World Vision International

Chief Executive, VisionFund International

Job Description

*Applications will not be accepted through the WV Careers page. Please see the following instructions for consideration:

Apply or download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role at www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 2785.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon GMT on Monday 23rd January 2017.

Are you motivated by your Christian faith to bring real hope to families and children in the world’s hardest places? Are you passionate about using your professional financial skills to transform the lives of individuals around the world?

VisionFund International is the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision International. Microfinance lending to the poor is performed through over 30 Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) globally and currently has outstanding loans of approximately $500 million to over 1 million clients, impacting the lives of over 4.4 million children. A social enterprise, it ensures financial sustainability as well as social performance and focus on child wellbeing outcomes.

We are currently seeking to employ an outstanding and distinctive individual as Chief Executive to provide leadership and operational management to VisionFund International as well as to our MFI’s in line with World Vision’s vision, mission, core values and global strategic directions. Reporting to the VisionFund International Board and the World Vision International Partnership Leader, Global Field Operations, s/he will be responsible for strategy management, people management, operations management, financial resource management, risk management, board and partnership engagement while at the same time managing the performance and effectiveness of the MFI Chief Executives and VisionFund International’s Senior Executive Team.

This role offers a unique challenge for a committed Christian who is passionate about addressing the issue of poverty. You will be a highly accomplished strategic leader with over 20 years of experience of financial services at scale, globally. You will be forward-looking, have a strategic mind-set combined with operational capability and experience in change management and continuous improvement. You will bring solid marketing and fundraising skills and experience of a client service environment as well as sound technical banking skills and understanding of technological innovation. You will have the ability to influence, persuade and build confidence, relationships and trust at a senior level across a complex organisational structure. In addition, you will be culturally intelligent, naturally inquisitive, innovative, professional and motivational as well as demonstrate strong emotional intelligence communication skills.

VisionFund International will welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender or ethnic group, but as women and ethnic groups are under-represented at this senior level, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be made on merit alone.

If you have the senior-level experience and appetite to make our future a success, you can apply or download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role at www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 2785. The closing date for applications is 12 noon GMT on Monday 23rd January 2017.

The role is based in London and the salary is competitive depending on experience.