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Head of Fragile Contexts


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 Fragile Contexts, based in our Auckland Office.

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership to WV New Zealand's Fragile Contexts Team and management of programmes in fragile contexts, lead on humanitarian emergency responses, acquisition of new funding for fragile contexts, and to make a substantive contribution to the wider work of World Vision as a member of the International Partnerships team.

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.

What we're looking for:

  • Masters/degree in a relevant discipline - development studies, accounting, financial management, humanitarian assistance.

  • Minimum 3 years' experience in managing private or grant-funded projects in a humanitarian context, contracts and donor compliance.

  • Demonstrated understanding of humanitarian response process and standards (e.g. Sphere, Core Humanitarian Standards, etc.).

  • Experience in negotiating and managing partnerships for development outcomes.

  • Experience in managing grant funded contracts and donor compliance.

  • Ability to represent WVNZ externally, develop and maintain strong relationships and engage others.

  • Excellent leadership, public speaking, networking, negotiation and communications skills.

  • A demonstrated ability to develop and align strategies and policies with an organisation's strategic direction and needs.

  • Expertise in managing and planning budgets both operational and project.

  • Excellent project management skills using current methodologies.

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.

For more information please contact Angela Evans [email protected]

Please send your application (CV and Cover letter) to: [email protected]

Applications Close: 20 July 2018