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Senior Director, Enterprise Architecture


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


The Senior Director of Enterprise Architecture, will report to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and be responsible for expanding World Vision International's use of information technology as a strategic enabler of the Partnership's goals and objectives. The Enterprise Architect (EA) will achieve this by strategically designing, developing, managing and implementing process models for enterprise-level applications, systems and solutions. These models shall be architected at the following layers; conceptual, logical, business area, and application. This leader will be the primary advocate for EA methodologies, processes, and best practices.

Responsible for the leadership of the Enterprise Architecture functions including Strategy and Planning, Oversight, and Enterprise Management. Strategy and Planning includes participation as a member of the senior IT leadership team in the development and delivery of long-term strategic goals for the enterprise architecture's vision and standards in conjunction with end users, department leaders, clients, and other key stakeholders. The creation of short-term tactical solutions to achieve long-term objectives and an overall technology roadmap utilizing the data architecture, business architecture and technical architecture functions. Become the thought leader in WV on business processes and

effective ways to execute the mission. The Enterprise Architect will drive value creation in the Partnership by leading a fact-based process for innovation , information driven improvements, and business intelligence. Oversight includes ensuring the success of enterprise-level application deployments including Project Management (Horizon), Finance, HRIS, Sponsorship (donations), Enterprise Content Management, and enterprise-wide technical projects utilizing project management methodologies, tools and processes (EPMO). Liase with vendors and service providers, with their appropriate peers and customers, to select the products and solutions that best meet World Vision International goals and

objectives. Enterprise Management includes a working knowledge of industry trends and emerging technologies in anticipation of new business processes, systems and risks. A strong working knowledge of World Vision International's business and business processes. The ability to interact and communicate with leaders at all levels of the organization. The ability to develop and communicate at the enterprise, country office and local office levels. Ability to work with clients and others on the development of architecture frameworks and models, platforms, designs, strategy, technology selection, and business cases. Continually demonstrate the business value of the enterprise architecture

function, and GICT in general, by being a change leader. Architect and support the implementation of innovative business platforms that support our growth, efficiency, and service delivery. Develop and implement policies and processes that World Vision International requires to operate our systems and business in a fiscally responsible, compliant, and risk mitigating manner. This leader builds and maintains a team of IT professionals who maintain the IT vision, information, and processes of World Vision International in a professional and effective manner in order to drive enterprise level change efficently and effectively.

GICT is composed of functionally aligned teams comprised of analysts, developers, technicians, engineers, architects, managers and leaders who are committed to changing the world for Jesus Christ. Everyone on the team is expected to own the team's goals and objectives. WVI is going through a tranformation from localized utilization of technology to enterprise-wide systems and solutions that unify the organization across geography and function. The leader of enterprise architecture will be responsible for developing and supporting the staff and resources required to develop and maintain the processes and information that transforms World Vision International in a way that meets our goals, strategies, and mission.

This critical member of the IT Senior Management team will define, prioritize, and lead the daily executions of the architecture, policy, process, EPMO and intelligence (to be defined) teams. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating a team-oriented, problem-solving culture focused on delivering quality solutions that facilitate business success for World Vision. The successful candidate will have the leadership, technical aptitude and management experience necessary to lead a team of professional resources, as well as a demonstrated ability to interact with and influence business leaders. In addition, this role is responsible for the hiring, management, and budgets across their teams.


Client Relationships (Engagement, Communications and Partnering):

  • Develops a trusted advisor relationship with key clients and instils this competency within the Infrastructure organization.

  • Effectively communicates and forms partnerships with employees, partners and customers to improve IT operations, support local and global initiatives, and manage exectations therein.

Human Capital Alignment:

  • Motivates, inspires and empowers peers, employees, partners and customers to drive effective, efficient and agile IT serivces and the business processes enabled by such services.

  • Establishes recruiting priorities while ensuring current employees are motivated and retained.

  • Teams with People & Culture (HR) to create the job descriptions, organinisational structure, competency profiles, skill profiles, and compensation plans.

  • Manages and rewards performance.

  • Teams with People & Culture to develop the Field Services career map.

  • Invests in employee training, ramping and certification programs.

  • Establishes employee communication and motivation programs.

Finance and Operations:

  • Manages all aspects of budget and expenses.

  • Responsible for coordinating with Global Centre Finance and GICT on budget and expenses.

  • Creates the annual business plan and sets quarterly operating targets.

  • Invests in resources and infrastructure to develop repeatable, high quality business processes.

Develop a professional practice around Enterprise Architecture solutions delivery, one that is seen as best in class and well thought of internally by the users of the service as well as externally. Deliver value by driving change at World Vision International by providing the models, data and process improvements that drive growth, efficiency and innovation.

Commitment to Christian Culture.

Strategy development for delivering value to World Vision via enterprise solutions.


  • Bachelor of Science / Master of Science in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or related field required or related professional / leadership experience, Masters Degree Preferred.

  • Experience in enterprise architecture execution in a globally distributed environment.

  • Technical skills necessary to create a vision, roadmap and key high level components of a business and technical architecture for World Vision.

  • Ability to recruit and build strong, customer oriented team members and mentor them to success.

  • Prior experience leading the change and improvement of a large, multi-national organization. The ability to add value by driving the effective execution of an organization's mission.

  • 12+ years of multi-national leadership experience.

  • 7+ years experience developing global enterprise architecture solutions.

  • 7+ years of executive level leadership (reporting to a "C" level).

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in IT, MIS, computer science or related discisplines.

  • Technical skills in the core functions for IT management: Enterprise architecture principals and related methodologies and processes, project management, IT security, and executive level communication.

  • Knowledge of systems and processes suitable for remote operations.

  • 4. Use of business process and business intelligence to change and drive an organization.

  • Business management (including the financial aspects).

  • Technical systems or services (e.g. consulting).

  • IT department management across multiple countries with at least 20 staff.

  • Proven results in driving change in an organization.