Senior Policy Advisor, Child Poverty and Vulnerability

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 14 November 2019

Job Description

World Vision International

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our almost 37,500 staff members working in nearly 100 countries are united through our ethos, mission and shared desire for all individuals, especially children, to overcome poverty, inequality and injustice.

Here’s where you come in:

As Sr. Policy Advisor, Child Poverty and Vulnerability, you will provide political analysis, and develop policy messaging and positions on the causes and solutions to address child poverty and vulnerability. The focus will be aligned with and in support of child well-being priorities flowing from World Vision’s Global Strategy “Our Promise”, and will use the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals as a framework to guide policy development and targeting. Specific areas of thematic focus will be drawn from annual planning, and could include a focus (inter alia) on resilience, education, child health, child protection, and children on the move. Products developed by the Policy Advisor will target political stakeholders at the Global level, and in support of advocacy at regional and national levels, in collaboration with Regional Advocacy Directors and Global External Engagement advisors. Part of a Global Advocacy and External Engagement team, the Policy Advisor will report to the Senior Director, Public Policy.

Requirements include:

  • Masters degree in International Affairs, Public Policy, International Development or related field.
  • Minimum three years’ experience working in child focused public policy in a CSO context.
  • Significant field experience in international development or humanitarian context.
  • Knowledge of 2030 Agenda and SDGs and related policy debates and challenges – preferred.
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.

Is this the job for you?

World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 21 NOV 2019 . For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

About the Organization

The World Vision Partnership is a global community of people passionately committed to improving the lives and futures of the world’s most vulnerable children.

We believe that every child is a precious gift to the entire world and that their well-being concerns us all. We will not rest while children suffer in situations that can be changed. We are looking for people who share our beliefs and our passion.

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