Head of Fragile & Developing Contexts

International Partnerships · Auckland, Auckland
Department International Partnerships
Employment Type Full-Time

World Vision is a global Christian humanitarian organisation dedicated to supporting children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential. We do this by working to address the root causes of poverty and injustice for world’s most vulnerable children through long-term development, humanitarian relief, and advocacy. 

Reporting to the International Partnerships Director, the Head of Fragile & Developing Contexts is a critical leadership position in the organisation. The role will provide oversight to World Vision New Zealand’s international programming funded by child sponsorship, private donations, World Food Programme, multi-laterals, and other grant funding.


The role will also provide leadership and management to the Fragile and Developing Contexts team, and lead our humanitarian emergency response. As part of the International Partnerships Leadership Team, the role will also contribute to the wider work of World Vision, including partnering with the Marketing & Engagement team, external engagement in the NZ sector and the World Vision Partnership.

What we’re looking for:

  • Masters/degree in a relevant discipline
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in managing private and/or grant-funded projects
  • Experience in managing HEA responses and/or fragile contexts
  • Ability to work collaborative and cross functionally with highly developed relationship/stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to provide effective leadership and management for a high performing team
  • Demonstrated understanding of development process and theory
  • Experience in negotiating and managing partnerships for development outcomes
  • Experience in managing grant funded contracts and donor compliance
  • Strong financial skills
  • Project proposal preparation/packaging and appraisal
  • Able to travel overseas as required
  • Experience making funding decisions in a donor organisation

A commitment to the mission and values of World Vision is essential.


For a copy of the position description please email Karyn.Norton@worldvision.org.nz


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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  • Location
    Auckland, Auckland
  • Department
    International Partnerships
  • Employment Type