National Director, World Vision Tanzania

World Vision

World Vision Tanzania (WVT) ( started in 1981 and currently works with the Government of Tanzania as a strategic partner to deliver services in 16 regions of Kilimanjaro, Manyara, Arusha, Tanga, Morogoro, Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Singida, Shinyanga, Simiyu, Tabora Kigoma, Kagera, Iringa, Lindi and Mtwara. WVT continues to have it operations in areas displaying high levels of vulnerability.

By 2025, WVT aims to contribute to the improved and sustainable wellbeing of 3.2 million children directly including the most vulnerable in Tanzania. This will be achieved through the following objectives: (i) Increase in children who are well nourished; (ii) Increase in primary school children who can read; (iii) Children report an increased awareness of God’s love and (iv) Increase in girls and boys protected from violence.

Here’s where you come in:

As the National Director you will lead aspects of World Vision’s ministry in Tanzania. You will:

  • Set a strategic vision for the office and lead, develop and direct the implementation of all aspects of World Vision Tanzania Ministry as an effective member of the Partnership in line with Twin Citizenship principles to ensure solid ministry quality and high impact in the field; be accountable for all aspects of World Vision (WV)’s work in the country.
  • Ensure that WV’s ministry directly aligns with LEAP 3 principles and contributes at scale to the sustained well-being of children and the fulfilment of their rights within families and communities.
  • Have a strong external orientation and represent WV with all donors, project partners, WV Partnership Offices and divisions, local government, church representatives and non-governmental organisations, serving according to the Power of Attorney given by WV’s Global Centre.
  • Lead national resource development, leading local fund raising and ensuring growth of local resources through effective partnerships with Government, the private sector in Tanzania, individual Tanzanians, the Church, amongst other local partners.
  • Ensure alignment with VisionFund Tanzania (VFT), World Vision’s Microfinance Institution (MFI) arm, through participation in VisionFund’s Board and other Governance structures, and provide appropriate collegial support to MFI Executive Director.
  • Facilitate the farmers to have access to credit and viable markets
  • Appropriately develop national governance through identifying national lay leaders for board membership and leading organisational transition.
  • Maintain a strong growth with quality mentality and lead the office to leverage its private resources portfolio to ensure growth in the area of grants.
  • Provide leadership, strategic direction and support in the development and implementation of an effective Resource Development Strategy.
  • Ensure people issues are front and centre, promoting an office that embraces diversity, interfaith collaboration, gender balance and engagement with all Partnership staff.

Requirements include:

  • Master’s degree in development studies, international development, management, administration or social sciences or any other relevant masters qualification
  • Training in NGO leadership and experience in leading diverse teams that include national and international staff.
  • 10 years’ relevant experience in international relief and development with progressively more complex and higher-level leadership roles.
  • Experience in managing large and complex operations in emergency/refugee contexts
  • Excellent grant acquisition experience, including experience with a diverse set of donors, as well as a strong ability to partner and position for complex grants.
  • Experience in being a member of Board or Board support at Executive level, and also understanding of Board mandates
  • HEAT (hostile environment awareness training) and SRMT (security risk management training) or a UN equivalent, as appropriate for fragile contexts
  • Fluency in English/strong written and spoken English language skills and ability to communicate the Mission and Vision of the organisation well.

Travel Requirements:

  • Domestic Travel: 20% Regular internal travel to project areas is required.
  • International Travel: 30% international travel will be required.

How to apply

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position and apply online by the closing date of 10 JAN 2023.

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website:

Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.