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President and CEO, World Vision International

10318-28G08009
Uxbridge
01-Jul-18
International Role - Yes

*If you would like for us to consider your candidacy, please send your CV with cover letter expressing interest to [email protected] by 1 JULY 2018.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

As President and CEO of World Vision International, you are a seasoned Christian leader who will be called upon to direct World Vision into a new era of excellence, partnership, growth and service. More than a job, this opportunity is a calling to lead World Vision forward as a Christ-centred, international nongovernmental organisation deeply committed to positively impacting the lives of children and people in the greatest need around the world. You will advance Our Promise 2030, our long-term strategic plan, strengthen its distinctive Christian identity, leverage technology to drive greater efficiency, effective stewardship and programmes, and promote long-term sustainability. You will lead in a way that promotes our vision to model a compassionate and loving Christian community, namely to serve 'every child, life in all its fullness; our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so’.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Spiritual Leadership:

  • Lead the executive team, and the broader Partnership spiritually, modeling a 'living faith' and encouraging others by being kind and tender-hearted.

  • As a spiritual leader, model courage and boldness when necessary, but always with selfless humility and placing the interests of others ahead of his/her own.

  • Serve as Christian leader in all strategy and operational decision-making forums including leading in prayer and devotions.

  • Knowing that wisdom comes in the multitude of godly counsellors, actively seek out Godly counsel from others to effectively carry out the duties of the office.

  • Understand that WVI globally has employees of many different faiths, and may operate in countries where it is dangerous to be Christian. As such, the leader needs to be pragmatic and modeling Christ’s love while being attentive and sensitive to other cultures and belief systems.

Organisational Leadership:

  • Provide for the overall leadership and strategic direction of WVI specifically, and the broader Partnership generally, executing the corporate vision and always seeking to build cohesion.

  • Maximise commitment to children and the poorest communities through targeted achievement of 'yield to ministry' and percentage revenue to most critical world contexts.

  • Leverage the global footprint and provide managerial leadership that fosters collaboration while ensuring an environment of high performance and measurable results.

  • Ensure effective stewardship and accountability of World Vision’s resources established by the Board, finances and people, consistent with the performance standards established by the WVI Board of Directors.

  • Ensure that World Vision is branded in a manner that appropriately communicates the mission of the organisation, resulting in strong brand recognition in markets where WV operates and serves.

  • Ensure that effective governance is exercised throughout the Partnership in accordance with the federalist structure, the basis for Partnership oversight.

  • Faithfully carry out such additional duties and responsibilities as are from time to time assigned by the WVI Board.

Strategic Leadership:

  • Ensure that the global strategy ‘Our Promise 2030’ is monitored and effectively implemented.

  • Ensure World Vision builds and sustains a Partnership-wide strategic direction, unifying and leveraging the various elements of the federalist model.

  • Provide strategic leadership to the World Vision Partnership whereby present and future opportunities to advance the global mission and ministries of World Vision are incorporated into planning systems.

  • Utilise discernment of emerging challenges and possibilities, both global and context specific.

  • Being entrepreneurially minded, continuously drive change to enhance effectiveness of World Vision’s programmes.

Global Leadership:

  • Identify the underlying patterns of world poverty and injustice, and develop appropriate World Vision responses with respect to advocacy, interaction, and action.

  • Act as the primary global spokesperson and ambassador of World Vision at the most senior levels; develop relationships with world leaders and other NGOs in relevant fields.

  • Ensure World Vision's awareness of the indicators/signs of potential emergencies and lead response strategies as appropriate.

  • Establish and maintain those partnerships with other agencies and organisations that will leverage World Vision’s mission and vision in a broader context.

  • Provide vision, leadership, and appropriate actions that strengthen World Vision's relationship with and support of the global Christian Church.

Sustainability & Development:

  • Maintain an organisational infrastructure and culture that is sustainable for high performance.

  • Drive an organisational culture which leverages and celebrates diversity.

  • Groom the next generation of leaders and continue to build a diverse pipeline of talent and succession pools for leadership roles.

  • Build sustainability through effective organisational succession.

  • Maintain sustainability through targeted diversified revenue growth.

  • Use technology to engage potential donors/sponsors, both individuals and private organisations.

LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES:

Dynamic Faith Leader:

  • A Christ-centred leader who leads with boldness and humility across all Christian denominations and people of other faiths.

  • A mature, unapologetic Christian leader who understands the centrality of integrating faith and service and leadership and sensing a specific 'calling' to this role.

  • A leader who actively seeks wisdom from God and others in managing all organisational issues.

  • A leader whose life and leadership is a model to others while serving as an inspiration and mentoring figure to employees and volunteers.

  • A leader who holds a firm and comprehensive understanding of the Christian tradition and a passion for the mission of World Vision.

  • A leader committed to World Vision's mission and who can speak truth in love in a winsome and persuasive manner.

  • A Christian leader who can be 'salt and light'.

  • An outstanding communicator, able to convey the vital role of World Vision as a Christian NGO transforming lives across the world, and how our faith is a differentiator.

Operating Leader:

  • A leader with proven administrative skills in large, complex organisations (preferably global).

  • A 21st Century leader who, while being decisive, does so collaboratively, seeking consensus and listening to others.

  • A leader with financial fluency and ability to manage significant annual operating budgets, multiple direct reports, and other personnel and organisational issues.

  • A leader who has an appreciation for performance management and leadership development initiatives, and a passion for growing and developing leaders and creating succession pipelines.

  • An organisational leader, able to create a structure that is understood, transparent and nimble.

  • A leader who, while leading through delegation, is willing to be engaged in all functions and activities of a multi-faceted organisation.

  • A leader with a deep understanding of a federated model, able to bring people together and connect effectively with the board, sponsors and donors.

  • A leader of strong reputation and admiration for his or her leadership in various vocations throughout their career embodied by leading others and growing organisations with integrity.

Ethics & Integrity:

  • A genuine, forthright and honest leader, with an impeccable reputation for integrity.

  • A leader able to inspire trust and confidence throughout all levels of the organisation.

  • A leader who demonstrates ethics, integrity and trust while acting with courage and candour.

  • A leader who possesses a disciplined approach with a high level of personal and professional credibility.

  • A leader who serves as a role model for the organisation’s core values and is a champion of culture.

Foresight:

  • A leader who foresees how decisions may impact the future of the organisation and adjust accordingly.

  • An authentic and visionary leader who inspires the best in people and unites the federation to collaboratively make giant leaps forward.

Team Oriented:

  • A leader with an inclusive style with demonstrated ability to develop and lead people and organisations.

  • A natural collaborator, who is collegial and comfortable working in open, honest, two-way communication with the global partners, the board, donors, sponsors and other stakeholders.

Resilience:

  • A leader with tenacity and resilience, who can manage the ups and downs, and keep up the energy and attitude in midst of adversity.

  • An energetic, resourceful, involved leader who operates effectively with the team.

  • A strong implementer, with persistency and poise to handle pressure well.

Learning:

  • A self-aware leader, who is a good listener, open and willing to hear others, and decisive to make tough decisions.

  • A leader who has an appreciation and empathy for multicultural backgrounds where interactions will be drawn from an array of different cultural backgrounds.

Adaptability:

  • A leader who possesses the agility to flex different styles depending on the environment.

  • A leader with innovative ways of thinking and accomplishing objectives.

  • A leader who is comfortable with ambiguity.

Other Leadership Qualifications and Experience:

  • A leader able to effectively lead a complex global organisation with international internal and external stakeholders.

  • A leader bringing executive operating skills of a multi-functional organisation, including excellent people skills as well as solid financial management skills.

  • A leader demonstrating the ability to balance delivery of results in complex organisations while also building the foundations for higher impact work to transform vulnerable communities.

  • A leader with a track record of change management, capacity building and allocation.

  • A leader able to work in a collaborative manner with the board and the wider organisation.

  • A leader with successful fundraising experience, particularly with individuals or the private sector.

  • A seasoned networker who builds coalitions of support (and funding) to enable the reduction of global poverty and inequity.

  • A leader who understands the opportunities enabled by technology and new business/operational models in the digital era.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Ethics & Integrity:

  • A genuine, forthright and honest leader, with an impeccable reputation for integrity.

  • A leader able to inspire trust and confidence throughout all levels of the organisation.

  • A leader who demonstrates ethics, integrity and trust while acting with courage and candour.

  • A leader who possesses a disciplined approach with a high level of personal and professional credibility.

  • A leader who serves as a role model for the organisation’s core values and is a champion of culture.

Foresight:

  • A leader who foresees how decisions may impact the future of the organisation and adjust accordingly.

  • An authentic and visionary leader who inspires the best in people and unites the federation to collaboratively make giant leaps forward.

Team Oriented:

  • A leader with an inclusive style with demonstrated ability to develop and lead people and organisations.

  • A natural collaborator, who is collegial and comfortable working in open, honest, two-way communication with the global partners, the board, donors, sponsors and other stakeholders.

Resilience:

  • A leader with tenacity and resilience, who can manage the ups and downs, and keep up the energy and attitude in midst of adversity.

  • An energetic, resourceful, involved leader who operates effectively with the team.

  • A strong implementer, with persistency and poise to handle pressure well.

Learning:

  • A self-aware leader, who is a good listener, open and willing to hear others, and decisive to make tough decisions.

  • A leader who has an appreciation and empathy for multicultural backgrounds where interactions will be drawn from an array of different cultural backgrounds.

Adaptability:

  • A leader who possesses the agility to flex different styles depending on the environment.

  • A leader with innovative ways of thinking and accomplishing objectives.

  • A leader who is comfortable with ambiguity.