Thursday, July 23, 2020

Job Opportunities at World Vision Tanzania

  Nophsky       Thursday, July 23, 2020

Head Of Internal Audit and Investigation


VisionFund Tanzania Microfinance Bank Ltd (VFT MFB) formerly known as SEDA is a fast growing and reputable Micro Finance Bank (MFB), has a loan book of TSHS. 24 billion and 54,000 customer base, more that 5,000 of them being small holder farmers. VFT is seeking to employ dynamic and committed Tanzanian young men & women who have passion for people’s economic development to fill in the vacant positions detailed here below. For more information kindly visit our website: www.vftz.co.tz. We wish to recruit a highly competent, proactive and self-driven person to fill the positions of:

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HEAD OF INTERNAL AUDIT AND INVESTIGATION
The Head of Internal Audit and Investigation functionary reports to the Board and Regional Audit Manager and Administratively to Chief Executive Officer.
Specific areas of responsibility:
Strategic Leadership
  • Provide technical guidance and direction in the Risk based Annual Audit Planning Process and compile draft audit plans for discussion, review and approval by the Regional Manager, VFT-MFB Leadership and the Board.
  • Advice VFT-MFB Management on the formulation of risk management strategies and policies for all operations areas of the Bank with a view of ensuring that all management policies adequately mitigate the risks identified.
  • Provide summaries of audit findings trends to Senior Leadership and the Board Audit Committee
  • Coordinate, monitor and facilitate compliance with existing laws and regulations together with implementing a system to track the implementation of audit recommendations by VFT-MFB Management.
  • Ensure effective engagement with the VFT-MFB Board Audit Committee on the performance of the Audit Function.
People Management and capacity building
  • Participate in recruitment of Audit staff and ensure effective performance management for direct reports.
  • Provide capacity building to VFT -MFB /Leadership and Audit team regarding the role of Internal Audit in Risk management and in the VFI Risk-based integrated audit approach from time to time.
  • Guide and supervise the Audit Team in executing risk-based integrated audits
Quality Assurance & Other
  • Ensure compliance to established risk management framework, inclusive of policies, procedures and controls and consequently ensure compliance with statutory BOT regulatory requirements.
  • Perform quality reviews of audit assignments and provide guidance to the Auditors regarding; relevant audit standards to be observed and maintained, timely review of Binders/Audit Files before issuance of reports.
  • Support management during preparation for Global Centre Audit.
  • Coordinate all external audit and investigation operations.

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The ideal candidate MUST have
  • University graduate preferably specializing in Accounting /Finance.
  • Full accounting qualifications CPA or ACCA and a member of NBAA Tanzania
  • Certification in CISA/CFE/CIA is an added advantage.
  • Must have prior auditing experience of at least five years in a recognized organization, preferably in a microfinance or a bank. Two of these should be at a supervisory level. Experience in financial statements reporting as per IFRSs will be an added advantage.
  • Practical experience in reporting to the Board/Board Audit Committee is required.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft office applications with excellent working knowledge of computerized accounting systems, T24 and loan tracking system.
  • Good comprehension of Micro-finance and the internal control concepts relevant to MFI
  • Good oral and written communications skills

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interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their application letter, attaching copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed CV’s with three referees also indicating the expected remuneration and daytime contact to vftHRstaff@vftz.co.tz, This should reach the undersigned by 16th August 2020. The position should be the subject of the email application.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Disclaimer
VisionFund Tanzania Microfinance Bank Limited would like to inform the general public that it has not engaged any consultant/agent to conduct recruitment on its behalf.
VISIONFUND TANZANIA MICROFINANCE BANK LIMITED

People and Culture Officer


Purpose of the position:
To implement WVT human resources functions related to Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), HR Analysis and Compensation as per WVT policies, procedures and in line with the Tanzanian labor laws.

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Observe mission and core values of World Vision and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.
Major Responsibilities: (please define in output format – 1- 7 things of what you expect to see as a result of this position):
Key Outputs/Responsibilities(Accountabilities and results)Weight (%)
1HRIS / Our People:
  • Maintenance and updating of WVT HR data from the Our People (HRIS) system.
  • Assist the People and Culture team and WVT staff on Our People super user with the administration of HR systems and process as required on the Our People (HRIS) system.
  • Assist in preparation key reports from the Our People (HRIS) System for data quality assessment and other performance measures.
  • Assists WVT staff with technical issues related to the use of from the Our People (HRIS) system’s ESS and MSS options.
25%
2.HR Reporting and Analysis (P&C Scorecards, Dashboards & Surveys):
  • Support the development of custom WVT P&C data metrics reports required by the division and P&C Division clients.
  • Support the creation and monitoring of the various WVT P&C Score cards and Dash boards as required.
  • Maintain the WVT P&C Division MS Excel Staff database sheet which are reconciled with WVT payroll data on Memory soft and Our People (HRIS) system for key WVT staff information (such as names, positions, office location, supervisors, department, Hay Grade, Salary, Academic & professional qualification, Performance Review Ratings, Contract & Probation periods, Date of birth, etc.).
  • Collect inputs from the team on the monthly LEADER and P&C dashboard reports
  • Assists P&C Leadership to create complex queries and analysis to provide P&C statistics for P&C management decision and advisory as needed.
  • Support and Participate in the various WVT Employee Opinion Surveys as requested by the P&C Leadership.
20%
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Records Management and administration:
  • Monthly Contract Management monitoring
  • Onboarding of new staff on all P&C documentations
  • Exit Management for leavers
  • Support on OSHA activities coordination
  • Manage email circulations of approved and standardized general staff communication
  • Manage the filing, storage and security of documents and correspondences ie subject files and Personal files and ensure all documents are properly filled
  • Prepare certificate of services, certificate of awards etc
  • Handle and circulate all confidential matters to respective divisions
  • Scan all documents and send to the respective Departments
  • Facilitate and coordinate workshops, meetings and other related logistics
  • Handle visitors and direct them to the respective officers
  • Make follow up of all payment sent to accounts
25%
4P&C Information Technology and Intranet page:
  • Ensure appropriate and thorough archive and electronic file management within the WVT P&C intranet page is maintained and regularly updated.
  • Serves as a liaison between the P&C Division and WVT Information Technology Departments to provide required information from P&C such as lotus notes e-mail accounts reconciliation to headcount.
  • Participates in IT Status meetings for identification and resolution of issues and consideration and evaluation of potential system enhancements and upgrades for the P&C Division.
  • Acts an assistant editor/publisher for the WVT P&C Division website and intranet to ensure consistency of information from P&C to all WVT.
10%
5Office facilities and utility management:
  • Ensure office facilities are in good order and well maintained
  • To raise requests for all office supplies on time, to make follow up on the purchases and ensure that the supplies are provided for the required purpose
  • Oversee the cleaning within the division and ensure that the office premises are cleaned and maintained on time.
5%
6International and LC staff support (Temporary)
  • Facilitate all international staff on permits, Visa, CTA, perdiems, refunds, allowances, e.t.c.
  • Support Learning Centre staff
15%
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Facilitation of filling of forms (Annually)
  • Facilitate and Coordinate all staff in signing various form and ensure proper documentation ie Child protection forms, self-disclosure, etc on annual basis
5%

Total100%
PROFILE: Core Capabilities: (proficiency levels; 1=developing 2 =proficient 3=advanced)
Core CapabilityProficiency level(1, 2, 3)Examples of advanced proficiencies(A full list of indicators available in Core Capabilities into Job Descriptions – A Guide)
IndvLdr
Achieving Capabilities
Achieving quality results and service2
Example:
Practicing accountability and integrity2
Communicating information effectively2
Thinking Capabilities
Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly2
Example:
Understanding the Humanitarian industry2
Understanding WV’s mission &; operations2
Practicing innovation & change2
Self-managing Capabilities
Demonstrating Christ-centered life and work2
Example:
Learning for growth and development2
Maintaining work/life balance2
Relational Capabilities
Building collaborative relationships2
Example:
Practicing gender & cultural diversity2
Influencing individuals & groups2
Other Competencies/Attributes:
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Perform other People & Culture duties as required.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
  • Minimum Qualification required: Bachelor Degree in Human Resources, Public Administration or related field.
  • Experience: 2 year in HR/HRIS, preferably in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Preferred: 2 to 3 years’ experience in HRIS practice
  • Technical Skills & Abilities:
  • Computer skills and High proficiency with MS Office Suite, especially strong skills in MS Excel and MS Access).
  • Have knowledge of payroll soft wares and HRIS systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work without supervision.
  • Strong analytical, planning, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff
  • Sound knowledge of human resources principles and practices and the Tanzania Labor Laws.
  • Have a high degree of integrity and ethics to ensure employee information is secure and well protected.
  • Excellent communication skills and work well both independently or as members of a team.
  • Have the ability to follow complex oral and written instructions.
  • Working knowledge of and experience in utilizing and creating databases and spreadsheets.
  • Have the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all employees.
  • Have the ability to solve problems related to computer system software and operations.
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Working Environment / Conditions:
  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field
  • Travel 5% Domestic/international travel is required.
  • On call: 10%
Deadline  of Application is 22-July-2020
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Core Banking Systems Manager 


*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within a jurisdiction (country or US State) where VFI is registered to operate.
Organisational Background:

VisionFund International (VFI) is the world’s largest Christian microfinance network. For more than a decade we have been improving the lives of children across the developing world, as we provide small loans and other financial services to families struggling in poverty.
As the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision, the world’s largest Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation, we work in 28 countries through our network of affiliated microfinance institutions (MFIs) located across the globe in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. We have an outstanding loan portfolio of nearly US$429 million, serve over 1million active borrowers and impact the lives of over 3.4 million children each year.
Sharing the same vision as World Vision, VFI aims to provide ‘life in all its fullness’ to children as their parents receive small loans, improve their businesses and increase in ability to care for their children as family incomes multiply..
Purpose of the Position:
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The Core Banking Systems (CBS) manager is dedicated to planning, administering and supporting VisionFund’s Core Banking Systems across the VFI network. He/she ensures MFI adoption of and compliance with VFI standards in information technology, as well as be able to manage related IT Risks. He/she plays a role as a business and system analyst on core systems through gathering business requirements, change initiatives of systems, related business process improvements, and system release management. Lead and support system implementations and/or upgrades, and requisite customizations system and software related support request.
Major Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the ownership, accountability and delivery of key Core Banking Systems projects.
  • Support MFIs with system upgrades and implementations, to ensure that the MFI has resourced the project correctly, that appropriate contracts are in place with vendors, and that the various phases of the project are designed correctly and executed to plan.
  • TPM oversight can include software vendors certification to monitor project project progress, approve vendor resourcing and provide key decision-making.
Support MFIs in making decisions on the selection and deployment of Core banking Systems:
  • VFI has identified global strategic platforms and standards, The MFI is responsible for local implementations and the CBS manager is responsible for overall strategic alignments with VFI standards and initiatives.
  • Will work with MFIs in designing how their systems can help improve their business processes and controls.
  • The CBS manager ensures the design is sound in functional verticals (credit, savings, insurance, mobile), addresses cross functional interdependencies and adhere to VFI strategic goals.
Oversee related projects at country level on the gathering of functional specification for the MFI, in line with VF standards:
  • Evaluation, clarification and correction of standards to reflect VF global strategy and to ensure continued industry leading best practices.
  • Finding a balance between enforcing current standards and developing those based on lessons learned.
  • Propose, develop and implement plans for centralization and shared services in terms of connectivity, hardware and support, plus supporting other operational shared functions, for Core Banking Systems (VF strategic platforms).
Critical Knowledge, Technical Skills and Experience:
  • 10+ years of project management experience working to recognized PM methodologies.
  • Experience of leading a number of successful microfinance/banking systems implementations, ideally in developing countries.
  • Understanding of microfinance/retail banking operations, from a credit, financial, risk and systems perspective.
  • Educated to degree level, in information technology or related discipline.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), PRINCE2 or related project management qualification/certification.
  • Requirement for Spanish and/or French in addition to English.
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Work Environment:
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% -40% of the time.
VisionFund International aims to be diverse and inclusive organisation and candidates of all backgrounds and cultures are welcomed.
We are dedicated to all our staff 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.
Deadline  of Application is 22-July-2020
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Insurance Business Development Manager 


*For Internal Applicants only.
*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within a jurisdiction (country or US State) where VFI is registered to operate.
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Organisational Background:
VisionFund International (VFI) is the world’s largest Christian microfinance network. For more than a decade we have been improving the lives of children across the developing world, as we provide small loans and other financial services to families struggling in poverty.
As the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision, the world’s largest Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation, we work in 28 countries through our network of affiliated microfinance institutions (MFIs) located across the globe in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. We have an outstanding loan portfolio of nearly US$429 million, serve over 1million active borrowers and impact the lives of over 3.4 million children each year.
Sharing the same vision as World Vision, VFI aims to provide ‘life in all its fullness’ to children as their parents receive small loans, improve their businesses and increase in ability to care for their children as family incomes multiply..
Purpose of the Position:
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VisionFund commenced a strategic initiative to use insurance tools and techniques to help create financial safety nets for the poor. This then prevents them from falling back into poverty when shocks occur. This role is set to ensure the delivery of our insurance operations in our network.
The work will involve strong project management and co-ordination of many stakeholders as well as highly technical design of insurance solutions. The successful candidate will drive pragmatic implementation of insurance solutions into VisionFund’s operations to create affordable financial safety nets for the borrowers. This role is proactive, making sure results are achieved as per the defined plan in our MFIs and developing plans in the others.
Major Responsibilities:
Insurance Business Development:
  • Put together measures that would coordinate the analysis of the insurance client needs in the branches in order to define products that will serve their needs.
  • Enhance awareness of potential for all insurance products within the whole network through the development (with the MFI) of a clear insurance ambition for each country that combines impact potential and financial income.
  • Drive business case analysis for different insurance product types within MFI.
Integration of Insurance within MFIs:
  • Develop and then ensure a smooth implementation and integration of the insurance activities into VisionFund’s existing operations.
  • Advise and specify teams’ skills for all kinds of insurance business management.
  • Make the case for change to senior stakeholders and take staff and clients along the implementation journey to make the offering of insurance products cost effective and efficient, leveraging the existing administrative processes in the MFIs.
Insurance Product Development:
  • Ensure insurance product design activities within VFI bring to a practical and cost effective conclusion by gathering qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Ensure inputs from other specialists is driven towards practical solutions that will work for VisionFund and for the poor.
  • Interact effectively with a very diverse range of stakeholders serving to deliver insurance products.
Training and writing of SOP:
  • To conduct and deliver trainings for MFIs staff who deal with Insurance.
  • To identify talent and potential successors for this role, among MFI staff.
  • Coach them and identify right trainings and stretch assignments for their development.
  • To contribute and provide inputs for training curriculum for MFI staff for them to raise awareness of insurance among clients and be able to sell insurance products.
Reporting:
  • Reports for VisionFund global, regional.
  • Assist local management to report to their boards on key insurance projects.
  • Be responsible for quality reports for Insurance program implementation within MFI and VFI.
Critical Knowledge, Technical Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience: at least 5 years of experience in business development in SME/ micro-banking, insurance or microfinance.
  • Some experience in partnership distribution is required. And minimum of 5 years experience in developing countries of managing insurance projects (client engagement, implementing insurance operations in partnership (bancassurance), designing clear plans for countries, and getting results in different contexts).
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Hands-on, “can do” approach. Someone who gets things done and has a track record of achieving results through others via remote calls.
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills including cross-culturally.
  • A clear communicator with excellent presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Proven ability to work in cross-functional teams of experts and influence and collaborate with multiple stakeholders at all levels in an organization.
  • Must be client-centric and business minded, and committed to creating sustainable microinsurance products to serve uninsured, low-income people.
  • Bachelors degree in business administration, economics, international relations, accounting or other relevant subject.
  • Technical insurance qualifications are a significant added plus.
  • Experience in health insurance company would be a clear asset.
  • Masters or MBA preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to work with the remote team members working in multiple different time zones
  • Travel to the field may include remote rural locations.
  • Requirement for Spanish and/or French, in addition to excellent verbal, written and presentation skills in English.
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Work Environment:
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.
VisionFund International aims to be diverse and inclusive organisation and candidates of all backgrounds and cultures are welcomed.
We are dedicated to all our staff 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.
Deadline  of Application is 22-July-2020
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Regional Operations Director - MEER


*For Internal Applicants only.
*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in the Middle East/Eastern Europe region where VFI is registered to operate.

Organisational Background:
VisionFund International (VFI) is the world’s largest Christian microfinance network. For more than a decade we have been improving the lives of children across the developing world, as we provide small loans and other financial services to families struggling in poverty.
As the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision, the world’s largest Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation, we work in 28 countries through our network of affiliated microfinance institutions (MFIs) located across the globe in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. We have an outstanding loan portfolio of nearly US$429 million, serve over 1million active borrowers and impact the lives of over 3.4 million children each year.
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Purpose of the Position:
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The Regional Operations Director is a new role in the MEER region, to support the Regional Head in managing the execution of VisionFund’s strategy in the region. The Regional Operations Director helps the Regional Head to ensure the delivery of the ‘double bottom line’ of financial and social performance in the region’s MFIs and directly supports MFIs with achieving their financial and social impact targets including the implementation of changes to business model, structure, technology and partners.
Major Responsibilities:
Building Capacity in MFIs:
  • Support the delivery of business plans of individual MFIs through monitoring, analysis, problem identification and operational recommendations that will ensure improved quality of delivery of the MFI’s services, improved control environment and increased alignment of strategy.
  • Matrix manage COOs in the MFI
  • Commission/curate appropriate training for the MFIs in the region.
  • Ensure effective controls and the “double bottom line” are always assessed and reported.
Adapting MFIs:
  • Ensure integration and alignment of VFI, MFI and WV National Office strategies at the regional and national levels.
  • Support MFI SMTs with implementing changes in the business model, structure, partners and technology.
  • Support Mergers and Acquisitions when required in the region.
  • Monitor delivery of MFI strategy through Board membership where appropriate along with the Regional Head.
Consultancy Services to MFIs:
  • Provide timely consulting services for MFI issues based upon an agreed terms of reference for each project.
  • Provide clear and thorough analysis and recommendations for both the MFI management and VFI regional team.
Lead Regional Initiatives:
  • Drive, under the guidance of the Regional Head, the roll out of global centre initiatives including how central services and banking software can be deployed to improve service to the MFI’s and their clients and to reduce costs and improve sustainability.
  • Be regional safeguarding lead and regional security focal point.
  • Facilitate spiritual nurture and be a role model and coach for developing Christian leadership in the region.
Occasionally acting in a Senior Management role within an MFI during staffing gaps:
  • If a CEO or other SMT position is vacant which is likely to put the MFI at risk then the Regional Operations Director will be required under the direction of the Regional Head to be deployed into a management role in the MFI.
  • This can be for up to 6 months at a time, while a suitable replacement is being recruited.
Critical Knowledge, Technical Skills and Experience:
  • The key ability VisionFund is seeking is leadership. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of developing and nurturing talented and empowered leadership teams, ideally across multiple locations and cultures. A role model for Christian leadership, with commitment to the core values, mission and vision of VisionFund. Extensive leadership experience, at senior level as a leader of leaders, committed to developing and encouraging staff.
  • Thorough knowledge and extensive experience (minimum of ten years) is required in microfinance and banking operations, including dealing with regulators and supporting major change projects including Mergers and Acquisitions.
  • Proven ability to lead a strategy review process and drive high standards in business planning, forecasting and performance measurement.
  • Although central treasury expertise will be provided by VisionFund Global Centre this person should have an understanding of balance sheet risk management including interest rate risk, liquidity risk and foreign exchange risk as well as bank funding processes and contracting.
  • Balanced and respectful approach to groups’ differing responsibilities and priorities. Sensitive to complexity of World Vision direction, MFI board independence and shareholder requirements.
  • Excellent organizational skills, and highly developed consulting skills, with ability to analyze, recommend solutions, mentor and direct people. Must be able to simultaneously manage multiple priorities and projects and must be proactive.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving, diplomacy, negotiation and conflict management skills are all required in this senior management role working with multiple MFIs. Must demonstrate excellence in communication and influencing skills
  • At least a Bachelors Degree in Finance, Business
  • Marketing and Financial Services development experience
  • Strong Operational Skills in microfinance ideally gained in the relevant region through managing MFIs.
  • Experience working in a multinational and multicultural environment with proven cross-cultural effectiveness.
  • Ability to travel including to rural locations. Ability to be deployed for up to 6 months to an MFI SMT role.
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal).
  • In addition a preference for fluency in Balkan languages or Armenian.
Work Environment:
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 80% of the time.
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Deadline  of Application is 22-July-2020
CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Global Director of Regional Finance – Africa & Latin America


*For Internal Applicants only.
*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within the Africa or Latin America regions where VFI is registered to operate.

Organisational Background:
VisionFund International (VFI) is the world’s largest Christian microfinance network. For more than a decade we have been improving the lives of children across the developing world, as we provide small loans and other financial services to families struggling in poverty.
As the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision, the world’s largest Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation, we work in 28 countries through our network of affiliated microfinance institutions (MFIs) located across the globe in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. We have an outstanding loan portfolio of nearly US$429 million, serve over 1million active borrowers and impact the lives of over 3.4 million children each year.
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Purpose of the Position:
The Global Director of Regional Finance is to lead and manage the execution of the VisionFund 2030 Strategy and GC Global Finance strategy in two regions. The role will be responsible for all regional microfinance (MFI) finance issues and will work primarily with and through, and mentor, the Regional Finance Managers (and other Regional Staff), who have a matrix reporting line into this position. They are accountable to ensure proper controls, policies, procedures, reporting standards, and best practices are in place in MFIs. All efforts will be made to create, share/train and enforce global solutions to improve, steamline and harmonize MFI finance processes, reporting, analysis and outcomes.
Major Responsibilities:
Regional Finance Support, Oversight, Training, Mentoring, & Talent Management:
  • Working with the Regional Finance teams (and MFI CFOs indirectly) in support of their MFIs on challenges and issues. Providing oversight, training and mentoring of Regional Finance team members.
  • Developing and cultivating a global Finance Talent Pool (top 1-3 Finance talents in MFIs).
  • Champion for Global Finance Strategy in to the field.
End Results:
  • Ensuring financial oversight and support needs of the MFIs are being met.
GC Finance-to-Regional Finance Communication Liason:
  • Serving on the SFT as global finance leader and being both the voice of the field and communicating to the field important global initiatives/directives.
  • Further embedding and implementing Risk Framework, policies and standards in to MFIs.
  • Enhancing and monitoring global Risk and Performance dashboards of the Network (e.g. Liquidity, Solvency, Profitability, Lender Engage) and giving early warning.
  • Funding pipeline liaison
End Results:
  • Ensuring global Finance accurately hears the voice and operating reality of the field.
  • Ensuring regional Finance and MFI CFOs accurately hear the voice and direction of the GC.
MFI Financial Governance – ARC, ALCO, Internal/External Audit, Lender Engagement/Compliance:
  • Supporting local MFI governance requirements and needs through the Regional Finance teams as and where possible and needed.
  • Driving MFI Internal Audit and External Audit findings resolution.
  • Ensuring timely completion and submission of GC reporting, lender reporting/compliance, external audit paperwork, and others.
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End Results:
  • Ensuring best practice governance, reporting and compliance in the MFIs
Standards Setting, Process (Re)Design & Tool Development:
  • Establishing, communicating and enforcing global finance and accounting standards (including Finance Manual update).
  • Developing and driving new standards, analysis tools, and processes for higher functioning, quicker turnaround, and better outcomes of MFIs.
  • Developing standard ARC/ALCO/Financial Reporting decks for MFIs to use.
  • Drive, monitor and support Sun6 implementation across the MFI Network.
End Results:
  • Driving financial excellence in the field and empowering MFI CFOs to deliver higher performance.
WVI Regional Finance, Shared Services & FRSC Engagement:
  • Engaging with counterparts in WV Finance structure to learn, share and build bridges and better ways of working. Learn so as not to reinvent the wheel.
  • Drive MFI CFO engagement with WV FO Finance Directors.
  • Drive continuous improvement and potential for MFI outsourcing of certain finance/accounting processes to WV where makes sense.
End Results:
  • Ensuring open and fruitful dialogue across the Partnership Finance structure.
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Critical Knowledge, Technical Skills and Experience:
  • Thorough knowledge and extensive experience (minimum 10 years) in microfinance, banking or financial services.
  • Understanding of balance sheet risk management including interest rate risk, liquidity risk, solvency risk, and foreign exchange risk as well as bank funding processes.
  • Ability to translate complex detailed matters and data in to a concise narrative and explanation.
  • Effective writing, verbal, presentation skills. Deep knowledge of Excel, Word and Powerpoint. Good project management and organizational skills. Balanced and respectful approach and cross cultural sensitivity. Effective coach, able to train.
  • Able to simultaneously manage multiple priorities and projects. Flexibility on hours to contact people within wide time zone differences is required. Able to balance Christian values with commercial practices.
  • Degree in Finance Accounting
  • MBA or CPA prefferd. Experienced in managing effective support of accounting computer software systems
  • Travel upto 30%, travel many include visits to remote rural locations in developing countries.
  • English and Spanish fluency
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  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time
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NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES (1,316+ POSTS)

VisionFund International aims to be diverse and inclusive organisation and candidates of all backgrounds and cultures are welcomed.
We are dedicated to all our staff 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.
Deadline  of Application is 22-July-2020
CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Global Director of Regional Finance – Asia & MEER


*For Internal Applicants only.
*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within the Asia or Middle East/Eastern European regions where VFI is registered to operate.
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Organisational Background:
VisionFund International (VFI) is the world’s largest Christian microfinance network. For more than a decade we have been improving the lives of children across the developing world, as we provide small loans and other financial services to families struggling in poverty.
As the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision, the world’s largest Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation, we work in 28 countries through our network of affiliated microfinance institutions (MFIs) located across the globe in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. We have an outstanding loan portfolio of nearly US$429 million, serve over 1million active borrowers and impact the lives of over 3.4 million children each year.
Sharing the same vision as World Vision, VFI aims to provide ‘life in all its fullness’ to children as their parents receive small loans, improve their businesses and increase in ability to care for their children as family incomes multiply..
Purpose of the Position:
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The Global Director of Regional Finance is to lead and manage the execution of the VisionFund 2030 Strategy and GC Global Finance strategy in two regions. The role will be responsible for all regional microfinance (MFI) finance issues and will work primarily with and through, and mentor, the Regional Finance Managers (and other Regional Staff), who have a matrix reporting line into this position. They are accountable to ensure proper controls, policies, procedures, reporting standards, and best practices are in place in MFIs. All efforts will be made to create, share/train and enforce global solutions to improve, steamline and harmonize MFI finance processes, reporting, analysis and outcomes.
Major Responsibilities:
Regional Finance Support, Oversight, Training, Mentoring, & Talent Management:
  • Working with the Regional Finance teams (and MFI CFOs indirectly) in support of their MFIs on challenges and issues. Providing oversight, training and mentoring of Regional Finance team members.
  • Developing and cultivating a global Finance Talent Pool (top 1-3 Finance talents in MFIs).
  • Champion for Global Finance Strategy in to the field.
End Results:
  • Ensuring financial oversight and support needs of the MFIs are being met.
GC Finance-to-Regional Finance Communication Liason:
  • Serving on the SFT as global finance leader and being both the voice of the field and communicating to the field important global initiatives/directives.
  • Further embedding and implementing Risk Framework, policies and standards in to MFIs.
  • Enhancing and monitoring global Risk and Performance dashboards of the Network (e.g. Liquidity, Solvency, Profitability, Lender Engage) and giving early warning.
  • Funding pipeline liaison
End Results:
  • Ensuring global Finance accurately hears the voice and operating reality of the field.
  • Ensuring regional Finance and MFI CFOs accurately hear the voice and direction of the GC.
MFI Financial Governance – ARC, ALCO, Internal/External Audit, Lender Engagement/Compliance:
  • Supporting local MFI governance requirements and needs through the Regional Finance teams as and where possible and needed.
  • Driving MFI Internal Audit and External Audit findings resolution.
  • Ensuring timely completion and submission of GC reporting, lender reporting/compliance, external audit paperwork, and others.
End Results:
  • Ensuring best practice governance, reporting and compliance in the MFIs
Standards Setting, Process (Re)Design & Tool Development:
  • Establishing, communicating and enforcing global finance and accounting standards (including Finance Manual update).
  • Developing and driving new standards, analysis tools, and processes for higher functioning, quicker turnaround, and better outcomes of MFIs.
  • Developing standard ARC/ALCO/Financial Reporting decks for MFIs to use.
  • Drive, monitor and support Sun6 implementation across the MFI Network.
End Results:
  • Driving financial excellence in the field and empowering MFI CFOs to deliver higher performance.
WVI Regional Finance, Shared Services & FRSC Engagement:
  • Engaging with counterparts in WV Finance structure to learn, share and build bridges and better ways of working. Learn so as not to reinvent the wheel.
  • Drive MFI CFO engagement with WV FO Finance Directors.
  • Drive continuous improvement and potential for MFI outsourcing of certain finance/accounting processes to WV where makes sense.
End Results:
  • Ensuring open and fruitful dialogue across the Partnership Finance structure.
Critical Knowledge, Technical Skills and Experience:
  • Thorough knowledge and extensive experience (minimum 10 years) in microfinance, banking or financial services.
  • Understanding of balance sheet risk management including interest rate risk, liquidity risk, solvency risk, and foreign exchange risk as well as bank funding processes.
  • Ability to translate complex detailed matters and data in to a concise narrative and explanation.
  • Effective writing, verbal, presentation skills. Deep knowledge of Excel, Word and Powerpoint. Good project management and organizational skills. Balanced and respectful approach and cross cultural sensitivity. Effective coach, able to train.
  • Able to simultaneously manage multiple priorities and projects. Flexibility on hours to contact people within wide time zone differences is required. Able to balance Christian values with commercial practices.
  • Degree in Finance Accounting
  • MBA or CPA prefferd. Experienced in managing effective support of accounting computer software systems
  • Travel upto 30%, travel many include visits to remote rural locations in developing countries.
  • English and Spanish fluency
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Work Environment:
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time
VisionFund International aims to be diverse and inclusive organisation and candidates of all backgrounds and cultures are welcomed.
We are dedicated to all our staff 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.
Deadline  of Application is 22-July-2020
CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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