World Vision International

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Current Opportunities

Research Analyst

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

*For World Vision internal applicants only.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Research Analyst will focus on curating and guiding the organization’s data and research activities to enable policy analysis and policy development and to strengthen WVI’s evidence-based advocacy and external engagement. Under the supervision of the Senior Director Research, Innovation and Capacity, s/he will provide technical leadership to all advocacy and external engagement research initiatives at the global level that will position World Vision as a credible advocacy organization in the development and humanitarian sector.

This position will build networks with leading research institutions and experts in child-focus development organizations. This position will identify, design and provide Primary Investigator leadership in prioritized research focused on WVI’s strategic advocacy and EE priorities. This position will coordinate the documentation, publication, and dissemination of WV research findings to ensure that our research is well positioned for use both internally and externally.

As part of this, the position will also advocate with key stakeholders to ensure that relevant findings from the research are incorporated into WV policies and program design, as well as leveraged for advocacy and fundraising. The position will work in close coordination with the Evidence Building team within the GC/GI Ministry Strategy and Evidence, to ensure adequate coordination, avoid duplications, and support the full utilization of relevant data for the advocacy/ policy research agenda and the inclusion of the evidence into the global reporting.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work with current WVI data and ongoing and new projects and programming to harness and aggregate field level data for policy advocacy:

  • Interrogate and Interpret Data. Using existing World Vision data sets, research findings and other evidence sources, carry out analysis to identify trends, themes and insights for public policy positions and external engagement.

  • During evidence translation, the position adjudicates various interpretations regarding what the evidence means for WV’s global policy analysis, and resolves to a single perspective in order for the Partnership to advocate under the policy “One Voice”. This position is an arbiter of what the Partnership defines as accurate and reliable in terms of policy analysis regarding a particular piece of evidence.

  • Policy positions that rely on WV’s evidence that has been translated and curated may be questioned, or challenged either by internal or external stakeholders. This position uses persuasion and credible sourcing to convince those that bring the challenge of the validity of WV’s policy positions.

  • Curate and Clarify Data for Wider Audiences. Develop resources for internal stakeholders that communicate the latest data and analysis (for policy and advocacy engagement) in an accessible way, including use of the PowerBI platform as well as visualizing data results and creating data narratives for various audiences.

  • Disseminate key findings from relevant research and evidence sources. In partnership with Knowledge Management, ensure results are taken up by advocacy and external engagement peers.

Provide technical leadership on research for evidence-based policy work, positions, advocacy and external engagement on behalf of WVI, with the following activities in mind:

  • Define and design policy-focused research questions in alignment with WVI’s impact agenda, programming, data, field-level expertise and leadership.

  • Develop and support pilots and/or recommend research that would support improvement of WV policy and advocacy agenda, in close collaboration with internal WV stakeholders and external institutions and humanitarian industry experts.

  • Advance and coordinate the documentation and publication of WV policy/advocacy research findings in peer-reviewed journals.

Represent WVI in external research and policy-agenda circles in collaboration with the wider WVI Advocacy/External Engagement Team, WVI Sector Teams and Field Offices:

  • Partner/Collaborate with Research Institutions and other Key Actors:

  • Liaise with academic institutions, other CSOs/FBOs, global church and other global forums to partner for evidence-building actions, research and policy recommendations, including policy implementation.

  • Work directly with World Vision’s Field Offices and other key internal partners to generate evidence.

Present WVI’s evidence and conclusions in global policy agenda circles:

  • Attend external events and conferences that align with WVI’s Global Impact Framework.

  • Build networks with leading research institutions and international research programs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Social Science research/education background with a focus on development studies or humanitarian action.

  • Masters in a field relevant to Humanitarian and Development sectors, and/or involving advanced training/experience in data management and analysis.

  • iNGO experience or experience working in the development or humanitarian sector.

  • Policy-targeted research, conceptualization and design.

Specifically

  • 3 or more years of designing and conducting field research within the development/humanitarian sector.

  • Strong fluency/knowledge of data analysis software to perform statistical analysis ex: STATA/SPSS.

  • Experience managing large databases and carrying out data analysis of humanitarian/development data sets using statistical analysis software (SPSS/STATA, etc.)

  • Strong fluency in quantitative and qualitative research methods ex: developing survey research tools.

  • Strong ability to view data at both the micro and macro level. Must be able to skillfully manipulate and analyze datasets, while also understand and communicate the implications of what the data is saying and why it’s significant at a program, sector, or organizational level.

  • Experience designing and defining a policy research question and developing concept notes to fund the research.

  • Experience partnering with academic institutions.

  • Excellent written and communication skills experience publishing in academic journals.

  • Experience working to visualize data results for various audiences (infographics, data narratives, etc.)

  • Experience with data reporting tools and platforms such as Power BI.

Preferred:

  • Deep understanding of World Vision’s programs and our development approach.

  • Experience working directly with public policy specialists and advocacy experts.

  • Experience using research analysis to influence government policy action or implementation (at least, on a team with such a strategy).

  • Understanding of social accountability experience aggregating citizen-generated data.

Senior Email and Content Marketing Officer

Senior Email and Content Marketing Officer

Salary: £30,763 - £36,192 per annum, depending on experience + good range of benefits

Contract: Permanent 36.5 hours per week

Based: Milton Keynes

Engaging with potential supporters is a crucial part of our acquisition strategy and we need your help. In this newly created role, youll use your digital marketing expertise to engage email subscribers - inspiring them to support our work with the worlds most vulnerable children.

Youll be part of the newly formed Digital Innovations team at World Vision, working in an agile way with a build, measure, learn approach. This is a key new role in this team, as we strive to produce significantly more engaging content and email journeys that will move people to join our cause.

We will invest in your development and professional growth, and youll be supported in bringing your ideas to life with in-house designers as well as working with ground-breaking agency partners. Whilst having run an email marketing or fundraising programme would be advantageous, more important are the ideas and creativity you would bring to this role. So, if youre an outstanding digital communicator, an engaging copywriter, and want to stretch yourself in a creative, innovative, dynamic environment this is the ideal role for you!

As a Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith with your career, being sensitive to its various expressions across different cultures and denominations.

About World Vision

World Vision is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.

Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.

Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

Job Purpose

World Vision is investing in our ability to bring our work and our impact to life online and via email. The role will take responsibility for all our acquisition email journeys and contribute to the content output on our website.

As an excellent digital communicator and persuasive copywriter, you will have a clear grasp of how to engage audiences online, and of the role of email marketing in integrated multi-channel marketing campaigns. Working on our global campaigns both creating content yourself and working with specialist designers and creative agencies you will deliver the email marketing strategy that will inspire more people to join us in standing with the worlds most vulnerable children.

This is not “just” an email role. Youll work across the website, social media, and advertising linking our email programme with our wider digital fundraising and engagement activity. Youll have the biggest impact by creating outstanding, creative content across various channels, beyond just the email programme.

You will have an innovative mindset and ability to understand the full digital journey, and the role that email and content can play throughout this. You wont necessarily need expertise across all of these channels from day one, as we will support you to grow your knowledge and understanding.

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement, additional annual leave purchase scheme, and free parking (MK only). Its important to us to have the best people here, so flexible working, job shares, and part time work will all be considered.

Click here for the full job description

To apply please upload your CV, accompanied by a brief covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the job description.

Closing Date for applications: Sunday 2nd February (midnight)

Interview Dates: Friday 7th February in Milton Keynes

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people representing all sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

By submitting your application, you understand and accept that World Vision UK will process the data you provide for the purposes of your application and in accordance with the World Vision UK - Job Applicant Privacy Notice (click here).

No agencies please.

Supporter Care Manager

Supporter Care Manager

£36,994 per annum, depending on experience + good range of benefits

Contract: Permanent 36.5 hours per week

Based: Milton Keynes

World Vision is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.

Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.

Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

Job Purpose

The Supporter Care Manager will lead, motivate and continually develop the Supporter Care team to provide an excellent quality of service to our Supporters in a way that builds loyalty, maximises income and minimises cancellations. This role will work across the organisation with our internal customers to continually improve the quality and responsiveness of service provided to them.

With a large team to manage, the postholder will be a confident and experienced people manager with proven success in leading teams.

Do you have the following?

  • Exceptional interpersonal, customer service, problem-solving, verbal and written communication.

  • Strong coaching and leadership skills, ability to motivate employees.

  • Decisiveness and attention to detail.

Then we look forward to your application!

As an active Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement and free parking (MK only).

Please click here to view the full job description

Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps of employment and reasons for leaving your previous employer. This must be accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing Date for applications: Sunday 2nd February 2020(midnight)

Interview Dates: TBC

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people representing all sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

By submitting your application, you understand and accept that World Vision UK will process the data you provide for the purposes of your application and in accordance with the World Vision UK - Job Applicant Privacy Notice (click here).

No agencies please.

Manager Global Digital Properties

*Preferred position location: United Kingdom. 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 Manager of Digital Properties reports to the Director of Communications Campaigns and is responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for maximizing the audience impact of all of WVI’s digital channels as well as maintaining and overseeing the publishing of content to WVI digital properties: the global segments of WVI.org, fb, twitter, Instagram and other emerging social media platforms in order to drive trust, SoV and build WVI’s digital footprint. This role coordinates with other audience facing teams within the Public Affairs team as well as the Managers of Content Collaboration and Strategic Content to ensure WVI’s digital approach is best in class. They will establish editoral

standards and guidance, maintain a global calendar of publication for the WVI-owned channels and ensure that effective content is produced, in line with the strategy, for use on WVI’s digital channels. This manager expands and manages the development of the “authorized” editor network (such as the existing Disaster Alert Response Editorial Team for wvi.org) to ensure 24/7 coverage across the globe for all digital channels. This manager collaborates closely with the Business Capabilities Specialist to ensure the proper functioning of digital systems, to serve as the SME in business capability analyses for user requirements and priorities for improving WVI-owned channels.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Developing and implementing a strategic plan for all WVI digital properties geared to WV key audiences. (WVI.org, campaign micro sites, YouTube , global twitter handles, Facebook, Instagram etc.,) Continue developing agreement and support and for the strategic direction of WVI digital channels among Partnership Leaders, National Directors and Support Office digital leaders.

  • Develop a strategy for quickly building the digital footprint of WVI by increasing our presence on key channels and through Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and keyword advertising and partnership promotions, engaging social media

  • Interest Group in joint promotion of content and properties. Engage digital leaders in Support Offices to collaborate on global audience engagement events and increase alignment of WV's digital presence throughout the globe.

  • Increase visitor traffic, establish and monitor goals for fundraising conversions from referrals to SO sites. Develop and report on site performance metrics.

  • Developing editorial guidelines, protocols and calendars for the properties (WVI.org, campaign micro sites, YouTube , global twitter handles, Facebook, Instagram etc.) Works with manager media and social media to ensure that these properties are consistent in reflecting campaigns and messaging priorities from the partnership.

  • Capacity building and support for National Offices and Ministries to help them leverage wvi.org and other digital channels to engage their external audiences effectively and stay in alignment with the global digital strategy.

  • Performance manage 1 professional, full time staff and external consultants in delivering a world-class, exceptionally engaging experience with WV and guide a global team of contributors.

  • Lead the technical and feature development of the platform in order to achieve audience engagement goals identified by stakeholders in the agreed strategy.

  • Develop a strategy to ensure WVI digital properties are engaged fully in emergency responses and covered 24/7.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in Digital or Multi-Media Communications, Journalism, News Design or Graphic Design with proven online communications experience.

  • An experienced journalist (at least five years), including experience of on-line journalism, with a strong sense of story and proven writing, editing and field experience.

  • Strong experience engaging global audiences and powerholders through digital channels.

  • Technical: Understanding of Drupal and other Open Source platforms and/or a proven ability to learn new systems quickly.

  • Editorial: 5+ years experience in a job requiring news design, story packaging, writing and editing as a core competency, including writing for external audiences.

  • Technical: 3+ years experience in technical project management; proven ability in building professional relationships with technical specialists. experience working with web technicians and designers to create new systems tailored to specific purposes.

  • Management/coordination: 7+ years experience in a multi-national, multi-cultural organization, in an inter-office global facilitative/coordinative role.

  • Proven ability to manage horizontally and to facilitate partnerships between teams using web-based tools to foster broad collaboration and user-generated content and feedback.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Avid watcher of latest trends in the digital arena.

  • A strategic approach to message development, understanding of how messaging on breaking news events links to and serves the larger organizational strategy.

  • Understanding of content architecture and use of databases to manage content effectively.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to win the confidence of broad range of different stakeholders, at a variety of management levels, including Partnership Leaders.

  • Creative and innovative thinking in using new tools to engage stakeholders and increase visitor count, leading to influence, impact and income generated from World Vision’s digital properties.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in building audience engagement vehicles for digital platforms… mobile and desktop.

  • Good design sense and familiarity with graphic design software.

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