World Vision International

Director of Global Compliance

Job Description

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within a jurisdiction (country or US State) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

In connection with the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) group, this position provides leadership for a global compliance function including the creation and execution of a clear mandate. The Director will be expected to understand and evaluate WVI’s unique organizational environment, and apply a deep understanding of technical compliance principles to develop a new function that will deliver an effective organization-wide compliance program. To accomplish these goals, the Director will need to possess a strong understanding of compliance best practices, and be able to exhibit creativity and strategic thinking in designing and implementing a function that will serve the organization’s needs. The Director will be expected to act as a champion for implementing a culture of compliance in the organization. In particular, challenging existing negative perceptions of the compliance field and articulating the benefits and value that a compliance practice can bring to WVI. This should include designing and implementing processes around policy rationalization, application of policies throughout field offices, and the development of a network of compliance champions at all levels of the organization. The position will be expected to partner with leadership across the organization to put in place and embed the necessary structures and processes to enable compliance activities and monitoring. Lastly, the position will be responsible at a high level to ensure leadership maintains visibility on the effectiveness of the organization’s compliance activities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement a global compliance mandate and function to outline and define compliance as a new function in WVI.

  • Build a network of partners and compliance champions throughout the organization to advance the key initiatives of the compliance function.

  • Build consensus amongst key stakeholders to effectively lead large-scale policy restructuring and related efforts.

  • Design and embed the structures and processes necessary to ensure compliance activities are occurring in offices and entities throughout the Partnership, enabling leadership to maintain accountability.

  • Develop and deliver regular reporting to senior leadership and/or the Board on the effectiveness of the compliance program, highlighting any significant gaps requiring intervention.

  • Act as a leader among external businesses and NGO community, ensuring that WV’s compliance function is seen as the benchmark for other organizations. Within the context of Compliance practitioners and networking groups, act as a leader in developing sharing innovative best practices in place in World Vision.

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Bachelor degree in finance, business, project management, security or related discipline.

  • 10+ years of work experience leading a compliance programme or related function.

  • Membership and leadership in a global compliance institute/organization.

  • Well-developed leadership and communication skills.

  • Experience in developing and implementing strategies that produce results.

  • Knowledge and experience is setting strategic goals, measures of success and priorities.

  • Ability to align cross-functional strategic priorities.

  • Knowledge and experience in managing a compliance function.

  • Ability to effectively engage with executive level management in championing compliance and implementing it as relatively new discipline in the organization.

  • Experience in managing business units to achieve results.

Preferred:

  • Compliance certification or qualification preferred.

  • International and/or prior experience working with an INGO.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.