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

Chief Finance Officer CFO , Rwanda

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • Lead the MFI Finance department, building an organization that honors Christian values by positively impacting the lives of many families and children through the delivery of appropriate financial services and training with a particular focus on the rural areas of Rwanda.

  • Manages the Institution’s treasury to ensure profitable operations and compliance with existing regulations.

  • Creates a self-sustaining business with strong foundations (people, process, systems) that is capable of growing while managing risks.

  • Work closely with WV to obtain funding from the partnership and donors to grow the operations.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Member of Leadership Team:

  • Advisor to the CEO and Senior Management Team on all matters relating to finance including treasury, accounting, and administration.

  • Submit timely financial returns to the Board, senior management, regulators and other stakeholders.

  • Prepare business and financial reports for Board of Directors.

Leads the Development of an overall Business Plan for VisionFund Rwanda that includes, among other things, the Branch Targets and Projections:

  • Continuous monitoring of the financial performance of the organization with emphasis in analyzing the latter’s performance as against its operational and business plans.

  • Provides support to the Head Office and Branches in preparation of the finanance business plan and preparation and monitoring of the annual operating plans and budgets.

  • Ensures that branch plans are incorporated into an overall business plan and finance projections model.

Establishes and maintains all Policies relating to Financial Management, Financial Controls and Risk:

  • Establishes, reviews, and updates financial policies and procedures that are relevant and cost effective to the organization.

  • Maintains the finance management manuals, including treasury, accounting and administration manuals. and ensures that all changes related to policies and procedures would be incorporated in the manual.

  • Acts as a member of the procurement committee or its equivalent and furnishes the committee with the necessary information for them to make ‘sound’ viable decisions.

  • Performs functions specified by the Board, procurement committee and Asset Management in relation to establishing broad guidelines for the institution’s tolerance for risk and expectations from investment.

  • Introduces measures to enhance the credibility and objectivity of financial statements and reports prepared with reference to the affairs of VisionFund Rwanda.

Manages Liquidity and the appropriate Levels of Assets and Liabilities:

  • Measures and controls the institution’s funding requirements.

  • Manage access to funds: Makes periodic assessment of liabilities and liability holders, explore borrowing arrangements.

  • Ensures that there is adequate control of cash and other assets (budgetary management and control) according to laid down policies and the Central Bank regulations.

  • Develops contingency plans for VisionFund Rwanda to withstand liquidity crises, and updates the contingency plans, as the need arises.

  • Recommends policies or changes on policies on liquidity and funds management, and ensures timeliness, applicability, and practicality of these policies.

Supervises the Accounting System and Process:

  • Provides technical oversight to the branch accountants in formulating and implementing the branch accounting system.

  • Ensures that VisionFund Rwanda maintains adequate and accurate records including balance sheet and periodic statements of income and expense.

  • General oversight to ensure payroll is accurate, prompt, complete and reliable.

  • Provides the finance department staff with the necessary training and other support to enable them to fulfill their duties accordingly.

  • Supervises, monitors, and evaluates the work of the finance staff and provides input to the annual staff appraisal exercise.

Ensures Compliance to Regulators, Audits and VFI:

  • Ensures absolute compliance to regulations on liquidity, capital, adequacy, and provisioning as well as to reporting requirements set by the Central Bank and other regulators.

  • Attends to inquiries, on-site or off-site, from the Central Bank, other regulators, and external auditors, and provides due assistance to the regulators and external auditors during inspection.

Supervises the effective Financial Provision of Administrative Services:

  • Liaises with tax authorities/consultants whenever necessary.

  • Maintains insurance portfolio and ensures that all claims are settled without undue losses to the organization.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum a Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting.

  • ACCA or CIMA a must.

  • MBA is Required.

  • Must have at least ten years of working experience in senior management in a combination of the following: micro-enterprise lending organization, banking institution, a progressive corporate environment, international business,

  • agricultural economics/development, or economic and business development institution.

  • Must have a clear understanding of micro finance industry and technology.

  • Must have worked experience in regulatory environment and better with institution that intermediate savings.

  • Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage a team.

  • Capability and willingness to lead the organization forward.

  • Ready to comply and live up to and in accordance with the organization Ideals and Core Values.

  • Be a good trainer, facilitator, mentor, and coach.

  • Very good communication and marketing skills.

  • Very good knowledge in economic and financial topics.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Attend and lead daily devotions.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Office environment: typical office based and frequent travel to fields (40% traveling and 60% office based).

  • 10% international travel is desired.

  • On call: Yes, in the after normal working hours.

  • Must get a work Permit if not a local staff from within the Country.

Chief Operations Officer (COO), Rwanda

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Chief Operations Officer (COO) is responsible for ensuring proper implementation and execution of operational plans, including market development and product disbursement plan, creation of budget and cash flow projections for all branch offices, as well as internal controls, policies and procedures in all branches in support of reducing Vision Fund Rwanda’s risk exposures, especially operational and credit risks. The COO reviews credit methodology and new product development, motivates branch teams, helps support social impact and social performance plans and alignment with World Vision Rwanda in the field. He/she creates a self-sustaining business with strong foundations (people, process,

systems) that is capable of growing while managing risks. The incumbent leads the MFI operations, building an organization that honors Christian values by positively impacting the lives of many families and children through the delivery of appropriate financial services and training with a particular focus on the rural areas of Rwanda.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership:

  • Heads the Operations Team comprising of Branch Managers, Team Leaders and Loan Officers.

  • Offers Leadership in Integration and continued effective relation with World Vision and other social programs.

  • Offers day to day strategic planning in operations.

  • Supervises the day to day branch operations through the Branch Managers to ensure that targets set & agreed upon are met.

  • Principal advisor to the CEO on all matters relating to operations and the entire business field business.

  • Exchanges information with the CEO and other departments and secures an adequate information flow within the Branch Operations Department.

Portfolio Quality Management:

  • Plans and ensures the implementation of an adequate and timely reporting system with focus on each branch’s asset quality, liquidity, capital adequacy & provisioning.

  • Champions the efforts in managing loan delinquency by closely monitoring the Branches and ensuring strict compliance to all policies and procedures.

  • Actively leads organizational response to branches with non-standard portfolio quality.

Portfolio Growth:

  • Champions the efforts in mobilizing savings from the public.

  • Ensures that policies and procedures are applied consistently & uniformly across all branches.

Coordination:

  • Coordinates with other departments to make sure that there is appropriate branch liquidity Management.

  • Coordinates with the P&C Department in planning staff capacity of the branches.

  • Coordinates with IT Department any monitoring or reporting related issues, and resolves the issues at the soonest time possible.

Planning:

  • Takes lead in developing Vision Fund Rwanda’s long-term operations strategy in line with Vision Fund International’s strategy.

  • Continually gathers information and analyses the strategic position of Vision Fund Rwanda (VFR) as compares to the industry.

  • Reviews and approves Branch Managers’ / Project Managers’ operating targets and objectives for all products and services, feeding into the monthly, quarterly and annual operating plans.

  • Conducts new and enhancement Product and Service process inclusive of pilot tests, evaluations, roll outs with appropriate approvals.

Marketing:

  • Develops proposals for further improvement of operations, including concepts for new products and services.

  • Supervises creation and implementation of plans and methods to create awareness of all products and services offered by the Micro Finance Institution (MFI).

  • Interacts with World Vision, the local community, business organizations, and industry networks to promote goodwill and generate new business (integration opportunities).

Operational Policy Formulation & Procedures:

  • Proposes to the CEO any changes or enhancements to the branch operations manual.

  • Ensures compliance to all existing regulations.

  • Oversees the implementation of the internal control systems, ensuring the smooth running of the business and safeguarding the institution’s assets; Follows-up with the concerned branch manager(s) any actions required from the branches as

  • recommended by the audit findings.

  • Decides on all operational issues within the framework of existing regulations and management decisions.

  • Decides on all operational issues within the framework of existing regulations and management decisions.

  • Ensures that policies and procedures are applied consistently and uniformly across all branches.

Staff Performance Management and Capacity Building:

  • Ensures that the operations staff receive adequate training; Participates in development/ reviews of curriculum for training of the Loan Officers; Collaborates closely with P&C in matters of training new and in-service operations staff.

  • Coordinates with the P&C department in planning staff capacity building of the branches.

  • Ensures the annual performance management Cycle (agreeing on annual and learning and development objectives, mid-term reviews and end of year reviews) is implemented for Operations managers.

Social Performance and Integration:

  • Champions integration with World Vision.

  • Ensures that the MFI reaches its target clients.

  • Ensures that clients and their children are protected and treated with respect in the provision of financial services through implementation of the client protection policies.

  • Ensures that branch managers and staff are trained in and apply strong social performance practices.

  • Includes social goals and indicators into business planning, receives regular reporting to track progress and make operational decisions (new products, delivery methods) to reach those goals.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • University Degree in Economics, Banking and Finance, Accounting or Business Administration.

  • Master’s Degree in relevant field is an added advantage.

  • Experience in credit and deposit operations.

  • Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage a team.

  • Capability and willingness to take responsibility and highly developed sense of rectitude.

  • Ready to comply and live up to and in accordance with the organization Ideals and Core Values.

  • Be a good trainer, facilitator, mentor, and coach.

  • Very good communication and marketing skills.

  • Good knowledge in economic and financial topics.

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Attend and lead daily devotions.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Office environment: typical office based and frequent travel to fields (40% traveling and 60% office based).

  • Travel: 90% Domestic 10% international travel is desired.

  • On call: Yes, in the after normal working hours.

  • Must get a work Permit if not a local staff from within the Country.

Reputation Communications Director

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Reporting to the Senior Director, Public Engagement, the Reputation Communications Director is a senior role proactively and reactively directing the development of reputation protection and building activities. They will lead two teams with distinct areas of communitions skills and responsibilities.

This director is responsible for maintaining World Vision’s reputation during crises and faced with risks. They will lead the risk communications team that handles emerging incidents and reputational crises in the partnership and ensures there are strong policies, procedures and protocols for these responses offices across the partnership and globally. This Director will work directly with global media and other influential external partners and stakeholders to shape their understanding of and trust in WV.

They will also direct a creative and technical digital properties team that develops and control all of the digital channels of World Vision Internationsl (WVI) (WVI.org, fb, Instagram, twitter etc.).

The postholder will fully understand the relationship between trust drivers, the impact of crises, and the increase in positive reputation and will use this knowledge to significantly build trust in the organisation in order to grow influence, impact and income.

This role will work closely with the Senior Director, Public Engagement and the Senior Director, Communications and others in the global marketing and communications core team to identify and promote opportunities for building trust and reputation in line with the global partnership strategy. Able to act on their own, the postholder will work closely in partnership with others, including members of the Executive Leadership Team, Regional Leaders and Support Office (SO) and regional executives, Evidence & Learning, Global Resource Development (GRD), External Engagement & Advocacy and Faith & Development, providing advice and guidance to ensure reputation is managed and maintained through change and operational actions.

Working closely with the Brand Director, this postholder will ensure all reputation building activities are on brand and build and support the partnership and Global Communications strategies.

The position will be responsible for directing a team of communications experts in crisis management and digital communications, ensuring partnership capacity is in place for strong responsive comms for global issues and crises, developing evidence based communications that convey who we are, our core values, demonstrate our Christian Identity and build our reputation with powerholders, supports and the humanitarian sector and maintaining best in class digital properties for WVI.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Set the strategic directions and lead a team of communications experts in crisis management and digital communications, ensuring partnership capacity is in place for strong responsive comms for global issues and crises, developing evidence based communications that convey who we are, our core values, demonstrate our Christian Identity and build our reputation with powerholders, supports and the humanitarian sector and maintaining best in class digital properties for WVI.

  • Provide leadership to Risk Advisors team to ensure global capacity for incident responses and ensure policies, protocols and training are consistently reflecting best practice. Advise and guide senior leadership in the partnership on Tier 1 and 2 responses to issues that threaten to harm the WV brand and reputation, and deal directly with global media and other partners during these incidents.

  • Strategically lead the digital properties team in developing and maintaining best-in-class digital channels for WVI, including WVI.org and all affiliated National Office, campaign and functional websites and microsites, fb, twitter, Instagram and youtube channels and any emerging digital channels.

  • Engage with executives in WVI and across the partnership to create and ensure alignment and that executives are champions of the digital strategy.

  • Work closely with the Senior Director, Public Engagement and the Senior Director, Communications and others in the global marketing and communications core team to identify and promote opportunities for building trust and reputation in line with the global partnership strategy. Work closely in partnership with others, including members of the Executive Leadership Team, Regional Leaders and SO and regional executives, Evidence & Learning, GRD, External Engagement &

  • Advocacy and Faith & Development, providing advice and guidance to ensure reputation is managed and maintained through change and operational actions.

  • Identify, develop and champion reputation building activities that take account of trust drivers and build positive organisational reputation and ensure these are used in WVI channels, and in offices across the partnership. Use organisational and communications strategies as a springboard to develop and maintain improvements to global reputation and engage the voices of leaders in the org as well as children, communities and partners.

  • Work closely with the Brand Director to ensure all reputation building activities are on brand and build and support the partnership and Global Communications strategies.

  • Lead the development of corporate materials that will grow trust in the organization eg, World Vision Guide, Global Annual Reviews in line with the organizational brand and strategy.

  • Play an active senior role and provide strategic crisis management and branding approach in the Operations Management Team and lead digital comms networks for the partnership. In this strategic approach and the active role in the digital comms networks is considering the relationship between trust drivers, the impact of crises, and the increase in positive reputation and will use this knowledge to significantly build trust in the organisation in order to grow influence, impact and income.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Post Graduate degree or equivalent in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or a related field.

  • 10+ years working in a communications role, preferably within World Vision.

  • 10+ Experience with successful crisis management.

  • Experience developing high-level communications strategies based on insights and research, and gaining senior stakeholders’ ownership and buy-in for the strategies.

  • Thorough understanding of World Vision’s ministry and issues including children, poverty, relief, sustainable development, donor engagement and food aid.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; able to win the confidence of a broad range of different stakeholders.

  • Thorough understanding of media, its likely interests, demands and expectations.

  • Thorough understanding of crisis and issues management.

  • Good understanding of private, public and institutional donors, as well as other partners, and their expectations and needs for information during a crisis.

  • Experience of working in cross-cultural environments, sensitivity to multicultural social, religious and gender issues.

  • Strong analytical skills, able to clearly assess and evaluate issues and alternative strategies.

  • A self-starter, able to identify the key issues and mobilise senior stakeholder support.

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • Familiarity with general legal concepts such as confidentiality, liability, contractual obligations etc.

  • Experience working with lawyers for legal advice and counsel.

  • Understand transparency and accountability trends and issues in the humanitarian sector.

  • Understanding of internal communications and of ways in which staff can help build and maintain reputation.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Understanding of what builds and detracts from trust and reputation.

  • Multi-lingual ability an advantage.

  • Crisis communications experience.

Work Environment/Travel:

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

People & Culture (HR) Manager, VisionFund Rwanda

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The People, Culture and Administration Manager is responsible for all aspects of the human resource function within the VisionFund Rwanda Office. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the position is responsible primarily for staffing, recruiting, retention, performance management, employee relations, compensation, compliance, individual development and succession planning. The incumbent ensures that HR initiatives are aligned with VFM’s mission, values and long-term business strategy, and that they support the evolving HR needs of the business. The overall objective of the position is to support the development and retention of a high-performance work force and a learning culture. The position holder is also responsible for overseeing administration functions such as procurement, fleet management, logistics etc.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Formulation, implementation and review of P&C policies and Procedures:

  • Maintain the People and Culture policy, researching, recommending changes additions, deletions as appropriate in light with changing organization needs and legal requirements.

  • Develop, communicate and implement standard operating procedures to promote efficiency and consistency in handling day to day People & Culture needs by Line Managers and staff.

  • Advising leadership and staff on the interpretation and application of specific policies and procedures to individual employee situation.

  • Contributes in senior management strategic planning, with responsibility for People & Culture policies and procedures and administration.

  • Prepare monthly management report pertaining to People & Culture and administration issues.

Effective resourcing of staff:

  • Develop processes and tools to efficiently and effectively meet VisionFund staffing needs on a timely basis i.e. assessment, recruitment, candidate screening, selection, hiring and orientation.

  • Work with hiring managers in planning and coordinating hiring and termination processes.

  • Develop and Lead hire orientation program.

  • Timely renewal of employee contracts.

  • Lead the senior management in succession planning.

Effective management of Employee Relations function:

  • Support VisionFund with disciplinary processes conducted, ensuring compliance with the Company’s Code of Conduct and procedures.

  • Competent representation of the Company in all disputes referred to the Labor court.

  • Ensure accurate and timely employee communication and communication structures.

Compensation:

  • Work closely with CEO in developing and administering pay and benefit programs which attract, retain and motivate staff and are externally competitive.

  • Periodically research and recommend cost of living adjustments.

  • Coordinate with finance to ensure timely process of payroll Maintain and administer employee insurance, pension, accident cover and ensure timely renewal of vendor contract.

  • To ensure that staff welfare is provided as anchorage for employee motivation.

  • To ensure that Health insurance policy for all employees.

Procurement:

  • Analyze the purchase request from the user departments and determine the appropriate method of procurement.

  • Provide oversight and guidance to the procurement committee.

  • Procurement to be in line with the procurement policy.

Effective management of training, development succession, talent and performance management:

  • Administer the monthly, quarterly and annual performance evaluation process as required by the policy.

  • Recommend employees recognition activities to honor individual milestones and achievements.

  • In consultation with the senior management, develops performance indicators and standards in promoting staff to higher post.

  • Coordinating staff training requirements.

  • Create an induction program for new staff orientation including content and schedule.

  • Implement strategies and activities that instill a performance management culture in the organization.

  • Reviews and upgrades the performance appraisal instrument, at least yearly to determine effectiveness and applicability; Conducts consultations with department heads to determine performance indicators and benchmarks per position.

Security Management:

  • Handle all security alerts to both staff members and visitors.

  • Facilitate training on security to the staff members.

Administration:

  • Fleet management.

  • Property management.

  • Stores management.

  • Life insurance management and timely payment of the pension to insurance company.

And any other duties that may be assigned by the CEO from time to time.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s and preferably advanced degree in Human Resource Management, organization development, organizational psychology or similar.

  • 5 years’ experience in human resource management in progressively responsible roles, with sound cross-functional experience.

  • Managing people Professionally.

  • Leading People.

  • Managing Conflict.

  • Interpersonal skills.

  • Communication skills (written and verbal).

  • Delivering Objectives.

  • Computer literacy.

  • Basic financial skills.

  • 5 years’ experience in human resource management in progressively responsible roles, with sound cross-functional experience.

  • English & Kinyarwanda.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Expertise in national labor law, employment legislation & employment practices.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, customer service, consulting, coaching and organizational skills, with a track record of driving change and innovation.

  • Strong problem solver with strong business skills and strategic acumen, analytical skills, and excellent team-building skills.

  • Both strategic and tactical: able to lead in a ‘role up your sleeves’ manner that is perceived to be people-centric and effective.

  • Culturally astute, respectful and tolerant, able to promote and support diversity in the workplace, and able to gain the trust and respect of peers.

  • Willingness to travel to branch offices.

  • Experience in reporting to the Board using Microsoft applications such as word and power point.

Work Environment/Travel:

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