Associate Director – Advocacy and External Engangements 87 views0 applications


Associate Director – Advocacy and External Engangements

World Vision

The Associate Director -External Engagements is responsible for leading advocacy, government and external engagement and supports and advocates for World Vision’s humanitarian, recovery and development work in Somalia.

The position holder will ensure visibility of World Vision work and engage with a wide range of stakeholders to influence public policy and funding for the benefit of the most vulnerable children in Somalia.

The position holder is also responsible for government engagement and will provide management support to a team in Mogadishu in ensuring that government is engaged and informed of World Vision programs. He/She will also be responsible for ensuring that administrative services are provided to the various teams that support the Somalia program in an efficient and seamless manner.

Key responsibilities

  1. Advocacy
  • Together with other stakeholders, advocate for policies and laws that benefit Somali’s most vulnerable children
  • Develop policy papers to influence key decisions makers on issues affecting children and their communities
  • Keep abreast of the evolving contexts in Somalia and its impact on delivery of services to most vulnerable children and advice changes
  • Report on emerging trends, concerns and opportunities for management action and adoption
  1. External relationships:
  • The position will be the focal point for all external engagements on advocacy and policy.
  • The position will build and manage key networks and relationships with a variety of stakeholders that impact on the well-being of children.
  • Drive external engagement for the office through networking, building relationships and fostering new alliances and networks in collaboration with Somali Resilience Program Chief of Party and Program Development and Quality Assurance Director
  1. Government relations:
  • Key contact person for all government engagements including correspondence with key government officials and close follow up on action points on partnerships, meeting invitations and joint conferences to ensure effective coordination
  • Coordinate, foster and manage relations with state government offices, especially the relevant ministries and local
  • Develop and document World Vision government relations processes and systems that ensures all staff, operational policies, procedures, and systems are compliant with the requirements of all relevant government entities
  • Monitor and prepare participation of World Vison leaders to Diplomatic/State functions, government public functions and key celebrations hosted by the government
  1. VIP Protocol Management – Coordinates the hosting of VIP events and visitors with the relevant sectors and departments.

Requirements include:

  • Master’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Linguistics, Public Relations, Human Rights, Development and/or Humanitarian Issues, or a related field
  • Minimum 5 years senior advocacy experience in a fragile or hardship context
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills
  • Proven experience in public speaking and conveying key messages in a concise manner
  • Ability to influence others using diplomacy to bring about change
  • Experience in producing written materials for advocacy purposes including developing high level policy papers
  • Proven networks and relationships in Somalia
  • Willingness to travel domestically up to 50% of the time.

Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

World Vision adheres to strict child and adult safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks which will include criminal background checks. They will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Academic certificates will be verified with the issuing institution.

More Information

  • Job City Mogadishu
  • This job has expired!
Share this job


World Vision International is an Evangelical Christian humanitarian aid, development, and advocacy organization.

It was founded in 1950 by Robert Pierce as a service organization to meet the emergency needs of missionaries. In 1975 development work was added to World Vision's objectives.

It is active in more than 90 countries with a total revenue including grants, product and foreign donations of $2.79 billion (2011).

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 are one the world’s largest child focused development organisations, with over 45,000 staff in almost 100 countries, serving 100 million people annually. We work on every level to achieve our goal of child well-being – from international activism to checking in on children face-to-face.

Our people are our greatest asset. Each staff has unique experience and skills - and it’s our job to provide them with the training and opportunities they need to make their greatest contribution to our work worldwide.

According to our latest staff survey, over 80% of staff who responded are excited about the future, ready to put in extra effort, proud to work for World Vision and ready to recommend us to others as a great employer.

We offer a wide range of rewarding career opportunities, from tackling humanitarian emergencies, working in development and advocacy, to performing vital support roles such as finance, IT, marketing and human resources.

World Vision has the privilege to partner with communities in 25 countries in Africa: Angola, Burundi, Chad, Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

World Vision aims to achieve the sustained well-being of children within families and communities, especially the most vulnerable by ensuring that children:

  • Enjoy good health
  • Are educated for life
  • Experience love of God and their neighbour
  • Are cared for, protected and participate
Connect with us
0 USD Mogadishu CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week World Vision International

Associate Director – Advocacy and External Engangements

World Vision

The Associate Director -External Engagements is responsible for leading advocacy, government and external engagement and supports and advocates for World Vision’s humanitarian, recovery and development work in Somalia.

The position holder will ensure visibility of World Vision work and engage with a wide range of stakeholders to influence public policy and funding for the benefit of the most vulnerable children in Somalia.

The position holder is also responsible for government engagement and will provide management support to a team in Mogadishu in ensuring that government is engaged and informed of World Vision programs. He/She will also be responsible for ensuring that administrative services are provided to the various teams that support the Somalia program in an efficient and seamless manner.

Key responsibilities

  1. Advocacy
  • Together with other stakeholders, advocate for policies and laws that benefit Somali’s most vulnerable children
  • Develop policy papers to influence key decisions makers on issues affecting children and their communities
  • Keep abreast of the evolving contexts in Somalia and its impact on delivery of services to most vulnerable children and advice changes
  • Report on emerging trends, concerns and opportunities for management action and adoption
  1. External relationships:
  • The position will be the focal point for all external engagements on advocacy and policy.
  • The position will build and manage key networks and relationships with a variety of stakeholders that impact on the well-being of children.
  • Drive external engagement for the office through networking, building relationships and fostering new alliances and networks in collaboration with Somali Resilience Program Chief of Party and Program Development and Quality Assurance Director
  1. Government relations:
  • Key contact person for all government engagements including correspondence with key government officials and close follow up on action points on partnerships, meeting invitations and joint conferences to ensure effective coordination
  • Coordinate, foster and manage relations with state government offices, especially the relevant ministries and local
  • Develop and document World Vision government relations processes and systems that ensures all staff, operational policies, procedures, and systems are compliant with the requirements of all relevant government entities
  • Monitor and prepare participation of World Vison leaders to Diplomatic/State functions, government public functions and key celebrations hosted by the government
  1. VIP Protocol Management – Coordinates the hosting of VIP events and visitors with the relevant sectors and departments.

Requirements include:

  • Master’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Linguistics, Public Relations, Human Rights, Development and/or Humanitarian Issues, or a related field
  • Minimum 5 years senior advocacy experience in a fragile or hardship context
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills
  • Proven experience in public speaking and conveying key messages in a concise manner
  • Ability to influence others using diplomacy to bring about change
  • Experience in producing written materials for advocacy purposes including developing high level policy papers
  • Proven networks and relationships in Somalia
  • Willingness to travel domestically up to 50% of the time.

Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

World Vision adheres to strict child and adult safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks which will include criminal background checks. They will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Academic certificates will be verified with the issuing institution.

2020-11-16

NGO Jobs in Africa | NGO Jobs

Ngojobsinafrica.com is Africa’s largest Job site that focuses only on Non-Government Organization job Opportunities across Africa. We publish latest jobs and career information for Africans who intends to build a career in the NGO Sector. We ensure that we provide you with all Non-governmental Jobs in Africa on a consistent basis. We aggregate all NGO Jobs in Africa and ensure authenticity of all jobs available on our site. We are your one stop site for all NGO Jobs in Africa. Stay with us for authenticity & consistency.

Stay up to date

Subscribe for email updates

January 2021
MTWTFSS
« Dec  
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
RSS Feed by country: