Policy and Campaigns Specialist
Fixed term, Full-time
International Role – No – Only National applicants will be considered.
World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.
Position: Policy and Campaigns Specialist
Report to: Associate Director – Advocacy
Location: Kampala – National Office
Purpose of the position:
Over-see all aspects of quality policy and campaigns integration in technical programs, as a contribution towards sector specific strategic objectives, for sustainable child wellbeing. The job will involve linking local level AP actions to national level policy processes, as well as evidence based external engagements, while ensuring alignment to the WVU National Office Strategy and Our Promise. The job-holder will work collaboratively with the Technical Leads and Program Operations and Response Teams to define, plan and implement the relevant advocacy agenda.
-Coordinate the development and implementation of sector aligned advocacy and campaign initiatives aimed at improving services delivery for the well-being of especially the most vulnerable children including refugees.
-Coordinate capacity enhancement for staff and partners in advocacy and campaigning knowledge and skills for both development and humanitarian contexts.
-Provide guidance on integration of policy advocacy and campaigns during strategic planning and Technical Programs formulation, as well as annual operational plans.
-Support monitoring of policy advocacy and campaign initiatives to assess change and also document learning experiences for wider sharing.
-Contribute to resource mobilization for policy advocacy and campaigns work component.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
-Post graduate Degree in Law/public policy and/or social sciences, Development Studies and/or other related courses in Humanities
-Technical skills: direct programming experience and expertise in the field of public policy and/or child rights advocacy
-Minimum of 5 years’ experience in policy advocacy and campaigns, ensuring linkages of local actions to national level policy processes
-Strong experience in working with the Ugandan government
-Experience in working on child rights issues
-Experience in policy analysis and documentation
-Mobilization and awareness creation
-Building networks and coalitions
-Policy analysis and engagements