VisionFund expands its global centre
LONDON – 10 July, 2012 — 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’s success 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 a 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.
VisionFund improves the lives of children in the developing world by offering small loans and other financial services to families living in poverty. Our work empowers our clients to grow successful businesses which enable children to grow up with improved health and education. Our network of microfinance institutes spans 36 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Working in partnership with World Vision we are committed to long-term change which will unlock potential for future generations.
We improve the lives of children living in poverty. Our services in the developing world unlock the potential for small businesses to grow. This enables children to grow up with improved health and education giving them the foundations to build a positive future.
We empower poor women and their families with small loans and other financial services. We help create real and lasting change by giving our clients, – women and men, the training and support to run successful businesses that will provide a sustainable income.
We unlock the potential for communities to thrive. VisionFund is part of World Vision, a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation. Working together we provide the foundations for local economies to flourish in healthy and safe communities.
VisionFund has a loan portfolio of over $360 million and currently helps more than 688,000 small businesses. We have created or sustained over 1.5 million jobs in 36 countries worldwide.
About World Vision
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We serve the world’s poor— regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
www.wvi.org or follow us on twitter @worldvision
“Meet the CEO”, VisionFund International’s new film that gives a glimpse into the real life of a successful borrower from Sub-Sahara Africa, can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhAx9cuxjhU