Our core characteristics capture the essence of personal leadership and results focus that is expected of every SNV employee in their daily practice. Every position within SNV has a specific mix and level of characteristics. The characteristics and skills that are needed to fulfil a position within SNV depend among other job elements on the type of position, the level of seniority, and responsibilities.
These are the characteristics that we look for in each employee.
Leads from the centre
An SNV employee looks for actions that intelligently connect the capacities, talents and creativity of different people to give their best. He/she aligns behaviour with the needs, priorities and goals of the wider organisation. He/she also unleashes the potential in the individuals and teams in the web.
Is a relationship builder
SNV employees build and nurture strong, authentic and reciprocal relationships. They show understanding of different interests, cultures and perspectives. And they accurately hear and understand the unspoken feelings and interests of others.
Has an attitude of inquiry
Our employees demonstrate genuine curiosity and interest in people, things and issues relevant for SNV's vision. They listen actively, with honest appreciation and harness the diversity of perspectives. SNV employees take time to reflect critically on the effect of his/her practice and that of others.
Is a straight talker
Each staff member communicates directly and in a way that fosters trust and clarity of intent. He/she addresses difficult issues or conflicts in a direct and respectful manner (puts the fish on the table).
Actively seeks and gives honest feedback
Takes responsibility and is accountable for impact SNV employees are rigorous and persevere in working towards tangible results. They are reliable and accountable in this respect. They take initiative and appropriate risks. Employees take a leading role in their own learning and development. And they monitor and evaluate results in the light of SNV impact ambitions.