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Manager, Fragile and Humanitarian

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Work type: Permanent
Location: VIC - Metro
Categories: Humanitarian Emergency Affairs

Why World Vision…

World Vision is a global community of millions, working together for one purpose: to change the lives of vulnerable children.

Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children achieve good health, access education for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and are cared for, protected and participating. Together we share proven, world-class development methods to bring food, water, education and economic change.

Our organisational culture reflects a "Partnership" of World Vision offices in nearly 100 countries and almost 37,000 staff working towards one vision: Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.  World Vision has profound global impact reaching one person every 10 secs with clean water, and every 60 secs a family gets access to tools and support they need to get out of poverty.

In Australia, World Vision is an iconic brand and market leader in a sector that is renewing itself for the 21st century. Brand metrics are improving, staff engagement growing, donor satisfaction and delight is improving, and public advocacy has been significant and powerful in bringing change.  The organisation is also undergoing significant digital renewal exploring and drawing upon a range of digital tools to refresh donor direct experiences of the powerful transformation work of World Vision. 


The Opportunity to be a Changemaker…

The Manager, Fragile and Humanitarian role exists to clearly demonstrate a credible account of change with our field for our supporter segments, in the most Fragile and Very Low Developing Contexts and to ensure WVA is contributing to impact in global emergency response.

On the day to day basis, the manager will be accountable for:

  • Role modelling behaviours and actions that build a culture of trust - igniting the personal gifts and passions of self and others to become impact led and market informed.
  • Actively seeking and create opportunities for self and others, to effectively connect and collaborate across our enterprise, market and field to realise our full potential.
  • Operational responsibility for WVA Disaster Management:
    • providing (DM) leadership for CAT III Global and SHE Responses in developing countries;
    • providing mentoring/support to Field Impact Country Impact Managers/Officers for management of Humanitarian programming in Developing Countries.
  • Operational responsibility for WVA Crisis Response including facilitation of PSG/SSG functions, and negotiations/engagement with WVI DMT.
  • Providing a mentoring (SME) function for Very Low - High Developing Context Country Impact Managers/Officers to build capacity in Humanitarian and WFP programming.
  • Operational responsibility for WFP: Oversight of WFP portfolio and negotiations with DMT as required.
  • Rapid Deployment: management of the WVA Surge Roster and oversight of training/capability and deploy rapidly for senior response management in a CAT III Global. In the event of Surge Response Management, this role will manage teams of response staff.
  • Management of AHP Support Unit relationship (focal point for WVA) and Lead in the event Emergency AHP activations.
  • Contributing strategically and operationally as a member of the Fragile & Very Low Developing Contexts leadership team.


Who we are looking for…

  • Demonstrated in-country experience in (WV) Emergency Response Management;
  • Demonstrated program and project management experience, including large and complex grant acquisition and management;
  • Partnering with government or multilateral agencies, including leading a key relationship;
  • Building successful collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders; 
  • Proven experience in humanitarian sector, including in fragile contexts;
  • Excellent spoken and written English, with strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of humanitarian principles, disaster management cycle, project cycle and relevant technical and accountability standards within the industry including EMS and DMS;
  • Demonstrated understanding of humanitarian coordination mechanisms and donor landscape;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of International Response standards including CHS, Sphere, ICRC Code of Conduct;
  • Strong understanding of the international humanitarian system and organisations;
  • Relevant post-graduate qualifications: may include humanitarian, or equivalent experience in a relevant role;
  • Available to be deployed to an emergency context within 72 hours of activation.


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.

World Vision Australia takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with child and adult beneficiaries.


Why you should apply…

A career with World Vision is an opportunity to join a sector-leading humanitarian aid organisation and is a God-given calling. We believe that every staff member has been brought to World Vision for God’s purposes. Whether working from home, in an office, or with children and community members, we celebrate and embrace each staff member’s diverse background and talents – knowing that together, we can make a difference.

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.
  • An opportunity to shape an already market leading organisation to achieve even greater impact
  • A highly engaged team culture that is dynamic, growing in agility and pace, and committed to serve beyond the call of duty.
  • A culture that encourages truth telling with grace that confronts challenges and issues to clear teams for success in a timely fashion
  • 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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