Senior Leadership Team Member Biography

Jason Befus

Resource Acquisition and Communications Director

Jason is the Resource Acquisition and Communications Director for World Vision Zambia. He joined World Vision Zambia in March 2019 and leads the directorate that is responsible for partnering, business development, fundraising, marketing, public engagement, and communications. Jason has eighteen years of experience in resource acquisition, project design and management, and implementation of programs related to child protection, youth, education, health, and economic development. His eleven years with World Vision has covered resource acquisition and management roles in the US, Philippines, Cambodia, and now Zambia. Prior to WV, he worked with Winrock International for 6 years in business development and grant management.

Jason has an International MBA from University of South Carolina and a BS Degree in political science and international development from Wheaton College. He has lived and worked in Zambia, Cambodia, the Philippines, Sudan, Benin, Haiti, and Cote d’Ivoire; and grew up in Liberia as a missionary kid. Jason lives in Lusaka with his wife and three daughters.