World Vision Peru - National Director

International Role - Yes
2+ Years


The Global Strategy Our Promise 2030 has established that countries like Peru are described as high developing countries. This means that such offices will have significant reduction on international funds in the coming year. Thus requiring that they develop a transition plan that will show a clear contribution to children in their context and that they reach greater self-sustainability with 30% for funds coming from local multiple funds, besides international sponsorship.

Therefore, World Vision Peru – WVP will start a new organizational cycle marked by major changes in its structural model, operating by processes, to contribute significantly towards the development of children and adolescent.

Specifications of WVP’s new organizational model:

  1. Strong focus on vulnerable children’s well being and local fundraising actions through individual donations, funds from companies, governments, foundations, multilateral institutions and social businesses.

  2. Mobilization of churches and Christian organizations, so they can join and promote actions towards the development and protection of children and adolescents in Peru and in other countries.

  3. Positioning of WVP at national, regional (LAC) and international levels as a Christian organization that protects and promotes the rights of children and adolescents.

  4. Operation in digital environments, with intensive use of innovation technology.

  5. Lean organizational structure with low operational costs and high effectiveness in promoting an impact on the lives of children and adolescents.


Set a strategic vision for the office and lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of World Vision Peru Ministry as an effective member of the Partnership in line with ‘Twin Citizenship’ principles to ensure solid ministry quality and high impact in the field; be accountable for all aspects of WV’s work in the country and the implementation of Our Promise 2030 and its imperatives.

Ensure that WV’s ministry directly aligns with LEAP 3 principles and directly contributes to the sustained well-being of children including their rights, protection and participation, within their families and communities and stays relevant to impact.

  • Successfully lead the change process of World Vision Peru to an organization that works under processes that enhance local fund raising as part of the financing portfolio, and creates greater impact through technical programs.

  • 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.

  • Maintain a strong growth with quality mentality and lead the office to ensure growth in the area of grants.

  • Establish and maintain collaborative partnerships representing WV Peru with all donors, project partners, WV Partnership Offices and divisions, local government, churches and non- governmental organizations, serving according to the Power of Attorney given by the WV Peru board.

  • Ensure people issues are front and centre, promoting an office that embraces diversity, interfaith collaboration, gender balance and engagement with all Partnership staff.

  • Appropriately develop national governance through identifying and recommending national leaders for membership to the national WVP Board.

  • Observe World Vision core documents (Vision, Mission, Statement of Faith, Core Values and Covenant of Partnership) and WV Peru’s statutes and policies; and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.


Ensure advocacy towards the protection of children and the promotion of their rights:

  • Represent World Vision Peru 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 organizations, 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.

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

  • Influence donors using creative approaches to motivate them to get involved in support of World Vision Peru 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 are strategically aligned 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, private sector, government, NGOs and civil society to promote children protection and development in Peru 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 well-being.

  • 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 Well-Being agenda are promoted appropriately.

  • Partners acquisition.

Ensure national operations delivers on Child Well-Being Aspirations/outcomes and targets and program quality:

  • Collaborate and build coalitions to catalyze movements for children’s well-being, locally and globally.

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

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

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

Maintain a healthy relationship with the WVP Board and ensure Operational Leadership and Stewardship Excellence:

  • Present quarterly reports and participating of board meetings, and participate as a member of VF (Credivisión) Board. Implement Board’s agreements and mandates.

  • Ensure that World Vision Peru 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 is aligned with WV global strategic priorities and WVP Board mandate.

  • 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 the strengthening of organizational Leadership and Culture 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 Peru strategies and work through WV 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 Twin Citizenship in negotiations, 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.

  • Support the Chair of the WV Peru Board in coordinating Board meetings, and in maintaining a pool of Christian contacts from which to draw future Board members.

  • Support Board Chair and Board member in succession plans.

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

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

  • Ensure WV is positioned 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 change management in WV Peru ensuring clarity of vision, disciplined execution, staff commitment, and high performance:

  • 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 Peru, 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 Peru 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 Peru 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 Peru 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 WVP.

Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA):

  • Develop and maintain capacity to respond to natural and man-made emergencies.

  • Collaborate with HEA Regional Director in determining the appropriate level of emergency response in country.

  • Oversee relief efforts, as and when they arise and work in partnership with HEA response teams. Build in-country relief response capacity to ensure adequate disaster mitigation, management and response.



  • Master’s degree in Management, Social Sciences or equivalent.

  • At least 8 years senior management experience, including sound and proven experience in Business and marketing with ambitious targets, with overall responsibility for growing the fundraising portfolio of a profit or not-for-profit company and 5 years’ experience in Governance. Experience in working with children and children’s programs is highly desirable.


  • A qualification in business management;

  • 5 years’ experience managing a P&L;

  • Experience in working with children and children’s programs is highly desirable.

  • Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Proven Leadership and Management 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;

  • Good sales and financial management capabilities;

  • Ability to work under pressure;

  • 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;

  • Proficient Spanish and English;

  • Computer literacy.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel

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

  • On call: 100%