Regional Operations Director, VisionFund Latin America

World Vision

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.

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

Here’s where you come in:

As the Regional Operations Director, VisionFund Latin America, you will support and manage the execution of VisionFund’s strategy in the region. You will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of the ‘double bottom line’ of financial and social performance / impact in the region and delegate certain aspects to the Regional Operations Director who is more directly involved in supporting individual MicroFinance Institutions with achieving their financial and social impact targets.

Requirements include:

The key ability VisionFund is seeking is leadership. In addition to experience with microfinance and banking operations (lending, deposit taking, product development, operations and risk management), the successful candidate will have experience developing and nurturing a talented team, and spotting improvement opportunities and making those happen in a complex and dynamic environment. In addition, the following specific knowledge, skills and abilities are required, and may have been acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on the job training.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business or Economics, or equivalent level of knowledge gained through work experience.
  • More than 15 years of combined experience in senior management roles in similar institutions, including relevant experience of 2 to 5 years as CEO and leading the Operations and/or Commercial functions.
  • Thorough knowledge and extensive experience in governance and compliance, microfinance and banking operations.
  • Cross-cultural working experience in at least two countries in the region.
  • Spanish fluency is a must. Fluency in written and spoken English is highly preferred.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.

How to apply

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 12 NOV 2021. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

*Preferred position location: Mexico. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in the Latin America & Caribbean Region where VF/WVI 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.

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