Job Description

Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships (SAPP) Programme is a project implemented under the Ministry of Agriculture jointly funded by the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The total programme cost is US$ 105 Million and it is designed to contribute to Sri Lanka's smallholders' poverty reduction and competitiveness. It mainly focuses on the development of 4P (Public, Private, Producer Partnerships) value chain projects in collaboration with private sector promoter companies, Farmer/Producer Organizations and farmers to develop production and marketing system with commercial orientation while increasing the income of rural communities for sustainable rural development. The programme is implemented islandwide.


Applications are called from the citizens of Sri Lanka with the below mentioned qualifications to fill the following position of the Programme Management Unit.


Deputy Manager - Value Chain Implementation


He/she is responsible for attending project development process and to manage implementing operations of 4Ps sub projects, liaising with all partners and stakeholders including farmers and FPOs, government, banks, companies, insurance providers etc. and carry out follow-up activities to ensure that 4Ps resources are utilized meaningfully to achieve the objectives of the program. He/she is responsible for continuous monitoring and evaluation of implementation process and propose strategic interventions to be attended with no delay and develop guidelines appropriately and manage subordinate staff. Ensure that the 4P project Promoters and other service providers are in compliance with agreement terms and conditions during the project period.


Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • A Bachelor's degree preferably in the field of Agriculture, Agric. Economics, Agri- Business, Management, Agriculture extension or in any closely relevant field which is recognized by the University Grants Commission and at least 8 years post qualifying experience in the relevant field at managerial capacity.


  • An Officer of the Government All Island Services Class III or above or similar status in the relevant field with at least 9 years' experience in class III post.
  • Post graduate qualifications in the relevant field with extensive field experience will be an added advantage.



Working experience in a donor funded project is desirable.

General Conditions applicable for the above mentioned position


Age Limit

Below 64 years by the closing date of applications.


Salary Scale 

Based on the Management Service Circular No. 01/2019 of the Treasury. 



Programme Management Unit (PMU) is in Nawaala Road, Rajagiriya. However, extensive traveling to project locations is involved.



Proficiency in written and verbal communication skills in English and Sinhala are a must with sound knowledge in MS Office packages. Proficiency in Tamil Language will be an added advantage.



As per Management Service Circular No. 01/2019, appointments will be made on contract basis and extension of service will be based on performance.

Appointment is made on contract basis in accordance with the Management Services Circular No. 01/2019.


Please visit our website for Terms of References (TOR)


Other terms

The employee will be a member of the Employees' Provident Fund and Employee Trust Fund and contributions would be made to the said schemes by the Employer and Employee in accordance with the relevant Acts.


Method of Selection

Only shortlisted applicants based on the highest qualifications and experience will be called for an interview and selection will be based on the performance at the interview. Applications giving all particulars of qualifications, experience and other relevant information with two non-related referees should be sent under registered cover with the name of the post as appearing in the advertisement written on the top left hand corner of the envelope to the Programme Director, Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships Programme, No.212/A, Nawala Road, Rajagiriya


Applicants employed in Govt. Departments, State Corporations, Boards and Authorities should send their applications through the Heads of their respective organizations.

Job Overview
Job Posted:
3 weeks ago
Job Expire In:
7h 45m
Job Type
Full Time
Job Role
Bachelor Degree
8+ Years
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