PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Partnership Leader Advocacy & External Engagement - (PL A&EE) will provide overall leadership and strategic oversight to our Advocacy and External Engagement across the partnership engaging heavily in both internal and external components of this work. This highly influential role is critical to delivering key aspects of World Vision’s first ever global strategy – Our Promise 2030. The post holder will champion Strategic Imperative #3 of Our Promise 2030 “Collaborating and advocating for broader impact: Changing from largely working on our own, in our way, to partnerships, joint ventures and advocacy with those who share our goals”.
External engagement helps ensure World Vision is strongly positioned with priority external stakeholders from all sectors to wield influence, inspire action, increase visibility, gather intelligence, initiate partnerships and raise income all to support the achievement of World Vision’s strategic priorities and increase impact on child well-being.
Action resulting from external engagement includes, but is not limited to: improved policy and service delivery by governments; increased resource allocation from donors; increase in meaningful child participation; a private sector more aligned with building child well-being; increased brand recognition and income for World Vision; raised awareness and behaviour change among all stakeholders; enhanced and productive partnerships; innovation and ministry improvements; enhanced reputation and influence for World Vision.
Our Mission mandates World Vision to respond to the changing dynamics and circumstances that threaten the safety and dignity of children affected by injustice and oppression. Our ultimate motivation is derived from what we have experienced in Jesus Christ, and the belief that all of humanity is created in the image of God, and as such, has inherent value and dignity. Our faith calls us to protect lives, restore dignity and renew hope, promoting human transformation, seeking justice and bearing witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God. This approach is consistent with the vision, mission and core values of World Vision (WV) and this position leads the function and principles for Advocacy and External Engagement across the World Vision Partnership.
Lead development of strong external relationships especially in the global capitals –(New York, Geneva, Brussels and Addis):
Lead Strategic Initiative (SI 3.2); Equip and support National Offices:
Empower all Global Centre (GC) teams to develop and implement external engagement plans focused on the achievement of Child Well Being (CWB) Objectives:
Enhance External Engagement as a key part of the WV’s effort to manage and build stronger relationships with the external world. It recognises that World Vision’s impact multiplies when we work with other actors from across society.
Provide global leadership on implementation of Agenda 2030:
KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.
World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.