National Director, Burundi

Job posted by: World Vision - International. - Thu, 13 Jan 2022

Job Details:

Organisation: World Vision - International.

Deadline Sat, 5 Feb 2022

Job type: Permanent

Location: Burundi

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World Vision (WV) has been present in Burundi since 1963. Following the unprecedented humanitarian needs triggered by the conflict that began in 1993, WV expanded its initial work to include emergency relief activities. From 2009, after the Arusha Peace agreement, the WV ministry shifted to long term development area programs.

The current World Vision International Burundi programming and advocacy work is organized around a 5-year strategy that seeks to contribute to improved quality of life and brighter future for over 2.3 million children. The strategy’s key objectives are Improved Food and Nutrition Security, Livelihoods, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Health and Education, Refugees, Repatriates and Internal Displaced Populations (IDPs) programming.

WV Burundi is a medium office, with an average portfolio budget of USD 33 million with 300 staff.

Here’s where you come in:

As the National Director, you will:

  • Strategically lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of World Vision's ministry in the national office.
  • Be an effective leader locally, an effective member of the broader WVI Partnership, and model the organisation’s principles of Twin Citizenship to ensure high ministry quality and overall organisational effectiveness.
  • Contribute to partnership life and unity, by acting as both a local and global representative of the organisation.
  • Lead the team to achieve the country's strategy in alignment with World Vision’ global strategy, Our Promise, for effective operations and participate in and implement directional shifts of the organisation.
  • Ensure the country's operations and operating models maintain the Partnership's focus on Child Well Being Outcomes and Aspirations as they apply in Burundi specific country context, maximising the impact in the field while maintaining efficiency as wise steward of entrusted resources.
  • Foster collaboration with major donors, project partners, local government, church representatives, faith-based organisations and non-governmental organisations. In doing so, you will maximise stewardship, effectiveness and efficiency of costs and operating models.
  • Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships to be a fine exemplar of the organisation Christian faith. You will lead by example and provide spiritual guidance to staff on the WV Vision, Mission and Core Values.

Requirements include:

  • Master’s degree in development studies, international development, management, administration or social sciences or equivalent with 10 years’ experience in country level program management.
  • Experience in managing effective and efficient operations of the organisation demonstrating sound financial management (e.g. organisations with over 300 staff and a total budget of $ 33 million).
  • Proven track record of leading multi-cultural teams in complex, culturally and politically-sensitive contexts and/or multi-sectoral emergency response projects.
  • At least 5 years’ experience overseeing a large Government grant, its acquisition and donor engagement.
  • Experience in Development and/ Emergency and domestic/ international relief as one of major Ministries (Relief, Development, Advocacy), close familiarity with other two.
  • Strong command of English and French (writing, speaking) is a must have
  • Strong commitment to World Vision Values, Mission and Vision
  • Domestic Travel: 20% Regular internal travel to project areas is required.
  • International Travel: 30% international travel will be required.

Is this the job for you?

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 05 Feb 2021. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.


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 34,000+ staff members in nearly 100 countries are united in helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Through our work, every 60 seconds… a family gets water… a hungry child is fed… a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.

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