Senior Legal Officer Jobs at World Vision in Colombo, Western Province

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World Vision company opens jobs for Senior Legal Officer positions in the Western Province region. The type of work we provide is Full-time.

The criteria for the employees we need are having Legal skills with Mid-Senior level experience, as well as employees who are honest, disciplined and responsible.

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Job Information

Company:World Vision
Position:Senior Legal Officer
Region:Western Province, Colombo - Western Province
Job Function:Legal
Seniority Level:Mid-Senior level
Employment Type:Full-time
Industry:Non-profit Organizations

Job Description

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,00+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities

Job Purpose

To be the only and main focal point in the entire organization to provide legal support and advice in order to mitigate legal risk and exposure of the organization.

Major Responsibilities

  • Oversee the delivery of legal services and resources
  • Provide legal advice and support to departments on statutory compliance, legal procedures, documents and mitigation of risks.
  • Drafting, vetting and approving legal communiqués, contracts, MOUs and other agreements while ensuring all contracts and agreements are in compliance with WVL policies and domestic regulations.
  • Initiate and pursue legal proceedings of the organization.
  • Liaise with and manage external counsel.
  • Monitor the status of all litigation matters and provide comprehensive updates to the management.
  • Compliance of Registrar of Companies’ requirements and adherence to other regulatory requirements.
  • Attending all Board Meetings.
  • Filing of all relevant and required documents including annual returns, audited financial statements, updating the changes of board members with registrar of companies.
  • Preparing Notice of all Board Meetings and circulating the same, preparing of minutes of meeting and circulating among members.
  • Advise on mitigation of employee grievance issues, attend and manage Labour department matters, instruct and manage all pre-litigation matters including preliminary inquiries and domestic inquiries liaising with P&C.
  • Review and draft letters/documents relating to employee and third party matters.
  • Review organizational policies and guidelines.

Required Professional Experience

  • A minimum of 5 – 8 years’ experience in a similar capacity.
  • Proven track record of achievement at a senior level delivering legal services in a similarly large and complex organization.

Educational Qualifications

  • Attorney- at- Law, LL. B Degree
  • Notary Public
  • Commissioner for Oaths
  • Registered Company Secretary
  • Member of the Sri Lanka Bar Association

Applicant Types Accepted

Local Applicants Only


  • Comfortable environment
  • Taught when starting work
  • Salary bonus if there is overtime

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Company Information

World Vision

World Vision is an international non-profit organization that seeks to promote the well-being of children, families, and communities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, the organization operates in nearly 100 countries, working with local and international partners to provide health and education services, emergency relief, and long-term development programs. World Vision is committed to empowering the world’s most vulnerable people, bringing them hope in the face of poverty, suffering, and injustice. Through advocacy, collaboration, and innovation, World Vision works to create a better future for all.

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