Regional Vice President: East, Southern and West Africa

Africa region of World Vision International provides oversight to the National Offices covering up to nine (9) countries where World Vision’s focus is predominantly programme implementation.

The National office countries are grouped geographically within the African continent.

Amongst National Offices, some are partially governed by local boards with joint reporting to the Regional Vice President (RVP), while the others are purely branch offices of WVI with full reporting to the region.

The RVP recognises that it is the responsibility of National Offices to implement the whole mission of World Vision in their respective countries.

National Directors for each country group report to the Regional Vice President (RVP) and have a primary role of supporting, guiding and leading and executing strategy within their respective Areas to achieve the mission of World Vision.

Purpose of position:

  • To direct regional operations of World Vision, provide leadership to National Directors and ensure effective management of ministry in alignment with WV’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and global strategic directions.

    The RVP position will have 7-9 National Directors reporting directly, depending upon the region.

  • To represent, position, enhance and protect World Vision’s ministry in (East/Southern/West) Africa both internally within the WV partnership and externally to relevant audiences and bodies.

    Knowledge and experience:

  • A minimum of ten years experience providing strategic leadership as a senior organizational leader, preferably within the humanitarian industry.
  • At least three years’ senior leadership experience in Africa.
  • Minimum educational qualification of a Masters degree in a relevant field.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience managing a multi-cultural leadership team.
  • A heart and a passion for the region and its peoples.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal decisively with complex situations.
  • Ability to travel frequently both regionally and internationally.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience working with an Advisory Council or Board, either as a member, reporting to one or developing and advising an Advisory Council or Board.
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring executive level leaders, either at a national or regional level.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in French for West Africa is required.
  • Fluency in Portuguese for Southern Africa is preferred. Application Deadline: 12 June
    For more information and application, visit: Regional Vice President East Southern and West Africa
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