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Country Impact Officer

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Work type: Permanent
Location: VIC - Metro
Categories: Transformational Development

The Opportunity to be a Changemaker…

The Country Impact Officer (CIO) plays a role as an effective contract manager and ‘partnership broker’, communicating impact between Field Offices and WVA colleagues and supporters.

With the assistance of WVA’s Country Impact Managers, the CIO will contribute to, with a view to eventually lead, the  management and reporting for area programs and grants (including potentially ANCP and humanitarian grants) within their geographic portfolio that go to retaining and growing the portfolio of programs that are mutually beneficial to the supporters, relevant communities and World Vision.

The role will require a some understanding of relevant supporters and National Office contexts, engaging with offices to build strength and capability, whilst providing technical input and communication of field impact to WVA supporters in a contextually relevant way.

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

  • 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
  • Pre-positioning with supporters, and as appropriate the WV Partnership, for portfolio growth and retention.
  • With the support of Country Impact Managers, managing portfolio of some area programs and grants within a Very Low Developing Context, including compliance.
  • Managing relationship with Supporter and Partner Agencies, and Field Partners, including negotiation with the WV Partnership and brokering.
  • With guidance from Country Impact Managers, deliver timely and quality impact and financial reporting, including directly to institutional donors for grants and critical internal stakeholders (including the WVA Impact Hub).
  • Engaging, as appropriate, with WV processes, strategy development and mechanisms related to countries within their portfolio (e.g. PST/SST/PCPR).

 Who we are looking for…

  • Program management experience, including the development and communication of results;
  • Self-managed work experience, with ability to maintain focus and achieve outcomes under pressure;
  • Account management or commercial experience in identifying or developing further opportunities;
  • Grant management experience, ideally with a portfolio of grants;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing successful partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Experience supporting training, resource development and capacity building;
  • Demonstrated understanding or experience in program and portfolio management including risk management, quality assurance and reporting;
  • Understanding of methods to influence and negotiate with project stakeholders;
  • Understanding of the challenges of achieving a credible account of change in fragile, contested or restrictive environments;
  • Understanding emerging models of partnering between NGOs and government/international organisations;
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications: these may include Business/Marketing, International Relations/International Development, or a relevant technical field, or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline, e.g. International Development, Economics, Public Health, Evaluation.

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 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.
  • 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.

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. 



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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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