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I have been working at World Vision International full-time (More than 5 years)
No shortage of opportunity to make an impact if you understand organisational dynamics and how to operate within a large, mutinational corporation. Strong mission, vision, clear direction. Strong sense of culture which has its unique expression in each of the offices around the global partnership.
Senior leadership is somewhat stuck in old ways of thinking and behaving. That may be shifting with some of the new leadership that has recently been promoted into executive responsibility. Long history of top-down decision making and risk aversion.
Advice to Management
Push teams to do the jobs you hired them to do - and get out of their way. Push decisions down to the lowest level possible instead of sucking them all to the top which creates a bottleneck. Understand and reinforce that WV's identity and mission is embedded and extended in what we do and the way in which we do it far more than what we say and in the policies we write.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
After the initial phone screening, I had to wait about 1 month for most of the team to be back in DC because they were all overseas. The interview went so-so; they didn't seem particularly crazy about me, but I heard from them 2 weeks later. I got the job offer but had to wait another month to start because my supervisor was overseas.
- How would you turn your research into policy? Answer Question
Did not negotiate.
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World Vision International sees a world where all children are fed, sheltered, educated, valued, and loved. The Christian relief organization advocates for children and the poor and the development of families and communities around the globe. Operating in about 100 countries from some 40 offices worldwide, it focuses on education, health care, economic and agricultural development, and emergency relief efforts; its donors sponsor more than 3 million children. While the organization prohibits proselytizing, 60% of its budget goes to programs that include "domestic ...