BACKGROUND World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbors and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve. Job Title: Advocacy, Communications and Public Engagement Manager Work Location: Zimbabwe National Office Harare Reports To: National (Country) Director Direct Reports: Communications Officer, Advocacy Officer, Faith & Development Coordinator
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position: University Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, development studies, International Relations, Communications or its equivalent A post graduate qualification is a plus 3- 5 years’ experience in advocacy, campaigns, communications and government and stakeholder engagement Experience of working in an NGO, UN or other relevant organization in the same or related capacity Must have ability to manage a multi-disciplinary portfolio Advanced understanding of social accountability methodologies Demonstrated team management and leadership experience Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with diverse teams (cross cultural & cross functional) to achieve shared goals Ability to engage at a strategic level and build collaborative relationships with government, donors, media and peer agencies Experience in developing an array of communication materials such as publications, video segments, web and other modern media Excellent written and oral communication skills in English Able to work within a faith based organizational environment Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience: Understanding and experience in Grant Acquisition and Management, especially in terms of the grant cycle, humanitarian and development donors, and proposal development. Demonstrated experience in developing and leading advocacy and communications strategies within the humanitarian and development sector. Advanced understanding of policy analysis and engagement processes. Work Environment Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable. The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.
TO APPLY: Visit https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/zimbabwe/communications/advocacy-communications-and-public-engagement-manager/12903