Associate Director, Conflict Sensitivity
*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.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
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.
KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:
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.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time, including regular travel to fragile contexts.