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Regional Portfolio Manager

Milton Keynes

Regional Portfolio Manager

£30,763 to £32,573 + good range of benefits

1 -- Full Time, Permanent Contract (West Africa Region)

1 Half time Permanent Contract (Region to be confirmed and subject to funding)

Based: Milton Keynes

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced international development worker to use their skills to help bring change to the worlds most vulnerable children.

World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity. Every day we bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places as a sign of God’s unconditional love. At World Vision, our aim is simple – to keep every child free from fear. We are also proud to be ranked 9thplace in the top 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For' in 2016.

This is an exciting role to manage WVUKs portfolio across World Vision International (WVI) partner organisations National Offices (NOs) and Regional Offices (ROs) within your designated region. The purpose of this position is to achieve change for the worlds most vulnerable children and support WVUKs key stakeholders to deliver effective and strategic programme impact, income and advocacy.

Experience of portfolio and matrix management, cross-cultural and cross-functional working is essential. Proven experience of successful programme management in developing countries, and understanding of development theory policy and practice are all key requirements.

Some of the key responsibilities you will have as Regional Portfolio Manager include:

  1. Manage WVUK relationships with WV Regional Office (ROs) and National Offices (NOs); represent WVUKs strategy intent and influence RO & NO in implementing their own strategies.

  2. Using your knowledge of Regional and National contexts, programming, trends, risks and relationships; advise and coordinate multiple WVUK stakeholder interests and engagement with the ROs and NOs.

  3. Lead WVUK engagement with NO Programme Support Teams (PSTs); engage with other Funding Offices to ensure coordinated support to RO & NO strategy implementation.

  4. Work with WVUK marketing, campaigns and media teams to review materials.

  5. Uphold WV UKs fiduciary responsibilities through the review of selected periodic reports.

  6. Contribute to financial planning and make financial commitments; balancing RO & NO investment plans with WVUK income budgets.

  7. Pro-actively collaborate with WV UK marketing, campaigns and media team to review strategic material, support donor engagement; project identification, and donor well as capturing content on country visits

  8. Represent WVUK both internally and externally ensuring WVs identity and Christian values are communicated appropriately.

  9. Identify programming risks across sponsorship funded programmes and those raised through monitoring processes and manage appropriately including following suitable escalation procedures

International travel up to 25% of the year will be necessary.

Within WV UK, other than the Regional Programme Manager Unit, you will also be operating with other teams within the Policy and & Programmes and the Fundraising Marketing and Communications Team. Externally you will engage with peer NGOs, donor institutions who are operating within your designated region.

As an active Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement, childcare vouchers and free parking.

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Please upload your CV and covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing date for applications: 6 November 2017

Interview dates: Week starting 13 November 2017

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer and this role requires the post holder to have an active Christian faith as an occupational requirement.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

No agencies please.