Policy and Advocacy Coordinator
PURPOSE OF POSITION
This position will contribute to implementation of the external engagement strategy and advocacy plan of World Vision Lebanon. It will re-enforce WVL’s ability to credibly engage with national and local stakeholders (governmental entities, coalitions, civil society organizations, etc) helping WV leverage its presence, results and brand to ensure the following:
Influence policies on child-wellbeing issues prioritized in WVL National Strategy (through policy briefs, research, campaigns, etc)
Linking local level issues to national level policy change through coordination of advocacy initiatives and evidence gathering on common issues and needs,
Support in the Planning of the It takes a World Campaign and provide technical support on local level advocacy and ensure children and community participation
Support the External engagement Director in External engagement and national level policy and advocacy efforts.
Support the National Director in the governance of the WVL board
End Results Expected
National Advocacy and Policy Influence
WV well represented in national platforms and civil society organizations mobilized for action
Maintain good relationships with relevant NGOs and external engagements reported and documented
WV well informed for ministerial engagements and developing national collaborations
WV actively engaging in humanitarian advocacy efforts with SOs and LHIF
Policy brief/statements developed and used of lobbying purposes.
PSM reporting of advocacy initiatives
MoU developed as per minimum quality standards
Technical support for implementation of It takes a World Campaign and local level advocacy initiatives
Advise on incorporation of local level advocacy approaches in new projects
Local level advocacy initiatives supported to ensure quality implementation. Evaluations of projects including LLA models highlight effective implementation and positive impact on children’s wellbeing depending on objectives
Staff trained on local level advocacy and are able to identify and respond to opportunities and best approaches for advocacy and participation of children for advocacy.
WV Lebanon engaged in regional calls and webexes and updates about progress of WVL shared
ITAW Campaign actions are implemented and visible to donors and partners
Support WVL Governance structures
Works with Advisory Council Chair on AC development calendar and with RGA responsible for the AC’s development.
Ensures annual evaluation of AC effectiveness is conducted.
Ensures necessary legal AC and organization documents are signed, copied, filed and up-to-date.
Makes necessary appointments for legal aspects (lawyers...) and Interfaces between AC and staff
Works with AC Chair and ND in preparing what is needed for the process.
Works with AC Chair and ND to ensure steps are taken to meet criteria of Transition process. And prepares all necessary documents for the Transition Dossier.
IV. Perform other duties as required
Safety and Security responsibilities:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Bachelor's degree in international affairs, public health
Very strong Facilitation and communication skills
Very strong ability to write, edit, and speak English (Previous experience writing, editing and/or publishing articles and taking photos)
A full commitment to World Vision’s core values and humanitarian mandate.
Full adherence to World Vision Lebanon Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.
Must be able to represent World Vision to major program stakeholders and donors in a highly professional manner, in person and in writing.
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Minimum 3 years of experience working in international affairs, advocacy with Lebanese civil society
Ability to work with minimal direction, with team members as well as alone.
Experience of coordinating work between different stakeholders
Ability to cope with working in a dynamic and changing environment.
Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context
A full commitment to World Vision’s core values and mission statement.
Experience in planning and implementing advocacy campaigns and engaging with various audiences and coordinating project with other local NGOs is preferred.
Experience in organizing events with Civil society and engaging in public campaigns
Good knowledge of human rights/child rights particularly in the Lebanese context
Good knowledge of child rights and development discourse
Can identify major stakeholders involved in child wellbeing matters in the country
Position requires in-country travel for up to 30 per cent of working hours.
Position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.
Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis situation, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster. Also requires willingness to undergo World Vision and external training on how to respond to such emergencies, including first aid training.
Willingness to develop survival and security skills for various risks and challenges encountered in emergency situations.
Willingness to undergo first aid and security training.