Regional Director – People & Culture, West Africa

World Vision International
February 29, 2020
Dakar, Senegal
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
10+ Years
Education (minimum)
Travel Required?
Base Salary
Not specified


World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our over 37,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries are united through our ethos, mission and shared desire for all individuals, especially children, to overcome poverty, inequality and injustice.

Here’s where you come in:

As Regional Director – People & Culture, West Africa Region, you will provide strategic leadership to World Vision West Africa Region in the area of People & Culture and Organizational Development by maximizing the potential of World Vision’s (WV) human resources and optimizing organizational performance, sustaining the culture and ensuring alignment to fulfill WV’s strategy. Reporting to the Senior Director of Operations and matrix reporting to the Chief People Officer, you will provide leadership in developing leadership capacity, furthering executive development of National Directors and senior staff.  You will also build strong relationships with Global Center client groups and engage with external network to collaborate and further build WV’s brand.  You will manage National Office People & Culture Directors and lead a team of Regional Office People & Culture staff.

Requirements include:

  • A relevant Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Studies or an MBA
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in Human Resources Development with significant organizational development experience, or related fields in a complex, international organization (preferably in an INGO context)
  • Knowledge and experience, living and working in an African country or similar developing, complex and fragile country context
  • Broad experience in implementing world-class services in international/global organizations and ideally, in a network setting to diverse, dispersed and dynamic teams
  • Excellent communication, diplomacy, negotiation, influencing and conflict mediation skills and the ability to apply these across a range of diverse audiences.
  • Fluent in French and English – speaking and writing skills
  • Travel up to 30% per month when required (regional and international)
  • This role involves the coordination with geographically dispersed P&C teams located in national offices

Is this the job for you?

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.

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 22 MARCH 2020. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website:

Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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