Director, Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy

Organization: World Vision
Closing date: 26 Jul 2022

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Here’s where you come in:

As the Director, Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy, you will be responsible for setting and directing the global humanitarian advocacy agenda, leading the global policy advocacy team, and effectively coordinating across World Vision Partnership functions and structures. You will bring direct experience in humanitarian response and maintain a robust network of key contacts with peer agencies, humanitarian networks, and UN agencies and donor governments. You will be an exceptional manager of diverse teams, able to attract, maintain and grow talent through training and mentorship. You will have excellent negotiation and communication skills, and a solid record of producing original research, publications, and thought leadership that have influenced major policy and decision makers.

Requirements include:

  • A post graduate degree in a relevant field (equivalent of a Master’s in international or public relations, international development, or law)
  • 10-15 years relevant job experience, including in management, with significant time spent in active humanitarian response contexts, working on humanitarian policy advocacy, research, and/or communications
  • Excellent people management experience and skills
  • Communication skills in English, French highly desirable
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time, including to humanitarian response environments

How to apply

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position and apply online by the closing date 26 JULY 2022.

*Preferred position location: New York or Geneva

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.

For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.



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