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****Preferred position location: Dakar, Senegal. Other possible locations: Ghana and Rwanda where WVI/VF is registered to operate.**

VisionFund – World Vision International

VisionFund International 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:

As Finance for Transformation Advisor, West Africa Region, VFI, you will support and guide Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) during the pilot and roll out of this product, focussing on West African countries. We have already developed standards regarding product process, training materials and various guidance materials. You will use the existing materials to support MFIs to increase their reach of savings groups. This will include capacity building among MFI staff, monitoring of operations both through field visits and through regular monitoring meetings, reports, etc, and developing new partnerships with NGOs.

Requirements include:

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in development work (preferably with saving groups / livelihoods / resilience / gender equality).
  • Knowledge of Savings Group methodology.
  • Business focused, with ability to improve annual operational plans and advise on product pilots, results analysis and workforce plans.
  • Project management experience is required, including financial monitoring and reporting.
  • Looking less for a microfinance/finance specialist – we are looking more for a candidate with NGO experience.
  • Must be fluent in French and English.
  • The position requires the ability and willingness to travel up to 30% of the time.

How to apply

Is this the job for you?

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.

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 09 AUG 2021. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information on World Vision International and VisionFund International, please visit our website: www.visionfund.org.

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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World Vision International is an Evangelical Christian humanitarian aid, development, and advocacy organization.

It was founded in 1950 by Robert Pierce as a service organization to meet the emergency needs of missionaries. In 1975 development work was added to World Vision's objectives.

It is active in more than 90 countries with a total revenue including grants, product and foreign donations of $2.79 billion (2011).

The World Vision Partnership is a global community of people passionately committed to improving the lives and futures of the world’s most vulnerable children.

We are one the world’s largest child focused development organisations, with over 45,000 staff in almost 100 countries, serving 100 million people annually. We work on every level to achieve our goal of child well-being – from international activism to checking in on children face-to-face.

Our people are our greatest asset. Each staff has unique experience and skills - and it’s our job to provide them with the training and opportunities they need to make their greatest contribution to our work worldwide.

According to our latest staff survey, over 80% of staff who responded are excited about the future, ready to put in extra effort, proud to work for World Vision and ready to recommend us to others as a great employer.

We offer a wide range of rewarding career opportunities, from tackling humanitarian emergencies, working in development and advocacy, to performing vital support roles such as finance, IT, marketing and human resources.

World Vision has the privilege to partner with communities in 25 countries in Africa: Angola, Burundi, Chad, Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

World Vision aims to achieve the sustained well-being of children within families and communities, especially the most vulnerable by ensuring that children:

  • Enjoy good health
  • Are educated for life
  • Experience love of God and their neighbour
  • Are cared for, protected and participate
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****Preferred position location: Dakar, Senegal. Other possible locations: Ghana and Rwanda where WVI/VF is registered to operate.**

VisionFund - World Vision International

VisionFund International 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:

As Finance for Transformation Advisor, West Africa Region, VFI, you will support and guide Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) during the pilot and roll out of this product, focussing on West African countries. We have already developed standards regarding product process, training materials and various guidance materials. You will use the existing materials to support MFIs to increase their reach of savings groups. This will include capacity building among MFI staff, monitoring of operations both through field visits and through regular monitoring meetings, reports, etc, and developing new partnerships with NGOs.

Requirements include:

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in development work (preferably with saving groups / livelihoods / resilience / gender equality).
  • Knowledge of Savings Group methodology.
  • Business focused, with ability to improve annual operational plans and advise on product pilots, results analysis and workforce plans.
  • Project management experience is required, including financial monitoring and reporting.
  • Looking less for a microfinance/finance specialist – we are looking more for a candidate with NGO experience.
  • Must be fluent in French and English.
  • The position requires the ability and willingness to travel up to 30% of the time.

How to apply

Is this the job for you?

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.

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 09 AUG 2021. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information on World Vision International and VisionFund International, please visit our website: www.visionfund.org.

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

2021-08-10

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