Chief Executive Officer, VisionFund DRC

  • Executive-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 23 June 2020
  • Kinshasa, Congo, The Democratic Republic of
  • Closing on 14 July 2020
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Job Description

VisionFund International is Financial Empowerment from World Vision, a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Working together as part of World Vision – VisionFund enables communities to increase economic activity, access clean water, education and healthcare, benefit from improvements to nutrition, and provide the foundations for local economies to flourish. As of September 2019, VisionFund provided 1.5 million loans totalling more than US $694 million, while impacting 1.4 million jobs.

Here’s where you come in:

As Chief Executive Officer (CEO), VisionFund DRC, you will be accountable for providing overall leadership for VisionFund Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), for effectively managing all operations, and for the continued profitability, secure equity position, growth and evolution of VisionFund DRC. You will also be accountable for developing and recommending effective policies as well as short-term and long-term business plans for Board approval and for their implementation.

You will lead the VisionFund DRC Microfinance Institution (MFI) as a Christ-centered organisation that positively impacts the lives of many families and children through the delivery of appropriate financial services and training, while creating a self-sustaining business with strong foundations (people, process, systems) that is capable of growing while managing risks.

You will work closely with World Vision DRC to develop integrated livelihoods programmes, and thereby obtain funding from the partnership and donors to grow the operation. You will deal with all regulatory issues and lead the organisation through the process of conversion into regulated deposit-taking institution in the near future.

Requirements include:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Management or some other related field.
  • 10+ years of working experience in senior management in a combination of the following: micro-enterprise lending organization, banking institution, a progressive corporate environment, international business, agricultural economics/development, risk management, or economic and business development institution.
  • Must be bilingual English/French.
  • Typical office based and frequent travel to the branch offices (40% travelling and 60% office based)
  • 90% Domestic, 10% international travel is desired.

Is this job for you?

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.

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 14 JULY 2020. For more information on World Vision International and VisionFund International, please visit our website: Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

About the Organization

The World Vision Partnership is a global community of people passionately committed to improving the lives and futures of the world’s most vulnerable children.

We believe that every child is a precious gift to the entire world and that their well-being concerns us all. We will not rest while children suffer in situations that can be changed. We are looking for people who share our beliefs and our passion.

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