World Vision Vacancy: Operations Director Afghanistan - Middle East & European Region (MEER) - Herat, Afghanistan

World Vision Vacancy: Operations Director Afghanistan - Middle East & European Region (MEER) - Herat, Afghanistan
Operations Director Afghanistan - Middle East & European Region (MEER)

This is your opportunity to use your senior leadership and operations experience to help improve the lives and futures of some of the world's most vulnerable children.

You can do this by joining World Vision (WV)–a global network of people committed to enhance the well-being and protection of children everywhere by empowering them, their families and communities to overcome the challenges of poverty and injustice.

The Operations Director Afghanistan - Middle East & European Region (MEER) will provide strategic and operational leadership in the development and implementation of all World Vision programming in Afghanistan. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Operations Director is a key player in organisational strategy development and leads in program development and implementation that positively impacts the lives of children and their communities in line with World Vision expectations, standards and commitments.

We believe that every child is a precious gift to the entire world and that their well-being concerns us all. We will not rest while children suffer in situations that can be changed. We are looking for people who share our beliefs and our passion.

  • As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), represent the Operations Department in the development of organisational strategies, policies, annual and long term business plans, and oversee the formulation of management plans for the Operations Department that contribute to the overall organisational goals, results and impact. 
  • Lead the process of identifying new programming directions consistent with WV Afghanistan's Strategy, and ensure good coordination between the program team and other departments.
  • Ensure that the two key department units comprising Program Quality and Field Operations are managed effectively and efficiently. 
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with WV Support Offices to strengthen engagement and increase funding levels to better address local needs of partner communities.
  • Masters degree or equivalent in related field, or a combination of relevant schooling and work experience that demonstrates capacity as a strategic thinker, manager and problem solver.
  • Proven track record in managing relationships with major donors that resulted in improved impact in communities and increased funding levels.
  • Minimum 5 years in senior leadership and management positions within an NGO working in both relief and development.
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with other departments (e.g. finance, HR) that result in improved efficiency, effectiveness and organisational performance.
  • Evidence of ability to maintain work / life balance and contribute to a positive environment living in a team house.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally in order to fulfil job requirements.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of local language(s) an asset.
If you believe you have the skills and experience to fulfil this vital and challenging role that will enhance the lives of vulnerable children in the Middle East & Eastern Europe region, we'd love to hear from you.

Find the full description and apply online by the closing date 15 August 2014. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: