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Senior Policy Advisor, Child Rights

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Work type: Full time
Location: VIC - Metro, International
Categories: Transformational Development, Humanitarian Emergency Affairs, Technical Specialists

Your opportunity to make a difference

This unique opportunity as Senior Child Rights Policy Advisor will empower the successful candidate to be a major influencer on one of World Vision Australia’s core values as a child-focused organisation. This position offers the chance to be the subject matter expert on such a critical topic and to consult senior leaders within WVA to grow the organisation’s child rights capability and agility, as well as the opportunity to represent WVA externally as the expert on Child Rights.

You will research, analyse and identify feasible public policy solutions – whether international or domestic - to address the most complex public policy problems for the most vulnerable children and their families. The policy influence work you produce will also help position World Vision as a child-focused, credible, authoritative and influential on key aspects of global poverty, development and humanitarian policy issues.

Who we're looking for

Our dream candidate recognises this as their dream job.

They have high level analytical and public policy development skills, ability to persuasively influence internal and external stakeholders based on sound and logical reasoning and argumentation, and can handle media as a spokesperson on Child Rights.

Points to demonstrate would include:

  • Experience in policy development related to child rights or child protection, humanitarian or international institutions, or associated analysis of rights based frameworks and protection
  • Experience in the application of child rights to humanitarian and/or development contexts in the field
  • Working knowledge of the international child rights mechanisms and their key products and knowledge of public policy development processes by international NGOs
  • Experience in providing well-reasoned advice under tight time constraints where needed
  • Masters level tertiary education in child rights, human rights, international law, public policy, international development or relevant
  • Strong reputation, relationships and legitimacy in the advocacy priority issue/s

What you need to know

This role is a permanent position operating in a full-time capacity and will be based at our head office in Burwood East, Victoria.

What we can offer you

  • The opportunity to bring your expertise to a role that has direct and broad impact in the largest non-government organisation in Australia that reaches the lives of 120 million children worldwide
  • Make real change amongst WVA’s reputable leaders who are equally committed to one common goal; the fight against global poverty, its causes.
  • Competitive salary and flexible salary packaging scheme
  • Participating in comprehensive professional development programs that include on-the-job learning, e-learning, workshops, forums, leadership development and internal and international secondments 

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World Vision Australia is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and communities by tackling the causes of poverty. We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in line with our Reconciliation Action Plan


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