PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Lead the efforts of the World Vision Bangladesh Refugee Crisis Response (BRCR) to advocate for the rights and needs of children and their families.
Build, staff and resource Advocacy unit to meet response needs.
Develop and implement the Advocacy strategy in conjunction with key stakeholders.
Write and produce advocacy materials on critical issues, updating as context changes.
Produce policy briefs and decisions to highlight gaps in the response environment to achieve required national and international changes.
Identify and engage partners (internal and external) and coalitions to support effective child-focused advocacy.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
A post-graduate degree or equivalent in human rights, development studies, international relations or a relevant field.
Minimum five years’ of demonstrated progressive experience of advocacy work within the international humanitarian sector, preferably related to refugee populations.
Proven track record of coordinating multi-faceted and complex projects related to policy change, including ability to anticipate issues, develop pro-active solutions, follow-up and meet deadlines and deliverables.
Proven ability to coordinate across multiple stakeholders with sensitivity to the political and policy dynamics, and familiarity with multilateral and bilateral partners in humanitarian aid
Superior writing and communications skills. Ability to compile and synthesize complex material and to research, write, edit and produce top-quality professional policy briefs, messaging, research documents and reports delivered on deadline.
Consultative and collaborative approach; comfort working across a large, complex international NGO on challenging policy issues
Demonstrated experience in delivering analysis and evidence-based advocacy, preferably in complex emergencies.
Proven management and capacity-building skills.
Strong interpersonal, representation, and negotiation skills.
Cross-cultural sensitivity and understanding of social and political environment.
Ability to navigate difficult advocacy conversations sensitively and confidently. Ability to work effectively under pressure in difficult, insecure and stressful conditions—both independently and as a team player.
Full adherence to World Vision Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.
Proven understanding of Humanitarian Principles.
Familiarity with international law and rights, including human rights, children’s rights, refugee law, and international humanitarian law.
Demonstrated ability to meet strict deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members in a cross-cultural environment.
Demonstrates cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina. Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.
Ability to maintain performance despite intense workload and work pace.
Committed to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement.
Knowledge of and adherence to the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Working knowledge of programs/projects cycle management.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all staff and other key partners.
Good planning and organizational skills.
Financial and program management skills.
Work environment: Response Office based
Travel: 25% travel to refugee camps required.
On call: 80% (This is an emergency response.)
Willingness to travel and work extensively, sometimes at short notice, in difficult places and under long hours, according to a results-based approach.