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Manager, Climate Action and Resilience

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Work type: Permanent
Location: VIC - Metro
Categories: Transformational Development, Technical Specialists

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 lead a team of Changemakers…

The Manager, Climate Action & Resilience exists to lead a team that focuses on achieving climate change mitigation/adaptation and building resilience of the most vulnerable individuals and communities, including in fragile contexts, by developing and implementing innovative field programming and profiling a credible account of change for WVA supporters.

  • Demonstrating behaviours and actions that support a culture of trust to become impact led and market informed.
  • Actively seeking opportunities to connect and collaborate across our enterprise, market and field to realise our full potential.
  • Strategically align the Climate Action & Resilience team to deliver the impact targets for the WVA market and Field Impact
  • Managing a team of technical advisors that support business development and field programme implementation to deliver maximal program quality, performance and evidence of impact, and build national office capacity
  • Driving the evolution and development of impact focused program models to enhance the lives of the most vulnerable children and ensure they and their households are more resilient to economic, conflict and climate shocks through strengthened absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity
  • Representing the enterprise to profile the Climate Action & Resilience programmes to WVA market and institutional donors
  • Be a thought leader to challenge and drive new thinking in WVA, WV Partnership, local and international stakeholders to seek opportunities to influence policy, seek funding and form new partnerships


Who we are looking for…

  • 5-10 years relevant experience
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience in diverse teams
  • Experience working in developing country/resource-constrained contexts
  • Experience in a program development/business development function
  • Understanding of resilience building and climate action approaches
  • Ability to appropriately commission, interpret, and apply research and evaluation activities
  • Ability to Influence strategies and plans of partners; both WV entities and any external partners
  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline (e.g. science, business, economics, international development)


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.

Salary Range: 110-116K including Superannuation plus salary packaging benefits.

The closing date is the 3 January 2020 at 3pm.

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. 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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