External Engagement Director
PURPOSE OF POSITION
The purpose of the position is to manage the external engagement unit consisting of Communications and Advocacy. Responsibilities include:
To lead in developing and implementing external engagement strategies in order to strengthen WV Lebanon’s position in the local market and increase its brand recognition.
To ensure communications and its products are developed strategically, with timeliness and effectively.
To contribute to the development and implementation of the national and international Advocacy action plan for World Vision Lebanon in alignment with the office strategy.
To re-enforce WVL’s ability to credibly engage with donors and decision makers from the local to global levels, helping WV leverage its presence and results, communicating its identity and values, and supporting its efforts to promote justice and speak to the needs of children.
End Results Expected
Local and International Brand Trust and Goodwill
External Engagement, including Government Influence
Reputation Risk Management
Lobbying, Networking and Coordination
Manage staff performance
Safety and security responsibilities
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Bachelor degree and a Master degree in journalism, PR, multimedia studies, development, social science, law, international relations or related fields. A combination of academic studies and work experience may be accepted.
Demonstrated experience in handling areas of risk
Former experience in campaign management and roll out
Former experience in External Engagement strategy development
Good understanding of the role of the UN in humanitarian emergencies, its agencies and ways of working
Good research, policy analysis and report writing skills
Good technical capacity to coach staff on advocacy and on various legal processes for policy development and implementation
Experience in external engagement with donors, NGOs, UN agencies, ministries etc
A good understanding of development and relief programming
A full commitment to World Vision’s 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 donors in a highly professional manner, in person and in writing.
Ability to travel extensively within Lebanon, and to work effectively with refugee communities.
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Strong interpersonal skills
Excellent English skills, in particular writing and editing skills.
At least five years of professional experience in senior management positions
Experience in campaign planning and implementation
A minimum of three years of previous experience working in relief or advocacy field, developing policy papers and networking at the national level.
Clear understanding of the workings of major donor perspectives, requirements and standards.
Experience in designing questionnaires, conducting surveys and analyzing data.
Arabic language skills.
Interpersonal, communication, training and facilitation skills.
Must be a collaborator and team builder committed to the transfer of knowledge.
Ability to work effectively under pressure.
Computer literate with a high degree of proficiency and productivity.
Experience in developing systems to capture and measure impact of advocacy activities
Experience or academic engagement in advocacy or policy work and child rights initiatives