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National Director - Brazil

São Paulo
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

National Director-WV Brazil

Purpose of the position:

Strategically lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of World Vision Brazil Ministry as an effective member of the Partnership in line with Twin Citizenship principles to ensure high Ministry quality and high impact in the field; be accountable for all of aspects of WV’s work in the country.

Successfully lead the change process of World Vision Brazil transition from a funded entity, to a wholly self-sustainable office, responsible for its own fund raising.

Ensure that WV Brazil ministry is directly contributing to the sustained well-being of children including their rights, protection and participation, within their families and communities and stays relevant to impact.

Ensure organisational sustainability by providing leadership, strategic direction and support in the development and implementation of an effective National Resource Development Strategy that will lead to Increased and diversified funding portfolio.

Establishment and maintenance of collaborative partnerships between WV Brazil and donors, partners, all tiers of government, churches and other non-governmental organizations.

Observe World Vision core documents (Vision, Mission, Statement of Faith, Core Values and Covenant of Partnership) and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Key Responsabilities:

Lead increase and diversifications of the Funding Portfolio and National Resource Development for self sustainability with emphasis in social marketing, local fund raising through individual donations, funds from private sector, government, foundations and multilateral organizations.

  • Influence donors using creative approaches to motivate them to get involved in support of World Vision Brazil Ministry.

  • Implement the National Office sustainability strategy though the Juntos pelas criancas platform.

  • 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 marketing and programming for coordinated design and promotion of products and programmes

  • Implement long term and short term programs that create new opportunities for acquisition, retention and transformation of diverse set of donors;

  • Strengthen digital technologies approach for fundraising.

Create and strengthen external relations with Christian leaders, private sector, government, NGOs and civil society to promote children protection and development in Brazil and for fulfilment of WV strategic mandates

  • Build proactive external relationship with church leaders, local government leaders, donors, private corporations for the following purposes:

1. Advocacy agenda - promote policy change for improved child well-being

2. Institutional relations for acquisition of resources

3. Enable and support programmes in the country by government agencies at all levels

4. Media relations; Ensure that WV and Child Well-Being agenda are promoted appropriately.

5. Partners acquisition

Ensure advocacy towards the protection of children and the promotion of their rights

  • Represent World Vision Brazil engage and build strategic alliances with the government ministries, WV board, major donor agencies, WV Partnership, non-governmental agencies, churches and media;

  • Develop and implement appropriate advocacy strategies to raise awareness of- and advocate for change in- key issues within the specific context;

  • Lead and facilitate strategies for advocating justice issues to address changes in unfair structures that oppress those in need;

  • Strengthen awareness of World Vision’s program both within and outside of the WV Partnership;

  • 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

Ensure national operations delivers on Child Well-Being Aspirations/outcomes and targets and programme quality

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

  • Influence national strategic mandates and priorities with global priorities for child wellbeing

  • Ensure that the NO functions in a contextualized, complementary, sensitive and cohesive manner.

  • Ensure programming implementation and quality through schools in WV Brazil prioritized regions and neighborhoods.

Ensure Operational Leadership and Stewardship Excellence:

  • Ensure that World Vision Brazil operations provide relevant impact in the country and region

  • 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 WV global strategic priorities and country Board expectations

  • Ensure organisational sustainability by ongoing predictive success planning (funding, Ministry, organisational development, leadership pipeline, leadership development)

  • Ensure implementation and compliance to Partnership Performance Management Standards and Principles, while seeking to implement Performance Management guidelines on reasonable level;

  • Ensure excellent standards in the management of the human, financial, capital and technical resources of the organization, which includes inspiring and setting high standards of work and clear performance indicators and accountability to stakeholders;

  • Ensure organizational compliance to the "country" Government standards and laws for WV operations in the country.

Lead the strengthening of organisational Leadership and Culture based on organizational identity and partnership strategy

  • Promote WV’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and key Partnership Standards and Practices among the staff and partners and ensure these are the core foundation of World Vision Brazil strategies and work through Family Likeness guidelines

  • 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;

  • Inspire staff to support Christian identity, commitments and witness (including incarnational living).

  • Promote a culture of innovation and agility in order to respond timely to external challenges and expectations and ensure relevance

  • Promote a culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital in the office;

  • Build organisational culture, which leverages respect, value and promotes gender, age and ethnic diversity;

  • Build and promote culture that is sustainable for growth and high performance

  • Contribute to the global pool of workforce of WV Partnership by sourcing, recruiting or building committed, competent talents from within the country

Practice Twin Citizenship in negotiations, events and activities of the partnership

  • Act as a Twin Citizen and global leader ensuring that National Office participates in global processes and decisions and allocates resources and talent where most needed, Partnership wide.

  • 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

  • Support the Chair of the WV Brazil Board in coordinating Board meetings, and in maintaining a pool of Christian contacts from which to draw future Board members

  • Support Board Chair and Board member in succession plans

Position and represent WV Brasilbranding as a Christian organization in Children protection and promotion

  • Strategically position WV Brazil as a credible and trustworthy national and global partner

  • Ensure WV is positioned as a leading NGO in promoting the well-being and rights of children within the country context to enhance public and stakeholders’ confidence and trust;

  • Ensure that the WV brand is respected within the country and is consistently modeled in staff conduct and throughout office operations;

Lead change managementin WV Brazil ensuring clarity of vision, disciplined execution and staff commitment and high performance.

  • Practice an adaptative leadership open to collaborative analysis and addressing challenges and conflicts timely

  • Ensure timely, effective and appropriate organizational internal communications strategy in WV Brazil, and when needed ensuring to be the one who communicates purpose and vision of change timely and constantly to all staff and teams

  • Ensure change leadership and management capacities formed in leadership team

  • Establish an intentional approach to change management through a strategy or plan

Ensure organisational sustainability by leading and Managing WV Brazil teamin a way that facilitates a high performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity

  • Establish and ensure a collaborative working environment across areas and teams

  • Lead and prepare others for taking decisions and lead organizational processes in order to ensure and promote organizational agility

  • Build sustainability through the growth and development of staff and leadership capability and effective organizational succession planning for all leadership roles including the National Director and Senior Leadership Team

  • Inspire, motivate, accompany and develop the Senior Leadership Team

Lead overall financial integritywith emphasis in financial management and operations, risk management and response to audits and peer reviews.

  • Ensure effective stewardship and accountability of WV and other donor resources, finances and people, consistent with performance standards established by the WV Brazil Board of Directors.

  • Ensure efficient and effective organizational practices, that result in successful financial and operational audit rating;

  • Promote and model high level of transparency, integrity and zero tolerance to fraud

  • Ensure the office compliance to local legal requirements and standards;

  • Represent World Vision Brazil in courts, if required

  • Provide direction for integrating private and public funds to maximize results and respond to community needs in most effective and efficient way;

  • Have overall responsibility for assessment of risks and the development of risk management planning to mitigate risks to NO operations, staff, assets and programmes

  • Maintaining complete accountability to the Board and Regional leadership on the management of risks facing the organization.


Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA):

  • Develop and maintain capacity to respond to natural and man-made emergencies;

  • Collaborate with HEA Regional Director in determining the appropriate level of emergency response in country.

  • Oversee relief efforts, as and when they arise and work in partnership with HEA response teams. Build in-country relief response capacity to ensure adequate disaster mitigation, management and response;

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the job training:

  • Minimum Qualification required:Master’s degree in Management, Social Sciences or equivalent.

  • Experience:At least 8 years’ senior management experience, including 5 years’ in a proven Marketing and Business role with ambitious sales targets, with overall responsibility for growing the sales portfolio of a profit or not-for-profit company and 5 years’ experience in Governance.

  • Preferred:

    • A qualification in Sales and Marketing management,

    • 5 years’ experience managing a P&L

  • Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Proven Leadership and Management skills

  • Good Sales and Marketing skills

  • Proven Decision-making skills

  • Experience in leading executive teams, or leaders of leaders

  • Experience with a Board

  • Good sales and financial management capabilities

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff, board and other stakeholders

  • High level of confidence and confidentiality

  • Ability to communicate and negotiate with key internal and external stakeholders at a national and international level

  • High level of emotional intelligence

  • Familiar with current donor trends, both private and public

  • Ability to engage evangelical sector across denominations, preferred knowledge and relations with evangelical churches in Brazil

  • Proficient Portuguese and English

  • Computer literacy

  • Fluent Spanish (preferred)

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel

  • Travel: 40% Domestic/international travel is required.

  • On call: 100%