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Regional Portfolio Manager

Milton Keynes | London

Southern Africa (Fluent Portuguese speaking is an advantage)
£30,161 p.a + good range of benefits

Based Milton Keynes

A strategic role to help change children’s lives for the better

World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity. Every day we bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places as a sign of God’s unconditional love. At World Vision, our aim is simple – to keep every child free from fear. We are also proud to be voted one of the Top 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For’ ranked in 9th place for 2016.

As Regional Portfolio Manager, your role will be to lead the investment portfolio and partnership between World Vision UK and your designated Region. The purpose of this position is to achieve change for the world’s most vulnerable children and support WVUK’s key stakeholders to deliver effective and strategic programme impact, income and advocacy.

Some of the key responsibilities you will have as Regional Portfolio Manager include:

Manage WVUK relationships with WV Regional Office (RO) and National Offices (NO) and represent WVUK’s interests and influence RO & NO strategies. Using your knowledge of Regional and National contexts, programming, trends, risks and relationships; advise and coordinate multiple WVUK stakeholder interests and engagement with the ROs and NOs. Lead WVUK engagement with NO Programme Support Teams (PSTs); engage internally with other Funding Offices to ensure coordinated support to RO & NO strategy implementation. Work with WVUK marketing, campaigns and media teams to plan, develop and review material. Contribute to remittance planning and process financial commitments; balancing RO & NO investment plans with WVUK income budgets. Work with Specialist Giving Team to support donor engagement; project identification, and donor visits. In coordination with other teams build WV’s reputation; key relationships and policy influence with external institutions, coalitions and donors; including but not limited to DFID and FCO. Represent WVUK both internally and externally ensuring WV’s identity and Christian values are communicated appropriately. Experience of developing and implementing strategy, cross-cultural and cross-functional working is essential. Proven experience of successful programme management in developing countries, and understanding of development theory policy and practice in the designated region are all key requirements.

International travel up to 25% of the year will be necessary, and Portuguese speaking is an advantage.

Other than the Regional Programme Manager Unit, you will also be operating with other teams within Policy and & Programmes; Grants, Humanitarian & Resilience, Policy & Public Affairs, as well as with externally with peer NGOs, donor institutions such as DFID and EC, and policy organisations.

This role will give you the opportunity to express your active Christian faith within your work, and be sensitive to its various expressions and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, benefits include pension, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement and free parking.

Do you have the range of qualities required to succeed in this role?

Please click to apply with the link provided, in order to complete our short online application form and upload your CV.

Closing date: 04/12/2016

Please note that if response for this role is higher than anticipated, we reserve the right to commence interviews and appoint before the published closing date.

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

No agencies please

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: World Vision
  • Location: Milton Keynes | London
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-04

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