Overview

World Vision Armenia is looking for a Executive Director of “World Vision Armenia” Child Protection Foundation.

Responsibilities:

1. Leadership and Management of WV Armenia Foundation

  • Promote WV’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and key Partnership Standards and Practices among the staff and ensure these are the core foundation of the foundation’s performance,
  • To provide a focused vision for the whole organization, motivating all staff to work together towards shared and common goals,
  • Represent the local foundation at WVA Senior Leadership Team,
  • Ensure implementation and compliance to Partnership Performance Management Standards and Principles and Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs),
  • Visit projects frequently to encourage, build relationships, and support WV programs.

 

2. Ministry Performance and Resource Mobilization

  • Work with WVA Country Program Director and Senior Leadership Team to jointly identify the key areas for future programs and projects that the targeted communities are in need,
  • Provide leadership input to the preparation of winning proposals that address National Office strategic needs,
  • When assigned, develop relationships with Donor Agencies and local donors on behalf of WV Armenia. Liaise with other agencies and communities to ensure that WVA’s development strategies are well understood,
  • Use assessment, monitoring, and evaluation reports to identify potential funding opportunities for priority programs and projects that fit within the strategy and operations plan of WV Armenia,
  • Work with WVA Senior Leadership Team in the preparation or revision of the Operations Plan/ Transition and Change Management plans.

 

3. Financial Management, Financial and Operational Audit Compliance

  • Oversee, develop, and lead the Daycare Centre program and other projects, their operational implementation in close cooperation with the WVA Branch, and its managers,
  • Oversee financial compliance through timeliness and completeness of financial reports. Ensure Board of Trustees is informed of financial plans and financial performance of the WVA Foundation,
  • Oversee strong operational compliance through timeliness and completeness of program/ project reports,
  • Ensure efficient and effective organizational practices that would result in successful financial and operational audit scores,
  • Oversee action planning and execution to resolve audit findings in an agreed and timely manner; oversee appropriate reporting of audit results and actions,
  • Provide overall strategic leadership and initiative for identifying and securing financial resources to support the program, especially the Daycare Centers,
  • Oversee and coordinate Monitoring and Evaluation objectives of the program and the organization for evidence base building and external promotion.

 

4. Spiritual Leadership

  • Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships. Exhibit spiritual maturity, integrity and a dynamic personal sense of life calling,
  • Attend and participate in spiritual nurture meetings/devotions as scheduled.

 

5. Compliance and Country Legal Environment

  • Ensure the office complies to local legal requirements and standards,
  • Ensure and oversee proper mechanisms for Child Protection and other WVI Standards and Principles implementation.

Required Qualifications:

  • University/ Master’s degree in relevant field,
  • At least 5 years of managerial experience,
  • Staff management experience,
  • Work experience in an local Armenian NGO,
  • Significant experience in proposal writing, project analysis and integrated project design,
  • Clear understanding of the workings of major donors,
  • Excellent analytical/ problem-solving skills and detail orientation,
  • Strong organizational skills, planning skills, and time management,
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina,
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically, stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources,
  • Ability to work without close supervision,
  • Ability to work in a team structure and operate efficiently,
  • Ability to represent WV to major donors and government officials,
  • Practical understanding of and experience development programming and community level work,
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office (required),
  • Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local culture context,
  • Strong team building and coaching experience,
  • Being results focused,
  • Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement,
  • Agreement with World Vision’s Christian ethos and participation in devotions,
  • Ability to ensure Anti-Corruption, Anti-Fraud policies are embraced in daily work, demonstrate zero tolerance towards harassment,
  • Excellent Armenian and English communication skills (oral and written),
  • Knowledge of Russian,
  • Strong interpersonal skills,
  • Strong influencing and managing capacity, and ability to motivate and lead staff,
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines,
  • Willingness to work overtime,
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.

About World Vision Armenia

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives. Established in 1950, World Vision operates in nearly 100 countries worldwide. It is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organiza