*Preferred 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.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Senior Advisor will collaborate with Support and Field Offices on their national campaign strategies and tactics to deliver strong national campaigns and coordinated global-national action at key moments to end violence against children.
This role sits within the global Advocacy & External Engagement team and will:
Support popular mobilization in collaboration with Public Engagement and Communications.
Support the coordination of global and regional moments to promote quality national campaigns that deliver impact and influence in the offices participating in It Takes a World.
Support the development and implementation of national campaign strategies in collaboration with other colleagues, especially in SOs and transitioning economies.
Maintain and strengthen campaign networks across the organization – encouraging cross-fertilisation between different entities.
Strong national campaigns supported by dynamic campaign network:
Support the development of the campaign in transitioning economies and support offices. Run effective campaigns network
Coordinate and support selected national and support offices in leveraging national opportunities on ending VAC and establishing linkages with the global advocacy & policy work, particularly around action circulars.
Strengthen/develop/nurture networks/Working Groups or Communities of practice around campaign objectives and/or biggest field demands are enabled for ROs/NOs/SOs to co-create and share knowledge.
Ensure offices implementing the campaign have a strong change agenda built on solid policy analysis and integrating key mobilization moments into their annual plans.
Analysis and documentation of campaign models in different contexts and their cross-fertilization with particular emphasis on transitioning economies.
Ensure national campaign strategies are aligned with global Quality Assurance Framework, by directly assisting with the development of external components of the campaign.
Strengthen national to global planning & linkages to share intelligence and amplify national advocacy efforts in order to achieve broader impact.
Mobilisation for the campaign ‘It Takes a World campaign:
Support popular campaign mobilization and messaging in collaboration with others (Faith, Communications and Public Engagement, Child and Youth Participation).
In collaboration with Communications and Public Engagement develop and implement global and national popular mobilisation strategies with targeted policy and messaging.
Develop global mobilisations targeting communities, governments, supporters, media, public, civil society, youth and religious leaders.
Development of new approaches and strategies for the engagement of non-traditional WV audiences (e.g. Millennials), including liaison with Marketing.
Develop concepts for packaging of campaign themes into public engagement concepts.
Work with internal and external partners to effectively coordinate around key moments, building a movement to end violence against children.
Close alignment with Comms and Public Engagement on campaign branding, content and shared resources.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
At least five (5) years of successful relevant professional experience including campaigning and mobilization.
Bachelor’s university degree.
The incumbent is expected to operate with a high degree of independence, under the strategic direction of the External Campaign Director.
Experience in developing and delivering campaign strategies.
Experience in mobilising supporters and influencing key decision makers on development issues.
Field experience is an asset.
Advocacy and Communication Skills:
The appointee will be a skilled writer.
Understanding of the new and digital media landscape.
The appointee will have experience in policy analysis.
The appointee will have ability to adapt resources and guidance to communicate effectively with Field Offices (FOs) and Support Offices (SOs).
The appointee will be able to set out and manage contracts with different suppliers.
Ability to maintain good relations and work effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to maintain awareness of the activities of other members of the team to enable mutual support during times of high pressure especially in a remote working environment.
Other Technical Skills/Experience:
Strong negotiation, facilitation, influencing and persuading skills.
A solid understanding of international and national policies relevant for children.
Ability to mentor staff in a cross-cultural context.
Management of organisational relations through networking and alliances.
Representational experience at national and international level.
Strong competencies to plan, prioritise, coordinate and ability to deliver in tight deadlines and budgets.
Strong Project & Stakeholder Management Experience:
Experience of working in a complex, international and cross-cultural environment.
Ability / experience influencing people to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Experience of working with Marketing.
Experience in social media.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.