World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Bangladesh

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Motivated by our Christian faith, World Vision serves all people, regardless of their religion, ethnicity or gender. In World Vision family a significant number of professionals are working in partnership in approximately 100 countries all over the world.

World Vision Bangladesh is working throughout the country with her passionate staff for the wellbeing of the children and their families specially who are the most vulnerable.

World Vision Bangladesh is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages women candidates. As a world-class organization, we attract and retain talents through offering competitive compensation packages and challenging career opportunities.

Current Opportunities

National Director, WV Bangladesh

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

As the National Director (ND) of World Vision Bangladesh (WVB), you will strategically lead, develop, and direct the implementation of all aspects of the ministry, bringing life in all its fullness to 2.2 million vulnerable children in Bangladesh. With a budget of close to USD 100 million and a team of about 1,580 staff, this is an exciting opportunity for you to help implement 56 Area Development Programmes and 9 grant-funded/special projects in 30 districts and 93 working locations in Bangladesh as well as the large response program for Rohingya refugees with multi-sectoral interventions like education, WASH, livelihood, gender based violence, shelter and nutrition.

In performing the role of ND, you will be an effective leader locally and globally, modelling the organization’s principles of Twin Citizenship; by acting as both a local and global representative of World Vision and collaborating effectively with other partnership offices and divisions you will achieve local and organizational goals while ensuring high ministry quality and overall organizational effectiveness.

You will lead the team to achieve the country's strategy in alignment with Our Promise, ensuring the country's operations and operating model maintain the Partnership's focus on Child Well Being Outcomes and Aspirations as they apply in Bangladesh; maximizing the impact in the field while maintaining efficiency as a wise steward of entrusted resources. You will also participate in and implement directional shifts of the organization, such as ensuring the Bangladesh program has capacity to execute global strategy, particularly for fragile contexts, development, and management of Projects of National Significance and grants such as the USD 86 million grant from USAID, which has recently been awarded extension for two more years and the EU grant of USD 15 million which is the flagship program of WVB. You will also have over sight of the response, providing guidance to the Response Director.

Externally, you will foster collaboration with major donors, project partners, local government, church representatives, faith-based organizations, and non-governmental organizations, serving according to given Power of Attorney. In doing so, you will maximize stewardship, effectiveness, the efficiency of costs, and operating models.

As the National Director, you will model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry, and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships to be a fine exemplar of the organizations Christian faith, leading by example and providing spiritual guidance to staff on the Vision Mission and World Vision’s Core Values.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Deliver on Child Well-being Aspirations / Outcomes and Targets:

  • Collaborate and build coalitions to catalyze movements for children’s well-being, locally and globally.

  • Align and influence national strategic mandates and priorities with global priorities for Child Wellbeing (CWB).

  • 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 National Office (NO) 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.

  • In dialogue with GC and Region provide support / leadership for development and execution of shared support services in specific areas of ministry and functions, based out of the country and serving the entire partnership or region.

Increase and Diversify Funding Portfolio:

  • Build and maintain sustainability through diversified revenue growth in alignment with agreed targets.

  • Define vision for grants acquisition and management performance within NO, ensure that grants are strategically aligned to NO priorities and consider the competitive landscape.

  • Ensure alignment of programming for coordinated design and promotion of products and programmes.

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 and Partnership expectations.

  • 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 NO 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 NO 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 NO people and 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.

Twin Citizenship and Partnering - External, Board and Partnership:

  • Act as a Twin Citizen ensuring that National 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:

  • Social entrepreneurship.

  • 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:

  • Master’s degree in development studies, management, or social sciences; or equivalent with 10 years' experience in country-level program management.

  • At least 10-years experience in overseeing large Government grant, its acquisition, and donor engagement.

  • Experience in one of the major Ministries (Relief, Development, Advocacy), close familiarity with the other two.

  • Knowledge of LEAP (Learning through Evaluation with Accountability and Planning) cycle and Transformational Development Indicators is preferred.

  • Experience in fundraising and generating local revenue.

  • Advocacy and public relations.

  • Leading or working with advisory boards.

  • Ability to present persuasively to Senior Management Team, staff, donors, NGO’s, government officials, community leaders, and other stakeholders.

  • Demonstrating experience of living and working in fragile context (economic, social, weather, etc).

  • Experience with Humanitarian industry and World vision will be preferred.

  • Experience in combining slow and fast onset programs. Ability to juggle emergency response with long-term transformational development.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

  • Postgraduate degree in management or social sciences(regular course, not distance learning) (advanced degree is preferred).

  • At least ten years of senior strategic management leadership, preferably with a global organisation and/or international exposure.

  • A proven track record of delivering consistent, quality results with accountability and integrity.

  • A good knowledge of financial management and accounting principles.

  • Experience and/or understanding of matrix management.

  • A good grasp of current socio-political, economic, religious and cultural issues facing Bangladesh.

  • A good understanding of trends in the humanitarian industry and non-governmental organisations in relation to relief, development, advocacy and resource mobilisation.

  • Acceptability in the country to address the socio-political, economic, religious and cultural issues facing Bangladesh.

  • Eligible to secure visa and work permit to work in Bangladesh.

  • Dhaka has high pollution and willingness and fitness to work in this hardship location.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Being a spokesperson for media.

  • Diplomacy to work with Government and Donors.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROSTER

*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):

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • 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

  • Finance 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

  • Health Manager/Specialist

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist

  • Nutrition Manager/Specialist

  • Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist

  • Livelihoods Manager/Specialist

  • Protection Manager/Specialist

  • Child Protection ManManager/Specialist