Afghanistan

Operations & Response Director, Afghanistan

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World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our 34,000+ staff members working in nearly 100 countries are united in helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life.

Through our work, every 60 seconds … a family gets water … a hungry child is fed … a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

Here’s where you come in:

As the Operations & Response Director, you will ensure a timely, efficient, appropriate and effective response to meet humanitarian needs and will provide overall humanitarian leadership to the operations team in World Vision Afghanistan.

Your primary responsibility will be directing the response from strategy to implementation, inclusive of performance and oversight of all aspects of the response. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will foster an enabling environment to support World Vision’s strategic priorities and imperatives and develop and operationalize systems that promote integration and ensure timely, effective implementation of the program’s portfolio of projects in pursuit of Child Well-Being.

You will oversee the implementation of systems, infrastructure, and capacity building to address core security requirements and staff care and spearhead external engagement in order to position the organisation to sustain and grow and to influence and promote coordination with key stakeholders.

Requirements include:

  • Advanced degree in Developmental Studies, Public Policy, International Relations, Business Management, or any relevant Social Sciences and/or 8+ years of experience in emergency response, development programming, and/or fragile contexts.
  • Leadership and senior management experience in a complex global organisation. Minimum of 10 years operational and management experience in the humanitarian sector, including at field level in major emergency response.
  • Extensive knowledge of the international humanitarian sector (including standards, systems and actors) and strong track record of relationships and external engagement in the sector.
  • Experience in complex/protracted emergencies, recovery operations, and fragile contexts as applicable.
  • Must possess knowledge of humanitarian industry, including Sphere standards, HAP, NGO Code of Conduct, and Humanitarian Charter.
  • Must possess experience in staff security, safety management, and staff care within a complex, insecure, and fragile environment.
  • Must have experience in programme design, monitoring, and evaluation in complex contexts.
  • English (fluent written and verbal abilities).

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally 50% of the time.

How to apply

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by 05 FEB 2022. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

World Vision 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.

We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith. For more information, please visit our website: www.wvi.org.

Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.