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Head of Fragile States & Humanitarian

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Work type: Permanent
Location: VIC - Metro, Australia Wide
Categories: Transformational Development, Humanitarian Emergency Affairs, Technical Specialists

The position

We have a rare opportunity for a seasoned operational leader to join the World Vision Australia (WVA) team to make a difference in the most Fragile and Very Low Developing Contexts and to ensure WVA is contributing to impact in global emergency response. As the Head of Fragile States and Humanitarian, you will clearly demonstrate a credible account of change with our field for our supporter segments.

Your areas of responsibility include;

  • Operational responsibility for WVA Disaster Management (DM), Crisis Response and provide leadership for category three (CAT III) Global and SHE Responses in developing countries in conjunction with the World Vision International disaster management team
  • Provide mentoring/support/leadership to our Country Impact Managers/Officers for management of Humanitarian programming in Developing Countries
  • Operational responsibility for World Food Program (WFP); Oversight of WFP portfolio and negotiations with the disaster management team 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.
  • Contribute strategically and operationally as a member of the Fragile & Very Low Developing Contexts leadership team, ensuring engagement into the partnership at an exec level
  • Fully engage in evidence with the WVA impact hub team to ensure a credible account for change
  • Management of Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP) Support Unit relationship (focal point for WVA) and Lead in the event Emergency AHP activations

Who we’re looking for 

As an inspirational leader in the Humanitarian context, you will have demonstrated understanding of humanitarian coordination mechanisms and donor landscape. You will have a strong understanding of the international humanitarian system and organisations with demonstrated in-country experience in Emergency Response Management.

In addition to this your skills, attributes, and experience will include;

  • Relevant post-graduate qualifications: may include humanitarian, or equivalent experience in a relevant role
  • Demonstrated knowledge of humanitarian principles, disaster management cycle, project cycle and relevant technical and accountability standards within the industry including EMS and DMS.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of International Response standards including CHS, Sphere, ICRC Code of Conduct
  • 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 oral and written communication skills

Working for World Vision means you are making the world better 

It’s not every day that a job comes along that lets you change the world. Working for World Vision means looking forward to turning up at work because you know you’re about to do something meaningful. It means working with 35,000 staff and 3.3 million supporters in 100 countries who will stop at nothing to help children live better lives. Join a team that is bold and courageous, and where job satisfaction goes beyond financial reward. 

The selection process 

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

We offer great benefits such as salary packaging, flexible working arrangements, free on-site parking and an onsite café for our employees.

We embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. We take our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we are committed to providing an environment that is safe for  children. Our stringent recruitment procedures 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 vulnerable children and their families.

Who we are

World Vision is a Christian organisation that empowers everyday Australians to create meaningful change for children through relief, development, and advocacy work.

We offer great benefits such as salary packaging, flexible work arrangements, free-onsite parking and an onsite café.

For more information on World Vision and the work we do, please visit our website: https://www.worldvision.com.au/about-us 

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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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