National Director - World Vision Colombia

12011-21N09032
Bogota
12-Dec-18
International Role - Yes

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Strategically lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of World Vision Colombia 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.

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

Ensure organizational sustainability by providing leadership, strategic direction and support in the implementation of the National Strategy (AF19 – AF21) that contributes to increase the impact, positioning and sustainability of the Ministry, the organizational effectiveness and to strengthen the organizational identity and culture.

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

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead increase and diversification of the Funding Portfolio 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 Colombia Ministry.

  • Implement the vision for grants acquisition and manage them within the NO, ensure that grants are strategically aligned to NO priorities and consider the competitive landscape.

  • Strengthen the integration and alignment of marketing and programming for coordinated design and promotion of products and programmes.

  • Maintain the implementation of 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 Colombia and for fulfilment of WV strategic mandates:

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

  • Advocacy agenda - promote integral well-being and protection with tenderness of childhood, through the incidence on public politics that impact the childhood.

  • Institutional relations for acquisition of resources.

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

  • Media relations; ensure that WV and Child Well-Being and protection agenda are promoted appropriately.

  • Acquisition and cultivation of key partners.

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

  • Represent World Vision Colombia engage and build strategic alliances with the government ministries, WV advisory council, major donor agencies, WV Partnership, non-governmental agencies, churches, Faith Based Organizations and media.

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

  • 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 the resources.

Ensure national operations meets the aspirations, results, objectives and quality of child well-being and protection approaches:

  • Represent World Vision Colombia engage and build strategic alliances with the government ministries, WV advisory council, major donor agencies, WV Partnership, non-governmental agencies, churches, Faith Based Organizations and media.

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

  • 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 the resources.

Ensure national operations meets the aspirations, results, objectives and quality of child well-being and protection approaches:

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

  • Influence national strategic mandates and priorities with global priorities for child well-being and protection.

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

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

Ensure national operations meets the aspirations, results, objectives and quality of child well-being and protection approaches:

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

  • Influence national strategic mandates and priorities with global priorities for child well-being and protection.

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

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

Ensure Operational Leadership and Stewardship Excellence:

  • Ensure that World Vision Colombia 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 expectations agreed with the Advisor Council.

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

  • Ensure implementation and compliance to Partnership Performance Management Standards and Principles, while seeking to implement Performance Management guidelines on a 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 organizational Leadership and Organizational 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 Colombia strategies and work.

  • Be model of a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships, and provide spiritual guidance to staff by the WV Vision, Mission and Core Values.

  • Inspire staff to support Christian identity, commitments and witness.

  • 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 organizational culture, which leverages respect, value and promotes gender, age and ethnic diversity.

  • Build and promote an organizational 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.

  • Support the Chair of the WV Colombia Advisor Council in coordinating Council meetings, and in maintaining a pool of contacts from which to draw future Council members.

  • Support Advisor Council Chair and AC members in succession plans.

Position and represent WV Colombia branding as a Christian organization with emphasis in Children protection and promotion:

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

  • Ensure WV is positioned as a leading NGO in promoting the well-being and integral protection of the most vulnerable 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 management in WV Colombia ensuring clarity of vision, disciplined execution, staff commitment and high performance:

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

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

  • Ensure formation to the leadership team so they can face change and have management capacities.

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

Ensure organizational sustainability by leading and Managing WV Colombia team in 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 integrity with 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.

  • Ensure efficient and effective organizational practices, which 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 Colombia 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.

  • Maintain complete accountability to the Advisory Council and Regional leadership on the management of risks facing the organization.

Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA):

  • Maintain the capacity to respond to natural and man-made emergencies in coordination with the HEA team.

  • 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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • 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 development role with ambitious and challenging targets, and proven experience in the social sector.

  • Essential capabilities, skills and experience for the new National Director.

  • Proven Leadership, Management and Team Development skills.

  • Proven experience and knowledge in marketing and fundraising.

  • Work experience with Advisory Councils and Directive Boards.

  • Management skills in the areas of strategy & planning, financial management, risk management, people development and management, and management of organizational processes focusing on results delivery.

  • Ability to make decisions and work under pressure in uncertainty complex contexts.

  • Ability to maintain effective work relationships with all levels of staff, board and other stakeholders; additionally, ability of external relationship and networking.

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

  • Familiar with current donor trends, both private and public.

  • Proficient English and Spanish is required.

  • Comprehension of Colombia country context and culture.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel.

  • On call: 100%