VisionFund, the microfinance partner of global relief organisation World Vision, is going through a distinctive period of employee growth in the first year of its new strategy.
VisionFund has set itself the target to improve the lives of 3.5 million children each year by 2015. To achieve its goal, the organisation is recruiting business and finance leaders to provide its network of microfinance institutions with the skills needed to become sustainable.
‘We’ve adopted a more hands-on role within our global MFI network which has led to more growth. It’s an exciting time of change and the opportunity to make a real positive difference to the communities we serve,’ said Katherine Galliano, People and Culture Global Director.
New staff will be mostly based in Asia and Africa where VisionFund plans to advance its operations over the next three years. Senior and mid-level positions are available for CEOs, regional directors, business development managers, project managers and regional audit managers. Each role has been created to provide better support to the network of microfinance institutions.
‘If you’ve reached a stage in your financial career where you want to use your valuable experience to make a real difference to those who want to build lives out of poverty; VisionFund can offer you rewarding opportunities’, said Katherine Galliano.
VisionFund’ssuccess in the past nine years means it has a significant part to play in the microfinance industry to see the poor run their own businesses and grow sustainable incomes.New leaders will ensure VisionFund and its global network of microfinance institutions set the industry standards in areas of social impact, transparency reporting and client protection.
Current jobs can be found on its dedicated jobs website; www.visionfundjobs.org.
VisionFund employs 5,000 people in over 35 countries. Its global centre is responsible for the overall operations of its network of microfinance institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
Its total portfolio is over £360 million and it currently helps more than 688,000 small businesses, creating or sustaining over 1.5 million jobs in 36 countries.
To learn about our wider focus read our three-year strategy.