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Country Portfolio Manager


Bring your expertise in grant acquisition and programme management to New Zealand's largest international NGO

Use your outstanding relationship management skills to partner with both Field Offices and World Vision supporters

Be part of a professional and dedicated team united by their commitment to make a difference for some of the world's most vulnerable children

Our World Vision:

World Vision is a global community, working together for the one purpose - to bring about positive change in the lives of the world's most vulnerable children. People are inspired to work for us because they want to contribute to making a difference. World Vision New Zealand is part of a global World Vision partnership, working in over 100 countries as a Christian-based humanitarian organisation. We are part of an nternational team, using our talent, determination and influence to invest in a better tomorrow. With us, job satisfaction takes on a greater meaning.

Your opportunity to make a difference

The Country Portfolio Manager is expected to manage the full suite of responsibilities associated with World Vision New Zealand. You will ensure the acquisition of grant funding, the implementation of programming in accordance with donor requirements, and be confident working across both private and government donors.

As part of the Developing Contexts team, within the International Partnerships group, you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting grant acquisition through technical, programmatic and contextual input and writing proposals focussed on priority donors

  • Managing all aspects of programming across grants and privately funded projects for assigned portfolio of countries, ensuring compliance with donor requirements, monitoring expenditure against budget and mitigating risk.

  • Monitoring project progress through regular visits, and providing recommendations for improving programme quality.

  • Being the focal point for programming in designated countries, providing support to both Marketing & Engagement teams within World Vision New Zealand and World Vision Field Offices.

  • Influencing, engaging and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders for matters regarding country / regional portfolio.

Who we're looking for:

  • To be successful you will have at least three years' experience within the international development sector, with at least one year of overseas experience. In addition, you will have:

  • Significant experience in the acquisition and management of complex grants within the international development sector, including project/programme design and monitoring.

  • Strong relationship management skills with the ability to influence and negotiate with a variety of stakeholders, including child sponsors, institutional donors, and World Vision Field Offices.

  • Experience in financial management, including the preparation and analysis of project budgets and financial reports.

  • Proven strategic thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Fluency in French – written and verbal is preferred.

  • A commitment to the mission, core values and culture of World Vision NZ.

  • Current passport, and willingness to travel up to 30% of the time.

What you need to know:

  • This is a permanent role operating in a full-time capacity and will be based at our office in Penrose, Auckland.

  • This is an exciting opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children around the world. World Vision is committed to developing our people at all levels and to being an employer of choice within the charity sector and the international community for vulnerable children.

Please apply here:

For more information contact (Angela Evans) [email protected]