Job Opportunities in Europe and the Middle East

World Vision has the privilege to partner with communities in 12 countries in the Europe and the Middle East region: Afghanistan, Albania and Kosovo, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Dubai, Georgia, Romania, and Turkey.

Additionally, as an organisation, World Vision is supporting the needs of the most vulnerable children and communities affected by violence in Syria, Gaza, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.

World Vision also has fundraising (Support) offices located in: Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. To pursue career and internship opportunities with one of our fundraising (Support) offices in the Europe and Middle East region, visit: World Vision Fundraising / Support Offices

Job Locations

Senior Director, Social Mobilization

*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:

This position is responsible for and has oversight of developing and implementing a successful social mobilization strategy for World Vision globally.

This position will develop the systems, structures, partnerships, technology and operating models for the delivery of a social mobilization strategy that engages the public, children, partners and community members to shifts attitudes & behaviours and drive courageous action in support of policy change, and implementation, of child rights, the global campaign It takes a world to end violence against children and Agenda 2030.

The Senior Director of Social Mobilization will develop strong internal and external networks and collaborate closely with marketing, communications, policy & advocacy, campaigners and child and youth participation experts at the global level and across all World Vision Support, Field and Regional Offices to significantly raise the public profile of our efforts offline and online. This includes leadership of global mobilization efforts, support for local and national campaign and mobilization strategies, fostering citizen and youth movements, development of compelling public engagement content and meaningful supporter and community actions. In addition, this position will deploy new technologies to drive engagement and reach new audiences (especially millennials), strengthen loyalty and involvement of existing supporters.

The Senior Director will be part of the Advocacy & External Engagement (A&EE) Leadership Team, manage a team of public engagement, mobilization and child participation experts, develop and monitor the team strategy and workplan as well as manage budgets and relationships with external agencies.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Developing and implementing a successful global social mobilization strategy, including but not limited to children.

  • Systems, structures, partnerships, technology, metrics and operating models for the delivery a social mobilization strategy in place.

  • Establish and report on social mobilization pilots and approaches to deliver maximum impact and return on investment, including to shift attitudes & behaviours.

  • Work with Senior Leaders to ensure social mobilization is a critical aspect of WV’s work at all levels of the Organisation and is operating at scale.

  • Unlock investments across WV for social and popular mobilization and ensure leadership understands the benefits and impact.

  • Scale up emerging digital platforms for social mobilization globally.

  • Establish new types of external partnerships to reach new and more people, enable citizen and child-led movements in developing and developed countries.

  • Strengthen WV’s brand and thought leadership in social mobilization and child and youth participation.

  • Leadership of global mobilization and public engagement efforts to support policy and advocacy, and attitude & behavior change objectives.

  • Oversee and lead global social and popular mobilization efforts – online and offline, especially at global moments.

  • Develop and curate communications content and develop public actions to engage the public in support of children across contexts.

  • Work with Marketing and Communication to develop supporter retention acquisition and journeys.

  • Enable child participation and mobilization in local, national and global spaces.

  • Develop and strengthen internal and external partnerships and communities to deliver Social Mobilization strategy.

  • Establish cross-functional and cross-entity working groups, Communities of Practice and internal networks to deliver strategy.

  • Establish and strengthen external partnerships to increase reach and impact.

  • Enhance Organisational understanding and capability to implement social mobilization strategies & approaches.

  • Brief Senior Leaders for internal and external moments.

  • Leadership of Social Mobilization Team, contribution to A&EE Leadership Team and support for, and engagement of Senior LeadersDevelop team culture in line with agreed A&EE behaviours and mindsets.

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

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

  • Manage budget.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • At least 15 years of successful relevant professional experience including campaigning, mobilization (offline and online) and social change processes in multiple contexts.

  • Bachelor’s university degree.

  • Master Degree preferred.

  • Strategic Vision.

  • Exceptional stakeholder management, communications and influencing skills.

  • Experience of working in a complex, international and cross-cultural environment.

  • Ability / experience influencing people to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in developing and delivering social mobilization and campaign strategies across contexts.

  • Experience in mobilising supporters and influencing key decision makers on development issues.

  • Strong understanding of technology and digital platforms for mobilization and shifting attitudes & behaviours.

  • Strong understanding of policy.

  • Is trusted as an honest person. Demonstrates openness and transparency. Advocates for what is right for the organization and employees, even in the face of differing opinions. Respects and adheres to World Vision’s values, consistently acting in accordance with those values and practicing what he/she preaches.

  • Ability to engage with, support and influence senior Senior Leadership.

  • Good representational skill and the ability to represent the organisation in high level meetings.

  • Proficiency in more than one UN language.

  • Understanding of DM&E for Social Mobilization.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Director, Local-to-Global Advocacy & Impact

*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 Director, Local-to-Global Advocacy & Impact, provides overall leadership for ensuring that WVI’s advocacy and external engagement is joined-up from the local, national and regional levels through to the global level. She/he reports to the Partnership Leader for Advocacy and External Engagement (A&EE). In cooperation with the Regional Advocacy Directors and the rest of the GC A&EE team, the Director ensures that the WV-wide advocacy change agenda is focused on, and contributing to, the SDGs as articulated in WV’s Global Impact Framework and Our Promise. She/he has the ultimate responsibility of maintaining the communication between GC A&EE and the Field on all aspects related to WVI advocacy priorities and agenda. Additionally, the Director works with the Regional Offices toward the development, use, and the representation of WVI’s Local Level Advocacy results and citizens generated data on the global agenda. As part of the A&EE Leadership Team the Director contributes to increasing WVI’s positioning as a thought leader on participatory development and helps maintain a close coordination between the global priorities and the identified local level gaps.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and deliver the plan to ensure WVI’s advocacy and external engagement are joined-up from the local, national and regional levels through to the global level.

  • Alignment beween the global advocacy and external engagement with the local, national and regional level priorities and the identified gaps in policies for children.

  • Contribute the field perspective to the overall A&EE global agenda and strategy realization plan.

  • Contribute a global perspective of opportunities to hold governments accountable for global and national level commitments.

  • Maintain open communication between the regional offices and work effectively with other members of the GC, SOs and GFO teams to ensure full transparency, understanding and support of World Vision’s unique strong voice on critical child rights and/ or SDG issues.

  • Ensure effective coordination of local to global engagement around global moments.

  • Provide support and guidance to Regional Advocacy Directors.

  • Collaboration, dialogue and mutual support between the Regional Offices on Advocacy and External Engagement.

  • Provide support to the field (in consultation with ROs) in delivering on the National and Regional accountability reports as part of the Agenda 2030 (VNRs), the global It takes a world campaign, or other global initiatives.

  • Communicate and provide guidance to the Regional Offices regarding WVI’s work as part of global partnerships, coalitions and joint ventures.

  • Provide support for global advocacy events organized at the regional level.

  • Management of the Local to Global Advocacy for Impact team.

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

  • Leadership and mentoring in support of the Regional Advocacy Directors’ role.

  • 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.

  • Provide support for the integration of advocacy and external engagement in field strategies and project models.

  • Collaborate with the GFO in supporting the integration of advocacy, external engagement and campaign (especially global moments) in the strategies and annual implementation plans.

  • Provide consultation as needed on the development of Field Offices strategies, based on the global trends and opportunities identified by the larger global A&EE team.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters degree in International Affairs, Political Science, Public Policy, International Development, or other relevant field.

  • Minimum 7 year leadership experience working in international development or humanitarian field in CSO context and/or government or multilateral context.

  • Significant field experience in international development or humanitarian contexts.

  • English language fluency.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent communications skills, verbally and written.

  • Excellent understanding of programming, local to national, regional and global advocacy.

  • Excellent team leadership and management skills; ability to work with virtual teams.

  • Strong understanding of World Vision Partnership and values, 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.

Director, Global Campaigns

*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 Director, Global Campaigns will report to the Partnership Leader, Advocacy & External Engagement, providing leadership to World Vision’s global campaigns. This position is responsible for and has oversight of developing and implementing a successful Campaign strategy, change agenda and annual campaign plan for the global It Takes a World to end violence against children campaign and subsequent campaigns.

The position involves exceptional influencing, collaboration and stakeholder management expertise to galvanise strong internal and external support for the campaign and drive collaboration across World Vision offices, sectors and Disaster Management, along with policy, external engagement, social mobilization, knowledge management, research and evidence and communications to deliver on the 4 external campaign objectives. In addition, the Campaign Director is responsible for briefing and supporting the engagement of Senior Leaders in the campaign, reporting on key metrics and sharing knowledge and good practice across the Partnership, including an external evaluation of the campaign.

The Campaign Director will also be responsible for alignment and capability across 70 national campaigns as well as directly coordinating the global level aspects of the campaign and working to significantly raise the public profile of our global campaign efforts. This position requires high level partnering ability as well as an ability to engage with key global institutions, United Nations (UN) bodies, governments and CSO partners.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Leadership and Operational Accountability:

  • Develop global level advocacy and campaigns strategies, focusing on the It takes a world to end violence against children campaign.

  • Galvanise internal support and whole of Partnership participation in the campaign; support and brief Senior Leaders.

  • Coordinate the EVAC campaign at the global level, and engage and coordinate Support & Field Office campaigns in alignment with global campaign objectives.

  • Provide oversight to major policy and advocacy initiatives and ensure compliance with WVI advocacy and campaigns standards, protocols and policy.

  • Strengthen local to global campaign model.

  • Lead external evaluation, reporting and learning for global campaigns.

Coordinate Advocacy and External Engagement for Campaign:

  • Coordinate strategic engagement with global institutions, particularly around key moments.

  • Build strategic partnerships with civil society, donors, UN entities, FBOs and other organizations to enhance collective response.

  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to significantly raise the public profile of the campaign, including global mobilization efforts.

  • Support media, social media, online platforms and public and supporter engagement and mobilization.

  • Represent WV in global, regional and national advocacy and campaigns events, conferences, fora, seminars and technical working groups.

Campaigns Management:

  • Develop the EVAC change agenda, campaign and implementation plan, along with annual workplans for global campaign efforts.

  • Ensure implementation of campaign plans and strategy.

  • Coordinate global engaement and high profile events.

  • Ensure that children’s voices are represented through local level advocacy efforts and local-national-global linkages.

Management of cross-functional staff contributing to campaigns:

  • Planning, coordination and leadership of staff from all functional areas critical to deliver to campaign.

  • Support development and review of Performance agreements for staff contributing to campaigns.

  • Develop service-level agreements and service contracts.

Collaboration and cross functional work:

  • Establish, lead and participate in global advocacy and campaigns coordination work.

  • Collaborate with A&EE teams and key WV functional departments such as marketing & communications, Gobal Field Operations to deliver campaign objectives.

  • Collaborate with other units to leverage the impact of advocacy and campaigns work in the NO/RO/SO offices.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Degree in either human rights, social marketing, law, international relations, development, social studies, or related field.

  • 10 years of experience in advocacy and campaigns work in developing and developed countries.

  • In depth knowledge of advocacy and child Protection, child rights or the SDGs.

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills, particularly in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Excellent collaboration and negotiation skills.

  • Strong planning and organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple activities.

  • Ability to influence internal and external stakeholders and represent WV, particularly with donors and partners.

  • Experience in leading campaigns.

  • Proven advocacy experience on Child Protection issues.

  • Experience in programme management.

  • Proficient in English language, second language desirable.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strategy development.

  • Theory of change and logical framework development.

  • Advocacy and campaigns including social and child mobilisation.

  • Budget development/management, including knowledge of general accounting and budgeting principles.

  • Coaching and mentoring.

  • Professional experience in training/capacity building.

  • Multi-sectoral/integrated program design and implementation.

  • Digital technology.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Senior Director, Research, Innovation and Capacity

*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 Research, Innovation and Capacity provides overall leadership on developing and delivering on a coherent research agenda to inform WVI’s evidence-based policy work, positions, advocacy and external engagement. In doing so the Senior Director guides full use of the existing resources developed by field offices (Program and citizen-driven data; vulnerability maps, CVA databases, CWB reports, Horizon), by other WV teams (Global Impact) or by external stakeholders. The role is also responsible to create the mechanisms needed for the appropriate identification and support of innovations in research methodologies, policy work, as well as the relevant external trends, to advise

the Policy development group. Additionally, based on the identified gaps, solutions, innovations and trends, the Senior Director will support the development of the advocacy, policy and external engagement community of practice that will be responsible for the knowledge management and the internal communication of the relevant content.

The Senior Director for Research, Innovation and Capacity reports directly to the Partnership Leader, Advocacy and External Engagement and is part of the A&EE Leadership Team.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and deliver a global research agenda that informs WVI’s evidence-based policy, positions, advocacy and external engagement, ensuring Partnership-wide alignment around the identified trends, gaps and industry innovations.

Liaise with academic partners, research institutions, on policy related research to build World Vision's evidence-based public policy contents.

Identify, build external relationships and networks; develop effective partnerships with leading research institutions and international research programs, government agencies.

Collaborate with universities and research institutions to build new body of evidence to enact policy changes.

Lead and oversee the quality of our advocacy research, and ensure the coordination with the overall research agenda.

Positions the right evidence (research, innovations from the field, trends, etc.) in support of our agreed-upon strategic priorities for Advocacy and External Engagement and in line with the Global Impact Framework.

Management of the Research, Innovation and Capacity team.

Create a functional mechanism for the identification of innovation and external trends in WVI and the industry.

Provide overall leadership for Knowledge Management in Advocacy and External Engagement.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters degree in International Affairs, Public Policy, or other relevant field.

  • Minimum 7 year leadership experience working in child rights, international development/humanitarian field and/or government or multilateral context.

  • Strong research experience, including knowledge of citizen driven accountability, participatory community based methodologies and child rights and participation in assessing evidence and impact.

  • 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, particularly from a research perspective.

  • Excellent trends and 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 20% of the time.

Senior Director, Public Policy

*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, Public Policy will provide overall leadership in the World Vision Partnership to the development and advocacy application of public policies directed at policy change by governments, multilaterals, global forums and processes at national, regional and global levels. All public policy will be designed to support the achievement of the rights and well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable. The Senior Director, reporting directly to the Partnership Leader, Advocacy & External Engagement (A&EE), will lead a team of policy advisors and will convene policy and advocacy advisors from World Vision entities to develop and deliver a global policy change agenda. Such policy

will be developed based on field evidence and research and will address priority, child focused themes. The Senior Director is the caretaker of public policy for the World Vision Partnership and will ensure that all new policy positions and policy documents are in alignment with existing positions and flow from the WVI Board Advocacy for Justice policy.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and deliver a coherent and impactful global policy change agenda in line with Our Promise.

  • Policy change agenda leads to strong policy products that impact the achievement of rights for vulnerable children at national, regional and global levels.

  • The policy agenda focuses on the rights of children and the achievement of priority Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and demonstrates direct contribution to WVI’s Global Impact Framework.

  • Ensure all new policy positions and policy documents are in alignment with existing positions and flow from the WVI Board Advocacy for Justice policy.

  • Coherent, consistent and bold World Vision policy ensuring the World Vision Partnership speaks with one voice for the rights of children.

  • Mechanisms are in place for the consultation, coordination and contribution by different internal stakeholders to the overall global policy agenda.

  • 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.

Strategic support for the field‘s contribution to the global policy agenda.

Collaborate with Regional Advocacy Directors and Impact to determine the appropriate type and level of support to the field policy development efforts.

Monitor and report on the overall achievements in the:

  • policies impacting the lives of the children.

  • children impacted by WV policy work.

  • Management of the global Policy team.

  • 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.

  • Ensure that World Vision is a recognized global leader in child rights focused policy and advocacy by engaging, participating and providing leadership in relevant external policy networks and coalitions.

  • Strengthened World Vision reputation as global leader for child rights.

  • Agreed plan for networks, coalitions and forums where WV will seek to be recognized as a global thought leader.

  • Collaboration and cross functional work.

  • Establish, lead and participate in global advocacy and policy coordination work.

  • Collaborate with critical external stakeholders and key WV functional departments to deliver the policy agenda.

  • Lead, participate or coordinate WVI contribution to policy change through coalitions or joint ventures with like-minded organizations.

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 public policy in CSO 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 policy and political analysis skills—knows how policy change happens.

  • 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 25% of the time.

Social Worker

SOCIAL WORKER

“World Vision Armenia” Child Protection Foundation

LOCATIONS (multiple)

  • Gavar, Vardenis and Tchambarak, Gegharkunik marz

  • Aparan, Aragatsotn marz

  • Alaverdi, Lori marz

  • Noyemberyan and Ijevan, Tavush marz

  • Amasia and Gyumri, Shirak marz

  • Yerevan

DURATION

One-year employment contract

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

To identify, assess and organize social work with the most vulnerable and vulnerable families using the network of partners and community resources.

MAIN JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with community different bodies to identify the most vulnerable and vulnerable children/ families,

  • Develop and/or support to develop Individual Development Plan and organize social work with family and children based on the plan,

  • Organize implementation of Individual Development Plans of the most vulnerable children/families,

  • Organize individual consultations with most vulnerable and vulnerable families,

  • Collaborate with community state and non-state child protection actors, participate in networking meetings.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Higher education in one of the following areas: Social Work (preferred), Sociology, Pedagogics, Psychology, Law,

  • Two years’ work experience in social and education sectors,

  • Work experience with non-profit organizations (NGOs),

  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point,

  • Good knowledge of English and Russian is preferred,

  • Understanding Child Protection, Education and Social sectors in Armenia,

  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with the community,

  • Strong presentation skills,

  • Creative and innovative thinking.

Senior Social Worker

SENIOR SOCIAL WORKER

“World Vision Armenia” Child Protection Foundation

LOCATIONS (multiple)

  • Gavar, Vardenis and Tchambarak, Gegharkunik marz

  • Aparan, Aragatsotn marz

  • Alaverdi, Lori marz

  • Noyemberyan and Ijevan, Tavush marz

  • Amasia and Gyumri, Shirak marz

  • Yerevan

DURATION

One-year employment contract

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

To coordinate, supervise and mentor the work of social workers in regards to case identification, assessment, Individual Development Plans development, and implementation.

MAIN JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate the work of social workers, discuss the cases on regular basis. Reflect on lessons learnt and change the work to ensure the quality and impact,

  • Collaborate with community different bodies to identify the most vulnerable and vulnerable children/ families,

  • Develop and/or support to develop Individual Development Plan and organize social work with family and children based on the plan,

  • Organize implementation of Individual Development Plans of the most vulnerable children/families,

  • Organize individual consultations with most vulnerable and vulnerable families,

  • Collaborate with community state and non-state child protection actors, participate in networking meetings.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Higher education in one of the following areas: Social Work (preferred), Sociology, Pedagogics, Psychology, Law,

  • Two years’ work experience in social and education sectors,

  • Work experience with non-profit organizations (NGOs),

  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point,

  • Good knowledge of English and Russian is preferred,

  • Certifications on facilitation skills is preferred,

  • Understanding Child Protection, Education and Social sectors in Armenia,

  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with the community,

  • Strong presentation skills,

  • Creative and innovative thinking.

Partnership Officer

Position: Partnership Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Partnerships Officer is responsible for helping to identify and assess new partners.

The project holder will be responsible for coordinating and managing the CSOs partnerships throughout the whole process from the identification, assessment, selection, capacity building and implementation.

The position holder will work under the direct supervision of the program manager and in close coordination with other project managers and the support departments in WV Jordan.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead the partners' identification

  • Lead the mapping of potential partners of WVJ, with a particular emphasis on local CSOs.

  • Perform detailed desk research on potential partners.

  • Carry out regular field visits to the potential partners to explore their expertise and their interest in cooperating with WVJ.

  • Categories the CSOs based on their structure, expertise, geographical location and interest.

  • Update the CSOs mapping database by collecting the information of the potential CSOs partners from the other WVJ projects.

Support the organizational capacity assessment of the potential partners.

  • Support the operational, support and technical staff as needed in the organization and facilitation of capacity assessments for potential partners.

  • Participate in the sub-award proposal review and approval process as needed.

Partnership management

  • Ensure a high level of coordination with implementing partners and other stakeholders to ensure that the planning and implementation of the project according to the approved proposals.

  • Supervise coordination with implementing partners to achieve the project deliverables.

  • Provide leadership, mentoring, and coaching to partners.

  • Meet partners regularly to monitor progress; share lessons learned, experiences, observations, obstacles and to review and update the projects plans of actions if needed.

  • Identify needs and provide opportunities for capacity building for the partner staff to ensure proper technical and operational skill levels.

  • Ensure compliance with World Vision’s policies; especially procurement, HR, finance and fraud.

General Administrative Support

  • Drafting agreements with partner institutions and external consultant

  • Prepare agendas and writing meeting minutes for the staff meetings and provide logistics support when needed.

  • Collect and compile Field Trips Schedule from Project team to coordinate with drivers/Fleet coordinator

Other duties

  • Attend and participate in capacity building training if any.

  • Perform other relevant tasks as assigned.

  • Any other duties relating to the nature of the job as directed by the Program Manager.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • BA degree in Business Management or related fields.

  • 2+ years in the humanitarian field.

  • 4+ professional experience.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English, Arabic is essential.

Community Mobilizer

Position: Community Mobilizer

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The purpose of this position is to implement all community activities for formal & Informal stakeholder actors in Azraq Camp with qualitystandards aiming at improving community members and child protection committee role within the camp. Under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Coordinator in collaboration with outreach freelance and outreach volunteers will be responsible for planning, organizing, reporting all outreach, community, referral and community activities within the timeline and the budget planned in Child Protection in Emergency for Azraq Camp Project.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support in mobilizing the communities to play an effective role in protecting the rights of the children

  • Liaise with community leaders and parents to introduce program activities and encourage community involvement in program implementation and monitoring.

  • Support the CP Coordinator in the process of establishing and strengthening community based Child Protection Committees and ensure they are up and running according to their ToRs

  • Facilitate CPCs processes in identifying the child protection risks and developing action plans to address those risks on self-help basis or using the resources available in the community

  • Support CPCs in planning, implementing and managing routine activities, i.e., conducting / attending meetings and recording minutes of the meetings and follow up on action plans.

  • Assist Peace centre facilitator in conducting parents and CPC Meetings

  • Field Focal Point for the Peace Center to monitor, identify and refer child protection issues as per the agreed interagency protocols and procedures

  • Compile weekly, monthly reports on describing activities, indicators, case studies and lesson learned including major child protection concerns

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of child protection / child rights.

  • Good command of Arabic and English.

  • Computer literate mainly with MSOffice software package Good communication skills and ability to build collaborative relationships.

  • Ability to deal with children and people from different cultures and backgrounds.

  • Ability to foster a good team spirit.

  • Ability to transmit information correctly with accountability and maintain confidentiality.

  • Animation skills and child friendly attitude.

  • Voluntary spirit.

  • Team management skills.

  • Sociable and presentable.

  • Work under pressure.

  • Creative with coming up with new ideas & activities.

  • 1-3 years of experience of working with children, adolescents and parents in camps context;

  • Experience in Community Mobilization, advocacy & Motivating Communities

Program Officer

Position: Program Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The World Vision Syria Country Office, based in Jordan/Amman is seeking a qualified and highly motivated Program Officer to support the Grant Acquisition and Management team. Under the lead of the Senior Program Officer/ GAM Manager the PO will support in the planning funding, implementation, evaluation and reporting of respective program operations. This PO position will focus heavily on proposal coordination and design, as well as ensuring regular project reporting and donor compliance. It will also include donor/SO/partner engagement and information management.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Grants Acquisition

  1. Coordinate project design, implementation, and evaluation with all relevant staff, using the defined processes.

  2. Develop concept papers and prepare proposals to major donors, in coordination with technical specialists, finance and procurement staff and SOs.

  3. Monitor funding status for each sector of the program to identify possible funding gaps and ensure smooth transitions from one grant to the next.

  4. Obtain funding for program’s unfunded sections by identifying grants.

Grants Management

  1. Prepare monthly, annual and end-of-project narrative reports, newsletters, situational reports and other reports as necessary.

  2. Link with the operations and finance departments to ensure the compiling/collating of major donor management reports.

  3. Monitor program's progress ensuring goals and objectives are achieved and non-financial grant requirements are adhered to.

  4. Ensure that program implementation is in line with the principles of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, SPHERE standards and relevant WV internal standards and policies.

  5. Provide program update to key WV support offices and the regional office.

  6. Support Grant Managers and DME to implement technical and managerial evaluations as required.

Partnership & External Relations

  1. Develop and maintain strong relationships and information sharing with Support Office representatives.

  2. Participate in joint agency assessments, task-force teams, workshops, clusters, etc.

  3. Support the programs team to identify potential partners to work with and through in projects.

  4. Ensure alignment with WV’s established external engagement, GAM, partnering steps, and response strategies.

  5. Assist the Response Manager and Programme Manager with representation of WV and networking with NGOs and local donor delegations.

Information Management

  1. Implement and regularly update pre-identified Management information systems incl., Sitreps beneficiary reporting, etc.

  2. Update and maintain HORIZON database

  3. Proactively gather information from relevant cluster partners, UN agencies and other organisations which may be of use world vision for informing decisions

  4. Provide information management services to support population data management activities including population estimation, information flows from established systems, movement tracking, standard-setting/promotion and dissemination.

Strategy Development & Other

Assist in annual operating plan preparation including: design, needs assessment, proposal writing, marketing, evaluation and reporting.

Other Responsibilities

HEA

Be aware of the emergency procedures in a response and ensure that necessary preparedness measures have been implemented

Security Measures

  • Be familiar with WV security plan

  • Follow security policies, rules, procedures and instructions

  • Follow WVI policies for prog/proj security management

  • Represent WV in an appropriate and professional manner

  • Contribute to a healthy team spirit and team work

  • Adhere to WV Child Protection policy and standards and stay committed to WV vision statement and core values;

  • Perform other relevant tasks assigned by the direct supervisor;

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations or related field.

  • Masters degree in Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations or related field. (Preferred)

  • Experience in large scale humanitarian emergencies

  • Understanding of project design and proposal writing.

  • Basic understanding of the workings of major donors, such as USAID, UN, CIDA, Aus Aid etc.

  • Good understanding of World Vision and Sphere relief standards, as well as the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.

  • Strong capacity building and facilitation skills

  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.

  • Ability to pursue thoroughness and appropriate attention to detail.

  • Ability to express self clearly in all forms of writing.

  • Ability to identify gaps, trends, priorities and key issues.

  • Ability to describe key aspects and issues of relief, development and advocacy.

  • Ability to maintain strong links with major NGO’s, donors and government agencies.

  • Ability to explain WV’s work in relation to issues of poverty, power, justice and peace.

  • Ability to respect and relate appropriately to people of other faiths.

  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships

  • Ability to interpret and present information with influence and impact.

  • Self-starter who can work independently under pressure

  • Completed a recognised personal security course in the past 3 years

  • Knowledge of WV’s field operations, either in the relief or development context.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible world view, emotional maturity and physical stamina

  • Ability to manage work life and work without supervision

  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in psychologically stressful environments and

  • physical hardship conditions with limited resources

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English

Data and Admin Officer

Position: Data and Admin Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Data and Admin Officer will be providing Admin, Logistics support to the Team in the Camp. Position will coordinate on daily basis with the procurement Department for the daily shipments received in the camp.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Admin and Logistics Support:

  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the Camp staff as may be required.

  • Ensure that all the Vehicles required for the Projects are available on timely basis.

  • Ensure PRFs/ Trip Requests are in place and signed and submitted on time

Procurement:

  • Take lead in consolidating procurement plans from the Project Team.

  • Ensure PRFs are in place and signed and submitted on time

  • Check procurement plans against budgets

  • Advise Field Coordinator on over expenditure on procured items beyond budget line items

  • Work closely with Procurement

  • Department/ Project staff in Main Office to ensure project items to be delivered timely.

Tracking and Reporting:

  • Tracking and reporting on all Deliveries from the suppliers.

  • Collect GRNs from the receivers in the Camp and submit them to the Procurement Department for the timely payment to the suppliers.

Asset and Inventory Records:

  • Ensure an up to date and accurate asset register of the project is in place.

  • Ensure staff are accountable and responsible for assets in their custody

  • Track damages and losses of assets and hold staff accountable to staff involved.

Permits for the Camp:

  • Preparing and applying for permits for goods delivery in the camp

Staff registers

  • Ensure staff registers are in place

Ensure staff submit their LDRs o Time and daily registers match their LDRs

Other duties

  • Collaborate with main office finance, Admin for follow-ups on all requisitions

  • Perform other duties/special projects assigned by the Filed Coordinator

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Very comfortable supporting project team

  • Be proactive and anticipate emgerncies.

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Conversant in English

  • Must have strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills with an attention to details.

  • Requires the ability to effectively present concepts to lay users in various settings and by various means (verbal and written).

  • Requires strong communication skills to interact with all levels of staff and management.

  • Must be able to work effectively with a diverse team.

  • Requires the ability to work under pressure and on multiple tasks.

  • 1-2 Years is desirable