Resource Development Director

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.


To strategize and lead implementation of WVFT's Resource Development strategy to grow, optimize and build a sustainable and diversified funding base, and establish WVFT as the NGO of choice for individuals, churches, institutions and corporations in giving for child wellbeing. Reporting to the National Director, and leading a team of Division Managers, this role will inspire, drive and facilitate efforts to reach more vulnerable children by strengthening WVFT's brand, credibility, marketing and grants acquisition and communications capability. In doing so,this role will model and grow staff mindsets and skills to build a culture of unity and trust, collaboration, agility and continuous improvement

for strengthened performance and impact.


1. Strategic leadership and accountability. Ensure:

- Resource Development strategy contributes to successful execution of NO strategy

- National Director & SLT benefit from RD expert guidance

- Performance metrics and monitoring systems and reporting developed

- Strategic relationships with external stakeholders to raise WVFT profile, brand trust &


- Strong collaboration with Field Programming to increase technical capacity on key donor trends and interests to attract more Grants and individual philanthropic opportunities

2. Strategic engagement and networking. Ensures

- Opportunities to grow external relationships, build WVFT brand and executive profile

are sought & taken

- Relationships with churches and FBOs are grown and strengthened with the development of a Youth Ambassador Program to build awareness within Millennials segment and turn them into active advocators/influencers

- Strong collaboration with WV regional & global teams for alignment & mutual learning

- Representation of WVFT at relevant external network meetings/forum

- Partnerships with agencies/companies are developed to help enhance WVFT capability

3. Resource Development capability, change and performance. Ensures:

- RD annual business and risk management plans and budget are developed

- Operational plans are executed with clear learnings documented

- Workforce planning is conducted & Divisions appropriately staffed through proactive

identification of staff learning and development needs

- Systems, processes and services are effective, efficient and continuously improved

- Talent management & development plans implemented

- Organizational changes are effectively led

4. Direct reports’ performance and development. Ensure:

- RD leadership team plans and collaborates effectively for optimal performance

- Division Managers receive the right mix of direction and support to be successful

through ongoing partnering for performance conversations and activities

- Cultivate a spirit of ‘learning through making mistakes’ to build higher confidence

in undertaking challenging assignments

- Division Managers feel cared for and engaged

- RD leadership team can live out WV core values

- Succession planning and development for Division Manager roles