Sr. Policy Advisor, Child Poverty and Vulnerability

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

*Preferred position location: United Kingdom. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.


The Policy Advisor, Child Poverty and Vulnerability will provide political analysis, and develop policy messaging and positions on the causes and solutions to address child poverty and vulnerability. The focus will be aligned with and in support of child well-being priorities flowing from Our Promise, and will use the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals as a framework to guide policy development and targeting. Specific areas of thematic focus will be drawn from annual planning, and could include a focus (inter alia) on resilience, education, child health, child protection, and children on the move. Products developed by the Policy Advisor will target stakeholders at the Global level, and in support of advocacy at regional and national levels, in collaboration with Regional Advocacy Directors and Global External Engagement advisors. Part of a Global Policy Team, the Policy Advisor will report to the Senior Director, Public Policy.


  • Develop policy and political analysis, positions and products in support of the advocacy objectives of the Global Policy Team.

  • 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.

  • Support country level policy capacity and positions in coordination with Regional Advocacy Directors.

  • Support and or provide leadership to internal networks and processes.


  • Masters degree in International Affairs, Public Policy, International Development.

  • Minimum three years’ experience working in child focused public policy in CSO context.

  • Significant field experience in international development or humanitarian context.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of 2030 Agenda and SDGs and related policy debates and challenges.

  • Understanding of global policy agendas and Official Development Assistance challenges and debates.

  • Good connections with and understanding of key external stakeholders/targets.

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills for policy audiences.

Work Environment/Travel:

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