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Children International is a nonprofit humanitarian organization working to eradicate poverty around the world. At CI, we believe that ending poverty starts with children. Without help, children in poverty become adults in poverty. Our vision is to bring people together to put an end to that through programs focused on health, education, empowerment through life skills and, ultimately, employment. Ours is a unique, long-term, customized approach that allows us to stay with our children for the first two decades of their lives. We’re in it for the long haul because we know that the 200,000 children we support in 10 countries around the world deserve a fighting chance.
Children International’s work is made possible by generous and caring sponsors, donors, corporations, more than 9,000 dedicated volunteers and approximately 1,600 employees. To ensure our programs give children the best possible chance of breaking the poverty cycle, we are elevating our practices for growing our people talent worldwide. That’s where you come in.
The Agency Director role represents the highest leadership position at each of our country locations around the world. This inspirational leader will guide the CI team in Guatemala to fulfill our vision: “Bringing people together to end poverty for good.” The Agency Director is employed by CHILDREN, a locally registered organization with offices and operations in Guatemala. CHILDREN is an affiliate of Children International, a global development organization based in Kansas City, USA.
This position reports to the Regional Director and is responsible for leading the Agency to achieve established child and youth impact results. The leader will accomplish this by defining and executing the Agency’s strategy, overseeing the implementation of our Program Results Framework and building operational excellence.
As a progressive and innovative leader, you will strive to create a high-performance, values-driven culture. You will model CI’s values, promote staff development and advocate for accountability and collaboration among our employees and volunteers. You will be responsible for ensuring operational effectiveness and adherence to internal controls and child protection policies to preserve the ongoing integrity of our operations. You will champion experimentation and problem solving, build strong partnerships and encourage continuous improvement with key stakeholders (children, families, volunteers and other community organizations) to give our children and youth the greatest opportunity for success.
We are looking for a passionate advocate for children, a leader who thrives on unleashing others’ potential. Top candidates will be exemplary leaders with a superb operations acumen and a good understanding of child and community development and sustainability.
This position is critical to the future of Children International. It promises to be challenging, but you’ll see the rewards of the work in the eyes of the youth who graduate from our programs and in the gratitude of employees who have grown and developed under your leadership to make it happen. If you heart is beating a little faster at this point, you could be the person we are looking for.