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Associate Director, Conflict Sensitivity - APPOINTMENT

Job Description

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


The Associate Director for Conflict Sensitivity will lead quality implementation, capacity-building and partnerships on WV’s three principal conflict analysis tools: Making Sense of Turbulent Contexts (MSTC), Good Enough Context Analysis for Rapid Response (GECARR), and IPACS (Integrating Peacebuilding and Conflict-Sensitivity). The Associate Director for Conflict Sensitivity is responsible for maintaining WV's donor reputation and global leadership in participatory conflict analysis, as well as for driving integration of conflict-sensitivity across World Vision’s lines of ministry, operations, and strategy.


  • Lead and promote application of local-level conflict-sensitivity into emergency relief and development programmes using the Integrating Peacebuilding and Conflict-Sensitivity (I-PACS) tool.

  • Lead and promote application of macro-level conflict-sensitivity into emergency relief and development programmes using the Making Sense of Turbulent Contexts (MSTC) tool.

  • Innovate new conflict analysis approaches such as the Good Enough Conflict Analysis for Rapid Response (GECARR) with WV offices and partners.

  • Develop funding for conflict-sensitive programming.

  • Engage externally with key conflict-sensitivity leaders in UN agencies, the World Bank and other multilateral agencies, public donor agencies, and peer NGOs.



  • Graduate degree with specialization in peacebuilding, conflict, international relations, fragile contexts, or another relevant field.

  • Extensive experience with World Vision programming models and tools on conflict sensitivity – especially Do No Harm or MSTC.

  • Conflict analysis at macro, meso and micro levels in fragile contexts.

  • Experience working in different aid sectors (relief, development, and advocacy).

  • Experience working in multi-stakeholder international networks, coalitions, and consortia on conflict-sensitivity (e.g. UN, World Bank, DfID, EU, Saferworld, CDA).

  • Leader trainer certification in one or more internationally-known conflict analysis frameworks.

  • Experience networking among peer organisations.


  • Ability to lead cross-cultural and remote work teams as well as trans-national and inter-agency networks and coalitions.

  • Ability to create conducive working relationships in multi-faith contexts and maintain extensive network of relationships within and outside the organisation.

  • Ability to provide theological reflection on peacebuilding and its relation to the mission of World Vision, including through prayer, public speaking, and writing.

  • Experience in working across entities and functions within WV toward a shared priority.

  • Experience speaking and writing about World Vision’s fragile contexts programming and Christian identity in fragile inter-religious contexts.

  • Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT).

  • Excellence in written English communications evidenced by a publication history in the field of conflict or peacebuilding.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time, including regular travel to fragile contexts.