Inclusive Finance Knowledge Director, VisionFund International

  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year

World Vision

VisionFund is World Vision’s microfinance provider serving vulnerable clients through loans, savings, and insurance. We enable families to grow their livelihoods in hard to reach, rural locations in 28 countries so that caregivers can create secure futures for their children.

We believe in brighter futures for children; empowering families to create incomes and jobs; unlocking economic potential for communities to thrive.

Join VisionFund as we seek to end intergenerational poverty through microfinance.

Here’s where you come in:

VisionFund (VF), as part of its 2030 strategy, seeks to impact an additional 9 million children by enabling 3 million new clients to have access to financial services outside of its present network of MFIs. This work will be led by the World Vision Inclusive Finance Groups which is a small, new, internal team of specialists dedicated to working with World Vision (WV) and other partners to carry out our 2030 promise and goals, leveraging VF’s retail operations, expertise and innovations.

As the Inclusive Finance Knowledge Director, you will be a key member of this team and will work to position World Vision and VisionFund as leaders in innovative finance for the very poor. While the financial sector has become more inclusive for the microenterprise sector there are still many gaps for the very poor and those engaged in very small informal income generating activities, particularly in more fragile economies. You will lead the work with other team members to research, document and promote WV and VF’s current work and impact as part of our strategic approach to shift how the financial sector engages with and delivers financial services to the very poor.

This is a key new position, and we are looking for entrepreneurial self-starters who both have a strong understanding and commitment to financial inclusion for the very poor, and also the technical capacity to understand, document and communicate these findings as we seek to become a leader in financial inclusion for the very poor.

Requirements include:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • 15+ years in the financial inclusion sector
  • Worked at a senior leadership level in peer organisations or financial inclusion organisations and both comfortable and able to communicate with senior staff, government officials and donors.
  • Experience conducting social research in developing world contexts
  • Evidence of having produced practitioner-oriented publications, guides, studies, posts
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally, potentially 25% of the time.

Compensation: For positions filled in the United States, the typical salary range for this role is $81,368 to $111,000. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, job level, internal equity and budget. Exact salary offers will be determined by factors such as the candidate’s skills, qualifications, experience and geographic location.

How to apply

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position and apply onlineby the closing date of 18 SEPT 2023.

*Position Location: Global – To be determined by the home country of the successful candidate where World Vision International is registered to operate.

VisionFund 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.

For more information on World Vision International and VisionFund 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.

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