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Senior Campaigns Advisor

11777-16G34016
Uxbridge
18-Nov-18
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.

*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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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.

Campaigning Experience:

  • 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.

Team Work:

  • 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.

Work Environment/Travel:

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