Policy Advisor, Ending Violence Against Children


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Policy Advisor, Ending Violence Against Children


PURPOSE OF POSITION:


This position will support policy and advocacy work on ending violence against children. Through policy development and external engagement support, the position will contribute to the success of the global campaign It takes a world.

The position will involve extensive policy analysis of available data and further research as required to identify key areas related to ending violence against children and associated child protection policy where World Vision can assume stronger leadership and strengthen its influence. The position will also provide other policy support to the Senior Director towards the fulfillment of the Advocacy & Employee Engagement (A&EE) Strategy Realization Plan.



KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:


EVAC Policy Development:

  • Development of World Vision policy positions and briefings on ending violence against children.
  • Constantly monitor and analyze external policy environment and resources to inform and develop World Vision policy positions.
  • Periodically seek and review available evidence from World Vision key programmatic work to ensure that it is underpinning policy positions.
  • Liaise with Local to Global team to ensure that global WVI policy positions leverage national office priorities.
  • Develop World Vision public policy positions and reports on ending VAC.
  • Support realization of the It takes a world global campaign policy agenda.


Internal Coordination and External Engagement:

  • Support engagement and represent World Vision in the existing VAC related forums and networks (CSO Forum, GNB, etc..) as required.
  • Supporting engagement and representation of World Vision with priority stakeholders for ending violence against children including End VAC, Girls Not Brides, Together for Girls.
  • Coordination with internal and external experts (e.g. academics, think-tanks) on specific projects and policy influencing opportunities (HLPF, Solutions Summit etc..)?
  • Lead proposal development and implementation of grants as required.


Support to National Offices (NOs)/Regional Offices (ROs)/Support Offices (SOs):

  • Support the policy analysis of regional offices and national entities in connection to global VAC moments and key events.


Policy Team Support:

  • Develop and support development of policy positions related to the New Action Agenda for Children output.
  • Support Senior Director related to the renewal and ongoing implementation of the WV “One Voice” partnership wide policy development and alignment policy.
  • Engage and support engagement in external forums and events as needed.



KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:


  • At least 6 years' experience in policy development on child rights either within government, regional or multilateral institutions or in peer NGOs.
  • Track record in developing policy briefings and reports.
  • Ability to write to a publishable standard.
  • Strong analytical and research skills and proven ability to convert complex information into succinct, targeted briefings and other applied documents.
  • Masters Degree in international relations, international development, law, human rights law or social work.
  • Excellent English oral and written skills. A second language (esp. Spanish or French) is a strong asset.


Preferred:

  • Strong understanding of child protection and social policy discourse.


Work Environment/Travel:

  • Home office. When post-pandemic travel normalized, 2-3 week-long trips annually.


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