World Vision Ireland: Policy & Advocacy Manager – deadline 29 March 2023

The Organisation

World Vision is the largest child-focused private charity in the world. World Vision facilitate the delivery of high-quality development, humanitarian and emergency relief programmes across nearly 100 countries worldwide.

World Vision are now looking for a Policy & Advocacy Manager to join the organisation on a permanent, full-time basis.

The Benefits

- Salary of €45,000 per annum

This is an excellent opportunity for a policy and advocacy professional to step into a vital role with the largest privately funded NGO in the world.

Joining WorldVision, you’ll get to use your expertise to help combat poverty, exploitation and abuse and make a huge, positive impact to the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

The Role

As a Policy & Advocacy Manager, you will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of the organisation’s ambitious advocacy strategy.

You’ll ensure the development of clear and proactive propositional strategies that influence decision-makers, the media, wider civil society and policy makers.

Alongside the Programmes & Policy Director, you’ll produce plans and activities to ensure the organisation can achieve its mission and objectives.

Additionally, you will:

- Build strategic relationships among relevant networks and stakeholders

- Work with Partnership Teams to identify key advocacy opportunities, co-ordinate activities and maximise positive impact

- Work with the Communications and PR Manager to co-ordinate external messaging

- Partner with communications colleagues to develop press releases, media statements and reactive quotes

- Prepare information resources and briefing materials on key policy issues

- Collaborate with other World Vision entities to support clear policy aims

- Co-ordinate the review and dissemination of World Vision Ireland Organisational Policies

About You

To be considered as a Policy & Advocacy Manager, you will need:

- At least five years’ experience of working in policy, advocacy and/or research in a multi-cultural environment

- Experience of policy analysis and development

- Experience of the design and execution of advocacy strategies and projects

- Excellent political insight with a good understanding of the Irish parliamentary processes

- Knowledge of international policy-making and decision-making processes, especially in the EU, UN and other multilateral bodies

- Knowledge of foreign affairs and economic development

- A good understanding of campaigning, use of narratives and communications

- Strategic, analytical and creative thinking skills

- Confident communications skills with the ability to engage a variety of audiences

Important Dates

The closing date for this role is the 29th March 2023.

Interviews will take place in the World Vision Offices in Dublin on the 5th April 2023.


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