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Media and Communications Strategy Manager

Media & Communications Strategy Manager

Salary: 36,994 per annum, depending on experience + London weighting and good range of benefits

Contract: Up to 12 months fixed term contract (maternity cover) 36.5 hours per week

Based: WFH during COVID-19, London (preferable) or MK thereafter

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

Were looking for a Media and Communications Strategy Manager with experience, drive and creativity who can help set an agenda, lead debate and deliver tangible outcomes.

World Vision helps millions of vulnerable children across the world. Tens of thousands of people in the UK support our work. We need you to develop and manage our media and comms strategy to engage audiences and create a powerful voice to influence government, church and development partners.

Youll know how to achieve cut-through on news stories. Youll know when to pitch thought-provoking comment on global development matters. Youll know where to place features that raise concern about issues - like violence, poverty and natural disasters - that destroy childhoods.

Youll need to react quickly to the news agenda, spot media opportunities and craft effective interventions, working collaboratively across the organisation and building strong relationships with journalists to help raise awareness of World Visions work. If your skills and experience match this, wed love to hear from you!

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 and generous holiday entitlement.

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: 14 February 2021

Interview Dates: w/c 8 February 2021 & w/c 22 February 2021

Please note, we reserve the right to interview and appoint before the advertised closing date.

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.

Digital Communications Manager

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

*Maternity Cover - 1 year contract.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Reporting to the Director of Media and Social Media Engagement, the Digital Communications Manager will crate a social media strategy for WVI and will research, plan, develop, curate and analyse content (stories, photographs, video) for WVI digital properties, mining from the best work of World Vision offices, working with agencies when appropriate and developing content for key campaigns and global moments. This position has a particular focus on WVI’s social media channels but will also contribute to wvi.org. In addition, the Digital Communications Manager will provide practical editorial and some technical support for WVI digital content producers across the Partnership who use WVI platforms to communicate. As the way we communicate changes continuously our focus is more and more becoming digitally focused. Our target audience is changing, how they access information is also changing and is almost exclusively online and on social media. Therefore, in order to communicate to them World Vision must focus largely on digital communications. It is essential that we have a Digital Communications Manager on the Media and Social Media team to strategically plan digital communications, oversee digital communications work and ensure that content we share is engaging for the target audience and is shared on the correct channels in order to ensure maximum exposure.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, implement and manage WVI’s social media strategy. Identify, edit and create/ curate content for all WVI digital properties for key moments, and priorities.

  • Collaborate with Marketing, DM and Advocacy and External Engagement teams to ensure all social media outputs to support their work is coordinated, innovative and impactful.

  • Work closely with Childhood Rescue marketing team to plan social media content and platforms for this product, managing the Childhood Rescue Social Media Strategist to ensure content created fro the product is strategically planned and engaging for the target audience.

  • Strategise for and execute social media element of global moments. Analyse the success of each global moment from a social media perspective.

  • Stay up to date with latest social media best practices and technologies.

  • Collaborate with Manager of Learning and CoP to create capacity building resources and conduct group training events that build digital story telling/ production skills within the Comms network.

  • Manage Social Media Interest Group and ensure they follow established protocols and editorial guidelines including branding (negotiate disputes, help correct errors, create learning resources, conduct group trainings).

  • Coordinate social media leads and ensure that all World Vision offices continuously communicate with each other. This will include the management of ongoing partnership social media leaders update calls and skype chats.

  • Engage members of Social media group and promote coordination of content for global moments.

  • Present to Senior Management when necessary.

  • Identify, edit and assist in curating content for emergency responses. Work with DM, marketing and advocacy colleagues to strategise for and execute the annual emergency global moment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or social media related field.

  • 5 years proven social media content development.

  • Sound editorial skills.

  • An understanding of audience segmentation/ how to target key audiences.

  • Experience in coordinating digital media leads from a number of different offices.

  • Ability to partner other teams in order to jointly plan and execute engaging and successful content.

  • Passion for innovation in the digital sector.

  • Strategic planning and analysis experience.

  • Visual creative skills in video/photo preparation, infographics and social media content editing/layout.

  • Experience in a global organization (NGO experience an advantage).

  • Experience with faith based audiences.

  • External relationship management.

  • External relationship management.

  • Design skills.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Proven working knowledge of all WVI digital platform technical standards.

  • Experience in exercising editorial judgement in identifying and create content for a variety of channels.

  • Experience developing resources for and conducing group capacity development for adults.

  • Experience in a strategic content curation role.

  • Experience in communicating for development/humanitarian agency setting.

  • Ability to work in a cross cultural and virtual team environment.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Director of Global Compliance

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

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

In connection with the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) group, this position provides leadership for the WVI global compliance function. The Director will be expected to understand and evaluate WVI’s unique organizational environment, and apply a deep understanding of technical compliance principles to establish a recently developed function that will deliver an effective organization-wide compliance program. To accomplish these goals, the Director will need to possess a strong understanding of compliance best practices, and be able to exhibit creativity and strategic thinking in designing and implementing a framework that will enable the organization to effectively identify and manage its

internal and external requirements. The Director will be expected to act as a champion for fostering a culture of compliance in the organization. In particular, challenging existing negative perceptions of the compliance field, and demonstrating the benefits and value that a compliance practice can bring to WVI. This will include driving adherence to policy management standards, chairing the policy oversight committee, and advising stakeholders on policy development and revision. This role will also advise and support mandatory employee compliance training programmes ensuring a high degree of quality. This role will lead and support a network of Compliance Champions throughout the

organization who will act as focal points for their individual offices in leading the implementation and maintenance of local compliance functions and a compliance framework and monitoring tool.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Chair the policy coordination committee and act as a subject matter expert on policy management standards to ensure existing and new policies are in alignment.

  • Partner with a wide range of stakeholders and policy owners to advise on policy management and development best practices.

  • Maintain a network of partners and compliance champions throughout the organization to implement and support the Field Office Compliance Framework and monitoring tool.

  • Act in an advisory capacity to ensure employee training programmes and communications are effective at educating employees on expected behaviours.

  • Develop and deliver regular reporting to senior leadership and/or the Board on the effectiveness of the compliance program, highlighting any significant gaps requiring intervention.

  • Within the context of NGO Compliance practitioners and networking groups, act as a leader in developing sharing innovative best practices in place in World Vision.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor degree in finance, business, project management, security or related discipline.

  • Minimum of 8 to 10 years of work experience leading a compliance programme or related function.

  • Membership in a global compliance institute/organization.

  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience in developing and implementing strategies that produce results.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills in setting strategic goals, measures of success and priorities.

  • Ability to understand and align cross-functional strategic priorities.

  • Knowledge and experience in managing a compliance function.

  • Ability to effectively engage with executive level management in championing compliance and implementing it as relatively new discipline in the organization.

  • Experience in managing stakeholders and business units to achieve results.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Externally recognized compliance certification or qualification preferred.

  • International and/or prior experience working with an INGO.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.

Procurement Solutions Centre Director

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

*For WV internal applicants only.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Procurement Solutions Centre Director (PSC) will develop and implement strategy for, and lead the global Procurement/Supply Chain function for the organization to optimize the delivery of products and services through strategic sourcing and category management. The PSC Director will co-lead all Regional Supply Chain Directors and indirectly lead the Supply Chain function for National Offices. This will include recruitment, performance management, talent development and operational priorities and execution. This position also supervises the Global Center Buyers, and the Global Grant and Supply Chain Compliance Director, and connected functions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and execute the global Procurement strategy including strategic sourcing, category management, and procurement risk management.

  • Manage vendor and stakeholder relationships, including contract negotiations and performance.

  • Partner and collaborate with the ProVision team to optimize functionality of processes and tools.

  • Lead and manage GC buyers and staff to be accountable for effective and efficient delivery of goods/services at the best possible prices.

  • Negotiate contracts and monitor vendor performance.

  • Lead annual procurement planning process with GC and field stakeholders. Provide market analysis and advise to stakeholders for effective decision-making.

  • Lead and manage the Global Grant and Supply Chain Compliance Director and function.

  • Co-lead and manage with the Regional SDOs the six Regional Supply Chain Directors, to deliver on the Supply Chain strategies that support global field operations.

  • Develop and implement Supply Chain standards, performance metrics/KPI's, and strategy.

  • Identify and implement continuous improvements to simplify processes and drive operational excellence.

  • Build capacity and bench strength of the global supply chain function.

  • Identify and track key performance indicators and operational targets for GC and Field procurement that align with leadership expectations and goals, including but not limited spend analysis, negotiated savings, on-time payments, etc.

  • Develop and deliver dashboard reporting tool for leadership showing progress against goals.

  • Develop, implement and manage annual global Procurement budgets and cost recovery targets (procurement fee).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Masters' degree in supply chain management, business administration or comparable experience required.

  • Professional certificate in purchasing, transportation and/or logistics and current member of CSCMP, CILT, CAPS or CIPS strongly preferred.

  • Proficiency in contract negotiations, audit procedures, legal regulations. Basic understanding of accounting principles.

  • Budgeting and cost center management, including forecasting and cost recovery.

  • 15 years experience in sourcing, supply chain management or comparable field.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in complex and multi-faceted work environment.

  • Able to lead a virtual and/or matrix team effectively.

  • Expertise in developing and implementing a global procurement strategy.

  • Clear conceptual and critical thinker who can convert ideas into outcomes.

  • Master negotiator.

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills.

  • Project Management.

  • Fluent in English (written and oral).

  • Additional language desired, but not required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Lean-Six Sigma training or certification preferred but not required. Project Management certification preferred but not required.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • May to travel up to 25-30% domestically and internationally.

  • Capacity to work from home, requiring flexibility in working hours over a range of WV timezones, and to do so effectively.

Education Advisor

Education Advisor

Salary: £30,763 per annum pro rata, depending on experience + good range of benefits

Contract: Fixed Term Contract to 30thSeptember 2021, 18.25 hours per week.

We have several exciting grant opportunities in the pipeline, which we hope will lead to a longer-term role and this post holder would be encouraged to apply for any opportunities that may arise

Based: Remote Working and/or Milton Keynes, flexible hourspossible by arrangement.

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

In 2019 World Vision UK reached over 2 million children in 42 countries, through 229 projects in various inter-related sectors, that on average met 86% of output targets. We seek to reach more children, particularly those at most risk of being left behind, and deepen further the impact achieved with and for children. Achieving this by designing new projects which combine innovative ideas and proven evidence-based project models, working with diverse partners, winning accountable grants & commercial contracts and through target policy and advocacy work focused towards the FCDO and G7.

World Vision UK is looking for a dynamic Education Advisor. Someone who is a team player and who thrives within a busy environment providing high quality Education technical support in the design of new grant and commercial contract funded projects, identifying potential education partners, and contributing towards Education policy engagement.

The successful applicant will have a degree or post-graduate qualification in Education, have a minimum of three years-experience working to strengthen education systems in developing, fragile or humanitarian contexts. A track record of providing quality Education technical support to projects and programmes, including project design and proposal writing. Along with knowledge of development/humanitarian theory, policy and practice, understanding of child rights, safeguarding, gender equality and social inclusion, including disability inclusion.

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 clickhere to view the full job description

Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps of employmentand 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: 7th February 2021

Interview Dates: 9th& 11thFebruary 2021

Please note, we reserve the right to interview and appoint before the advertised closing date.

Applicants must hold the necessary permissions to work in the UK (for example, British passport, indefinite leave to remain in the UK or a suitable Residence Permit).

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.

Senior Humanitarian & Business Development Manager

Senior Humanitarian & Business Development Manager

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

Contract: Permanent 36.5 hours per week

Based: Milton Keynes Currently home working during COVID-19

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 have 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 an exciting and a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

Job Purpose

The Senior Humanitarian & Business Development Manager will join the Business Development and Acquisition Unit at World Vision United Kingdom (WVUK) and will be responsible for ensuring WVUK maximises its impact on the lives of the most vulnerable children in fragile states, emergency response and developing contexts through effective cross-organisational coordination. With a drive for influencing the humanitarian sector, you will be actively engaged in external networks, and will manage a small team, responsible for establishing a sustainable and diversified institutional funding pipeline (grants, tenders, and innovative funding opportunities). You will build and maintain strong relationships with the World Vision International (WVI) Global Centre and Regional Office Resource Development Hubs and will support WVUKs MEAL and Research Advisors to identify and secure strategic research partnerships that contribute to effective programming and support WVUKs culture of learning.

WVUK is seeking to find a person with the following knowledge, skills, and experience:

  • An excellent understanding of humanitarian and development theory, process, and practice, including current humanitarian aid discourse, such as standards relating to quality and accountability in the aid sector (e.g., SPHERE, ICRC Code of Conduct, HAPI, etc.) 

  • Demonstrated knowledge and competence in assessment, design, and project cycle management for multi sector programmes in large complex and rapid on set emergencies. 

  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in a relevant discipline. 

  • Significant management experience and active engagement in the humanitarian industry.

  • Demonstrable understanding of the design requirements and regulations of major institutional donors, e.g., FCDO, EU, Start Fund, World Bank and Trusts and Foundations.

  • Strong track record of working with, managing, and developing relationships with consortium partners

  • Strong financial management and reporting skills, strong quality assurance and proven experience of good quality proposal writing skills.

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: 7 February 2021

Interview Dates: 15 & 16 February 2021

Please note, we reserve the right to interview and appoint before the advertised closing date.

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.

Senior Philanthropy Executive

Senior Philanthropy Executive

Salary: between £30-£35k per annum, depending on experience + good range of benefits

Contract: Permanent 36.5 hours per week

Based: Milton Keynes or Work from Home

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

We are looking for an experienced and inspirational Major Donor fundraiser to join a committed and passionate Philanthropy team. You will be managing several key relationships with established Philanthropists and be responsible for inspiring and acquiring new major donors who want to be part of making a difference in childrens lives in some of the worlds hardest places.

You will have a successful track record of securing 5 + 6 figure gifts from major donors and trusts and foundations and be a strong networker who is comfortable working to targets. We are looking for someone with the ability to communicate and influence senior stakeholders with strong verbal and written skills.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

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: 31st January 2021

Interview Dates: 3rd & 4th February 2021

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.