VisionFund (VF) 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. Our clients are able to build successful businesses, which enable them to ensure their children grow up healthy and educated.
As the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision, the world’s largest Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation, our microfinance institutions (MFIs) are found across the globe in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe and have an outstanding loan portfolio of nearly US$535 million. Serving over 1.2 million active borrowers, over four million children are impacted each year when parents receive small loans, improve their businesses and increase family incomes
Sharing the same vision as World Vision, VisionFund aims to provide ‘life in all its fullness’ to children throughout the world, as their parents receive small loans, improve their businesses and increase in ability to care for their children as family incomes multiply.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
VisionFund is seeking a Deputy Regional Director (“DRD”) to support and manage the execution of VisionFund’s strategy in the region. The Deputy Regional Director working for the Regional Director is responsible for ensuring the delivery of the ‘double bottom line’ of financial and social performance in the region.
Building Capacity in the Micro Finance Institution (MFI):
Support under the guidance of the regional director the delivery of business plans of individual MFIs. This includes monitoring, analysis, problem identification and recommendations that will ensure improved quality of delivery of financial services, improved control environment and increased alignment of strategy.
Support under the guidance of the regional director the regional roll out of global centre initiatives including how central services and regional banking software can be deployed to improve service to the MFI’s and their clients and to reduce costs and improve sustainability.
Provide timely, and responsive but prioritized consulting services for MFI issues and concerns, based upon an agreed terms of reference.