Regional Resource Development Director, South Africa

World Vision International

*International and national candidates are welcome to apply.

*Preferred location: Johannesburg, South Africa. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate within the Southern Africa Region where WVI is registered to operate.

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 nearly 40,000 staff members working in almost 100 countries are united through our ethos, mission and shared desire for all individuals, especially children, to overcome poverty, inequality and injustice.

Here’s where you come in:


As Regional Resource Development Director, South Africa, you will lead and drive growth in revenue in the Southern Africa region and support National Offices (NOs) fundraising efforts for private non-sponsorship and public/institutional grants income in alignment with regional and NOs strategy.

You will support the National Offices in increasing and diversifying bilateral, multilateral, major foundations, private public partnerships, GIK (gifts-in-kind) non-food items, corporates and grants income, by providing over strategic direction in line with World Vision Regional and National Offices strategies.


Requirements include:


  • Master’s Degree in Development, Social Science, Management or other field applicable to developing country context preferred.

  • Bachelor Degree in International Development, International Relations, Rural Development or any related field.

  • At least 8 years of senior management experience leading fundraising initiatives in a large International Organization.

  • Leadership capabilities that includes strong ability to coach staff to achieve high levels of performance.  

  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills and ability to influence private and institutional donors

  • Excellent written and spoken English. Knowledge of Portuguese or French will be an added advantage.

  • Travel: minimum of 30% International travel is required.


Is this the job for you?

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.

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 14 NOV 2018.  For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.