World Vision International

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Advocacy and External Engagement Specialist

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide support to advocacy and external engagement activities in the United Nations to deliver on main advocacy and campaign objectives including collaboration across the organization to inform and facilitate global engagement.

Moreover, supports the delivery of external communications to stakeholders and supports the planning and implementation of a range of external events, as well as attending external meetings to properly document discussions and outcomes.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Contributes to development and implementation of Advocacy Engagement Plans and its respective work plans with due follow up and development of Action Points on specific work streams.

  • Develops and organizes internal communication and external activities to meet specific communications objectives.

  • Proactively organizes external events (for 20 to 200 people) that contribute to making the case for children’s wellbeing and rights as they relate to the team’s main objectives. This is carried out with relevant stakeholders and partners as appropriate.

  • Supports implementation of internal coordination with regional offices and national offices as appropriate for their engagement in the Advocacy Engagement Plans and other internal work plans thus supporting local to global engagement.

  • Supports overall work with partner organizations and leads engagement and partnership in some of the networks and alliances and/or coordinating platforms.

  • Coordinates and collaborates on advocacy, where appropriate, with members across teams.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor Degree. Plus experience in children rights, human rights, political science, international development, communication or any other specific field relevant to World Vision’s work.

  • Experience in international work environments and cross-cultural communication, including understanding of the UN system and NGOs.

  • Networking skills.

  • Confident public speaker.

  • Experience of influencing others.

  • Documented experience in advocacy work with international actors.

  • Documented experience in writing advocacy briefs, notes, summaries, etc.

  • Fluent in English. Other languages may be an advantage.

Travel and/or Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 5-10% of the time.