support, sabbatical opportunities and much more!
You will ideally have 3-5 years of administrative experience at a large and complex organization in a South Asian country. Experience implementing systems in large philanthropic organizations and/or not-for-profits is a plus. A proven ability in multi-tasking and working independently on complex administrative tasks and be able to prioritize appropriately and follow projects through to completion, consistently on schedule without loss of attention to detail.
A full job description and candidate profile can be found on our website.
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Closing date: 20 October 2019.
We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments so that colleagues with disabilities are able to fulfil the essential functions of the job.