National Director

"World Vision is a child focused relief, development and advocacy organization that has contributed to transformation in the lives of millions of children around the world in vulnerable situations. We are driven by Christian values to serve children and families regardless of their religion, age, gender, ethnicity, class and caste. We are looking for potential Nepalese candidates to fill out the following position:"

National Director

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National Director [1] based in Lalitpur, National Office 

World Vision is a child focused relief, development and advocacy organization that has contributed to transformation in the lives of millions of children around the world in vulnerable situations. We are driven by Christian values to serve children and families regardless of their religion, age, gender, ethnicity, class and caste.

Job Purpose

The National Director (ND) of World Vision International (WVI) Nepal has overall responsibility for the strategic leadership and operational effectiveness of World Vision’s programmes in Nepal. Our 2021-2025 Country Strategy aims to deliver results for the well-being of children especially the most vulnerable ones, and focuses on integrated livelihoods & nutrition, inclusive & high-quality education, child protection & participation, humanitarian response, disaster resilience, strategic partnerships, gender equality and social inclusion. 

The ND is expected to lead the office in pursuing these strategic goals, being an effective leader locally, a responsible member of the WVI Partnership, ensuring WVI Nepal’s consistent focus on WVI’s Our Promise strategy to maximise impact – well-being of the most vulnerable children, families and communities, while adapting WVI standards to the changing context in Nepal.   

The ND would need to collaborate effectively with other WVI offices and divisions to achieve shared child well-being objectives, and externally fosters collaboration with Government of Nepal at the municipal (palika), provincial and federal levels, civil society organisations (CSOs), development partners, local community leaders and the private sector. The ND discharges various functions under a Power of Attorney, in doing so, the ND should maximise stewardship and effectiveness of cost through use of appropriate operating models.

The ND should model a high standard of servant leadership and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships and be a fine exemplar of WVI’s Christian faith-based Vision, Mission and Core Values.

PREREQUISITES FOR THIS POSITION 

  • Excellent understanding of the political, social and economic context in South Asia Pacific countries, particularly in Nepal, and its impact on WVI as a Christian International NGO
  • Substantial programme management experience at a senior level in a developing country context, with evidence of both responsibility and accountability.
  • Evidence of organizational leadership experiences in managing complexity and organizational risks 
  • Demonstrable capacity based on experience to implement high quality development, relief and advocacy programs.
  • Commitment to World Vision’s objectives, ethos, core ministries, Mission Statement and Core Values is mandatory.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and demonstrated ability to communicate and appreciate the cross-cultural environment. 
  • Proven ability to engage at a strategic level and maintain quality networks with senior Government officials, multilateral and bilateral organizations, INGO, UN, Think Tank, and Media.
  • Good networking skills with multilateral and bilateral donors, corporates, foundations and a proven ability to access and implement and manage grant funded programs. 
  • Ability to advocate and influence people and groups.
  • Strategic thinking with an action orientated approach to programme implementation, income generation and grant acquisition.
  • Ability to manage external relations with other WV stakeholder offices (Regional and Support Offices) and understand and adapt to multiple stakeholder accountability relationships. 
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to build personal and team-based relationships with staff, partners and leaders at all levels with a sound understanding of cross culture working environment. 
  • Must provide leadership and a lifestyle that reflects well of a faith-based NGO and that respects the local cultures 
  • Capable and competent to make key decisions impacting the safety and wellbeing of WV staff members.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience with training and experience in international development, public policy, child rights, and or organizational leadership and management.
  • Working knowledge of World Vision programs, systems and international partnership structure is preferred.

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