Operations Director, World Vision Afghanistan

World Vision

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.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Here’s where you come in:

As the Operations Director, you will provide overall leadership to the operations team in World Vision Afghanistan (WVA). As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will foster an enabling environment to support World Vision’s strategic priorities and imperatives. You will develop and operationalise systems that promote integration and ensure timely, effective, high-quality implementation of the program’s portfolio of projects in pursuit of Child Well-Being, Our Promise and in accordance with WV’s Core Value of Stewardship.

You will oversee the implementation of systems, infrastructure, and capacity building to address core organisational requirements, promoting staff care safety & security, gender equity and external engagement in order to position the organisation to sustain growth, influence and promote coordination with key stakeholders. You will also be responsible for maximising the impact of WVA’s work to the communities we serve.

Requirements include:

  • Advanced degree in Developmental Studies, Public Policy, International Relations, Business Management, or any relevant Social Sciences and/or 8+ years of experience in emergency response, development programming, and/or fragile contexts
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive management experience in complex/protracted emergencies, recovery operations, and fragile contexts as applicable
  • Proven ability to manage a large and diverse programme portfolio with multiple donors
  • Experience in programme design, monitoring, and evaluation in complex contexts
  • Experience in staff security, safety management, and staff care within a complex, insecure, and fragile environment
  • English (fluent written and verbal abilities), with understanding of local cultures and values
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally 25% of the time.

How to apply

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position and apply online by the application deadline of 1 FEB 2024.

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.

For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org. Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.


Deadline: 1 Feb 2024