WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Finance Director, VisionFund International

  • Contract
  • 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:

As the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Finance Director, you will work with the World Vision (WV) WASH team in the design and testing of innovations in water and sanitation financing, while leveraging the global know-how of VisionFund (VF)’s retail finance network. Through this initiative, WV seeks to increase its outreach by at least 1 million beneficiaries per year by 2027.

You will form part of the core team of the new World Vision Inclusive Finance Group, a group of specialists dedicated to working with WV, external entities and systems to impact vulnerable children and their families at scale. You will lead and guide initiatives that expand financing frontiers to address water and sanitation needs among vulnerable communities, seeking sustainable solutions that can be scaled. You will also be an integral member of the WV US WASH team, technically supporting the design and implementation of field-based projects. While this position will leverage VF’s retail experience in WASH microfinance, you will be primarily focused on financing for community-level water and sanitation systems.

This is a new role, and we are seeking candidates who are comfortable working across the finance spectrum, from household-level microfinance products to district-wide financing strategies for both capital and operational expenditures.

Requirements include:

  • University degree
  • An experienced professional with at least 15 years in finance, infrastructure and/or development work
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in designing and implementing financing solutions, and at least 3 years of experience with infrastructure investments
  • Experience in managing relationships with multiple stakeholders such as local government officials, humanitarian/development organisations, community users’ groups, and financial entities.
  • Experienced in staff development and capacity building, both in person and virtually.
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally, potentially 35% of the time.

Compensation: For positions filled in the United States, the typical salary range for this role is $70,755 to $ 102,000. 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: www.visionfund.org. 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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