Associate Director Advocacy Job Vacancy – World Vision

Job Title:          Associate Director Advocacy
Organization: World
Vision
Duty Station:   Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:     Programme Quality Director
                  
About US: World
Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government
organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to
overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in
Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation &
hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child
protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and
adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All
employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable
background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
Job Summary:  The Associate Director Advocacy will be
responsible for leading World Vision Uganda’s advocacy work at local and
national levels in both development and refugee response programming. The role
will also support World Vision’s international advocacy work, where relevant. 
The jobholder will work collaboratively
with advocacy staff, technical specialists and others to build World Vision
Uganda’s reputation at national level and to engage in policy advocacy with
government and other key stakeholders to support child well-being objectives
specified in the World Vision Uganda National Strategy.
The role will also include responsibility
for technical guidance and strategic oversight to World Vision Uganda’s
local-level advocacy and social accountability programming. This position will
lead World Vision Uganda’s advocacy campaigns, notably the It Takes a World.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Develop
and maintain a policy advocacy strategy in collaboration with key stakeholders
(internal and external).
·        
Implement
that strategy including direct engagement in advocacy with key stakeholders and
decision makers.
·        
Stay
abreast of key developments in the policy and political environment.
·        
Collaborate
with relevant colleagues in to support effective advocacy of policy and child
well-being issues related to refugees.
·        
Enhance
the visibility and reputation of WVU as Uganda’s leading child-focused
organization.
·        
Oversee
effective implementation of WVU’s Citizen, Voice & Action (CVA) project
model across all development programmes.
·        
Ensure
strong linkages between field-based CVA work and WVU’s national policy advocacy
agenda.
·        
WVU’s
major campaigns are well designed and implemented (notably It Takes a World and
Joining Forces).
·        
WVU
actively and effectively participates in selected awareness raising days (e.g.
World Breastfeeding Week).
·        
External
engagement & representation
·        
Develop
effective relationships with key stakeholders in government (including
Permanent Secretaries and MPs).
·        
Develop
and maintain effective collaborations with like-minded organizations and foster
working relationships for enhanced effectiveness.
·        
Represent
WVU in various fora as a senior staff member.
·        
In
collaboration with the Learning & Evidence team, enhance WVU’s capacity to
effectively monitor and build evidence around its advocacy work.
·        
Support
the development process of the new National Strategy and related Technical
Programmes to ensure that advocacy is appropriately and effectively included.
·        
Team
work and team management
·        
Provide
effective management to child protection technical team.
·        
Contribute
to the overall leadership of the Programme Quality division.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The
ideal candidate should have a 
post-graduate degree in law, public policy, social sciences or other
relevant field is a requirement.
·        
Technical
skills: academic and/or direct programming experience and expertise in the
field of public policy and/or child rights advocacy.
·        
Minimum
of 5 years’ experience in advocacy and/or public policy role.
·        
Experience
in staff management
·        
Strong
working knowledge of working with Ugandan Government (especially MoES, MoGLSD,
and with parliamentary processes)
·        
Experience
in working with child rights or child-focused issues a strong advantage.
·        
Strong
capacity in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination is
essential.
·        
Proactive
personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.
·        
Spiritual
maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – ability to articulate
and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.
·        
Demonstration
of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both
verbal and written.
·        
Proven
conceptual & analytical skills, ability to take an evidence-based approach
to programme design.
·        
Proven
facilitation skills.
·        
Team
player.
·        
Ensure
a gender perspective in the scope of work.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s
e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow instructions on How to
Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly
encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 14th November 2019

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