World Vision International

Job Opportunities in United Kingdom

Current Opportunities

Humanitarian Accountability Advisor

*Preferred position: UK - Home based. 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 Humanitarian Accountability Advisor is a specialist with humanitarian field experience in accountability to communities. The jobholder will provide strategic guidance for humanitarian accountability at a global level, and direct field support to access resources and improve WV’s accountability to beneficiaries and donors. The job holder will deploy to emergencies to help set up or manage field level accountability functions in emergency responses. In addition the advisor will support responses remotely. There will be a significant external facing component to this position. The jobholder will ensure that WV actively engages in the CDAC network, and fosters inter-agency collaboration at the field level.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • During Cat Ill and strategic Cat II emergencies lead the humanitarian accountability function by setting up or strengthening existing humanitarian accountability work at field level through an appropriate combination of short-term deployments and distance support.

  • Provide global leadership to increase the relationship with the CDAC network, and seek out opportunities to collaborate with network partners.

  • Work closely with GC-HEA and Global Accountability staff to strengthen World Vision's work in accountability.

  • Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Has a degree or equivalent in social sciences or related field

  • Detailed knowledge of the content and application of key international standards relating to emergency work and humanitarian accountability.

  • Must have in-depth knowledge of emergency program administration and program response (including DME).

  • Must be prepared to travel 30% of the time including up to two deployments of up to 6 weeks at short notice.

  • At least five years mid/senior level experience on work in the development/humanitarian sector with field application/experience; at least three years focused to enhance quality and accountability in emergency situations.

  • Extensive hands on field experience including implementation of projects and programs.

  • Demonstrated experience working across a complex and large organization to achieve work objectives.

  • Experience dealing with international donors, accessing funding and fulfilling their requirements.

  • Excellent communication skills including facilitation, training and influencing.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent knowledge of WV, how it responds in an emergency and where the key points of influence lie.

  • Proven ability to develop learning/ case study materials and develop simple practical tools for field application.

  • Strong cross cultural communication skills and high levels of cultural sensitivity.

  • Ability to strategically plan the development and growth of accountability in an NO or Region.

  • Excellent networking and influencing skills.

  • Experience promoting, establishing and implementing at least two major new initiatives in a large Global NGO.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Digital Analytics Specialist

Digital Analytics Specialist

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

Contract: Permanent 36.5 hours per week

Based: Milton Keynes

Championing and delivering quality digital analytics and insight to drive increasingly effective campaigns and supporter experiences that will help change childrens lives for the better

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.

Is it you we are looking for?

World Vision is looking for a talented Digital Analyst with the skills to provide insight into our marketing activities and bringing them to life for key stakeholders in a way which enables us to connect with our audiences and continuously improves effectiveness.

You would be at the heart of the new Digital Innovations Team at World Vision, who will be working in an agile way with a build, measure, learn approach and would play a pivotal role will be vital to in ensuring that strong data insights are at the heart of decision-making.

Bringing your strong Google Analytics alongside other data manipulation and visualisation skills, such as SQL and Power BI, you will help us drive a data driven approach and understanding to the digital space through a wide range of reporting and data analysis including:

  • Ensuring appropriate tracking is set up to measure success

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of digital campaigns, making recommendations for future campaigns

  • Evaluating and monitoring performance across a range of online channels

  • Develop and deliver a robust reporting capability and maximise the use of GA360 and other Web Analytics tools

  • Support User Acceptance Testing for Google Analytics 360 and other data analytics related projects

  • Collaborate with other World Vision offices and internal functions to harness best practices in digital data analysis and reporting

  • Create reports for senior stakeholders on the overall progress of our digital campaigns.

As well as having the organisational backing to succeed, we will invest in your development and professional growth, so you stay at the leading edge of digital analytics and ensure World Vision is making the most of its investments.

All applicants must be willing to work within a Christian framework 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 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: 3rd December 2019

Interview Dates: TBC

Please note that this advert may close sooner than the closing date above, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

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.

Innovation Coordinator

Innovation Coordinator

Salary: £21,985 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

This is an exciting role working in a great team where every day is different. You will play an important role in delivering breakthroughs in the way we recruit new supporters- through events, campaigns and experiences. Whether in the office or out at an event, we share World Visions work in new and inspiring ways to engage new supporters to give regularly.

We are a small team with big aspirations for the coming year and are looking for someone who can support a varied portfolio of activities, getting into the detail to make it happen. As well as supporting senior team members, youll be managing your own projects to budget and KPI targets.

Were looking for someone whos passionate about transforming childrens lives. Knowledge in individual giving is desirable but not vital. This is a broad role, experience in admin, marketing and events will be beneficial - if you think your skills fit with the role, wed like 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 at our Milton Keynes office.

Please click here 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: Monday 2nd December 2019

Interview Dates: Weds 11th and Thurs 12 December 2019

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.

Internal Engagement Communications Director

*Preferred location: United Kingdom. Position to be located within a jurisdiction (country or U.S. State) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Key to the success of realising World Vision’s strategy Our Promise, the World Vision Internal Engagement Communications Director is responsible for the effective strategic planning, delivery and impact measurement of a range of communications channels and targeted content that inspire and inform staff, increasingly utilising mobile technologies.

Overseeing a team of content and channel leads, the role holder will provide high-level direction and technical expertise to Partnership alignment of internal communications in particular as it serves to build understanding, shape corporate culture and strengthen Our Promise mindsets and behaviours. As a key partner to World Vision IT, People and Culture and Strategy Realisation teams, the role will pursue innovation in internal communications platforms and processes that encourage collaboration, engagement and trust.

This role requires the ability to think creatively and to employ a professional and effective collaboration style that gains respect and facilitates broad, effective engagement in improving World Vision Partnership communications processes.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Direct the development and delivery of Partnership-wide internal engagement communications approach and plan.

  • Oversee the development and adoption of new digital communications channels that engage leaders on the move with dynamic content.

  • Lead a team of dynamic internal communications professionals managing channels and content.

  • Drive alignment of communication strategy and culture through engaging internal communications.

  • Represent the voice of the field to leadership and ensure staff voice is reflected in messaging.

  • Direct and oversee internal communications for key global events.

  • Manage engagement and relationships with external resources such as vendors, consultants, etc.

  • Establish and track metrics on contribution of internal communications programmes to staff and programme productivity and effectiveness.

Serve as strategic and technical consultant to senior leadership and internal communications teams.

  • Provide strategic and technical expertise to the ongoing development of World Vision’s internal communications platforms and strategies.

  • Contribute to ongoing development and adaptation of strategy execution requiring internal engagement communications.

  • Act as consultant to senior leaders and other functions on change management efforts.

  • Identify and implement communications opportunities to connect leadership with employees.

  • Lead relevant Global Marketing and Communications working groups, projects teams as needed.

Direct collaboration of World Vision Communications with Knowledge Management, People and Culture, World Vision IT, and Strategy Realisation and Innovation teams and initiatives.

  • Collaborate with P&C and Governance on fostering a cohesive though diverse culture across the Partnership.

  • Collaborate with KM to ensure alignment of strategy, systems and processes for collection, organisation, and dissemination of communications.

  • Collaborate with WVIT for continual process improvement and development of innovative communications platforms.

  • Collaborate with Strategy Realisation Office to ensure input to and alignment of internal engagement communications.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in public relations, communications, journalism, marketing or a related client-services field.

  • At least 10 years experience in leading a team focused on strategic organisational communications.

  • Strong understanding of mobile technology and its potential.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and analyse business and audience needs to deliver messages via the most appropriate mix of channels.

  • Demonstrated success motivating diverse stakeholder groups toward collaborative, win-win engagement.

  • Demonstrated success developing strategic global communications plans.

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise competing demands and communicate clearly to ensure adequate focus on most critical objectives.

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills–able to collaborate with, influence and direct, and appropriately target communications and solutions for people at all levels and across departments and offices.

  • 5+ years experience in a global and multi-cultural environment.

  • Demonstrated success managing both staff and external resources (e.g. contractors and vendors).

  • Good understanding of the development and humanitarian sector.

  • Fluent English speaking/reading/writing ability required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Understands World Vision, its mission and vision.

  • Field work experience in development projects either within World Vision or with another international development organisation.

  • Strong understanding of the contribution of strategic communications to World Vision's ministry, particularly role in enabling Partnership priorities and goals.

  • Understanding of the functional processes in complex global organisations.

  • Demonstrated success managing or directing change-management processes.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Senior Marketing Officer

SENIOR MARKETING OFFICER Sponsorship Experience

Salary: £30,763 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

Looking to take your marketing career to another level and utilise your skills where they really matter?

We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional direct marketing professional to join the Sponsorship Experience team within our Fundraising Group. Child sponsorship is the team's core product, and in this role, you’ll take an active lead in delivering a high value sponsorship experience through multi-channel marketing campaigns. These will drive supporter loyalty and satisfaction, helping bring to life the change supporters are making in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.

In the team we love that each day is different - from creating concepts, briefing, copywriting, and design, through to project and agency management, data selection, analysis and insight. As a senior member of the team, you'll be a strategic thinker who can shape and execute innovative product experience strategies, and line manage two mid-level marketing team members. You see the bigger picture but have an eye for detail and fantastic relationship-building skills. You'll be confident working with data and carrying out rigorous testing to prove the impact of campaigns and innovations through detailed data analysis to understand supporter behaviour, measure results and capitalise on future activities and campaigns.

To perform well in this role, you’ll need:

  • Experience gained in a product, digital or direct marketing role

  • Strong project management skills to deliver end-to-end marketing campaigns

  • A track record in analysing direct marketing results and using insight to drive innovation and improve campaign performance

  • Experience of delivering integrated marketing campaigns across a range of channels including direct mail, video, email, online and social media

  • The ability to work independently to drive innovation, creativity and results

  • Experience of line-management, supervision or coaching of staff.

Our Christian identity underpins everything we do, so 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.

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: Wednesday 27th November

Interview Dates: Week commencing 2nd December

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.

Social Channels Officer

Preferred position location: United Kingdom - Home Working. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in the USA, where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision International is looking for someone to drive and manage our primary global social media channels. The ideal fit is someone who loves social media, has a keen interest in where social media is trending, and wants to engage with our audiences day-to-day.

World Vision is made up of offices around the world and consists of Global Centre, support offices and field offices. This position manages our Global Centre channels (@worldvision on Twitter/Instagram and World Vision International on Facebook). You’ll also oversee, assist, and give best-practice advice to our support and field offices. This will require analyzing and reviewing our global content and providing feedback to the network.

The ideal candidate lives and breathes social media, but also has a desire to see God’s love shared to those around the world. They should also have some creative design skills that can make content feel fresh, innovative and engaging.

This candidate should also be light-hearted, fun, creative and have social media examples that showcase this.

This position will report to the Digital Properties Manager and will be able to work remotely.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify, edit and curate content for all WVI digital properties for key moments, regular postings, emergencies, etc.

  • Provide oversight of Partnership social media accounts and ensure others follow established protocols and editorial guidelines (negotiate in disputes, help correct errors).

  • Work with NO and sector communicators as they develop content for WVI digital properties to build their capacity and ensure alignment of messaging and best practice standards.

  • Develop and create content using graphic design and media skills, this includes managing external vendor to create this content.

  • Actively engage with our audiences on social media channels.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

  • Three + years proven social media content development.

  • Editorial and design skills.

  • Extensive knowledge of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

  • Experience creating social media advertisements and “boosting”.

  • Engaging writing skills.

  • Ability to analyze social media data and provide recommendations.

  • Good understanding of social media KPIs.

  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills.

  • Good time-management skills.

  • Great interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.

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

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

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

  • Experience with Sprout/Simply Measured social media analytics.

  • Graphic design knowledge, specifically with using Adobe Creative Suite to create social media assets.

  • Video editing skills.

  • Content development experience such as mobile video capture and editing.

  • Knowledge using Canva.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time.

VisionFund Global People & Culture (HR)and Governance Director

*In order to be considered for the role you must send your CV and letter of interest to:[email protected] by the application deadline date of November 23, 2019.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Reporting to the President & CEO, the VisionFund Global Director, People, Culture and Governance will have professional oversight of the VisionFund People (Human Resources), Culture and Governance functions across the Network, as well as, leading the Faith and Development aspects of our Strategy. The role provides a strong mix of strategic and operational experience to VisionFund’s dedicated global staff. Developing Christian leaders, high-potential talent and a highly effective workforce across the Network will be key to the success of the VisionFund strategy and Our Promise.

The Global Director, People, Culture and Governance is part of VisionFund International’s Executive Leadership team. The role will build strong relationships with MFI CEOs, and through the Regional Business Partners and their teams across the Network, work to serve and equip the organizational effectiveness of VisionFund. The Global Director, People, Culture and Governance will also provide leadership to strengthen governance effectiveness across the Network through supporting boards at country level and facilitating board development.

The Global Director, People, Culture and Governance will develop appropriate global Shared Services, including existing World Vision services, to support the Network to deliver on the VisionFund Strategy and Our Promise. The Global Director, People, Culture and Governance leads a team of seven globally dispersed direct reports (to turn into five following some internal team adjustments).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy:

  • Leading VisionFund’s global strategic People & Culture (HR) & Governance work to enable VisionFund to deliver on its new 2030 strategy by building a world class organization which is impact driven and distinguished by staff living out their faith with boldness and humility. Setting strategic direction for the VFI People & Culture, Governance, Security and Faith & Development functions, anticipating key trends, opportunities and vulnerabilities in line with VFI strategy and Our Promise.

  • Provide guidance to the CEO and the rest of the Senior Executive Team on all People & Culture, Governance, Security and Faith & Development issues.

People, Culture, Security, Faith & Development:

  • Partner with internal stakeholders to implement strategies for employee engagement, safety and wellbeing, while implementing and developing strategies to increase diversity and inclusion within VisionFund.

  • Provide leadership to the VFI network in order to achieve the WV Partnership’s Staff and Organisational Wellbeing aspirations and outcomes through the L.E.A.D.E.R (P&C) strategy.

  • Working with all employees and stakeholders, develop and design organisational culture to promote the critical behaviours and mindsets which will deliver VisionFund’s Strategy and Our Promise.

  • As a member of the Executive Leadership of VisionFund, contributing to the leadership and direction of VisionFund International and World Vision. 
Further-building VisionFund’s role in delivering financial and livelihood solutions to fight poverty amongst the most vulnerable.

  • Playing a role in leading on effectiveness and efficiency of the VisionFund Network through the continuing development of high quality Human Resources services and effective processes to support leadership development and the talent agenda, as well as governance.

  • Lead on Faith & Development Strategy to integrate our Christian Faith and Identity in the VisionFund Way in alignment with WV Our Promise and Strategic Imperative #5.

Governance:

  • Strengthening global teams to deliver world class services in Governance to support the Network identifying gaps, what needs to be standardized and implementing this and enhancing delivery.

  • Establish global standards and initiatives and serve MFIs in these areas by working with Regional teams and MFI boards.

  • Advise the President & CEO and Executive Leadership of VisionFund International and MFI Executives on governance strategy, development and effectiveness and leading on change management.

Team Leadership:

  • Nurture the spiritual and professional development of direct reports and team members.

  • Set clear individual staff goals with measurable targets.

  • Provide performance feedback and coaching to direct reports during the year and hold annual performance review and career development conversations.

  • Encourage staff to identify training and development courses and opportunities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • 10+ years HR leadership experience in a multi-national for-profit company or non-profit organization.

  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Employment Relations, Business Administration, Industrial Psychology (or international equivalent).

  • MBA and/or Masters of Human Resources (or international equivalent) preferred.

  • Cross-cultural life/work experience strongly preferred.

  • CIPD, SHRM or equivalent.

  • Fluency in verbal and written English, Spanish and or French an advantage

Strategic Leadership:

  • A high level capacity and demonstrated skill in setting vision, developing strategy on a broad scale in corporate governance, security and Faith & Development.

  • Strategic ability to influence direction of the organisation and the ability to implement this on a practical level. 
Broad experience in implementing global services in international organizations and ideally, in a network setting to diverse, dispersed, digital and dynamic teams.

  • A deep understanding of how to make change happen, and of organizational development and culture change. 
Demonstrable strategic, clear thinker and creative leadership, management and coordination skills in a global network setting. 
Intellectual curiosity, courage and independence. Decisive, with the courage to make tough calls.

Human Resources Skills and Experience:

  • A strong track record of strategic human resource management and substantial experience of leading international Human Resources teams and transformational change in business and HR.

  • Excellent assessor of talent and matching top performers to the jobs where they can add the most value.

  • Experience in leading and managing complex projects, including learning and organizational development, culture change, recruitment and succession, reward harmonization and employee relations.

  • Provide leadership to the VF Network in order to achieve the WV Partnership’s Staff and Organisational Wellbeing aspirations and outcomes through the L.E.A.D.E.R strategy (Leadership, Engagement, Accountability, Depth of Talent, Execution and Rigour).

Organization and Managerial Capability:

  • Strong resource, financial, planning, project and process management skills, gained in a complex environment. 
Huge capability for complex problem solving and good sense of diagnosing performance issues of the organisation.

  • Acuity and sensitivity to work in sync with the senior executives.

  • Experience of cross-functional management including international operations, support functions, engagement across a range of audience and disciplines.

  • A proven ability to build, motivate, facilitate and engage a team, and play a key part in the wider management of an organization, towards delivery of key goals.

  • The capacity to cohere passionate, experienced and independent individuals into a high performing and confident group, organization or movement.

  • Excellent communication, diplomacy, negotiation, influencing and conflict mediation skills and the ability to apply these across a range of diverse audiences.

  • Ability to represent organisation at the senior most levels and externally, including as a board member across the Network.

Work Environment:

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

Data Scientist

Data Scientist

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

Contract: Permanent 36.5 hours per week

Based: Milton Keynes

Championing and delivering quality digital analytics and insight to drive increasingly effective campaigns and supporter experiences that will help change childrens lives for the better

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.

Could it be you we’re looking for?

World Vision is looking for a talented Data Scientist with the skills to provide insight into our supporter base, marketing activities to bring them to life for key stakeholders in a way which enables us to connect with our audiences and continuously improves effectiveness.

You would play a pivotal part in the digital transformation of World Vision UK, with the primary responsibility of reinvigorating our approach to data science and would be vital in ensuring that strong data insights are at the heart of decision-making.

Bringing your current analytic skillset, ideally with experience of R & Python, alongside other data manipulation and visualisation skills, such as SQL and Power BI, you will help us drive a data driven approach and understanding through a wide range of reporting and data analysis including:

  1. Building Data Mining, Analysis and Predictive capability to support fundraising and marketing activity

    1. Through the development of key statistical models which address key business problems aligned with driving an understanding of what makes our marketing and fundraising activities successful, how selections are optimised and the segmentation of the supporter base.

    2. Introduce state-of the art Data mining methods to uncover trends and release opportunities within the data available

    3. Provide feedback and insight which is actionable in cooperation with our CRM Data team

  2. Actively pursue and influence a culture of continuous improvement (test and measure) within the Public Engagement team to enable us to deliver an unparalleled experience for our supporters.

    1. Develop key statistical models to aid selection and targeting of marketing activity to improve ROI

    2. Track performance of recommendations and update models and feedback accordingly

3. Data reporting tools and cross-function collaboration

  1. Utilise the centralised data Architecture to build & automate reports via Power BI

  2. Collaborate in the delivery of self-service analytics

  3. Focus on delivering a data driven approach across the organisation

As well as having the organisational backing to succeed, we will invest in your development and professional growth, so you stay at the leading edge of digital analytics and ensure World Vision is making the most of its investments.

All applicants must be willing to work within a Christian framework 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: 20th November 2019

Interview Dates: Expected to be during w/c 2nd December 2019

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.

Advisor, Communications (External Engagement)

*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:

Reporting to the Director for Impact Communication, the advisor will build World Vision’s reputation as a leading child-focused development, advocacy and disaster management agency by evidencing our field impact and expertise across our core technical sectors, and by promoting our thought leadership.

Working primarily with the Disaster Management team, he/she will be working to secure an increase in grants and private partnerships income, to maximise our influence on policy, and to advocate for children and communities affected by disasters, poverty or other vulnerabilities.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reputation, profile and positioning for income growth and policy influence:

  • Develop and lead implementation of targeted external engagement and communications plans for pre-positioning with key global funding and policy bodies, and other powerholders, to create appropriate environment for resource development and humanitarian and development policy.

  • In collaboration with a variety of teams in Global Centre Marketing and Communications, as well as other World Vision offices, design and drive communications strategies and annual plans for key moments to reach powerholders.

Identify and manage reputation risk:

  • Work closely with World Vision's risk advisors to plan proactive and reactive communications plans to address potential risk scenarios associated with the contexts in which Disaster Management works.

  • Equip and support external engagement, media and social media teams to identify, manage and mitigate key disaster management-related risk issues.

Other:

  • Work with Disaster Management staff to ensure World Vision's technical expertise has a compelling, comprehensive, engaging digital presence.

  • Deploy to field and/or travel key external fora.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters level qualifications in Strategic Communications, Organisational Development, Business Administration, Journalism, Marketing or equivalent.

  • Ten years’ experience in marketing, or communications fields with minimum five years at a senior management level.

  • Three years working in humanitarian or emergency response industry.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strategic approach to reputation, positioning and communications planning and knowledge of audience engagement.

  • Demonstrated success in understanding audience and stakeholder needs and channel management.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills to deal with the highest level of organisation/business representatives.

  • Knowledge of a second language such as French, Arabic or Spanish.

  • Advanced knowledge of communications theory and application.

  • Knowledge of internal and change-related communications.

  • Field-based or virtual deployment for an emergency response in a senior communications role.

  • Demonstrable success in designing and managing engagement campaigns.

  • Demonstrable success in managing large scale, multi-faceted and cross-function projects.

  • Experience in strategic planning and implementation of communications projects in line with organisation objectives.

  • Experience in advising senior management on communication, reputation and marketing related issues.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

  • Flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina.

  • Ability to live an exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific or local contexts.

  • Must be resilient and able to persevere in the face of disappointment and be able to function effectively in contexts of ambiguity.

  • Able to deploy to field in a communications or grants-related role up to four weeks per year.

  • Able to manage multiple tasks and functions effectively in high-pressure environments, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

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.

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 External Engagement (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 Global Centre (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.

  • 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.

  • Support and pilot 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.

  • 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 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 background with a focus on development studies or humanitarian action.

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

  • Policy-targeted research, conceptualization and design.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.).

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • 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.

  • Mix of both academic and NGO experience.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Sr. Policy Advisor, Child Poverty and Vulnerability

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

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

  • Significant field experience in international development or humanitarian context.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

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

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

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

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills for policy audiences.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Policy Advisor, Financing for Development

*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 Policy Advisor, Financing for Development will provide analysis of trends and make recommendations for action in regard to all forms of development financing in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and, as such, World Vision’s Global Impact Framework. This analysis will support Advocacy & External Engagement (A&EE) advocacy objectives in relation to ITAW, the 2030 Agenda, as well as objectives of Support Offices (SOs) in relation to Official Development Assistance (ODA) and Regional Offices (ROs)/National Offices (NOs) regarding domestic resource mobilization (i.e. taxation).

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analysis of and reports developed on ODA, taxation, private sector investment and other forms of financing for development (FfD) that relates to the achievement of child related SDGs and WV child well-being objectives.

  • 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.

  • Collaborate with SO, RO and NO colleagues on research and policy development on FfD.

  • Share analysis with select partners and coalitions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor Degree in field related to international development, political science, economics, communications, etc.

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in policy, research, government relations/external engagement, or other specific field relevant to World Vision’s work.

  • Strong experience and skills in research and analysis.

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

  • Strong knowledge of Financing for Development issues and trends.

  • Fluency in English. Other languages an asset.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally 5-10% of the time.