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Regional Operations Director, VisionFund CDI

Countries: Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda
Organization: World Vision
Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

VisionFund is World Vision’s microfinance provider serving vulnerable clients through loans, savings, and insurance. We enable families to grow their livelihoods in hard to reach, rural locations in 28 countries so that caregivers can create secure futures for their children.

We believe in brighter futures for children; empowering families to create incomes and jobs; unlocking economic potential for communities to thrive.

Join VisionFund as we seek to end intergenerational poverty through microfinance.

Here’s where you come in:

As the Regional Operations Director, you will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of the strategic and business plan performance of MFIs under their supervision. You will ensure priority MFIs are equipped for scale and will ensure that all growth initiatives are well managed and that the foundations for such growth are in place. Therefore capacity-building of staff and ensuring effective controls and processes are in place is a key aspect of the role. Monthly reviews will be conducted to measure progress and decide upon adjustments and redirection of resources, particularly funding.

As part of the role, you will be supporting the Business Lines (i.e. FAST, Insurance, Partnerships) with their business plans in the assigned countries. You will be the primary point of contact with World Vision at a sub-regional level. Where appropriate this includes taking part in World Vision senior leadership meetings for the cluster of countries assigned.

The position ensures that VisionFund International and World Vision International global strategies are being implemented at each MFI. You will supervise 3-5 MFIs as MFI Board member and have direct line -management of the MFI CEOs with Board Chair.

Requirements include:

  • A minimum of a university degree in Finance, Business, Economics, ICT, Engineering or equivalent level of knowledge demonstrated through relevant experience.
  • Significant leadership experience (minimum of 15 years) largely in a microfinance, banking, and/or finance environment, including a proven track record of managing people in a global, matrix-managed organisation (including mentoring, directing, building capacity)
  • 10+ years’ experience managing people at a senior level
  • Previous experience of at least 2 years in a role similar to the CEO, COO or CFO in a microfinance, banking and/or financial institution.
  • At least 1-year experience participating as member of a Board of Directors or as an active member of a committee.
  • Must have high proficiency in both English and French
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

How to apply

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position and apply onlineby the closing date of 30 APRIL 2024.

Position location: open to any country in Africa where WVI/VF is registered to operate.

VisionFund 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.

For more information on World Vision International and VisionFund 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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  • Date d'expiration: 16 mai 2024
  • Emplacement: Dakar, Sénégal
  • Titre d'emploi: Regional Operations Director, VisionFund

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