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Head of Developing Contexts and Sponsorship Operations


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 international team, using our talent, determination and influence to invest in a better tomorrow. With us, job satisfaction takes on a greater meaning.

We now have an exciting opportunity within our International Partnerships team for a Head of Developing Contexts and Sponsorship Operations, based in our Auckland Office.

The purpose of this role is to provide effective management, coaching and support for WVNZ's Developing Contexts and Sponsorship Operations Teams who oversee WVNZ's international programming in developing contexts as well as administrative and quality assurance support to WVNZ's child sponsors. The team also leads organisational expertise in WV's development programming approach and in technical sectors.

You will be a crucial member of the International Partnerships leadership team identifying ways to improve the team's effectiveness at meeting the needs of our field partners while ensuring programme effectiveness and good stewardship.

Our ultimate goal is to transform the lives of children in need.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading the team in effective programme management and field partner support

  • Resource acquisition and management

  • Financial management and accountability

  • Building and maintaining key internal and external relationships/partnerships

  • Providing day to day management and leadership to the team

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Masters/degree in a relevant discipline - development studies, financial management

  • Minimum 3 years' experience in managing child sponsorship, private donor and/or grant-funded projects

  • Strong financial skills and experience in managing team or department-level budgets

  • Demonstrated people management and leadership experience

  • Excellent programme and project management skills using current methodologies

  • International or domestic experience in the development sector

  • An understanding of key issues and current best practices in the global fight against poverty and sustainable development

  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships and engage with external stakeholders and partners

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

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 with some international travel required.

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 send your CV and Cover letter to Angela Evans ([email protected])