Founded in 1950, World Vision is a global Christian relief, development, and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty, violence, disaster, and injustice. World Vision has over 37,000 staff in nearly 100 countries. We collaborate with others in pursuit of positively impacting the most vulnerable children, their families, and communities around the world.
World Vision EU Representation (WV EUREP) in Brussels is one of several “global capitals” based in strategic global locations and an association of WV offices engaged strategically with the EU. Our main goal is to see a tangible increase in political and financial investment in children by the EU. We work towards this goal and World Vision’s main priority areas through two strategic avenues: supporting the World Vision Partnership with expertise and knowledge on EU funding and advocating for children’s rights at EU level.
The Advocacy and Policy Officer will support EUREP’s external engagement objectives and World Vision’s global mission by managing policy and advocacy projects, supporting the communication strategy, as well as influencing change in EU policy and funding environments for the well-being of children and the success and impact of World Vision’s field operations.
The role of the Advocacy and Policy Officer is to support the development of advocacy, policy strategies, and undertake research for the EUREP office’s Advocacy Unit. S/He will engage in advocacy based on the policy priorities set for EUREP, and aimed at EU institutions and other key Brussels-based stakeholders. S/He will support the implementation of strategic external engagement objectives by helping managing projects and influencing change in EU policy in areas such as Humanitarian Aid & Fragility.
S/He reports to the Director of EU Advocacy & Policy.
1. Designs, manages and executes policy and advocacy strategies in the area of humanitarian aid, conflict sensitivity, fragility (incl. nexus & resilience), climate action and relevant sectors leading to EU policy change and supporting pre-positioning of WV field operations in fragile contexts:
2. Policy development and research: production of policy documents on specific thematic or sector issues based on research and on policy priority areas identified in the EUREP office Strategic Realisation Plan and Annual Work Plan.
3. Lead, as mandated by the Director of EU Advocacy and Policy, EUREP’s external engagement, and serve as WV representative towards the EU and relevant Brussels based stakeholders by:
We offer a long-term contract, full-time to start rapidly and a work environment where good team spirit, collaboration and personal development are held high.
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter outlining how you match the job description to Nadine_massart@wvi.org with the subject line “First Name + Last Name – Advocacy & Policy Officer” by 20 June 2021 noon (12.00 PM).
Due to limited resources, we will unfortunately not be able to reply to individual queries. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.