Director, Staff Care – NGO Jobs 2021

Job Title: Director, Staff Care

Organization: World Vision
Closing date: 30 Dec 2021

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 34,000+ staff members working in nearly 100 countries are united in helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life.

Through our work, every 60 seconds … a family gets water … a hungry child is fed … a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

Here’s where you come in:

As the Director of Staff Care, you will provide leadership in defining Staff Care and Wellbeing strategy, philosophy, and programs that will impact World Vision International’s (WVI) most important asset – its people.

WVI operates in a number of high risk dynamic operational contexts that have an effect on the well-being of staff. Building on current established practice, you will be expected to apply continuous improvement principles in reimagining wellbeing and mental health in the organisation – creating opportunities to challenge norms, assumptions and work design to ensure WVI is delivering impactful support to staff and leaders in the most effective ways. You will be responsible for ensuring there is a critical organisational focus on the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of staff and leaders in designing the future organisation.

Requirements include:

  • Masters, or Doctorate in a mental health, or related profession (i.e. Organisational Psychologist, Social Work, Counselling, Pastoral Counselling, or a related health, social or education science).
  • Proven senior management experience in managing Staff Care and Well-being in a large complex organisation.
  • At least 5 years’ experience post-licensure (if applicable).
  • Experience in delivering emergency psychosocial services in Humanitarian, Military or Emergency Services organisations.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing wellness/resilience programmes for staff, leaders and the wider organization that focus on assessing psychosocial risks and shaping work design to reduce psychological distress and improve the overall mental well-being of the organisation.
  • Licensed in a recognised Mental Health discipline, or significant Organisational Psychology experience.
  • Strong English language skills, further ability to operate in French or Spanish would be an advantage.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 25% of the time, including potentially high-risk operational areas.

How to apply:

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online. We will be accepting applications until the right candidate is found. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

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.

We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

For more information, 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.