World Vision International

Knowledge Management Specialist –Faith and External Engagement

Job Description

*Preferred locations: United Kingdom, European Union, India or Canada. Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within a jurisdiction (country or U.S. State) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

This position will seek to build credible knowledge base for & dissemination (internally and externally) of World Vision’s integration of its Christian faith & calling in (guided by the F&D Guiding Frame):

  • Our collaboration and advocacy for broader impact to create greater scale and more sustained impact than we could on our own” (ref. strategic imperative #3).

  • Living out our Christian faith and calling with boldness and humility” (ref. strategic imperative #5).

This position will serve the whole senior F&D team to:

  • Position World Vision as a thought leader from our faith perspective by coordinating the knowledge management of WV’s integration of faith and calling in all aspects of WV’s work to live out our Christian identity, promote CWB and achieve the SDGs.

  • Leverage World Vision faith identity and programming assets by identifying, analyzing and communicating World Vision’s programming strengths to the broader humanitarian sectors learning and best practice in the integration of faith, and collaboration with the church and different faith actors in HEA, development and advocacy.

  • Support WV leadership in prioritized faith and secular relationships and engagement opportunities towards greater influence and collaboration.

  • Support critical functions of the Faith - Advocacy and External Engagement team to be a source of guidance and support to those who seek new and inspirational ways to enhance the positive impact of faith, and collaboration with the church and different faith actors in relief, development, advocacy and fundraising.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide knowledge management support to the scope of work of all of faith and development’s scope of work (Staff Nurture and Leadership Formation, work with SOs, integration of faith across sectors, M&E and external engagement)

  • Provide stewardship to global F&D’s engagement with various CoPs leveraging internal & external best practice materials, professional development, and identifying learning opportunities for integrating our Christian faith & calling.

  • Collaborate with knowledge management champions across all sectors and teams to encourage and facilitate faith and calling integration into sectoral research, evidence-building and learning opportunities.

  • Build, and host F&D CoP and interest groups.

  • Maintain and promote content on F&D external webpages and internal F&D CoP pages on WVCentral (in coordination with F&D Communication staff member).

  • Perform Provide analytical (including meta-analysis) reports on integration of faith & calling based in internal, & external research sources for the F&D teams to strengthen internally and communicate.

  • Document, disseminate and made available a credible knowledge base on impact of faith, the church and different faith actors utilizing existing evidence or resources, - positioning World Vision as a credible thought leader in the development and humanitarian industry from a faith perspective.

  • Gather and disseminate articles based on analyses of existing and new data on WV's work as faith based organization and our work with faith actors in the fields of development and humanitarian responses.

  • Map, analyze, evaluate and document existing resources within WV, Christian and other faith NGOs related to role of faith and faith actors in development, HEA and advocacy especially linked to global strategic priorities and campaigns.

  • Provide externally evidence of impact of faith, church and different faith actors.

  • Develop, strengthen and manage systems and platforms that encourage learning from national office innovations in F&D integration.

  • Coordinate the development of assigned e-learning resources relating to Faith and Development. This includes providing advice on the formulation of the technical aspects of contracts with external consultants and overseeing/approving the direction, production, and WV branding of modules with external consultants. Placing finished modules online for Partnership use, and providing technical instruction on module use

  • Analyze and package F&D PM implementation data for global internal and external reports to strengthen evidence and build reputation.

  • Based on analyses, develop concise, user-friendly materials relevant for internal and external audiences to reflect key learning.

  • Act as liaison person with assigned church, faith and secular partners towards to provide reports based on the meta-analyses of data and reports related to WVs faith identity and engagement with faith and faith actors in relationship to all aspects of our work.

  • Coordinate and support Faith & Development contribution to WV participation in international forums, conferences and engagement by developing and resourcing with key documents, representation and direct engagement when appropriate.

  • Organise virtual learning events related to F&D and the role of faith and faith actors, including external faith partners and external speakers related to the prioritised areas of WV’s work for internal and external audiences.

  • Analyze, synthesize and produce team reports for internal and external reporting, working with multi-level key stakeholders on information deadlines and consolidating data collection.

  • Project management on discrete time bound operational projects.

  • Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned by team leader for Faith – Advocacy and External Engagement.

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Tertiary qualification (university degree preferred) in social science, theology, public health, or other related fields preferred.

  • Deep understanding of the diversity within churches and other faith communities, the faith inspired NGO landscape and how that intersects with the faith and development arena, major players and joint work towards the SDGs.

  • Technical ability to analyze input from diverse sources ranging from academic articles, faith based and rights based documents and to develop succinct summaries.

  • Proven Knowledge management and data-management training and/or experience.

  • Strong organizational, time and project management skills and experience

  • Ability to analyze academic articles and data and to compile compelling summary reports for target audiences including donors, grant makers, and academics.

  • Strong critical thinking and analysis skills.

  • Excellent communication skills in writing and producing clear, concise and appealing documents

  • Strong computer literacy including skills in database and webpage management, and Excel, Access or other spreadsheet software.

  • Tertiary qualification (university degree preferred) in social science, theology, public health, or other related fields preferred.

  • Deep understanding of the diversity within churches and other faith communities, the faith inspired NGO landscape and how that intersects with the faith and development arena, major players and joint work towards the SDGs.

  • Technical ability to analyze input from diverse sources ranging from academic articles, faith based and rights based documents and to develop succinct summaries.

  • Proven Knowledge management and data-management training and/or experience.

  • Strong organizational, time and project management skills and experience

  • Ability to analyze academic articles and data and to compile compelling summary reports for target audiences including donors, grant makers, and academics.

  • Strong critical thinking and analysis skills.

  • Excellent communication skills in writing and producing clear, concise and appealing documents

  • Strong computer literacy including skills in database and webpage management, and Excel, Access or other spreadsheet software.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

  • Fluency in Spanish or French a plus; other languages helpful also.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to World Vision objectives and ministry priorities. Support the whole Mission Statement, Core Values and Covenant of Partnership.

  • Build a logical approach to address issues, problems or opportunities or manage the situation at hand by drawing on own knowledge and experience base and calling on other references and resources. anecessary.

  • Self-starter with strong time management, coordination, prioritization, multi-tasking skills.

  • Ability to work with a high level of ambiguity.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; strong customer service skills and proven flexibility to work well with others with diverse personal styles.

  • Work collaboratively with team members when assigned to work as part of a team.

  • Work experience that demonstrates cross-cultural, cross denominational and cross-faith communication ability.

  • Web design and management.

Work Environment:

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