World Vision first began emergency relief work in Mongolia in 1993, after a severely cold winter known as dzud. In 1995, World Vision Mongolia opened its national office in Ulaanbaatar city.
Now after nearly 16 years, World Vision Mongolia implements its projects through 34 Area Development Programmes in Ulaanbaatar and in 17 rural communities across the country.
Setting five priorities in the field, World Vision programmes focus on healthy living, child and family well-being, economic resilience, environmental improvement and child sponsorship, with the aim of achieving transformational development.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The National Director (ND) will strategically lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of World Vision's ministry in Mongolia. As a leader, he/she will contribute to partnership life and unity, by acting as both a local and global representative of World Vision. The ND will lead the team to achieve the country's strategy in alignment with Our Promise for effective operations. He/she will ensure the country's operations and operating model maintain the Partnership's focus on Child Well Being (CWB) Outcomes and Aspirations, maximizing the impact in the field while maintaining efficiency as a wise steward of entrusted resources. The ND will collaborate effectively with other partnership offices and divisions to achieve local and organizational goals.
Deliver on Child Well-being Aspirations/Outcomes and Targets:
Collaborate and build coalitions to catalyse movements for children’s well-being, locally and globally.
Align and influence national strategic mandates and priorities with global priorities for child wellbeing.
Champion increased and enriched connections between children, communities and supporters, for an increasingly vibrant, authentic and engaging experience among them.
Lead champions for innovative approaches to organizational services, processes and systems.
Be a credible advocate for children and champion efforts for child rights, mobilizing change at every level by lifting the voices of local children, youth and their communities.
Ensure that the field office functions in a contextualized, complementary, sensitive and cohesive manner. The core values, principles of interdependence and twin citizenship enhance the relevance of WV ministry and its distinct contribution to national development as well as guide the contribution it makes to the Partnership.
Grow and Leverage Yield to Ministry:
Ensures systems are in place so that projects are managed on time and on budget in achieving the desired impact on CWB.
Set up a structure and budget that supports the Ministry and is aligned with the strategy, while keeping adequate efficiency ratio to be competitive in the humanitarian industry.
Promote a culture of continuous improvement, agility and stewardship.
Increase and Diversify Funding Portfolio:
Build and maintain sustainability through diversified public and private revenue growth in alignment with agreed targets.
Increase the long term sustainability of the organization by ensuring the development, resourcing and execution of a strategic marketing plan.
Define vision for grants acquisition and management performance within field office, ensure that grants are strategically aligned to field office priorities and consider the competitive landscape.
Ensure alignment of programming for coordinated design and promotion of products and programmes.
Promote WV Mongolia as partner of choice to achieve successful funding innovation across donor segments.
Engage externally with high-level government officials, donors, faith leaders and corporate partners to increase engagement and funding.
Achieve Operational and Stewardship Excellence:
Lead the development and execution of the country strategy through programme approaches and operating plans with clear, measurable short-term and long-term targets.
Ensure country strategy is aligned with Regional and WV global strategic priorities.
Ensure organisational sustainability by ongoing predictive success planning (funding, Ministry, organisational development, leadership pipeline).
Ensure that key Ministry and support functions are strategically aligned and appropriately included in the field office strategy.
Ensure effective stewardship and accountability of WV resources, finances and people, consistent with performance standards established by the Global and Regional leadership.
Promote and model high level of transparency, integrity and zero tolerance to fraud.
Have overall responsibility for assessment of risks and the development of risk management planning to mitigate risks to field office operations, staff, assets and programmes.
Ensure organizational compliance to the "country" Government standards and laws for WV operations in the country.
Recruit, Motivate, Equip, Lead and Retain Capable Staff:
Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships, and provide spiritual guidance to staff on the WV Vision, Mission and Core Values.
Demonstrate Christ-centered servant leadership amongst WV staff and diverse partners.
Demonstrate strong conviction and ability to work in ecumenical and inter-faith contexts.
Inspire staff to support Christian identity, commitments and witness (including incarnational living).
Build and promote culture that is sustainable for growth and high performance.
Build sustainability through the growth and development of field office leadership capability.
Build sustainability through effective organisational succession.
Lead in a way that facilitates a high performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity; promotes a culture of learning and development, employee engagement, servant leadership and good stewardship of human capital in the office.
Build organisational culture, which leverages respect, value and promotes gender, age and ethnic diversity.
Contribute to the global pool of workforce of WV Partnership by sourcing, recruiting or building committed, competent talents from within the country.
Ensure Child and Adult Safeguarding Policy and Security Policy are in place to ensure well-being of WV Mongolia staff and those we serve.
Twin Citizenship and Partnering:
Act as a Twin Citizen ensuring that Field Office participates in global processes and decisions and allocates resources and talent where most needed, Partnership wide.
Contribute to the Partnership, understand its systems and priorities, act as a global leader and a Twin Citizen.
Source best practices and strategic services available Partnership wide, be aware of, and apply relevant innovative approaches.
Promote social entrepreneurship by pursuing innovative solutions to social problems, acting boldly and proactively sourcing required resources and not constrained by resources currently in hand.
Build proactive external relationship with local government leaders, donors, church leaders, private corporations for the following purposes:
Advocacy agenda - promote policy change for improved child well-being.
Donor relations for acquisition of resources and policy influence.
Enable and support programmes in the country by government agencies at all levels.
Media relations; Ensure that WV and Child Well-Being agenda are promoted appropriately.
Represent /the office/ engage and build strategic alliances with the Government of /the country/ major donor agencies, WV Partnership, non-governmental agencies, churches and media.
Strategically position WV as a credible and trustworthy national and global partner.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
At least ten (10) years of experience leading humanitarian assistance and development programs.
Experience leading large organizations in dynamic operating environment.
Exemplary ability to develop effective working relationships in the Mongolia context.
Highest standards of written and verbal communication.
Master's degree or equivalent experience in international development related field.
Expertise in raising funds across a variety of donors, including governments, foundations, corporations, and other private donors.
Fluent financial management skills.
Agreement and commitment to WV’s Vision and Mission Statement, Core Values, and Christian identity.
Ability to represent WV with a variety of stakeholders – from community members to senior government officials.
Familiarity with governance of micro-finance institutions and developing a local advisory board.
Fluent in English, Mongolian language skills desired.
Ability to travel internationally and long distances in a vehicle - 25% or more.
*We have consolidated World Vision's Emergency Response Roster. If you have previously applied your information has been retained and is in our database; do not reapply.
*Answer all questions on the application to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster; country location to be determined based on response.
*If you do not meet minimum eligibility requirements, we invite you to support and help through prayer and donations.
World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster is comprised of highly experienced and vetted humanitarian aid professionals available for short term, medium term, and long term emergency response assignments with World Vision. This roster allows World Vision to more rapidly identify and hire for key positions in its humanitarian response offices.
If selected, eligible applicants will first be fully vetted and then approved for the Emergency Response Roster. As vacancies arise in our humanitarian offices, roster members will be considered for employment opportunities.
If you have the required experience and would like to work with us helping protect lives, restore dignity, and renew hope, we’d love to hear from you.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Emergency Response Roster Positions:
5+ years of cross cultural humanitarian emergency experience outside of your home country.
Minimum 2 years experience serving successfully in fragile or unstable environments.
Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.
Ability to work long hours in stressful environments with a variety of skilled professionals.
Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.
Willing to serve unaccompanied; most likely in a team house setting.
English proficiency; written and verbal.
Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.
Strong track record in developing good working relationships with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.
Below are the World Vision Emergency Response Roster positions that are currently open and accepting applications. If a position matching your background and interests is not listed, we encourage you to check back often as a more appropriate roster position may be listed and accepting applications at that time.
When submitting your application to World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster, please indicate in your cover letter / application which roster position you would like to be considered for.
Director positions currently accepting applications (must have 5-7+ years’ in response leadership role):
Programmes Strategy & Development Director
Manager/Specialist positions currently accepting applications (must have 5+ years’ related experience):
Communication and External Engagement Manager
Human Resources Manager
Support Services Manager
Information Management Manager
Monitoring, Evaluation, Humanitarian Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager
Grant Acquisition and Management Manager
Cash Programming Manager/Specialist
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager/Specialist
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist
Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist
Child Protection ManManager/Specialist