Advocacy & Safeguarding Coordinator (World Vision)

Advocacy & Safeguarding Coordinator (World Vision)

Company Name World Vision
  • Number of Vacancy: 1
  • Category: Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs)
  • Job Level: Mid Level
  • Working Hours: 0
  • Years of Experience 3
  • Salary Range: $-
  • Job Location: Harare
  • Preferred Age: 0 (years)
  • Required Education: Degree
  • Vacancy Nature: Fixed Term Contract


Position: Advocacy Coordinator Purpose of Position The Advocacy and Safeguarding Coordinator assists in planning, developing, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of advocacy and safeguarding programs for WVZ as per the established priorities and annual action plan. Reporting to the Advocacy Communications and External Engagement Team Lead, the AC provides support to program initiatives by analysing policy gaps, opportunities for scaling up and strengthening programs, especially the gender, child protection and the `It takes a world to end violence against children’ campaign. The coordinator coordinates establishment of linkages in programs, and ensure the advocacy and safeguarding pillar to WV programs is enhanced. The coordinator will be responsible for developing models, key messages and effective advocacy campaigns and handle complex WVZ campaigns for grassroots program effectiveness and realisation of intended outcomes. The Coordinator will help promote the protection of both children and adult beneficiaries rights through the implementation of Safeguarding policy and procedures. Responsibilities Policy Assist in crafting and developing policy briefs for advocacy work in WVZ operational areas on issues of birth registration, gender and ending violence against children. Participate in policy platforms/forums that are in WVZ’s line of work particularly on issues relating to children. Assist and participate in the crafting and formulating WVZ policies and frameworks. Advocacy Act as the organisation’s representative in all relevant National Level Coordination and Cluster Forums in support of World Vision’s advocacy agenda. Provide support in the coordination and implementation of all WVZ Advocacy, Child Protection and Gender Programs. Develop Disability Inclusion Advocacy Programs to scale up interventions and policies to ensure programs are disability friendly. Facilitate the design, planning and implementation of World Vision Advocacy Campaigns. Support Area Programmes in implementing and rolling out Citizen Voice & Action (CVA). Support Area Programmes in implementing and rolling out Channels of Hope (CoH) models to advocate against Gender Based, effects of HIV & AIDS and harmful practices on Maternal Newborn Child Health and Maternal Child health. Popularizing and implementing the `It takes a world to end violence against children’ campaign with a specific focus on child sexual violence. To facilitate training and raising the awareness of the WV programming models into the CP system in collaboration with the CP unit. Consolidate pre and post workshop reports. Enhance monitoring of the `It takes a world to end violence against children’ campaign, CoH and CVA. Coordinate participation and representation of organisation in specific national advocacy initiatives in conjunction with relevant partners. Attend coalition and other child focused networks. Participate in advocacy related WebEx and joining the advocacy and child protection community of practice. Gender Facilitate mainstreaming of gender into APs and grants in World Vision areas of operation. Create awareness and enhancing capacity of staff in understanding gender concepts. Design and implementation of community-based gender projects. Empowerment of men, women, boys and girls to promote gender equality and any other programs that contribute to the Sustained Development Goals, particularly goal 3 `Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women’. Advocacy Communications Drafting advocacy articles, press releases, branding and profiling articles for the global campaign. Documentation of best practices and lessons learnt in the implementation of advocacy related work and the global campaign. Design and procure advocacy-oriented communication products, campaign and IEC materials for the department. Ensure overall coverage and documentation of advocacy initiatives. Safeguarding Taking lead in the development of the National Office Safeguarding policy, Safeguarding Behaviour protocol and the Safeguarding Preparedness plans and other Safeguarding procedures that will be used by all staff in the office . as well as enforcing implementation of the child and adult safeguarding policy and procedures Enforce the implementation of the World Vision Zimbabwe Safeguarding Policy and procedures in line with the International, Regional and National statutes and manage reported incidents through the use of CPIPP and Ethics point Deliver Safeguarding Policy refresher trainings to all staff and associates at National and Regional level ( Harare ,Bulawayo and Mutare respectively ) to build commitment to child and adult safeguarding in the office and minimize the risk of abuse to both children and adult beneficiaries. Acting as the National office focal point person for all child and adult safeguarding concerns referred by programs and provide timely technical support and advice. Submit Safeguarding Monthly Update

Work/Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, International Relations, Politics, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Communications, Economics or related field.. Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in international development in leadership role; prefer hand’s on advocacy and advocate at the national, regional and local level of a developing country. Demonstrate an understanding on advocacy, gender, child protection and policy issues. Knowledge of Gender mainstreaming, policy formulation, communication and child protection dynamics are an added advantage Experience in Project Management and the development and production of a wide array of communication materials such as publications, video segments, web, and other media. English proficiency and to relate cross-culturally with a wide range of international constituencies. Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina. Thorough knowledge of development work High level computer including office packages such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Good interpersonal verbal communication skills.

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