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Project Advocacy and External Engagement Specialist

Oct 11, 2021
“World Vision International”, Armenian branch
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives. Established in 1950, World Vision operates in nearly 100 countries worldwide. It is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities, to overcome poverty and injustice. We pursue life in all its fullness for every child and serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. WV Armenia (WVA) operates mainly through its 10-15 years long-term Area Programs (AP) that are predominantly funded through child sponsorship. APs are focused on promoting child well-being through community participation and ownership.

LOCATION: Yerevan, Armenia

DURATION: Fixed-term, full-time


PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Advocacy and External Engagement Specialist is a highly collaborative role that supports “Community Level Access to Social Services” Project’s advocacy initiatives and shared goals and objectives set by “Community Level Access to Social Services” Project Women, Peace and Security Project Manager. He/ she is primarily responsible for contributing to the development and management of the advocacy agenda, helping build relationships with external partners, and furthering the projects’ strategic initiatives.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop the project’s advocacy and external engagement strategy and monitor its
  • implementation in coordination with the team,
  • Under Women, Peace and Security Project Manager’s supervision manage the implementation of the advocacy agenda, support internal and external stakeholders in response to legislative challenges,
  • Build coalitions internally and externally (with peers, direct reports, team members, collateral and associated organizations, etc.) to contribute to the “Community Level Access to Social Services” Project’s strategic initiatives,
  • Facilitate cooperation and teamwork throughout the organization. Communicate and operate in an open manner so that decisions and actions are clear and visible,
  • Consult with and keep supervisor informed on status of all interventions,
  • Develop and implement a communication strategy that includes media outreach and social media content creation,
  • Coordinate political and policy context analysis and identify policy and service delivery gaps and their causes on national level,
  • Analyze data from programming activities and apply evidence and learning to influence national policy dialogue and implementation,
  • Provide coordination and technical support to the design and implementation of service provision standards, guidelines, which contribute to changes in policies and practices supporting institutionalization of processes of providing humanitarian as well as development assistance to displaced individuals, making them inclusive and gender-sensitized,
  • Engage with line ministries, partners and audiences to enhance project credibility and influence changes of policy and practice,
  • Build long-term relationships with influencers and key stakeholders
  • Coordinate external and internal communications flow (memos, newsletters, etc.),
  • Write content for World Vision website,
  • Manage media inquiries and arrange interviews, statements, etc.,
  • Design sketches of the mass media announcement,
  • Plan events, seminars and press conferences,
  • Support and evaluate results of communication campaigns with the team,
  • Pitch story ideas and content to the donor and media upon need,
  • Measure public relations program impacts using regular reporting,
  • Organize, schedule, and prepare key leaders for press interviews,
  • Ensure high quality photos for project events,
  • Create effective design for project products (guides, one pagers, leaflets, banners, videos, etc.),
  • Communicate with publishing houses and monitor the product quality.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in communication, journalism, public relations or other related field,
  • 3 years’ experience of working in both international and local companies/ NGOs/ institutions (in each),
  • 3 years’ experience of working in a team,
  • Knowledge of English and Armenian,
  • Experience and knowledge in copywriting, proofreading and editing,
  • Photo and video-editing skills,
  • Organizational and coordination skills,
  • Negotiating skills,
  • Ability and willingness to travel 5% of time


APPLICATION PROCEDURE

If you are interested in this position, to apply, please register at

https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/armenia/project-management/class-project-advocacy-and-external-engagement-specialist/17892 and/ or send your CV in English to: [email protected] No information

inquiries will be handled over the phone. Only short-listed candidates will be notified for interview. In the subject line of your e-mail message, please, mention the title of the position you are applying for.

The deadline for submitting the applications is October 21, 2021.

World Vision Armenia is committed to safeguarding children and adult beneficiaries. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation and expects all employees, interns, volunteers and all WV Armenia affiliates share the same commitment. WV Armenia takes diligent measures to screen out all people who might seek to use WV Armenia to harm children or adult beneficiaries, or whose past actions indicate an unacceptable risk of such harm. Therefore, our
recruitment policy and procedures include extensive identification checks prior to employment or engagement with WV Armenia in order to ensure safeguarding to the fullest extent.
Please clearly mention that you have heard of this job opportunity through Repat Armenia.
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