National Director, WV Mexico

International Role - Yes
2+ Years

*Please submit your CV in English.


Set a strategic vision for the office and lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of World Vision Mexico Ministry. Develop national governance, Aligned with the Partnership Governance Best Practices and Policies.

Promote open communication and accountability with the Board. Bring constant recommendations and suggestion to the Partnership and Board. Ensure organizational 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, which may include local individual sponsorship, cause marketing, private non-sponsorship funds, and others, based on the best donor experience. Ensure we honour our core value: “We value people”, by promoting an office that embraces diversity, interfaith collaboration, gender balance and engagement with all Partnership staff.


Ensure Operational Leadership, High Ministry Quality and Stewardship Excellence:

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

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

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

  • Ensure programming implementation and quality in WV Mexico prioritized regions.

  • Ensure partners and allies maintain quality standards during their implementation of our models.

  • Ensure partners and allies build a strong community network, fostering collaboration.

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

  • Lead the development and execution of the country strategy through program approaches and operating plans with clear, measurable short-term and long-term targets.

  • Ensure country strategy alignment with WV global strategic priorities and WVM Board expectations.

  • 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 reasonable levels.

  • 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 local Government standards and laws for WV operations in the country.

Lead increase and diversifications of the Funding Portfolio and National Resource Development for self-sustainability with emphasis in relevant sources, like local fund raising through individual donations, funds from corporations, government, foundations and multilateral organizations:

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

  • Implement the National Office Sustainability Plan: Marketing Plan, Ministry Plan and Change Management Plan.

  • Define vision for grants acquisition and management performance within NO, ensure that grants strategically align to NO priorities and consider the competitive landscape.

  • Ensure alignment of marketing and programming for coordinated design and promotion of products and programs.

  • 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, the United Nations, corporations, major donors, grant donors, government, other NGOs and civil society to promote children protection and development in Mexico and for the 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 policy change for improved child protection.

  • Institutional relations for acquisition of resources.

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

  • Media relations; ensure that WV and Child Protection agenda are promoted appropriately.

  • Partners acquisition.

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

  • Establish and sign agreements with Federal, State and local Municipality governments to strengthen cooperation.

  • 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.

Position and represent WV Mexico branding as a Christian organization in Children protection and promotion:

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

  • Ensure WV positioning 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 the strengthening of organizational Leadership and Culture through change management 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 Mexico 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 organizational 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 an adaptive leadership open to collaborative analysis and addressing challenges and conflicts timely.

  • Ensure timely, effective, and appropriate organizational internal communications strategy in WV Mexico, communicating the purpose and vision of change in a timely manner, and constantly to all staff and teams.

  • Ensure change leadership and management capacities formed in the leadership team.

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

Ensure organizational sustainability by leading and managing WV Mexico team facilitating 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 (SLT).

  • Conduct performance evaluations to SLT.

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, consistent with performance standards established by the WV Mexico 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 Mexico 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 programs.

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

  • Legal Representative of WVI and WVM.

Practice Twin Citizenship in negotiations, campaign, 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.

  • Work along the Chair of the WV Mexico Board and their Committees in coordinating Board meetings, and in maintaining a pool of Christian contacts from which to draw future Board members.

  • Coordinate with Board Chair and Board member in succession plans.

Additional: Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA)


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

  • At least 8 years senior management experience, including 5 years of proven expertise in large-scale organizations, efficiently managing high-performing diverse teams into achieving challenging Financial, Operational, People Management and Fundraising goals, in a profit or non-profit company, and 5 years’ experience in Governance.

  • External Engagement with Governments, International Agencies, local governments, corporations and other stakeholders.

Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Proven Leadership and Management skills.

  • Strong Financial skills.

  • Good Sales and Marketing skills.

  • Fundraising skills.

  • Proven Decision-making skills.

  • Experience in leading executive teams, or leaders of leaders.

  • Experience in relationships with Boards.

  • Ability to transmit passion and engagement to diverse teams.

  • 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 with FBOs from different denominations, and different types of organizations.

  • Fluency in Spanish. Advanced English.

  • Comprehension of Mexico country context and culture. It is essential to be passionate about our commitment to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children and their communities.

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

  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Digital Skills in Marketing, Innovation, Campaign Advertisement, and Communications.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel.

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

  • On call: 100%