Senior Director, External Engagement

at World Vision
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted September 19, 2019
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Senior Director, External Engagement

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Senior Director, External Engagement provides overall leadership, coordination and alignment of global level external engagement, seeking to achieve influence, support income and ultimately to impact external targets in support of WV objectives for children as articulated in Our Promise. The Senior Director will develop and deliver annual plans that maximize the external engagement of Senior leaders, sector and thematic experts, policy advisors and children. The Senior Leader leads and facilitates the External Engagement (EE) Advisory Group for aligned and impactful external engagement across the Global Centre, including through analysis and prioritization of external stakeholders and partnerships, and through regular reporting, innovation and excellence. The Senior Director leads the alignment of EE in WV Global Capitals, leads a team of EE advisors (including in the Global Capitals) and ensures that WV voices are addressing the most important and impactful stakeholders, forums and processes in support of the rights and well being of children, especially the most vulnerable. The Senior Leader will support strong external engagement across all entities of the Partnership, including support to Regional Advocacy Directors in their EE planning. S/he will support Senior WV leaders, including the President, in their participation in major multilateral events and dialogue with external bodies.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and deliver a global External Engagement agenda focused on the rights of children and the achievement of priority Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) External Engagement agenda provides the best opportunities for WV to advance its external objectives and positively impact the lives of most vulnerable children.

Examples include:

Work with Global Capital leads to represent or position WV within the UN, diplomatic, and NGO communities.

Coordinate and facilitate external relationships that enable WV to articulate its concerns to NGO, UN, Governmental, and other multilateral bodies.

Strategic briefings to inform organizations of WV's work and policy positioning.

Direct meetings with key individuals and active participation in meetings of multilateral bodies.

Support, coordinate and facilitate representation at agreed global events on behalf of the wider A&EE.

Translate in-depth policy work in A&EE priority thematic areas into messaging for use in external relationships.

Maintain good relations and work effectively with other members of the GC, SOs and GFO teams to ensure that World Vision presents a professional and efficient point of contact to global institutions.

Skills

Expert level understanding of child rights policy debates and dialogues, including regarding the Sustainable Development Goals, ODA, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Significant field experience and/or understanding in international development or humanitarian contexts.

English language fluency.

Experience Requirements

Minimum 7 year leadership experience working in child rights focused External Engagement in CSO context and/or government or multilateral context.

Education Requirements

Masters degree in International Affairs, Public Policy, International Development, Human Rights, Law or other relevant field.
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