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Yohan W.

Senior Manager - Grants and Procurement

Sri Lanka

Summary

As a multi-skilled professional with over 22 years of experience, I am currently seeking a long-term contract in International Development Sector where I can engage my expertise and passion for business with an organization who is an industry leader and has a reputation for integrity. At present, I am the Senior Grants Manager at USAID implementing partner, Land O’ Lakes for its USD 14.8 million invested VEGA BIZ+ project. Through my career, I have worked more than 14 years for US-based companies and have experienced the required context. I have worked for World Vision Sri Lanka and a founder staff member of VisionFund Lanka. I worked with World Vision for 6 years and I played many roles in several offices in the country. At present, I am lecturing at the University of Colombo at the department of economics as a visiting lecturer. I conduct lectures at the University of Colombo since 2011 to date and deliver lectures for project management, product development, SME development and Microfinance. Over 20 year’s professional experience with multi-sector, multi-skilled professional as a Director – CEO, Grants and Procurement Manager, Visiting Lecturer, SME Business consultant, in diversified fields such as public-private partnerships [PPP], construction, microfinance, economic development and community development with Private, International Governmental Organisations and International Non-Governmental Organizations. Against a strong financial backdrop, I have developed expertise in livelihood programming as well as training, capacity building and administration for microfinance institutions. With the knowledge that has gathered from many international assignments and programs; in past years, I have been actively participating to develop the new curriculum to enhance the management and economic studies to widen the students’ knowledge on Small & Medium scale businesses, microfinance and microinsurance industry in Sri Lanka.

Experience

  • development
  • microfinance
  • international development
  • usaid
  • finance
  • united states
  • sri lanka
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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