Regional Leader - South Asia (SAPO)

World Vision International(WVI), South Asia Pacific (SAPO) Regional Office, Singapore

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationMonitoring and EvaluationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
2nd May, 2015

Job Description


Strategic Leadership: 25%

  • Provide strategic leadership to effectively deliver the whole mission through National Offices and regional initiatives, in alignment with WV Vision, Goals, Mission, Core Values, global strategy and regional strategic priorities.
  • Be accountable for the development and periodic review of regional strategy and priorities that clearly support the partnership strategic mandates, objectives and priorities.
  • Work within the framework of the Regional Working Group to influence Support/funding offices to provide resources in alignment with regional and National Office priorities.
  • Exercise final authority over the allocation of resources across countries within the region regardless of office status.
  • Be ultimately accountable for executive leadership in CHE II and III (Levels 2 and 3) responses, in liaison with regional HEA management.
  • Serve as WVI spokesperson at key regional forums (Internal and External).
  • Develop and build linkages with other organizations that facilitate the effective delivery of ministry.
  • Support the Partnership Leader Global Field Operations in the effective management and leadership of World Visions worldwide ministry operations and contribute effectively to the Global Operations Leadership Team.
  • Represent the region in WV partnership senior management groups and forums.

Accountability & Stewardship: 15%

  • Ensure alignment to global strategy for self-funding and interdependent offices within the region.
  • Ensure effective operations, ministry delivery and alignment of intermediate branch, program and project countries within the region.
  • Promote and support the development of local resource generation in appropriate offices within the region.
  • Monitor strategies for all offices within the region to maximize quality of ministry.
  • Monitor alignment of Partnership policies and standards for all offices within the region.
  • Be ultimately accountable for the implementation of Peer Review and Audit processes and recommendations.
  • Approve country operating budgets and major capital expenditures.
  • Ensure planning processes enable National Offices to use available resources in the best way to carry out agreed upon country strategies.
  • Lead the regional crisis management team.

Organizational Culture (aka promote the World Vision way, and includes Conflict Resolution): 10%

  • Provide spiritual leadership, promote the Christian ethos of World Vision in the region, and strengthen the spiritual development of all staff.
  • Set an example in strong personal Christian faith integrated in work and encourage Christian growth among staff within the region.
  • Ensure WVs Christian ethos and values are properly contextualized in National Offices within the region.
  • Ensure the highest achievement of ethical, moral and behavioural standards in alignment with WV Christian ethos, code of conduct and behaviour protocol.
  • Support through prayer the life, work and relationships of the regional senior leadership team and National Directors.
  • Role model servant leadership by personal example.
  • Encourage a positive and open style of leadership that enhances teamwork and develops an effective performance management culture.
  • Support organizational change and improvement at strategic operational level.
  • Ensure the application of partnership conflict resolution processes to identify and resolve conflicts between various entities at the lowest possible level.

Leadership Development: 25%

  • Ensure adequacy of sectoral and management support skills needed to deliver the ministry.
  • Lead the selection process for National Directors and present final candidate(s) for approval to Partnership Leader Global Field Operations for Program, Project, Branch and Intermediate offices; act as the Presidents delegate as assigned in the selection of National Directors in Interdependent offices.
  • Oversee recruitment, orientation, development and transition of NDs.
  • Manage performance of National Directors by regularly assessing, challenging and supporting them (by distance and through periodic on-site travel) in line with WV leadership development strategy.
  •  Mentor, develop and guide National Directors in the areas of strategy, governance, policy and protection of the WV brand and reputation.
  • Give specific attention to mentoring and supporting the regional senior leadership team for spiritual growth and professional development.
  • Create enabling environment through supervision, coaching, mentoring, and on-site observation of outcomes to ensure effectiveness of ND. Ensure succession planning for National Directors and own position, by identifying women and men with demonstrated potential for future leadership and support their development.

Board Engagement: 20%

  • Support National Directors in the appropriate selection of members and the development and functioning of Advisory Councils and Boards according to approved Partnership standards and guidelines.
  • Engage with board chairs and NDs to ensure accountability of National Offices.
  • Review board documents and receive reports.
  • Represent WVI President on National Boards and Advisory Councils.
  • Be ultimately accountable for the implementation of Peer Review and Audit processes and recommendations.

Other: 5%

  • Carry out other tasks and duties as may be assigned from time-to-time by the Partnership Leader Global Field Operations.


  • A minimum of ten years experience providing strategic leadership as a senior organizational leader, within the humanitarian industry. Five years (5) senior leadership experience in Africa is required.
  • Minimum educational qualification of a Bachelors degree in a relevant field.
  • A minimum of five years (5) experience managing a multi-cultural leadership team is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and lead successfully with conflict and post-conflict contexts.
  • A heart and a passion for the region and its peoples.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal decisively with complex situations.
  • Ability to travel frequently both regionally and internationally (up to 40%) is required.
  • A minimum of five years (5) experience working with an Advisory Council or Board, either as a member, reporting to one or developing and advising an Advisory Council or Board is required.
  • Proven track record of successfully coaching and mentoring executive level leaders, either at a national, regional or global level.
  • Experience working in a matrix reporting environment.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of World Vision from a leadership perspecitve is required.


  • Language
  • Basic Conversation: English
  • Business Communications: English
  • Fully Fluent: English
  • Physical
  • No physical requirements


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