for the Consultant to Design Course on English for Specific Purpose(ESP) to Improve English Skills Performance at the Faculty of Agriculture under the World Bank funded ELTA-ELSE Faculty Development Project


The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) and the World Bank have agreed, to support the higher education sector through a Bank funded Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD) operation. AHEAD operation is organized into two components. The first is a Program Component that supports the national Higher Education Development Program. The second is a systems strengthening, capacity building and technical assistance component that will assist GoSL to strengthen the higher education sector. Under the AHEAD project, Faculty of Agriculture, Eastern University Sri Lanka invites applications for hiring individual consultants and resource persons to design and conduct the short courses, seminar and workshops for the undergraduate students.  


Proposed Tasks:

The consultant will be required to provide a detailed plan to establish the related activities for improving multi-faceted English skills of the undergraduates to strengthen business communication skills under directions of the department.


  1. To design courses on English for Specific Purpose to improve English skills performance 
  2. Develop a plan to establish English by incorporating expectations of the students, and activity coordinators of the Project.
  3. Designs and implements proactive communication and change management plans to ensure initiatives are well executed
  4. Make revision, if required, on the planned activities after implementations.
  5. Proactively engages in external research and knowledge sharing to stay
  6. Be responsible for the timely administration of the AHEAD & Faculty of Agriculture
  7. Producing the consultancy reports


Expected Qualifications:

  • A postgraduate degree preferably in English Language from a recognized University and three years’ experience in teaching English language


  • Experience in teaching English language for 10 years in University/Universities


Selection procedures: Consultants will be selected adopting Individual Consultant selection procedures. 

Duration of the Consultancy: One Month

Remuneration: LKR 60,000 on completion of the project.

How to Apply


  • All interested candidates can submit your CV and photocopies of the education &  professional qualification & service certificates should be sent under registered cover to reach “DIRECTOR, OTS AHEAD PROJECT OFFICE, EASTERN UNIVERSITY, CHENKALADY,  SRI LANKA” on or before 6th March 2020. The post applied for should be marked on the top left hand corner of the envelope. 
  • Incomplete & illegible applications, applications which are not attached with supportive documents and applications received by the university after the closing date will be rejected without intimations 



  • The internal university staffs are not eligible to apply for this vacancy 



OTS AHEAD Operations
Eastern University, Sri Lanka

Phone: 065 205 9393

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