Job Opportunities in North America

World Vision has administrative functions in three countries in North America: The United States, Canada and Mexico. These administrative functions employ staff who help deliver services, exercise stewardship, and sustain the international work the broader World Vision organisation does around the globe.

World Vision also has fundraising (Support) offices located in: Canada and the United States. To pursue career and internship opportunities with one of our fundraising (Support) offices in the North America, visit: World Vision Fundraising / Support Offices

Job Locations

Advisor, Social Mobilisation

*Preferred position locations: USA & UK. 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 Advisor will support the development and implementation of the global social mobilization strategy; collaborate with Support and Field Offices on their local and national mobilization and public engagement strategies and tactics to deliver effective national advocacy and campaigns in support of the It Takes a World campaign to end violence against children, child rights and the 2030 agenda.

This position will also play a key role in managing and coordinating key global mobilisations, along with collaborating closely with Marketing & Communications to ensure A&EE content and approach strengthens supporter retention and acquisition.

This role sits within the global Advocacy & External Engagement team and will:

  • Support the implementation of the social & popular mobilization strategy in collaboration with Marketing, Communications and Public Engagement.

  • Support the coordination of global and regional moments and social mobilisation to promote policy change, demonstrate public support for action and shift attitudes & behaviours, including with children & young people.

  • Support the development and implementation of national social mobilization campaign strategies in collaboration with other colleagues.

  • Maintain and strengthen campaign networks across the organization – encouraging cross-fertilisation between different entities.

  • Generate and curate campaign content and campaign actions to engage the public offline and online.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Strong national social mobilization approaches to achieve advocacy, campaign and organizational objectives, supported by dynamic campaign/social mobilisation network.

  • Support the development of the campaign in Field and Support Offices. Run effective campaigns network.

  • Coordinate and support selected national and support offices in leveraging national opportunities on ending VAC and establishing linkages with the global advocacy & policy work, particularly around action circulars.

  • Strengthen/develop/nurture networks/Working Groups or Communities of practice around campaign objectives and/or biggest field demands are enabled for ROs/NOs/SOs to co-create and share knowledge.

  • Ensure offices implementing the campaign have a strong change agenda built on solid policy analysis and integrating key mobilization moments into their annual plans.

  • Analysis and documentation of campaign models in different contexts and their cross-fertilization with particular emphasis on transitioning economies.

  • Ensure national campaign strategies are aligned with global Quality Assurance Framework, by directly assisting with the development of external components of the campaign.

  • Strengthen national to global planning & linkages to share intelligence and amplify national advocacy efforts in order to achieve broader impact.

  • Social Mobilisation for the campaign ‘It Takes a World, child rights and the 2030 Agenda.

  • Support social and popular campaign mobilization and messaging and products, in collaboration with others (Faith, Marketing Communications and Public Engagement, Child and Youth Participation, Marketing).

  • Play a key role in implementing social mobilization during Global Moments.

  • Strengthen and implement emerging digital platforms and campaigns to drive supporter action online and offline.

  • In collaboration with Communications and Public Engagement develop and implement global and national popular mobilisation strategies with targeted policy and messaging.

  • Develop global mobilisations targeting communities, governments, supporters, media, public, civil society, youth and religious leaders.

  • Generate and curate campaign content and campaign actions to engage the public offline and online.

  • Development of new approaches and strategies (especially online platforms) for the engagement of non-traditional WV audiences (e.g. Millennials), including liaison with Marketing.

  • Develop concepts for packaging of campaign themes into public engagement concepts.

  • Work with internal and external partners to effectively coordinate around key moments, building a movement to end violence against children.

  • Close alignment with Comms and Public Engagement on campaign branding, content and shared resources.

  • Key contributor to A&EE and campaign internal communications, including campaign newsletter.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • At least five (5) years of successful relevant professional experience including campaigning and mobilization.

  • Bachelor’s university degree.

  • The incumbent is expected to operate with a high degree of independence, under the strategic direction of the Senior Director/Manager, Social Mobilisation.

Campaigning Experience:

  • Experience in developing and delivering campaign strategies, offline and online.

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

  • Field experience is an asset.

Advocacy and communication skills:

  • The appointee will be a skilled writer.

  • Understanding of the new and digital media landscape.

  • The appointee will have experience in policy analysis.

  • The appointee will have ability to adapt resources and guidance to communicate effectively with FOs and SOs.

  • The appointee will be able to set out and manage contracts with different suppliers.

Team Work:

  • Ability to maintain good relations and work effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to maintain awareness of the activities of other members of the team to enable mutual support during times of high pressure especially in a remote working environment.

Other technical skills/experience:

  • Strong negotiation, facilitation, influencing and persuading skills.

  • A solid understanding of international and national policies relevant for children.

  • Ability to mentor staff in a cross-cultural context.

  • Management of organisational relations through networking and alliances.

  • Representational experience at national and international level.

  • Strong competencies to plan, prioritise, coordinate and ability to deliver in tight deadlines and budgets.

  • Strong project & stakeholder management experience.

  • 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:

  • English and an additional language.

  • Experience of working with Marketing.

  • Experience in social media.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Senior Advisor, Quality and Innovation, Education

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provides strategic leadership that influences the quality and impact of Education sector programming globally. This will entail the leadership and quality control of key evidence based intervention packages, project models and impact measures in alignment with the Partnership Strategy and ensures integration of distinctive World Vision (WV) development approaches. Champions cross-sector collaboration around scalable innovative solutions. In collaboration with other ministry leaders, oversees the development of sector guidance (including global minimum standards, project models, and capacity-building strategies and curricula, and M&E tools) for WV’s Education sector work in development, fragile contexts and emergency response.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Set Strategic Priorities:

  • Within the context of the Partnership strategy, responsible for helping us answer “what sector approaches drive impact”, “what learning can we apply” and ‘what new innovations should we adopt’.

  • Champion cross-sector collaboration around scalable innovative solutions.

  • Develop sector guidance ((including global minimum standards, project models, capacity building strategies and curricula, and M&E tools)

  • Ensure sector guidance is complete, current and practical for field purposes. Ensure that the guidance is actionable without being prescriptive. Ensures it reflects WV’s distinctive of child focused, Christ centered and community empowering.

  • Oversees the quality of sector programming, in alignment with global sectoral approach and prioritized project models.

  • Ensures sector learning and innovation are communicated.

  • With input from Global Field Operations (GFO), provides feedback on the quality of sector programming, in alignment with global sectoral approach and prioritized project models.

Build Capacities:

  • With Technical Service Organization (TSO), build organizational agility and culture that supports quality and innovation in sector programming.

  • Provides thought leadership in order to find evidence based and high impact solutions to sector challenges.

  • WithKnowledge, Capability and Communications Manager , apply sector learning to ensure improvement of sector guidance.

  • Collaborating with other sector innovation leads, design and manage processes to identify, vet and pilot innovative approaches in the sector both from within WV and outside that can maximize WV’s contribution to Child Well Being (CWB) in alignment with strategic priorities.

  • Defines the sector research portfolio and documentation/publication agenda and works with Evidence Building Senior Director on implementation of this agenda.

  • Enable Sector Grant Specialists to leverage innovations happening in WV in donor communications and grant proposals.

Ensure Accountability:

  • With GFO, assesses quality and coverage of WV sector programming within development, disaster and conflict contexts, to support increased quality in sponsorship, grant, and privately funded projects.

Promote WV Way:

  • Champion cross-sector collaboration for integration of sector with other sectors and themes, working closely with other teams and colleagues to integrate our ministry distinctive including faith and development and advocacy and develop global ministry standards.

  • Identifies, explores and acts on improvement opportunities.

External Engagement:

  • Keep abreast of latest developments and innovations in the broader sector that is relevant to WV and share them internally.

  • Benchmark with peers and other relevant organisations to learn best practice and ensure we are cutting edge.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant academic field.

  • In-depth knowledge of sector programming including evidence based sector programming.

  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years experience in sector programming in field location.

  • Experience in overseeing or supporting multi country programmes.

  • Experience in grant funded programmes by bilateral and multilateral donors.

  • Experience in working with faith, faith actors and faith related issues in development.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROSTER

*We have consolidated World Vision's Emergency Response Roster. If you have previously applied your information has been retained and is in our database; do not reapply.

*Answer all questions on the application to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster; country location to be determined based on response.

*If you do not meet minimum eligibility requirements, we invite you to support and help through prayer and donations.

World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster is comprised of highly experienced and vetted humanitarian aid professionals available for short term, medium term, and long term emergency response assignments with World Vision. This roster allows World Vision to more rapidly identify and hire for key positions in its humanitarian response offices.

If selected, eligible applicants will first be fully vetted and then approved for the Emergency Response Roster. As vacancies arise in our humanitarian offices, roster members will be considered for employment opportunities.

If you have the required experience and would like to work with us helping protect lives, restore dignity, and renew hope, we’d love to hear from you.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Emergency Response Roster Positions:

  • 5+ years of cross cultural humanitarian emergency experience outside of your home country.

  • Minimum 2 years experience serving successfully in fragile or unstable environments.

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

  • Ability to work long hours in stressful environments with a variety of skilled professionals.

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

  • Willing to serve unaccompanied; most likely in a team house setting.

  • English proficiency; written and verbal.

  • Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.

  • Strong track record in developing good working relationships with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

Below are the World Vision Emergency Response Roster positions that are currently open and accepting applications. If a position matching your background and interests is not listed, we encourage you to check back often as a more appropriate roster position may be listed and accepting applications at that time.

When submitting your application to World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster, please indicate in your cover letter / application which roster position you would like to be considered for.

Director positions currently accepting applications (must have 5-7+ years’ in response leadership role):

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • Programmes Strategy & Development Director

Manager/Specialist positions currently accepting applications (must have 5+ years’ related experience):

  • Communication and External Engagement Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Support Services Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Information Management Manager

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Humanitarian Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager

  • Grant Acquisition and Management Manager

  • Cash Programming Manager/Specialist

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager/Specialist

  • Health Manager/Specialist

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist

  • Nutrition Manager/Specialist

  • Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist

  • Livelihoods Manager/Specialist

  • Protection Manager/Specialist

  • Child Protection ManManager/Specialist