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Value Chains and Markets Manager, Sudan

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision Sudan has been awarded a 10.5M Euros grant to implement a Livelihoods and Agricultural Infrastructure Development Project in South Darfur State of Sudan. This three-year project is expected to contribute to the stability of the Darfur region by improving agricultural infrastructure and supporting existing and alternative livelihoods. In this regard, World Vision is seeking a qualified and experienced Value Chains and Markets Manager to manage the delivery of the economic sub-component of this project.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Programme Delivery:

  • To provide technical support on the economic and markets sub-component of the project by providing trainings and technical oversights on value chains and markets to smallholder farmers and airy producers to increase productivity of selected value chains and markets for their products.

  • Support the project team to prepare and adhere to scope of work, detailed work plans and work schedules; and work with the Chief of Party and the Finance Director to avail resources required for activity implementation in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Oversee community mobilisation, group formations and trainings for savings for transformation among project beneficiaries.

  • Support the dairy and honey producers and develop the producers associations to establish legally registered viable and sustainable business associations.

  • Directly oversee documentation of lessons learnt and iteratively use these lessons to improve programme performance in subsequent years.

  • Pro-actively identify programme delivery issues, challenges and risks in a timely manner and – in collaboration with the Chief of Party, implement appropriate mitigation adjustments.

  • Work with dairy sector stakeholders to develop sustainable dairy intervention strategy to enhance productivity among smallholder dairy farmers in selected localities in South Darfur.

  • Work with the project team to ensure equitable targeting and particularly inclusion of women in all phases of the project.

  • Develop operation and maintenance mechanism for milk collection and dairy processing centres in line with approved project documents and state of south Darfur and government dairy requirements and industry best practice.

  • Develop strategy for enhancing honey production with selected target communities and review existing markets and link honey and dairy producers to markets.

  • Lead collaboration with private sector partnerships, private enterprises, CBOs and government agents in the marketing of selected value chains.

  • Oversee the installation and operationalization of dairy processing centres and conducting business management training for the staff of the processing centres.

  • Develop long term sustainable financing strategy to ensure linkages of dairy and honey producers to financial institution.

  • Work with the M&E team to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of the project in line with World Vision and donor guidelines.

  • Collaborate with other stakeholders in the dairy sector to ensure establishment of processing centres with appropriate and affordable technology.

  • Deliver / coordinate with relevant stakeholders to deliver trainings as outlined in the project documentation.

Financial Management:

  • Work with the Finance Manager to prepare cash flows, payment requests and budget versus actuals (BVAs) reports for the economic sub-component of the project.

  • Directly oversee project expenditure for the economic sub-component of the project; ensuring compliance with donor and World Vision policies and taking proactive steps to improve financial performance.

  • Foster a culture of accountability and financial responsibility ensuring zero tolerance towards fraud and corruption and ensuring project resources are used only for the intended purposes and in line with World Vision and donor policies.

Procurement, Capacity Development and Programme Development:

  • Develop capacity of project staff / farmers associations / business owners in a demand-driven production approach and commercialisation of their farm produce.

  • Work closely with the procurement department to ensure timely procurement of equipment, assets and materials for the economic sub-component of this project. This will include providing technical specifications and participating in procurement committees.

Representation, External Collaboration and Reporting:

  • Represent this programme and World Vision’s economic development initiatives through attendance and participation in appropriate forums including the UN Cluster System; national and international forums and publications.

  • Oversee coordination and integration of this project with other World Vision Sudan initiatives, other UN and NGOs interventions in South Darfur and other programmes funded by the same donor within Sudan.

  • Directly responsible for timely and quality reporting on economic sub-component of this project.

Other Roles and Responsibilities:

  • As allocated and agreed upon with Chief of Party and / or his representative.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters of Science, Food Science and Technology with specialization in Dairy or Honey processing, Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering with Specialization in Dairy processing equipment, Master of Arts in Development studies, or Rural Economics with postgraduate diploma in project planning and management, Social Sciences or a related field from accredited university. Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of relevant experience in dairy and honey value chain may also be considered.

  • Demonstrated expertise in value chain analysis, dairy and honey processing, agribusiness undertaking, markets linkages. Training and protection sector, particularly of children in conflict environment.

  • Must be an excellent team player with good interpersonal skills.

  • A good communicator with sense humour and respect for divergent opinion and professional maturity to take negative feedbacks and criticism.

  • Knowledge and awareness of Sudan or a similar fragile context.

  • Resilience and willingness to live and travel in harsh conditions with basic social amenities.

  • Concern for gender, youth and children.

  • Highly analytical, result oriented personality with an eye for accuracy.

  • Diplomatic and tactful in handling coordination and networking issues.

  • Experience managing diverse teams in harsh environments.

  • At least 10 years of hands-on management experience of large (over USD 5M) economic development projects in a fragile environment.

  • Negotiation and representation experience at high levels.

  • Knowledge and awareness of Sudan or a similar fragile context.

  • Willingness to live and travel in harsh conditions.

  • Experience in working in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Training value chains and markets is desirable.

  • Training and experience in the protection sector, particularly of children in conflict environments; is highly desirable.

  • Some Arabic and Germans language skills.

  • Excellent English Language communication skills (oral and written).

  • In-depth application of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel (note that this will be tested).

  • Outstanding analytical/problem-solving skills.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments, and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

  • Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.

  • Adept in expressing ideas thoughts and concepts clearly and effectively.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 90% of the time.

Regional Campaign Advisor, Asia Pacific

Preferred position location: Bangkok, Thailand. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate will be located to his/her home-country within Asia Pacific where WVI is registered to operate.

No relocation available.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide range of policy analysis, operational and technical leadership and support to the Regional Office and National Offices (NOs) respectively in Asia Pacific Regional Office to strengthen campaign and gender initiatives. The position will support the influencing of policies (through either change or implementation) at national level. The context of Asia Pacific Regional Office (APRO) requires active engagement in policy influence, which is evidenced by growing demand for participation in National initiatives and regional networks to engage in policy dialogues targeting systemic and structural changes. Regional Campaign Manager will provide support to National and Regional engagements with international Human Rights perspective contributing in the SDGs, regional and national strategic intent.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Campaign Strategy:

  • Provide support to the Asia and Pacific teams to influence policy through evidence based campaigns, gender and child participation initiatives.

  • Identify regional entities and mechanisms to influence and nurture relationships with key stakeholders.

  • Ensure that influencing strategies are consistent with partnership standards and direction.

Technical & Operation Support:

  • Coordinate the external engagement of World Vision Officesacross the region around key global moments.

  • Assist National Offices submit to UN reporting process such as the Universal Periodic Review and CRC state and optional protocol reporting.

  • Work with NOs to develop Campaign strategy and to design and facilitate review of the NOs strategy in line with global priorities, this includes baseline and evaluations.

  • Work with National office and the global center to generate or otherwise acquire research to sustain regional and global engagement.

  • Develop materials and metrixs related to that can be adapted and rolled out across multiple contexts.

  • Lead in the development of social mobilization initiatives for the campaign at regional level and support NO in the design, conduct and assessment of the same.

  • Act as facilitator for the regional coordination group and initiate subgroups as needed, ensuring the timely sharing of engagement strategies, plans, directives, resources and documents to GHCs, SOs, ROs and NOs.

  • Broaden discussion on targeted issues through building and strengthening alliances and partnership and increasing public participation in campaigns.

  • Provide support to identified national offices on preparation of Policy dialogues/brief with their respective government on identified priority theme.

  • Work with regional sector lead on identified policy agenda and prepare guidance to embed into the LEAP3 processes.

  • Support the preparation of analytical reports on various secotral/thematic researches which could be used for external advocacy purposes including internal data from National offices such as Partnership Strategic Measures etc.

  • Provide technical oversight and inputs in the areas of gender and child participation initiatives.

Capacity Building:

  • Work with the Global and Regional team to ensure economic sustainability of It takes a World to End Violence Against Children Campaign in national offices and regional office.

  • Advise National Offices on programme quality core competencies and capacity requirements (including recruitment support).

  • Work with technical leads on CVA to integrate appoaches in campaign practice.

  • Work with the national offices in developing (including coaching, exchanges, shared learning and other strategic responses appropriate to the scale of the needs) a group that can help build NO and campaign capacity.

  • Liaise with the integrated capacity building team in the development and facilitation of training modules/session plans and other appropriate capacity building initiatives.

  • Engage with Advocacy/ DME and LEAP teams in developing their capacities to review the quality of the campaign.

Quality Assurance:

  • Support national offices in implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the campaign, policy influence and integrating campaign activities into other key sectors such as communications, marketing, Christian Commitments.

Knowledge Management:

  • Support continuous learning through creation, contextualization, documentation, feedback and dissemination of successful advocacy model including campaign models and promising practices within Asia Pacific region.

  • Promote national and regional learning mechanisms for application of lessons and ongoing improvement at all levels of WV organization, including partners.

  • Contribute to establishment and use of regional databases and e-resources including regional good practices relating to Advocacy as part of wider knowledge management strategy.

Internal & External Liaison:

  • Participate and actively contribute in the partnership forums, working Groups and networks related to SDGs and Campaign themes as deemed necessary by regional leadership.

  • Establish networks and alliances with external partners (research institutions, Universities, other NGOs, etc) for the purpose of enhancing the effectiveness of the health campaign.

  • Facilitate active engagement with donors, partners and audiences to enhance World Vision’s credibility.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Advanced degree (e.g. Master’s degree in social science, development studies or other professional degree) or other relevant degree or experience.

  • Minimum of 5 years relevant advocacy, programming and management experience.

  • Excellent research skills and previous experience in conducting situational analyses.

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.

  • Proposal and report writing skills.

  • Management, Coaching & Mentoring, Management Skills.

  • Self motivated to achieve quality results and services.

  • Basic understanding and knowledge on Human Rights and UN Convention of the Rights of Child, whereby the Job functions requires the person to conduct analysis on various policies and positions developed by National Office on thematic areas of Child Wellbeing.

  • Campaigning: A past experience in developing and running a systematic campaign on themes related to children will be beneficial.

  • Competent in the use of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Advanced degree (e.g. Master’s degree in social science, development studies or other professional degree) or other relevant degree or experience

  • A successful track record in coordinating / managing advocacy campaigns.

  • Excellent representational ability including public speaking, media interviews, and high-level meetings.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading a team or process.

  • Strong time management skills, ability to work under pressure and prioritise tasks.

  • Program and Research Design and Implementation.

  • Knowledge of various technical sectors of development such as primary health care, nutrition.

  • Basic Statistical Analysis using computer programs.

  • External Engagement: Though not a must but it is preferred for the candidate to have experience in linking externally with UN and other bodies for issues related to advocacy.

Associate Director Advocacy

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Associate Director Advocacy

Report to: Programme Quality Director

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

The Associate Director Advocacy will be responsible for leading World Vision Uganda’s advocacy work at local and national levels in both development and refugee response programming. The role will also support World Vision’s international advocacy work, where relevant.

The jobholder will work collaboratively with advocacy staff, technical specialists and others to build World Vision Uganda’s reputation at national level and to engage in policy advocacy with government and other key stakeholders to support child well-being objectives specified in the World Vision Uganda National Strategy.

The role will also include responsibility for technical guidance and strategic oversight to World Vision Uganda’s local-level advocacy and social accountability programming. This position will lead World Vision Uganda’s advocacy campaigns, notably the It Takes a World.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Policy advocacy

  • Develop and maintain a policy advocacy strategy in collaboration with key stakeholders (internal and external).

  • Implement that strategy including direct engagement in advocacy with key stakeholders and decision makers.

  • Stay abreast of key developments in the policy and political environment.

  • Collaborate with relevant colleagues in to support effective advocacy of policy and child well-being issues related to refugees.

  • Enhance the visibility and reputation of WVU as Uganda’s leading child-focused organization.

Local-level advocacy/social accountability

  • Oversee effective implementation of WVU’s Citizen, Voice & Action (CVA) project model across all development programmes.

  • Ensure strong linkages between field-based CVA work and WVU’s national policy advocacy agenda.

Campaigns & collaborations

  • WVU’s major campaigns are well designed and implemented (notably It Takes a World and Joining Forces).

  • WVU actively and effectively participates in selected awareness raising days (e.g. World Breastfeeding Week).

External engagement & representation

  • Develop effective relationships with key stakeholders in government (including Permanent Secretaries and MPs).

  • Develop and maintain effective collaborations with like-minded organizations and foster working relationships for enhanced effectiveness.

  • Represent WVU in various fora as a senior staff member.

Other

  • In collaboration with the Learning & Evidence team, enhance WVU’s capacity to effectively monitor and build evidence around its advocacy work.

  • Support the development process of the new National Strategy and related Technical Programmes to ensure that advocacy is appropriately and effectively included.

Team work and team management

  • Provide effective management to child protection technical team.

  • Contribute to the overall leadership of the Programme Quality division.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Education: post-graduate degree in law, public policy, social sciences or other relevant field is a requirement.

  • Technical skills: academic and/or direct programming experience and expertise in the field of public policy and/or child rights advocacy.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in advocacy and/or public policy role.

  • Experience in staff management

  • Strong working knowledge of working with Ugandan Government (especially MoES, MoGLSD, and with parliamentary processes)

  • Experience in working with child rights or child-focused issues a strong advantage.

  • Strong capacity in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination is essential.

  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.

  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

  • Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Proven conceptual & analytical skills, ability to take an evidence-based approach to programme design.

  • Proven facilitation skills.

  • Team player.

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.

Peer Review Advisor

*Preferred position location: Monrovia, California. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Peer Review Advisor serves as a key member of the Peer Review Team, whose task it is to both plan and execute reviews of World Vision’s Boards and Advisory Councils, ensuring alignment with the relevant standards and policies required by the Partnership. The primary purpose of this role is to ensure that assigned reviews are conducted in a professional manner and in accordance with the required standards, requiring the support of up to 7 reviews per annum and the full facilitation of 4. The advisor will also assist the department in numerous additional related aspects including process revisions, review of standards and ad hoc tasks including, but not limited to, the conducting and subsequent analysis of surveys.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage the planning and implementation of assigned peer reviews. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Briefing board/AC Chairs and senior office management on process expectations.

  • Building capacity of self-review teams, working to ensure that deliverables are achieved within the required timeframes.

  • Ensuring that peers are provided the required information to fulfil their responsibilities.

For all reviews that require an in-country presence:

  • Ensuring that the process is facilitated in a consistent manner and in accordance with the process standards.

  • Facilitate the completion of worksheets and finalizing of the peer review report, seeking input from the Peer Review Director as necessary.

  • Up to 7 peer reviews will likely be assigned of which 4 will also require the position holder to facilitate the in-country peer review process.

  • Engage in Continual Process Improvement activities including ensuring that the peer review process remains fully in alignment with the Governance Critical Success Factors, Policies and Guidelines.

  • Engage RGA's and ensure that feedback on recommendations is reported in a timely manner.

  • Work with the Peer Review Director on ad hoc projects including the conducting and analysis of surveys e.g. Federal Health.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelors degree in social sciences or 5+ years relevant experience.

  • Fully conversant with MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint plus Lotus Notes.

  • Excellent facilitation, team participation, time management and follow through skills and an ability to communicate effectively with senior leadership and board members.

  • Ability to evaluate and provide insights to peers in regards to evidence provided by a NO to demonstrate a boards alignment in respect to Partnership Standards, while maintaining an understanding of the organisation’s culture, values and trends.

  • Prior experience in a review function or discipline.

  • Must be a person of discretion and diplomacy.

  • Excellent evaluative writing and editing skills.

  • Spanish language skills.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience of engaging with board members.

  • French language skills.

  • Ability to be objective and impartial.

  • Ability to adapt to different cultural environments.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 15% of the time.

  • Overseas travel will generally not exceed 4 peer review visits (one week duration each) per year.

Sr. Director, Communications and Public Engagement

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Lead World Vision’s efforts to increase the overall reputation and trust of the ministry in Bangladesh. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, provide strong strategic communications direction for the organization. Lead in the development and implementation of an integrated strategy for the building of a high-performance communications function that is managed, structured, focused and staffed for productive and quality work. This strategy will identify the key communications needs of World Vision, while setting and steering strategic communications goals and processes that are contextualized to and in alignment with its core ministry functions and goals.

Being the lead of advocacy, provide leadership in positively influencing country policies and pro-actively engaging the policy makers, partners and the public on issues that will significantly alleviate the plight of the poor and strengthen child protection by developing and launching effective advocacy strategies that reflect WVB’s vision, mission, values and strategic directions. Provide range of policy analysis and technical support to the National Offices to strengthen campaign initiatives. The position will support the influencing of policies (either through change or implementation) at national and local level. The context of Bangladesh requires active engagement in policy influence, which is evidenced by growing demand for participation in National initiatives and regional networks to engage in policy dialogues targeting systemic and structural changes. Policy and Advocacy lead will provide support to National and Regional engagements with international Human Rights perspective contributing in the SDGs, regional and national strategic intent

To lead and manage the government relation and legal compliance department’s functions in maintaining legal operation in the country, lead in reviewing all project proposals (FD6, FD7, FC1) obtaining approvals on all projects & funding including provision of work visa of expatriate staff, lead in obtaining work permits/visas of expatriates in the country and registration, lead in prepare/review and providing necessary reports to various government ministries/departments in order to maintain excellent working relationship and ensured support for smooth operation of WVB.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Communications:

Bring our story to life:

  • Our organisational story, in support of the global brand, says who we are, what we do and where we are going.

  • Evidence of impact and global power claims underpin our story, demonstrating that we do what we say we do.

  • High-value strategic content is leveraged across audiences and platforms, especially for global moment.

Activate the right audiences through the right channels at the right time:

  • The public takes action in aligned communications, advocacy and marketing global moments, including ending violence against children and disaster response.

  • Staff speak with one voice publicly as trusted ambassadors for World Vision.

  • Leaders and experts speak externally on the strategic issues of Our Promise 2030.

Unite under an agile and industry-leading global communications network:

  • Comms operating model, including for disasters, is optimised to deliver on new global Comms & PE strategy.

  • Compelling content is delivered by efficient workflows, assuring wise stewardship.

  • Crisis response expertise is mobilised to counter threats to World Vision’s reputation.

  • Insights and measurement drive investment in reputation and trust.

Advocacy:

  • Support a process in designing and overseeing the development and implementation of a responsive advocacy strategies in consultation with all WV Bangladesh Management.

  • Promote approaches that contribute to competency development and integration of advocacy, which contribute to positive changes against unjust local and national policies and practices.

  • Pro-actively engage with key policy makers, Donor, partners and audiences to enhance World Vision’s credibility and influence changes of policy and practices and leveraging grant acquisition.

  • Lead and guide issue based campaign at local, national and global level in line with national strategy and SDG’s.

  • Provide support to Advocacy teams to influence policy through evidence based campaigns.

  • Identify national and regional entities and mechanisms to influence and nurture relationships with key stakeholders.

  • Ensure that influencing strategies are consistent with partnership standards and direction.

  • Coordinate the external engagement of World Vision the engagement of different offices across the region around key global moments.

  • Assist National Offices submit to UN reporting process such as the Universal periodic Review and CRC state and optional protocol reporting.

  • Work with NOs to develop Campaign strategy and design and facilitate review of the NOs strategy in line with global priorities.

  • Work with National office and the global center to generate or otherwise acquire research to sustain regional and global engagement.

  • Ensure that Policy bottom up approach is reflected in operational integration and visual identity is maintained across all activities.

  • Develop materials and metrixs related to that can be adapted and rolled out across multiple contexts.

  • Broaden discussion on targeted issues through building and strengthening alliances and partnership and increasing public participation in campaigns.

  • Provide support to identified national offices on preparation of Policy dialogues/brief with their respective government on identified priority theme.

  • Work with regional sector lead on identified policy agenda and prepare guidance to embed into the LEAP3 processes.

  • Support the preparation of analytical reports on various sectoral/thematic research, which could be used for external advocacy purposes including internal data from National offices such as Partnership Strategic Measures etc.

Government Relations:

  • Lead in prepare/ review necessary strategy/guidelines/tools for preparation of various project proposals and updated the organization on current rules/circular/GoB new initiatives/plan from regulatory authorities.

  • Manage to procure approval of all project proposal and funding clearance from regulatory authorities on a timely manner.

  • Manage and coordinate the preparation of various project proposals/reports/documents for the above authorities and build in-house capacity of doing these jobs professionally.

  • Ensure legal compliance as support to organization to prepare & review deed of agreement and MoU within vendor/partners and vetting from Legal Advisor, provide support to Partners Assessment and Legal issue (case, dispute, legal notice, legal agreements and vat tax issues).

  • Maintain a very congenial and supportive relationship with the regulatory authorities and other service departments of the government including the relevant intelligent branches.

  • Identify national and regional government entities and mechanisms to influence and nurture relationships with key stakeholders especially considered the acomplishment of desired results for the implementaiton of techincal programs.

  • Utilize evidnce from the programming to influence government policies in identified sectos.

  • Work with regional sector lead on identified policy agenda and prepare guidance to embed into the LEAP3 processes.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Degree in Communications, Law, Media, Journalism, Arts or similar.

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Thorough knowledge of the communication and media industry, and advocacy.

  • Thorough knowledge of international development, World Vision development practice and communications needs.

  • 7 years of experience leading and managing communications and production teams in international NGOs or Creative Industries, and leading advocacy.

  • Advanced communications technical skills such as photo and video production, editorial, graphic design, and media relations.

  • Proven experience of training and capacity building of others.

  • Advanced level of computer proficiency, Mac and PC, including editing skills across Adobe and Apple software for video, photo, media, design.

  • Experience working with children and youth.

Work Environment:

  • Working primarily in the national office in the capital, semi-regular travel locally and internationally will be required.

Sr. Policy Advisor, Child Poverty and Vulnerability

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Policy Advisor, Child Poverty and Vulnerability will provide political analysis, and develop policy messaging and positions on the causes and solutions to address child poverty and vulnerability. The focus will be aligned with and in support of child well-being priorities flowing from Our Promise, and will use the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals as a framework to guide policy development and targeting. Specific areas of thematic focus will be drawn from annual planning, and could include a focus (inter alia) on resilience, education, child health, child protection, and children on the move. Products developed by the Policy Advisor will target stakeholders at the Global level, and in support of advocacy at regional and national levels, in collaboration with Regional Advocacy Directors and Global External Engagement advisors. Part of a Global Policy Team, the Policy Advisor will report to the Senior Director, Public Policy.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop policy and political analysis, positions and products in support of the advocacy objectives of the Global Policy Team.

  • Represent World Vision, and/or support representation of World Vision leaders at priority external forums, events, networks and other processes to promote agreed policy positions.

  • Support country level policy capacity and positions in coordination with Regional Advocacy Directors.

  • Support and or provide leadership to internal networks and processes.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters degree in International Affairs, Public Policy, International Development.

  • Minimum three years’ experience working in child focused public policy in CSO context.

  • Significant field experience in international development or humanitarian context.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of 2030 Agenda and SDGs and related policy debates and challenges.

  • Understanding of global policy agendas and Official Development Assistance challenges and debates.

  • Good connections with and understanding of key external stakeholders/targets.

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills for policy audiences.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.

Senior Director, External Engagement

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Senior Director, External Engagement provides overall leadership, coordination and alignment of global level external engagement, seeking to achieve influence, support income and ultimately to impact external targets in support of WV objectives for children as articulated in Our Promise. The Senior Director will develop and deliver annual plans that maximize the external engagement of Senior leaders, sector and thematic experts, policy advisors and children. The Senior Leader leads and facilitates the External Engagement (EE) Advisory Group for aligned and impactful external engagement across the Global Centre, including through analysis and prioritization of external stakeholders and partnerships, and through regular reporting, innovation and excellence. The Senior Director leads the alignment of EE in WV Global Capitals, leads a team of EE advisors (including in the Global Capitals) and ensures that WV voices are addressing the most important and impactful stakeholders, forums and processes in support of the rights and well being of children, especially the most vulnerable. The Senior Leader will support strong external engagement across all entities of the Partnership, including support to Regional Advocacy Directors in their EE planning. S/he will support Senior WV leaders, including the President, in their participation in major multilateral events and dialogue with external bodies.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and deliver a global External Engagement agenda focused on the rights of children and the achievement of priority Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) External Engagement agenda provides the best opportunities for WV to advance its external objectives and positively impact the lives of most vulnerable children.

Examples include:

  • Work with Global Capital leads to represent or position WV within the UN, diplomatic, and NGO communities.

  • Coordinate and facilitate external relationships that enable WV to articulate its concerns to NGO, UN, Governmental, and other multilateral bodies.

  • Strategic briefings to inform organizations of WV's work and policy positioning.

  • Direct meetings with key individuals and active participation in meetings of multilateral bodies.

  • Support, coordinate and facilitate representation at agreed global events on behalf of the wider A&EE.

  • Translate in-depth policy work in A&EE priority thematic areas into messaging for use in external relationships.

  • Maintain good relations and work effectively with other members of the GC, SOs and GFO teams to ensure that World Vision presents a professional and efficient point of contact to global institutions.

  • Including maintaining awareness of the activities of other members of the team to enable mutual support during times of high pressure activity.

  • Management of the EE team, including across Global Capitals in New York, Geneva and Brussels. Support regional capitals in other locations (Africa, Asia and LAC).

  • Aligned, well functioning team supporting overall EE objectives of the A&EE team and Global Centre.

  • Develop team culture in line with agreed A&EE behaviours and mindsets.

  • Contribute to the overall leadership of the A&EE team.

  • Set and monitor the team’s annual workplans and the individual workplans of the team.

  • Manage budget.

  • Represent World Vision, and/or support representation of World Vision leaders at priority external forums, events, networks and other processes to promote agreed policy positions.

  • Strong and effective World Vision representation at priority global forums and processes, through:

  • Consistent use of strategic planning processes and tools. This includes working with Global Communications to develop communications plans for all priority engagements, and working with the President’s communications team when he is participating.

  • Support for participation in international meetings, and provision of direction re: networking with multilateral leaders. Briefing key World Vision leaders before key events and debriefing afterwards.

  • Act as the organisational representative, the representative of the President, or the representative of the Advocacy & External Engagement Partnership Leader at external forums.

  • Advise WV leadership on industry thinking and new developments.

  • Provide overall leadership to EE Advisory Group.

  • Aligned, coherent and bold World Vision EE across the Global Centre, directed at the most important and prioritized external stakeholders, leading to influence, income and impact for children.

  • Provide guidance for the development of strategic global partnerships.

  • WV’s highest priority global partnerships are performing and delivering at their optimal level and, thereby, making substantive contributions to WV’s impact.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters degree in International Affairs, Public Policy, International Development, Human Rights, Law or other relevant field.

  • Minimum 7 year leadership experience working in child rights focused External Engagement in CSO context and/or government or multilateral context.

  • Expert level understanding of child rights policy debates and dialogues, including regarding the Sustainable Development Goals, ODA, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  • Significant field experience and/or understanding in international development or humanitarian contexts.

  • English language fluency.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent communications skills, verbally and written.

  • Excellent trends and political analysis skills.

  • Excellent team leadership and management skills.

  • Strong understanding of World Vision Partnership and Our Promise.

  • Strong understanding of global trends, debates and agendas related to development and humanitarian issues.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.