Director, Global Humanitarian Capital
World Vision International
Location: Brussels, Belgium
World Vision International - Director, Global Humanitarian Capital, Brussels, Belgium
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are currently seeking to identify the next Director of our Global Humanitarian Capitals office in Brussels.
For further details and how to apply please visit our website at www.wvi.org and go to International Employment. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Application Deadline: March 13, 2009
Purpose: To provide strategic leadership to World Vision's relations with the European Commission (EC) and its key institutions in close consultation with the WV EC and non-EC member countries, the Partnership, and other key Brussles-based important institutions, bodies or individuals with a significant global influence on the industry; optimising influence and resources across Europe and the Partnership.
Responsibilities: Provide vision, strategy and leadership to assure WV is acting as a leader across the spectrum of desired contributions including public relations, diplomacy, policy, advocacy, lobbying, professional engagements, services, publications, etc. Assure means for optimum and effective relationships with and between WV offices in Europe & the EU, Brussels Office Board, Regional and Global Capitals, specific designated advisory bodies & Partnership members, entities, communities of practice and networks.
Demonstrated strategic leadership ability with deep understanding of the humanitarian aid industry at all levels.
Master's degree preferably in one of the following: political studies, international relations; business with a core in international management.
Demonstrated ability to influence and manage others effectively in a large multinational and multicultural organisational environment
A broad awareness of and sensitivity to global concerns from all constituent regions
A strong grasp of business development, marketing and financial management concepts and principles and how they apply to the humanitarian sector
Proven exceptional relational and networking abilities, with necessary sophistication of demeanor, presentation, and diplomatic skills.
A good working knowledge of the European Union and its institutions relating to humanitarian, development and policy work
Bilingual- English and French required; additional languages ideal
The post-holder will need to demonstrate full sympathy with World Vision’s Christian ethos, Mission, and Core Values