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General Manager, International Partnerships


Our World Vision

World Vision is a global community, working together for 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 international 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

You will display a high level of commercial acumen, with a deep understanding of the international aid sector, including proven experience in grant revenue streams, humanitarian responses, risk management and quality assurance, as well as other relevant program experience. With a collaborative and inclusive leadership style, you will strongly role model WVNZ's values and mission. You will be a thought leader on sustainable development and humanitarian issues both internally and externally and will drive change, innovation and continuous improvement both in the field and within our public and private partnerships.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the CEO and the Senior Leadership Team to promote the vision and strategic direction for the organisation

  • Represent Field and Partnership perspectives in the Senior Leadership team

  • Build and maintain valuable networks with the WV international partnerships group

  • Develop innovative funding and programming solutions, including partnerships with business, development agencies and government

  • Act as a public spokesperson for WV on matters relating to International Partnerships.

What we are looking for

  • Relevant experience in a senior leadership role, with expertise in both local and international contexts

  • Experience working with CEO's, Boards of Directors and Senior Leaders

  • Excellent leadership, public speaking, networking, negotiation and communication skills

  • Comprehensive understanding of the international development and humanitarian environment

  • Significant programme management experience in developing countries

  • Strong commercial acumen and financial management skills

  • Strong affirmation and alignment with World Vision's Christian identity and mission, and ability to lead from a faith perspective

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. As part of this role, there is a requirement to travel internationally on a regular basis.

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

Applications close Friday 15th December. Please apply here:

For more information or to request a full position description, please contact Angela Evans ([email protected])