National Director

Job opportunity

National Director

Location : Kinshasa

Closing date: 02nd January 2014

 

      I.        Context

 

This is your opportunity to use your world-class leadership skills to play a key role in effectively improving the lives and futures of children and their families in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

In the role of National Director you will lead, direct, and develop all aspects of World Vision’s ministry and operations in Democratic Republic of Congo based in Kinshasa. You will also be a significant contributor to the broader global efforts of World Vision (WV), currently working in nearly one hundred countries, helping around 100 million people in their struggle for better lives and futures for themselves and their children.

World Vision has been active in DRC for over 30 years, currently touching the lives of more than two million people who benefit from transformational development programmes. Our work primarily focuses on long term community development, empowering people to take charge of their futures and make their communities places free of need and full of promise for their children. We also work to protect and promote human rights, especially those of children. And we work with communities to minimise their exposure to disasters and making it easier to deal with them when they occur.

We are looking for a visionary leader who can combine strong business disciplines with inspirational leadership skills in line with our Christian values and ethos. You will have a passionate desire to help others, especially children.

    II.        Responsibilities include

 

-        Lead office to establish an Advisory Council ;

-        Represent World Vision to the government, the church, major donor agencies, ministry partners, non-governmental agencies, and media. Build strategic alliances with these stakeholders that increase the impact of WV’s ministry on the communities with whom it is involved ;

-        Direct and focus private and public fund integration to maximize results and respond to community needs particularly in relation to children ;

-        Champion the professional and personal development of all staff to ensure that the Vision and Mission of World Vision is implemented ;

-        Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity as an example to staff and to commend World Vision to various stakeholders ;

-        Direct the integrated strategic plan and ensure regular intervals of strategic planning (every 3 years) to keep the programme focused and tailored to achieve impact in a rapidly changing country and global context.

 

   III.        Skills required include

 

-        8-10 years of experience in Management & Leadership field,(3-5 of which should be in an international organization.) ;

-        Management experience of an organization with over 500 national and international staff preferred ;

-        Significant leadership and management experience in handling complex humanitarian emergencies and country/national multi-sectoral projects is required ;

-        French is preferred but not required.

If you believe you have the skills and leadership experience to fulfil this vital and challenging role that will enhance the lives of thousands of vulnerable children in DRC, we'd love to hear from you.

How to apply :

For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org

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