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Climate Action & Resilience Manager

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Work type: Permanent
Location: VIC - Metro, Australia Wide
Categories: Transformational Development, Innovation

Come lead a team that’s driving climate action on a global scale

This is the role where you get to make your mark on this planet. As manager of our Climate Action & Resilience Team, you’ll lead skilled and passionate technical specialists implementing world-leading climate solutions improving the lives of millions of vulnerable children and their communities.

We have a bold vision for climate action and the tools, knowhow and scale to bring it to life. So we’re looking for a visionary leader who can champion this work internally and externally and inspire donors and supporters around the world to join our natural regeneration movement. Watch this short video below to see the generational change you can be part of. 

Your areas of responsibility:

  • Strategically support World Vision Australia and the World Vision International Partnership to deliver impact targets for Field Offices including leading and contributing to the key initiatives of World Vision Australia’s Climate Change strategic priority.
  • Manage a team of technical advisors that support business development and field program implementation to deliver optimal program quality, performance and evidence of impact, and build Field Office capacity.
  • Drive the evolution and development of impact focused program models to enhance the lives of the most vulnerable children and their families and ensure they are more resilient to economic, conflict and climate shocks through strengthened absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity.
  • Present and promote World Vision’s Climate Action & Resilience programs to private and institutional donors.
  • Be a thought leader to challenge and drive new thinking at World Vision and among local and international stakeholders to identify opportunities to influence policy, seek funding and form new partnerships.

Who we’re looking for: 

We are looking for someone with proven leadership capabilities who has excellent relationship building experience and can work cross functionally to build out a vison with others. You will drive innovation and new approaches to achieving impact.

You will have:

  • 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           
  • An excellent understanding of resilience building and climate action approaches
  • The ability to appropriately commission, interpret, and apply research and evaluation activities
  • The ability to influence strategies and plans of partners; both World Vision entities and external partners
  • A degree qualified in a relevant discipline (e.g. science, business, economics, international development)

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 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 working arrangements, free on-site parking and an onsite café for our employees.

For more information on World Vision and the work we do, please visit our website:  


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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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