Chief Operating and Technology Officer

Organization: World Vision
Closing date: 22 Jun 2021

VisionFund International (VFI) is financial empowerment from World Vision, a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organization devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Working together as part of World Vision – VisionFund enables impoverished households to increase their incomes and then impact communities to increase economic activity, access clean water, education and healthcare, benefit from improvements to nutrition, and provide the foundations for local economies to flourish.

For over 17 years, VisionFund has been committed to brighter futures for children where they can experience the love of Christ, building lives free of need and full of promise.

Through our work, every 60 seconds a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

Here’s where you come in:

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI/VF is registered to operate.

As the Chief Operating and Technology Officer, you will work in partnership with the VisionFund Network (total staff of approx. 7,200) to seek to impact 4m children per year, currently, and up to 30m by 2030. You will support the Vision Fund International (VFI) President and CEO and the Regions in delivering an Annual Operating Plan of Net Income before Donations, of circa USD5m+. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will drive Operational Excellence and digital transformation through change management initiatives that build the capacity of the 28 Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) to deliver on Our Promise, World Vision’s global strategy, and on VisionFund’s 2030 strategy.

As a Christian leader, you will develop and build a strong team to ensure a coordinated delivery of MFI and client centric products, services and expertise to support the field operations and drive efficiency.

Requirements include:

  • A minimum of a university degree (ideally a Master’s degree) in in Finance, Business, Economics, ICT, Engineering or equivalent level of knowledge demonstrated through relevant experience.
  • COO experience or strong operating skills in microfinance or banking delivering operational excellence.
  • 15+ years’ work experience in a global, matrix-managed organisation.
  • 5+ years’ experience managing people at a senior level.
  • Experience delivering digital transformation (especially core banking systems and digital solutions).
  • Experience working in a multinational and multicultural environment with proven cross-cultural effectiveness.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and strong at influencing.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel up to 25% of the time.

How to apply:

Is this the job for you?

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 22 JUNE 2021. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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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