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Sr. Advisor, External Engagement - Child Protection at The World Vision International

Sr. Advisor, External Engagement - Child Protection at The World Vision International

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Represents and provides strategic global leadership to build World Vision (WV)’s influence, advocacy, partnerships and reputation externally for increased impact. Ensures WV is represented by subject matter experts in key forums and participates in selected networks, associations, and boards as appropriate. Actively positions WV as a NGO of choice with global 2030 Agenda platform, potential and key partners, businesses, donors and other stakeholders. Oversees and coordinates closely with Support Offices’ sector team engagement and partners and other Global Centre teams. Work with and support World Vision’s global ministries and Global Capitals.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Set Strategic Priorities:
In collaboration with Advocacy/External Engagement (A&EE), Disaster Management EE&RD, and Public Engagement ,develops and successfully achieves external engagement strategy for sector. Maintain oversight of (and coordinate where needed) WV’s sectoral external engagement activities.

Build Capacities:
Provide authoritative representation, technical, and policy advice to World Vision’s sector community of practice in order to enrich our understanding and external engagement in sector. Identify and build capacity of subject matter experts to represent sector externally. Ensure external representations by subject matter experts reflect WV’s integrated understanding of development and child well-being and faith identity. Communities of practice become a lot more connected with external experts and institutions.

Provide Global Stewardship:
Support the global resource development strategy providing expertize, and actively. Donors increasingly select WV’s work for funding and impact positioning WV as a NGO of choice with key donors and stakeholders. Bring to bear evidence of World Vision’s contribution to Child Well-Being (CWB) in child protection in external relations for advocacy, donor relations and building WV’s reputation. Donor prepositioning is developed for National Office (NO) and Support Office (SO) entities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing or International Development. Excellent facilitation, negotiation and collaboration skills. Proven skills and experience in external engagement that contributes to change in policy and practice and builds s industry reputation. 10 years’ work experience with an International Development Organisation, Corporation or Government in the field of external relations, communications and or policy influencing.

Experience of working in partnership with International Development Organisations through networks, coalitions and partnerships on policy themes related to sector. Experience in working with faith actors and on faith related issues.
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