Regional Leader – East Asia

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World Vision International

Bangkok, Thailand

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Role Managed by:

Joshua Herr

Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 22/09/2018

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 nearly 40,000 staff members working in almost 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 Regional Leader – East Asia, based in Bangkok Thailand, your responsibilities will comprise of oversight to the National Offices and National Directors covering up to eight countries in East Asia (Cambodia, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand) where World Vision’s focus is predominately programme implementation. In East Asia our regional budget is approximately $116 million per year with more than 3,250 staff across the region helping children experience life in its fullest.

As Regional Leader, you are a highly accomplished visionary leader who combines proven business disciplines with inspirational management skills to provide exceptional guidance to World Vision East Asia  leadership staff and to oversee all World Vision East Asia areas of operations including but not limited to; strategy management, people management, financial resource management, risk management, and board and partnership engagement. You will work to ensure effective management of ministry in alignment with World Vision’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and global strategic directions.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Leadership: 25%
  • Leadership Development: 25%
  • Board Engagement: 20%
  • Accountability & Stewardship:  15%
  • Organizational Culture:  10%
  • Other Global Field Operations: 5%

Requirements include:

A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience providing strategic leadership as a senior organizational leader, preferably within the humanitarian industry, and Master’s degree in a relevant field.

A minimum of five years’ (5) experience working with an Advisory Council or Board, either as a member, reporting to one or developing and advising an Advisory Council or Board.

A minimum of five years’ (5) experience managing a multi-cultural leadership team.

Three years’ (3) senior leadership experience in Asia is required, preferably in East Asia.
Ability to travel frequently both regionally and internationally (up to 40%).

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.