Director, Economic Development
World Vision International
Location: International or USA
Last Date: April 17, 2009
World Vision International - Director, Economic Development
World Vision International (WVI) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently have an opening for Director, Economic Development.
For further details, please visit our website at www.wvi.org employment page under International. If you are interested and qualified, please apply on-line by the closing date of April 17, 2009. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
PURPOSE OF POSITION
To provide leadership in economic development across the global World Vision Partnership. To drive strategy, policy and practice and grow capacity and expertise in economic development across the organization resulting in greater contribution to the well-being of children.
Lead the development and implementation of World Vision strategy, policy, standards and guidelines in economic development.
Lead the Economic Development Community of Practice (CoP), managing and coordinating technical expertise in economic development across the organization.
Ensure the promotion and integration of economic development with other priority sectors across World Vision's development, humanitarian and advocacy work/ministries and with WV owned global microfinance institution, Vision Fund.
Develop and maintain good relationships and strategic partnerships with other organizations, networks, policy makers, donors and partner agencies. Advise and support communications and fundraising relating to economic development across World Vision offices.
Manage and monitor operating plans, budgets, projects, work team and/or consultants and other activities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
A Masters degree in economics, international development or related field. (required)
Program design, strategic planning and project management skills in enterprise development, access to markets and/or other aspect of local economic development.(required)
Fluency in English language
Several years relevant experience in international development, of which at least three years working in a developing country in program and project management with a focus on economic development.
Demonstrated track record in leading change through organisations and/or networks, building consensus and mentoring other leaders across a broad range of professional disciplines and cultures