World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Thailand

World Vision Foundation of Thailand is a Christian humanitarian and development organisation dedicated to helping needy children, families and communities. At the moment, we are working through 75 area development programmes in 43 provinces in all regions of Thailand.

World Vision Foundation of Thailand (WVFT) would like to invite you to be our part of giving needy children opportunities. Because they are the future of our nation but there are a lot of children who are living in difficulty. If you are keen on helping children or needy people in society, here is your chance. Join us to create a bright future for children together.

World Vision Foundation of Thailand is committed to equal opportunities and diversity recruiting its people without regard to age, gender, ethnicity, beliefs and disability. Although a Christian organisation, WVFT hires staff irregardless of faith except for positions that necessarily require Christian faith.

Current Opportunities

Regional Governance Advisor – Asia 2 Region

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in the Asia Region where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The purpose of this regional position, Regional Governance Advisor (RGA), is to apply the relevant expertise, knowledge, skills and methods that will effectively engage with National Offices [Support Offices] in the development of high performing national office governing boards that guide, protect and ensure the achievement of the World Vision Mission and Vision.

To this end, the position will lead board development, provide and manage governance training, clarify decision rights and accountability in all aspects of World Vision governance, and support National Office governance transition and Peer Review processes according to established policies and standards. The position makes an important contribution to ensuring alignment to Partnership strategy, governance policy development, research and creation of quality resource materials. In addition, the position facilitates twin citizenship and unity & trust between the National Offices and the Global Centre.

The position supports National Offices in the Asia 2 Region (Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan).

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Board Development & Capacity Building:

  • Provide capacity building and development facilitation and training in best practice governance to Boards and Advisory Councils in Asia 2, in collaboration with the RLs, ND’s and Support Office CEOs.

  • Facilitate the assessment of governance effectiveness in National Offices and develop action plans to address identified gaps.

  • Create and implement regional governance strategy, annual work plan and Regional Forum Plan for capacity building and other learning processes.

  • Support the defining of baseline Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for governance at national, regional, and global level, to promote effectiveness and alignment to Partnership standards.

  • Ensure monitoring, observation, regular communication and quality board meeting reporting, so as to keep track of Board and Advisory Council performance.

  • Provide support and quality control for National Office Board and Advisory Council Transitions where appropriate.

  • Coach and advise National Directors/CEOs, senior leadership (Subject Matter Experts that support board committees) and board support staff to work with their boards and Advisory Councils and derive value from them.

  • Contribute content and develop board training modules.

Peer Review & Global International Audit (GIA):

  • In conjunction with the Peer Review department, provide support and counsel to board and staff with regard to the self-review, in preparation for Peer Reviews.

  • Provide advice for an appropriate follow-up and implementation of peer review recommendations.

  • Participate as a peer in reviews assigned and scheduled by the Peer Review Department.

  • Support GIA’s risk audits related to the governance functioning, and provide advice on implementation of GIA recommendations related to governance.

Collective Responsibility, Regional Strategy & Alignment:

  • Contribute to regional senior management meetings as appropriate and articulate governance issues as well as Global Governance Department planning and coordination meetings.

  • Participate in the development of a contextualized Regional Forum that is governance-focused and a development opportunity for boards and Advisory Councils.

  • Selectively attend Board or Advisory Council meetings as a resource advisor /observer on governance with agreement of parties concerned.

  • Liaise with VisionFund governance department (where applicable) to ensure alignment between National Offices and VisionFund MFIs on governance issues as per WVI policies and guidelines.

Others:

  • Attend and participate in weekly chapel, devotions and regional/departmental retreats.

  • Practice the Core Values, Covenant of Partnership and Partnership Principles.

  • Undertake any other tasks that are consistent with the position’s purposes, as may be required by the Partnership Leader, Global Governance.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters level or higher degree in related field such as Human Development, Law, Organisational Development, Corporate Business and related Management, or Governance.

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the functioning of International NGOs such as World Vision in terms of their governance, management and operations.

  • Broad knowledge and understanding of current board governance issues in the region and/or global.

  • Experience in senior management roles, including working directly under and reporting to a board, serving on a board, preferably including experience in the non-profit sector.

  • An understanding of leading practices in governance in the corporate governance.

  • Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills.

  • Proven ability to work with high level members of boards and CEOs.

  • Ability to lead board assessments, conduct objective assessments per defined standards and facilitate board development and capacity building.

  • Ability to conceive and formalize sound strategy to meet the mission and deliver on objectives and tasks on time.

  • Outstanding coordination skills, with ability to handle multiple activities concurrently, work under pressure, and meet deadlines.

  • International experience/exposure through travel or living working in other countries.

  • Ability to participate effectively in a virtual team while ensuring achievement of team objectives.

  • Good diplomatic, influencing and negotiating skill with ability to exercise discretion.

  • Demonstrated commitment to World Vision's mission statement and Core Values.

  • Proven ability to work across different cultures and nationalities within the regions and cultural contexts.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Masters Level or Higher Degree in related field such as Human Development, Law, Organizational Development, Corporate Business Management or Governance.

  • Experience in development of quality board tools and polices.

  • Board experience and board development facilitation.

  • Ability to work in a complex organization.

  • Understanding of current practices in corporate governance.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30+% of the time.

  • Willingness to work outside the normal working hours from time to time, due to the need to connect with people in different time zones.

  • Ability to work in a virtual team.

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