PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The National Director (ND) strategically lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of World Vision’s ministry in Nepal, ensure the overall management of WVIN operation, need to be an effective leader locally and effective member of the partnership, acting as a local and global representative of the organization.
The ND led the team to achieve the country strategies for effective operations, and lead and implements directional shifts of the organization. Ensure the country’s operations maintain the Partnership’s focus on Child Well Being Outcomes and Aspirations, as they apply in that specific context, maximizing the impact in the field.
The ND collaborates effectively with other Partnership Offices and divisions to achieve local and organizational goals, and externally foster collaboration with major donors, project partners, local Government, Church representatives and non-governmental organizations, serving according to given Power of Attorney, in doing so, the ND will maximise stewardship, effectiveness of cost and appropriate operating models.
The ND will model high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships to be fine exemplar of the organization Christian faith based. Vision, Mission and WV Core Values.
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
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’s) function 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 Child Well Being (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.
Drive income growth through the marketing of local fundraising.
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 programme.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Master’s degree or equivalent experience with training and experience in fund development and organizational management.
Excellent understanding of the political, social and economic context in South Asia Pacific countries, particularly in Nepal, and its impact on WV as a Christian International NGO
Substantial programme management experience at a senior level in a developing country context, with evidence of both responsibility and accountability.
Commitment to World Vision’s objectives, ethos, core ministries, Mission Statement and Core Values is mandatory.
Working knowledge of World Vision ministries, systems and international partnership structure is preferred.
Demonstrable capacity based on experience to implement high quality development, relief and advocacy programs.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and demonstrated ability to communicate and appreciate the cross cultural environment.
Proven ability to engage at a strategic level and maintain quality networks with senior UN, INGO and Government officials.
Good networking skills with high net worth individuals, corporates, bilateral donors and multilateral donors and a proven ability to access and implement and manage grant funded programs.
Ability to advocate and influence people and groups.
Strategic thinking with an action orientated approach to programme implementation, income generation and grant acquisition.
Ability to manage external relations with other WV stakeholder offices (Regional and Support Offices) and understand and adapt to multiple stakeholder accountability relationships.
Good interpersonal skills with ability to build personal and team-based relationships with staff, partners and leaders at all levels with a sound understanding of cross culture working environment.
Must provide leadership and a lifestyle that reflects well of a faith-based NGO and that respects the local cultures
Capable and competent to make key decisions impacting the safety and wellbeing of WV staff members.
Requires ability to travel (internally in Nepal on a regular basis, as well as externally in the Asia region and internationally) approximately 30% of working time.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.