Talent Management & Leadership Development Technical Director

*Preferred position location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 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:

This position will lead Disaster Management’s Global Centre’s Talent Management Leadership Development to ensure that we have strong pipelines of DM talent to meet our ministry and organizational needs, and with the ultimate objective of making World Vision an agile organisation in the face of major humanitarian responses.

The Technical Director will be a trusted partner and influencer to bring credibility to the talent planning, development and leadership development and gain buy-in from all levels of the organization.

The Technical Director will lead and manage:

  • Talent Management Strategy that addresses critical gaps and future needs to ensure WV’s ability to be a leading humanitarian organization within the sector.

  • Development of key talent pipelines in collaboration with Global Sector leads and Regional Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA) and People & Culture (HR) Directors.

  • Disaster Management talent development and leadership development initiatives including leveraging both internal and external opportunities and mobilizing a network of internal and external SMEs to support these initiatives.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the development and implementation a business aligned Disaster Management (DM) Talent Management Strategy including relevant metrics aligned with current and future organizational needs.

  • Lead on the development of DM talent pools with regions that facilitate pipelines aligned with current and future field DM staffing and leadership needs.

  • Lead on the development of DM talent pools for priority sectors and functions identified as key gaps/needs a part of Emergency Workforce Planning.

  • Partner with Workforce Planning, talent acquisition, and other P&C teams to design and connect outcomes to DM talent management processes.

  • Lead the management of a DM GC external coaching programme support and internal coaching and mentoring programme.

  • Lead WV’s engagement with the Inter-agency Cross Organisational Mentoring Programme.

  • Lead WVI’s engagement with the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership.

  • Lead and manage specialized talent development and retention initiatives.

  • Manage the shadow deployment project.

  • Manage Disaster Management Retainer initiative.

  • Manage the field component of the WVUS Programmes Internship Programme.

  • Support the incorporation of Disaster Management into global leadership initiatives.

  • Leverage external Emergency Training and Leadership development opportunities to build WVI DM bench strength and position WV staff for key roles within the humanitarian response architecture.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • University degree in the social sciences, learning and development, organizational development, international development or other related field.

  • Five years experience in humanitarian sector with strong empirical knowledge of the humanitarian charters, laws and standards.

  • Post graduate degree or equivalent experience in international development, human resources or other related field.

  • Knowledge of talent development and organizational development concepts and their application in large organizations.

  • Project/program management experience.

  • Experience leading a change process in a large, complex organization either in a field or headquarters context.

  • Experience working in a multicultural, geographically decentralized, global organization.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, high emotional intelligence, and strong client service orientation.

  • Excellent negotiation, diplomacy, and managing by influence skills.

  • Talent management.

  • Leadership development.

  • Coaching and mentoring programmes.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Systems thinker; the ability to understand the implications of change across multiple dimensions according to organizational development concepts.

  • The ability to balance process with people development and principles to guide where necessary but also allow for individual analysis and experimentation.

  • Adult learning best practice, particularly blended learning.

  • Strong understanding of the humanitarian industry, particularly related to emergency response.

  • Cross cultural experience with ability to communicate effective across diverse cultures.

  • Fluent in a second language other English such as French, Spanish or Arabic would be highly regarded.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Senior Advisor, Humanitarian Nutrition - GRRT

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Lead WV Disaster Management thinking and work in promoting and understanding of humanitarian nutrition issues, principles, policy and practice – including integrated nutrition programming, micronutrient supplementation, IYCFe, treatment and prevention of acute malnutrition, adolescent and vulnerable group nutritional needs and linkage to other sectors including food security, child protection, health, WASH and MHPSS.

Will be available to deployment for up to 3 month periods to provide technical support on the ground and remotely to start up new and strengthen ongoing humanitarian responses in rapid and protracted crisis.

Strengthen humanitarian nutrition capacity in WV and partner organizations through training, development and dissemination of resources, and mentoring of field-based staff.

Act as focal point in WVI on humanitarian nutrition issues for GC DM and the Partnership health and nutrition team, nutrition specific donors, UN Agencies including WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR, WFP and supporting with the coordination bodies for nutrition, academic and research institutions, and nutrition organizations etc. to position WVI as a credible actor and partner.

Provide field-based emergency nutrition technical project management, advice and capacity through deployment during humanitarian and protracted crisis in addition to reviewing proposals that include humanitarian nutrition in close collaboration with Regional and National GAM units.

Contribute to improving global humanitarian nutrition policy, practice and resources through quality analysis, dialogue and documentation and dissemination of field-based research /practice.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Humanitarian Response and Technical Support

Provide sector leadership and management of timely and appropriate humanitarian nutrition and related activities. This will include the following:

  • Oversee the inclusion of nutrition questions in assessments to identify a robust nutrition response, as a standalone program and/or integrated into child protection in humanitarian action, health, WASH or livelihoods & food security programs.

  • Lead the design and implementation of nutrition programs and ensure monitoring of frameworks are understood and effective in meeting nutrition needs of affected populations.

  • Strategically engage with donors and other partners in a humanitarian response to ensure that WV is positioned as a viable partner for nutrition programs.

  • Manage nutrition programs including associated project staff and promote technical excellence in the application of minimum standards including core humanitarian standards, Sphere, IASC guidelines and ensure cross cutting themes are incorporated into design.

  • Ensure that nutrition is integrated in all programming in humanitarian responses by working with Program Officers and other Sector leads.

  • Lead discussions on ERF and HRP process to strengthen financial portfolio supporting nutrition in early stages of emergency.

  • Manage and guide the budgeting processes for nutrition during the design and program implementation in close coordination with finance.

  • Develop key messaging in responses for media and operational teams as related to nutrition.

  • Lead in recruitment process for nutrition qualified local and expatriate staff to implement nutrition or integrated programmes.

  • As a member of the response operations team, participate in all operations meetings and update the response leadership on issues and key actions related to nutrition.

  • Represent WV at key coordination forums in the field such as within the technical nutrition clusters or working groups and/or national, local government and civil society planning meetings; Ensure that WV’s work and plans are well articulated and included in all reports including 4Ws.

  • Document and share lessons learned, best practice and experiences from deployment back to partnership and externally when relevant to influence policy and future programming.

Capacity Building and Talent Pool Management:

  • Ensure humanitarian nutrition competencies are identified and transferred across the organisation and develop capacity building options to ensure skill transfer, capacity building and the implementation of evidence-based nutrition interventions/programs.

  • Develop capacity building curriculum on IYCF, humanitarian nutrition and food security, and integration of cash and other modalities. Facilitate training opportunities for relevant staff and/or interagency partners with a special focus on RDMTs.

  • Lead the adaption of core nutrition and nutrition components of Livelihoods project model for fragile contexts.

  • Working with partnership sector teams to find linkages within the core project models to include appropriate humanitarian nutrition interventions and skills.

  • Develop guidance notes and training materials as appropriate for NO, RO and GC.

Strategy Development and Evidence Base:

  • Lead the processes of conducting technical analysis, development and implementation of research for best practice humanitarian nutrition interventions and applications to humanitarian projects.

  • Through collaborating with technical specialists to identify successful evidence-based humanitarian nutrition programs for adaption in context appropriate programs in partnership with global, regional and local health agencies.

  • Lead high-quality reviews, analyses and reports and/or secondary research on the application of nutrition initiatives and practices in programming.

  • Develop systems and reporting mechanisms for surveillance, field investigations, real time evaluation and post project evaluations to test the effectiveness and impact of nutrition initiatives and practices.

Networking and Partnerships:

  • Represent the organization effectively in key forums (Global and regional working groups, UN and academic forum and other nutrition related organizations) and build and maintain these networks.

  • Oversee humanitarian nutrition inputs shared through the WV partnership DM, Health & Nutrition, and Livelihoods & Food Security CoPs and the appropriate nutrition-based IG. Encourage active participation in CoE meetings and represent DM nutrition issues.

  • Participation in Global Forums to disseminate this information e.g. international and regional conferences, CoP meetings.

  • Being WVI representative on global humanitarian nutrition working groups and clusters.

  • Development of partnerships with organizations and agencies to fund and implement nutrition or integrated programs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Post graduate qualification in relevant discipline (e.g. Nutrition, Public Health, Medicine, Nursing) with demonstrated kills to implement humanitarian nutrition interventions including CMAM, IYCF, micronutrient supplementation, nurturing care groups, infant stimulation.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of humanitarian nutrition principles and practice in low-resource settings.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the UN humanitarian reform and cluster system, institution of the UN system and policies and guidelines related to humanitarian affairs.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current humanitarian discourse and research in the area of humanitarian nutrition, including sound knowledge and understanding of how to use and implement the IASC Nutrition cluster and Core Group humanitarian nutrition and IYCF guidelines.

  • Strong understanding of context and conflict issues in complex humanitarian emergencies.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and facilitating training across different cultures and language contexts.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead rigorous research design, implementation, data analysis and reporting, including knowledge of quantitative (statistical) and qualitative research methodologies/analyses.

  • 10 years’ experience in humanitarian nutrition leadership, and involvement in assessment, design, monitoring, evaluation, and project management.

  • Proven track record in humanitarian nutrition operations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of working with diversity and ensuring inclusion is part of program work and research.

  • Track record in field based research, design, implementation, analysis and reporting.

  • Demonstrated ability to participate in technical dialogues with relevant stakeholders, including government officials and global nutrition networks.

  • Acceptability to be registered with national practicing body for profession (nutrition, public health, medicine, nursing etc.)

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

  • Knowledge of French, Arabic or other UN language an advantage.

Preferred:

  • Medical doctor or nurse practitioner.

  • Understanding of nutritional issues for children, conception through to reproductive age.

  • Able to undertake market assessments or have worked in cash-based programming.

  • Training qualification.

  • Ability to use statistical packages for research and data analysis.

  • Experience in managing diverse teams.

  • Ability to manage multiple grant start-ups.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time.

  • Ability to work in difficult and hostile environments.

  • Required to hostile environment or security training.

Humanitarian Programme Director

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Program Director’s primary role (50%) is deployment to humanitarian emergencies to lead the Programming team which consists of Programme Officer(s), MEAL (DME, Accountability & Learning) and Information Management. In responses, the Programme Manager serves on the Senior Leadership Team and leads the design of the response strategy and operations plan with the Response Director as well as the functions reporting to his/her position.

Outside of responses, this position will lead the following in collaboration with the other Programme Director:

  • Key programme strategic initiatives that link global strategy with field practice.

  • Build capability in the organization to deploy and undertake programming function in responses.

  • Serve as a senior member of the Strategy, Effectiveness and Digital Capabilities Team and be a primary point of integration across other functions on the team in responses.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Deploy and lead the programming function in humanitarian emergencies to achieve the following:

  • Establish, resource and staff the programmes unit which consists of programming, MEAL (DME, Accountability, Learning), and Information Management functions.

  • Facilitate programme planning process to ensure alignment with context, humanitarian needs, response strategy as well as operational feasibility and technical quality.

  • Donor liaison and advocacy is undertaken to resource operations plan.

  • Support Finance in the allocation and tracking of response funding to ensure response priorities are funded.

  • Develop and submit project proposals to donors to resource operations plan (in collaboration with relevant team members).

  • Support Finance to establish grant management system to ensure fulfillment of donor requirements.

  • Plan, implement, analyse and share findings from assessments and program monitoring.

  • Ensure critical MEAL functions including assessments, monitoring, learning, evaluations and humanitarian accountability as well as information management are undertaken.

  • Ensure all data from assessments, baseline, monitoring, feedback mechanisms is communicated to communities as appropriate and continuous improvement processes are in place for programme adaptation.

  • Manage WV’s relationship with ACAPs to leverage their resources for our programmes and to contribute WV support and expertise.

  • Build and maintain a roster of deployable programming staff and resources to support them.

  • Lead key programme strategy initiatives.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • A minimum of 5 years in leadership role in the humanitarian assistance and/or development sector, with a significant portion of this in INGOs.

  • 8 years’ experience in humanitarian assistance work including significant field presence.

  • Demonstrated understanding of key humanitarian principles, standards and best practices.

  • University degree in Humanitarian Studies or relevant field. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Experience in program management and implementation of multi-sectoral emergency response projects.

  • Strong background in programme quality – MEAL – and information management.

  • Strong experience in working with bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, grant management and proposal development.

  • Intensive experience in leading a multi-cultural team of professionals.

  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Experience working in war zones / fragile contexts.

  • Experience in engaging with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

  • Experience in managing humanitarian operations/ programmes’ teams that facilitate innovation and calculated risk taking.

  • Work experience as Snr. Program Officer or Programme Manager at least for 1-3 years in a country other than the home country.

  • Understand Humanitarian Industry and have proven experience within a relief/ Disaster Management setting.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

  • Ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English, French, additional skills in Spanish, Arabic or other languages preferred.

Preferred:

  • Previous experience working in complex emergency/rehabilitation settings.

  • Experience coordination with INGO’s and other key stakeholders-High degree of negotiation and persuasion skills.

  • Ability to work with a reasonable level of comfort in high tension and high security risk situations.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts psychologically stressful environs and physical hardships.

  • Ability to facilitate the creation of cross-functional project teams and the development of national strategies.

  • Excellent time-management and prioritization.

  • Demonstrates openness and transparency.

  • Experience in leading “ad-hoc” teams accommodating multiple and frequent staff transitions in emergency response without undermining effectiveness and output of Programme Team.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel and deploy domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time, often at short-notice.

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

Senior Director, Social Mobilization

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

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

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

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Scale up emerging digital platforms for social mobilization globally.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Brief Senior Leaders for internal and external moments.

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

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

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

  • Manage budget.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

  • Bachelor’s university degree.

  • Master Degree preferred.

  • Strategic Vision.

  • Exceptional stakeholder management, communications and influencing skills.

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

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

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

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

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

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

  • Strong understanding of policy.

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

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

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

  • Proficiency in more than one UN language.

  • Understanding of DM&E for Social Mobilization.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Senior Director, External Engagement

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Senior Director, External Engagement provides overall leadership, coordination and alignment of global level external engagement, seeking to achieve influence, support income and ultimately to impact external targets in support of WV objectives for children as articulated in Our Promise. The Senior Director will develop and deliver annual plans that maximize the external engagement of Senior leaders, sector and thematic experts, policy advisors and children. The Senior Leader leads and facilitates the External Engagement (EE) Advisory Group for aligned and impactful external engagement across the Global Centre, including through analysis and prioritization of external stakeholders and partnerships, and through regular reporting, innovation and excellence. The Senior Director leads the alignment of EE in WV Global Capitals, leads a team of EE advisors (including in the Global Capitals) and ensures that WV voices are addressing the most important and impactful stakeholders, forums and processes in support of the rights and well being of children, especially the most vulnerable. The Senior Leader will support strong external engagement across all entities of the Partnership, including support to Regional Advocacy Directors in their EE planning. S/he will support Senior WV leaders, including the President, in their participation in major multilateral events and dialogue with external bodies.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and deliver a global External Engagement agenda focused on the rights of children and the achievement of priority Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) External Engagement agenda provides the best opportunities for WV to advance its external objectives and positively impact the lives of most vulnerable children.

Examples include:

  • Work with Global Capital leads to represent or position WV within the UN, diplomatic, and NGO communities.

  • Coordinate and facilitate external relationships that enable WV to articulate its concerns to NGO, UN, Governmental, and other multilateral bodies.

  • Strategic briefings to inform organizations of WV's work and policy positioning.

  • Direct meetings with key individuals and active participation in meetings of multilateral bodies.

  • Support, coordinate and facilitate representation at agreed global events on behalf of the wider A&EE.

  • Translate in-depth policy work in A&EE priority thematic areas into messaging for use in external relationships.

  • Maintain good relations and work effectively with other members of the GC, SOs and GFO teams to ensure that World Vision presents a professional and efficient point of contact to global institutions.

  • Including maintaining awareness of the activities of other members of the team to enable mutual support during times of high pressure activity.

  • Management of the EE team, including across Global Capitals in New York, Geneva and Brussels. Support regional capitals in other locations (Africa, Asia and LAC).

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

  • Develop team culture in line with agreed A&EE behaviours and mindsets.

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

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

  • Manage budget.

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

  • Strong and effective World Vision representation at priority global forums and processes, through:

  • Consistent use of strategic planning processes and tools. This includes working with Global Communications to develop communications plans for all priority engagements, and working with the President’s communications team when he is participating.

  • Support for participation in international meetings, and provision of direction re: networking with multilateral leaders. Briefing key World Vision leaders before key events and debriefing afterwards.

  • Act as the organisational representative, the representative of the President, or the representative of the Advocacy & External Engagement Partnership Leader at external forums.

  • Advise WV leadership on industry thinking and new developments.

  • Provide overall leadership to EE Advisory Group.

  • Aligned, coherent and bold World Vision EE across the Global Centre, directed at the most important and prioritized external stakeholders, leading to influence, income and impact for children.

  • Provide guidance for the development of strategic global partnerships.

  • WV’s highest priority global partnerships are performing and delivering at their optimal level and, thereby, making substantive contributions to WV’s impact.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters degree in International Affairs, Public Policy, International Development, Human Rights, Law or other relevant field.

  • Minimum 7 year leadership experience working in child rights focused External Engagement in CSO context and/or government or multilateral context.

  • Expert level understanding of child rights policy debates and dialogues, including regarding the Sustainable Development Goals, ODA, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  • Significant field experience and/or understanding in international development or humanitarian contexts.

  • English language fluency.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent communications skills, verbally and written.

  • Excellent trends and political analysis skills.

  • Excellent team leadership and management skills.

  • Strong understanding of World Vision Partnership and Our Promise.

  • Strong understanding of global trends, debates and agendas related to development and humanitarian issues.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Director, Local-to-Global Advocacy & Impact

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Provide support and guidance to Regional Advocacy Directors.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Develop team culture in line with agreed A&EE behaviours and mindsets.

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

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

  • Manage budget.

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

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

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

  • Significant field experience in international development or humanitarian contexts.

  • English language fluency.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent communications skills, verbally and written.

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

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

  • Strong understanding of World Vision Partnership and values, and Our Promise.

  • Strong understanding of global trends, debates and agendas related to development and humanitarian issues.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Director, Global Campaigns

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

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

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Leadership and Operational Accountability:

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

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

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

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

  • Strengthen local to global campaign model.

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

Coordinate Advocacy and External Engagement for Campaign:

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

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

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

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

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

Campaigns Management:

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

  • Ensure implementation of campaign plans and strategy.

  • Coordinate global engaement and high profile events.

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

Management of cross-functional staff contributing to campaigns:

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

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

  • Develop service-level agreements and service contracts.

Collaboration and cross functional work:

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

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

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

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

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

  • Excellent collaboration and negotiation skills.

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

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

  • Experience in leading campaigns.

  • Proven advocacy experience on Child Protection issues.

  • Experience in programme management.

  • Proficient in English language, second language desirable.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strategy development.

  • Theory of change and logical framework development.

  • Advocacy and campaigns including social and child mobilisation.

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

  • Coaching and mentoring.

  • Professional experience in training/capacity building.

  • Multi-sectoral/integrated program design and implementation.

  • Digital technology.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Senior Director, Research, Innovation and Capacity

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

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

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Management of the Research, Innovation and Capacity team.

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

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

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

  • Significant field experience and/or understanding in international development or humanitarian contexts.

  • English language fluency.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent communications skills, verbally and written, particularly from a research perspective.

  • Excellent trends and analysis skills.

  • Excellent team leadership and management skills.

  • Strong understanding of World Vision Partnership and Our Promise.

  • Strong understanding of global trends, debates and agendas related to development and humanitarian issues.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Senior Director, Public Policy

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Strong and effective World Vision representation at priority global forums and processes.

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

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

Monitor and report on the overall achievements in the:

  • policies impacting the lives of the children.

  • children impacted by WV policy work.

  • Management of the global Policy team.

  • Develop team culture in line with agreed A&EE behaviours and mindsets.

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

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

  • Manage budget.

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

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

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

  • Collaboration and cross functional work.

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

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Masters degree in International Affairs, Public Policy, International Development, Human Rights, Law or other relevant field.

  • Minimum 7 year leadership experience working in child rights focused public policy in CSO context.

  • Expert level understanding of child rights policy debates and dialogues, including regarding the Sustainable Development Goals, ODA, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  • Significant field experience and/or understanding in international development or humanitarian contexts.

  • English language fluency.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent communications skills, verbally and written.

  • Excellent policy and political analysis skills—knows how policy change happens.

  • Excellent team leadership and management skills.

  • Strong understanding of World Vision Partnership and Our Promise.

  • Strong understanding of global trends, debates and agendas related to development and humanitarian issues.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

Director of Collaboration

*Preferred position locations: Asia and Latin America. 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 Director role is responsible for managing and maintaining global IT processes and standards relevant to their area. This position manages multiple IT processes within one functional area and provides IT services to one or more regions globally.

Individuals within the IT leadership job family have responsibility for activities that contribute to planning, creating and implementing an IT vision and strategy aligned with the company’s strategic business plan. They oversee the development of corporate standards, technology architecture, technology evaluation and transfer. They manage small to large teams of people responsible for developing and delivering IT solutions for the business and customers. Each role within this job family provides technical and business leadership to their organizations as well as to the business.

IT Leaders are also responsible for analyzing trends in technology, assessing the impact of emerging technologies on the business, providing solutions to address technology and business issues, and managing financial resources while ensuring the development of high-quality technology solutions. These solutions must be developed at the best possible cost and be aligned with customer and business needs while establishing relationships with employees and key internal and external stakeholders. They are also responsible for participating and leading the development of an IT governance framework that defines the working relationships and sharing of IT components among various IT groups within the organization.

To be successful, individuals must possess a combination of business, technical and leadership skills and competencies. This requires an understanding of client’s business needs, processes and functions. They also need a solid knowledge of IT infrastructure, architecture, applications development and support, networks, and computer operations. In addition, individuals working in this job family must have excellent communication skills and the ability to influence others.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Business and IT Strategy:

  • Develops the tactical components and strategies to achieve goals at an enterprise level.

  • Works with business partners to understand business needs.

  • Manages the development and implementation of IT initiatives to support business strategy.

Change Management:

  • Articulates change.

  • Is active and visible throughout the change process.

  • Provides frequent, communication to department/organization and clients about the change (i.e., rationale, expected outcomes, the "big” picture) and the impact of the change (individual and business).

  • Builds a coalition of sponsorship (managers, staff and clients) and manages resistance to the change.

  • Identifies and removes obstacles to change.

Governance:

  • Leads or participates in a customer advisory board to manage IT services demand.

  • Communicates client’s needs and priorities and provides feedback on pricing and investment.

Architecture:

  • Provides input to technology planning within multiple functional areas.

  • Implements solutions consistent with current and future architecture.

Process Improvements:

  • Manages the improvement processes that impact customer satisfaction and relationships.

  • Owns the designated processes and is accountable for ensuring that established processes are followed.

Finance:

  • Participates in the development of IT budgets.

  • Tracks and takes appropriate steps to stay within budget.

  • Provides high-quality services at optimal cost to customers.

  • Measures service performance and implements improvements

IT Technology Development:

  • Directs the development and implementation of technology solutions required to increase business efficiency and effectiveness.

Service Level Agreements (SLAs):

  • Participates and provides input to the SLA development process.

  • Ensures internal SLAs are met.

Vendor Management:

  • Provides advice and counsel to the vendor relationship decision-making and contract development processes.

  • Reviews service provider performance.

  • Identifies and confirms performance problems and notifies contract managers.

Resource Management:

  • Meets regularly with team to gather work statuses.

  • Discusses work progress and obstacles.

  • Provides advice, guidance, encouragement and constructive feedback.

  • Ensures work, information, ideas, and technology flow freely across teams.

  • Establishes measurable individual and team objectives that are aligned with business and organizational goals.

  • Documents and presents performance assessments.

  • Recognizes and rewards associates commensurate with performance.

  • Implements organizational practices for staffing, EEO, diversity, performance management, development, reward and recognition, and retention.

Workforce Planning:

  • Identifies the roles, skills and knowledge required to achieve goals.

  • Ensures staff has the resources and skills needed to support all work initiatives within a limited number of COCs or functions.

  • Participates in IT workforce deployment activities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.

  • Requires experience in managing teams and building relationships with people at a variety of levels.

  • Typically has 10 to 15 years of IT and business/industry work experience, with knowledge of one process/service.

  • Requires demonstrated ability to launch and deliver one or more IT project(s) on time and within budget.

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience leading both technical and business teams through the design, implementation, change management, and operational support of organizational collaboration and communications capabilities (such as email, productivity platforms, and various forms of collaboration services).

  • Have led a globally composite team through a complex enterprise technology migration.

  • Demonstrable ability to both design and execute upon a capability based roadmap for enterprise collaboration, communications, and productivity investments.

  • Experience managing and maintaining complex financial charges both external and internal to the organization.

  • Experience with any of the following technology platforms/services which include, but are not limited to: Lotus Notes, Microsoft O365, Google GSuite, Facebook for Workplace.

  • Demonstrable experience with the enterprise support aspects within the IT lifecycle value chain.

Work Environment/Travel:

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