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Change Lead

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: VIC - Metro
Categories: Strategy & Planning

Why World Vision?

World Vision is a global community of millions, working together for one purpose: to change the lives of vulnerable children and communities. As a global Christian humanitarian organisation, we provide short-term and long-term assistance and have impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children and people worldwide. With approximately 37,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes for almost 7 decades.

World Vision Australia delivers life changing impact because we are community-led, child-focused and inspired by our Christian faith.

  • Our programs of work aim to deliver sustainable change by focusing on: keeping children safe from harm, clean water access and sanitation, delivering health and nutrition interventions, improving the quality of child learning, and stimulating economic opportunities and empowerment for women and families
  • We stand in solidarity with vulnerable children and their families, to help them create a brighter future, through domestic and international advocacy and policy influencing
  • As emergencies happen around the world, we deliver life-saving aid. And we support communities before and after disaster strikes.
  • Supporting Indigenous Australians through our Australia Program, we partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to create positive change for children, young people and families.

Our vision for every child: Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart: the will to make it so.

The Opportunity to be a Changemaker

The role of Change Lead with World Vision Australia is an exciting opportunity to design, develop and implement the enterprise change programme that will enable our transformation from a Fundraising organisation to an Impact organisation, a unique shift in strategic focus that’s at the forefront of the sector and will allow us to deliver greater value to the field and to our supporters.

The Change Lead will manage the transition of change in the organisation, acting as a leading advocate of the Change Management methodology and champion collaboration between business units and the wider project community to obtain successful change implementation. The incumbent will be required to work in partnership with relevant Chiefs and senior leaders, including the Comms Lead and Culture Lead, to imbed appropriate change practices to support execution, in harmony with cultural identity. 

This is a 12-month fixed term contract, with an option for contract length extension, operating full-time and based at our head office in Burwood East, Melbourne.

Who are we looking for?

As an accredited Change Management professional with deep knowledge of change methodologies and frameworks, you’ve effectively delivered enterprise-wide change in large organisations in collaboration with key senior stakeholders. Experience utilising a change methodology focused on people is essential to success in this environment, as would experience working in an agile environment and leading agile implementation.

Some other key selection criteria includes:

  • Excellent planning and organising skills; effectively prioritises and meets designated time-frames, ensuring work priorities are completed on time and within budget
  • Strong workshop facilitation and presentation skills
  • Experience managing stakeholder engagement and communication, able to gain commitment and buy-in from key staff and management to enable successful implementation of change management plans to desired business outcomes
  • Strong business risk/issue analysis experience with the ability to identify, analyse and lead the development of risk/issue mitigation/resolution options and recommendations
  • Senior level Change Management/Lead organisational change management experience, including business transformation and technology programs gained at large scale, complex, corporate level organisations


Why should you apply to work at World Vision Australia?  

A career with World Vision Australia is an opportunity to join a sector-leading humanitarian aid organisation and a team of purpose-driven and diverse professionals who are each committed to our mission: the fight against global poverty and its causes. Aside from the opportunity for broad and life-changing impact in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable, some of our other benefits include:

  • Access to professional development programs that include on-the-job learning, e-learning, workshops, forums, leadership development and internal mobility
  • Policies that may accommodate flexible working and other working arrangements to tailor and encourage individual performance
  • A culture that seeks to challenge vertical thinking and ask for horizontal perspective and implications
  • A culture that believes in timely truth telling that seeks to understand as well as be understood, our conversation is always full of grace and authenticity
  • Access to salary packaging tax advantages

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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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