World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Myanmar

World Vision Myanmar has been operating in Myanmar since 1991, with an official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Ministry of Health in 1993.  Currently, WVM has active MoUs with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Social Welfare Relief and Resettlement. An overarching registration with the Ministry of Home Affairs has been secured until December 2016.

World Vision Myanmar is one of the largest NGOs in Myanmar, with over 1,000 full-time staff and network of over 3,000 volunteers who work across 11 of Myanmar’s 14 states and regions. Our 39 Area Development programs (ADPs) focus on geographical areas where we partner with the community, the government and non-governmental organization for 12 to 15 years.

Operations are separated into six zones (Yangon, Delta, Coastal, Mon/Kayin, Central, and Hilly), with each zone supporting Area Development Programs with dedicated management and technical resources.  Because WVM is a community-based organization, program staff are able to develop a deep understanding of the local context and build strong relationships of trust. Community participation is realized through support to over 500 community-based organizations.

Current Opportunities

National Director, World Vision Myanmar

*Please submit your CV in English language.


The National Director will lead the strategy and implementation of World Vision’s work in Myanmar, with the purpose of achieving sustained improvements in child well-being. To accomplish this, the National Director will build strong relationships with external partners, while developing deep leadership capacity within the organisation. The National Director will adhere to all relevant policies and standards, including program performance and financial accountability.

Critically, the National Director will embody the values of World Vision, while contributing to the mission and vision of World Vision International.


Leadership Development:

  • Build a strong executive team, providing strategic guidance and building management capacity, synergy and depth of leadership within WV Myanmar through regular and ad hoc meetings (group and one-on-one).

  • Facilitate the development of effective teams at Area Development Program (ADP), zonal office and national office levels, providing an environment where different teams can share experiences and best practices in a way that enhances the quality of work of WV in Myanmar.

  • Review and approve WV Myanmar succession plan; ensure that proper capacity is in place and succession plan is updated and executed.

World Vision Relationships:

  • Ensure that productive and effective relationships are maintained with the WVI Regional Office, Partnership Office, and Support Office entities.

Staff Capacity and Performance:

  • Champion the professional and personal development of all staff to ensure that WV Vision and Mission are implemented and ensuring local leadership emerges.

  • Oversee the development and implementation of a leadership development plan that ensures the active recruitment and capacity building of qualified candidates with executive management potential.


  • Appropriately develop national governance through active engagement with the Advisory Council and nurturing working relationships with its members, work with the advisory council to recruit new members, and ensure its development by facilitating training and orientation opportunities, engagement with RO and Global Center governance representatives, and convening regular meetings.

  • Ensure oversight and effectiveness of VisionFund Myanmar, by serving as the Chairman of the Board, recruiting new members, ensuring board development, convening regular meetings, coordinating with the Regional Microfinance Director, and promoting program integration.

Spiritual Leadership:

  • Demonstrating Christ-centred life and work

  • Model a high Standard of personal Christian leadership, maturity and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships, and provide spiritual guidance to staff on the Vision, Mission and Core Values of World Vision.

  • Ensure that national leadership is capable to work in interfaith contexts and is familiar with WV’s commitments.

  • Ensure spiritual formation for staff recognizing the restricted context.

  • Ensure that the office has a Faith and Development strategy, Faith and Development is integrated into programming, and relationships are formed with local churches and faith leaders that is appropriate for country context.

  • Participate and lead regular devotional meetings.

  • Understanding World Vision’s Mission and Operations

  • Uphold, promote, follow and apply the WV Core Values, Mission Statement and Covenant of Partnership in all aspects of WV’s ministry.

  • Contribute resources to the WV Partnership, including where relevant: ideas, input and learning from WV Myanmar’s ministry and organizational learning and practice, development of national staff to enhance the international policies,

  • practices, activities and programs of the WV Partnership.

Strategy and Performance Management:

Operating Plan and Long and Short-Term Targets

  • Ensure that there is a documented strategy, business plan, and technical programs, with clear, measurable targets. Ensure that Ministry strategies are aligned with Regional and Partnership strategic priorities.

  • Ensure that each of the main divisions has measurable ways for contributing to the accomplishment of the national strategy. Monitor progress against indicators.

  • Implement the country strategy, annual business plan, and budgets to ensure that they are in accordance with WV Core Values, Mission Statement and relevant WV policies and protocol.

  • Develop and maintain an effective resource development strategy which includes grants, sponsorship, corporate and major donor funding.

  • Ensure that WV Myanmar functions in a complementary, cohesive manner where the principles of interdependence and twin citizenship guide the contribution made to the Partnership and the use of resources drawn from the Partnership.

Individual Performance Management

  • Ensure that there are appropriate accountability and performance management standards to encourage individual growth and increased team effectiveness.

  • Lead the senior management team in a way that facilitate a high performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity. Promote a culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital in the office.

  • Ensure implementation and compliance to Regional and Partnership Performance Management Standards and Principles, while seeking to implement Performance Management guidelines on reasonable level. Champion the leadership team in the proper implementation of Performance Evaluations on regular basis for the whole organization.

  • Support initiatives for staff care and well-being, both for international and local staff.

Achieving Quality Results and Service:

  • Direct, manage and develop staff including: hiring, orientation, training and evaluation to ensure ministry impacts of the highest, cost effective quality, accountability and integrity.

  • Develop and maintain capacity to respond promptly to all Category I and II emergency relief responses.

Donor Experience and Resource Acquisition:

  • Provide leadership, strategic direction and support to the team for developing and implementing excellent donor experience and acquisition of ministry funds. Identify new opportunities and forge alliances that lead to optimization of all resources.

  • Advocate and establish open communication and cooperation with marketing and other internal entities to achieve satisfaction and successful outcomes in the development, implementation, and execution of plans.

  • Exercise discernment and judgment in capturing trends, donor behavior, and feedback, ensuring that necessary tracking systems are in place to provide qualitative and quantitative information to Marketing and executive management leadership.

Building Collaborative Relationships

External Relationships:

  • Represent WV to government, ensuring WV’s continued registration, good standing adherence to the laws and policies of Myanmar and renewal and fulfilment of joint protocols and agreements. Ensure that these are in line with WV’s vision, mission, and core values.

  • As custodian of WV’s ministry and presence in Myanmar, and as the delegated legal representative of WV International in Myanmar, maintain responsibility for WV’s resources, assets and the best interests of WV in Myanmar.

  • Develop effective working relationships with international NGOs, local NGOs, UN Agencies, donors, and churches. Actively participate in relevant forums and working groups.

  • Serve as a spokesperson for World Vision with local and international media.

  • Ensure a productive and effective relationship is maintained with the Regional Leader, Senior Director Operations and Regional staff.

  • Make and maintain relationships with partners to facilitate funding for WV Myanmar, and involvement of churches, corporations and foundations. Comfortably interact with major donors in social and recreational situations.

Implementation Effectiveness:

Technical / Sectoral oversight

  • Ensure the highest technical standards in strategic focal areas to achieve ministry objectives in education, health development, vulnerable children, and humanitarian emergency affairs.

  • Ensure the effectiveness of Operations, Program Quality and Development, People and Culture, Finance and Administration, and Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs.

  • Support the effective functioning of the internal audit function and ensure implementation of audit recommendations.

  • Ensure the development and maintenance of information architecture that supports the clear and effective communication of information and sharing of strategic ideas.

Practising Gender and Cultural Diversity

  • Ensure gender and ethnic diversity at all levels according to relevant policies and guidelines.

Practising Innovation and Change

  • Adapt easily to frequent change, to varied working conditions and requirements, and to diverse individuals and groups. Respond to change with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn or figure out new ways to accomplish work activities and objectives. View situations from different perspectives and challenge fundamental assumptions about accepted ways of doing things. Understand the potential of short- or long-term benefits resulting from change.

  • Visit projects frequently to encourage, advise, build relationships, evaluate and inspect WV funded projects.

  • Ensure that staff security, child protection, risk managements and stress and trauma management protocols and procedures are developed and monitored.


Required Professional Experience:

  • 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 Myanmar 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.

  • English fluency, some Burmese preferred.

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Resource Development.

Travel and/or Work Environment:

  • 25% international and domestic travel.