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Senior Director, Social Mobilization

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


Senior Director, Social Mobilization


This position is responsible for and has oversight of developing and implementing a successful social mobilization strategy for World Vision globally.

This position will develop the systems, structures, partnerships, technology and operating models for the delivery of a social mobilization strategy that engages the public, children, partners and community members to shifts attitudes & behaviours and drive courageous action in support of policy change, and implementation, of child rights, the global campaign It takes a world to end violence against children and Agenda 2030.

The Senior Director of Social Mobilization will develop strong internal and external networks and collaborate closely with marketing, communications, policy & advocacy, campaigners and child and youth participation experts at the global level and across all World Vision Support, Field and Regional Offices to significantly raise the public profile of our efforts offline and online. This includes leadership of global mobilization efforts, support for local and national campaign and mobilization strategies, fostering citizen and youth movements, development of compelling public engagement content and meaningful supporter and community actions. In addition, this position will deploy new technologies to drive engagement and reach new audiences (especially millennials), strengthen loyalty and involvement of existing supporters.

The Senior Director will be part of the Advocacy & External Engagement (A&EE) Leadership Team, manage a team of public engagement, mobilization and child participation experts, develop and monitor the team strategy and workplan as well as manage budgets and relationships with external agencies.


Developing and implementing a successful global social mobilization strategy, including but not limited to children.

Systems, structures, partnerships, technology, metrics and operating models for the delivery a social mobilization strategy in place.

Establish and report on social mobilization pilots and approaches to deliver maximum impact and return on investment, including to shift attitudes & behaviours.

Work with Senior Leaders to ensure social mobilization is a critical aspect of WV’s work at all levels of the Organisation and is operating at scale.

Unlock investments across WV for social and popular mobilization and ensure leadership understands the benefits and impact.

Scale up emerging digital platforms for social mobilization globally.


Exceptional stakeholder management, communications and influencing skills.
Strategic Vision.
Strong understanding of technology and digital platforms for mobilization and shifting attitudes & behaviours.

Strong understanding of policy.
Is trusted as an honest person. Demonstrates openness and transparency. Advocates for what is right for the organization and employees, even in the face of differing opinions. Respects and adheres to World Vision’s values, consistently acting in accordance with those values and practicing what he/she preaches.

Experience Requirements

At least 15 years of successful relevant professional experience including campaigning, mobilization (offline and online) and social change processes in multiple contexts.

Experience of working in a complex, international and cross-cultural environment.

Ability / experience influencing people to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

Experience in developing and delivering social mobilization and campaign strategies across contexts.

Experience in mobilising supporters and influencing key decision makers on development issues.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s university degree.

Master Degree preferred.