Call for Senior Experts – Sri Lanka Economic Modernization Activity

Website DT Global

About the job

Primary Responsibilities:

DT Global seeks experienced candidates for the anticipated USAID-funded Economic Modernization Activity in Sri Lanka. This five-year activity will aim to improve Sri Lankan economic competitiveness through an improved business enabling environment, increased small and medium business export competitiveness, and upgraded workforce capacity.

Under the guidance of the Chief of Party (COP), the project will be implemented by a range of technical and operational experts, and accordingly DT Global is looking for qualified candidates in the following fields:


  • Senior project operations
  • Finance
  • Grants and procurement
  • Monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL)


  • Food security and agriculture
  • Competitiveness
  • Workforce development
  • Market systems
  • Trade and investment
  • Export promotion
  • Institutional reform
  • Access to finance
  • Agricultural production

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant technical sector
  • Minimum of seven years’ experience on humanitarian and or development programs, preferably with USAID and in Sri Lanka
  • At least five years of management or team leadership experience
  • English proficiency (written and spoken) is required. Fluency in Sinhala or Tamil also required
  • National candidates and those with Sri Lankan work authorization are highly encouraged to apply

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing functions such as security, finance, procurement, and logistics in post-conflict or transition settings
  • Experience working on high-pressure and high-visibility activities. This includes rapid turnaround of materials, talking points, and data, and being prepared to effectively explain and advocate for the project on short notice
  • Experience managing diverse program teams, including remotely. This should include training, mentoring, and capacity building of senior staff
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with local counterparts, other donor-funded projects, and parties interested in or affected by program interventions
  • Demonstrated ability for developing and sustaining relationships with USAID counterparts and clearly elucidating program strategy and programmatic information. This should include leveraging experience and relationships to articulate responses to regular USAID requests
  • Demonstrate excellent problem-solving, multi-tasking, and decision-making capabilities, often in difficult circumstances with imperfect information
  • Experience overseeing monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems and processes
  • Experience in operational, human resources, construction, and financial management for USAID-funded projects
  • Ability/willingness to travel throughout Sri Lanka to support teams on a regular basis necessary

Please note that any positions are contingent upon donor funding and award of the contract to DT Global.

To apply for this job please visit