National Director

Ref: 3832

World Vision International


Role Managed by:

Clara Nelson Strachan

Head of Research, Global Non Profits

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6204


Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with the seniority of the appointment.

Closing Date: 08/07/2019

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National Director - World Vision India

World Vision International

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our almost 40,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries are united through our ethos, mission and shared desire for all individuals, especially children, to overcome poverty, inequality and injustice.

Here’s where you come in:

As National Director – World Vision India, based in Chennai, India, you will oversee the development and strategy of all country operations. World Vision India was founded in the 1950s and now serves more than 26 lakh children and their families in over 5,200 communities across 24 states.

World Vision India is the leading Christian humanitarian organisation working to create lasting change in the lives of India’s most vulnerable children, families and communities.

World Vision India has three major institutions within one single organisation:

1. A grassroots operational organisation dedicated to relief, development and advocacy work

2. IMPACT, a World Vision India microfinance company

3. World Vision India Resource Development, a fully-fledged fundraising office which currently engages with over 35 million Indians and contributes almost 20% of the budget of World Vision India.

World Vision India serves all people regardless of religion, caste, race, ethnicity or gender. With a staff of over 1,450 employees and income of about USD $55M, World Vision India follows our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in working with the most vulnerable to promote human transformation across India.

We are looking for an outstanding Indian citizen, devout Christian and experienced visionary leader to lead all World Vision India field and development operations, the World Vision Resource Development (fundraising) office and the IMPACT microfinance division across the country to address the issues of poverty affecting children in India.

Working closely with the National Board, the Regional Leader and wider leadership of World Vision International, you will promote human transformation, seek justice, bear witness to the Kingdom of God and facilitate the well-being of children within their families and communities in alignment with World Vision’s mission, vision and core values.

Your Focus:

  • Delivering on Child Well- being Aspirations and Programme Quality - 25%
  • Organisational Leadership and Culture - 20%
  • Increasing and Diversifying the Funding Portfolio – 20%
  • Risk Management and Security – 15%
  • Internal and External Partnership - 15%
  • Microfinance Institution Strategic Management – 5%

Requirements include:

  • Postgraduate degree in management or social sciences (regular course, not distance learning) (advanced degree is preferred)
  • At least ten (10) years of senior strategic management leadership, preferably with a global organisation and/or international exposure
  • Effective communication skills in English, and fluency in one or more regional language; working knowledge in Hindi would be helpful
  • Experience in leading local fundraising, including management responsibilities preferably over the areas of fundraising with major private donors and Governments
  • A good grasp of current socio-political, economic, religious and cultural issues facing India
  • Willing to work and travel extensively in-country as well as internationally (approximately 20-25 per cent of working time)

Is this the job for you?

This is an exceptional opportunity for a servant leader with a clear sense of calling and demonstrated track record of performance and achievement in having led and succeeded in global fast paced, complex organisations.

The deadline for applications is 5PM IST on Tuesday, 9th July 2019.

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