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Disability Advisor - Australian NGO Cooperation Partnership

Employer: World Vision
Work Type/s: Contract
Classification/s: Disability Services, International Aid & Development, Policy & Research
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 18 March, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

The Opportunity to Make a Difference:

Australian NGO Cooperation Partnership (ANCP) is currently the largest grant for World Vision Australia (WVA), with 35 ANCP projects and an annual budget of $37 million.

Coordination and consolidation of disability outcomes from these projects represents significant potential – to enhance and better articulate the empowerment of people with disabilities and others previously excluded from development programs.

A day in the life of WVA’s ANCP Disability Advisor includes:

Working closely with our field-based Disability Inclusion Advisor, to

  • Strengthen World Vision’s in-country partner capacity to benefit ANCP projects in engaging people with disabilities and inclusion partners;
  • Strengthen WVA knowledge and capacity for inclusive programming;
  • Build good practice principles and sector trends into the WVA ANCP projects.

This is an Australian-based role to support WVA to fulfil our ANCP mandate of “improving living standards and wellbeing in communities in developing countries, in synergy with DFAT priorities” (DFAT ANCP program logic) specific to inclusion of people with disabilities. As a member of the ANCP team with strong connections to the Evidence and Learning team, you will engage in in-country monitoring and liaison with relevant partners including World Vision national offices.

Specifically, you will:

  1. Work with the WVA Evidence and Learning Team, WVA Grant Managers and Australian development and disability stakeholders (DFAT and other ANCP NGOs) to collate and promote good practice to strengthen WVA’s ANCP programming. This includes collaboration on World Vision’s ANCP gender and inclusion sensitive M&E and Communications Framework
  2. Focus on improving inclusion capacity of ANCP projects in the Pacific and Timor-Leste region (Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Vanuatu)
  3. Oversee the field-based International Disability Advisor as s/he engages with World Vision’s in-country partners in Asia and Africa and develops ANCP-related tools and templates.

Who are you?

As the ideal candidate you will possess:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a field relevant to international development or disability inclusion
  • Knowledge of international development sector (International experience an advantage)
  • Experience in supporting field-based inclusion analysis including ethical considerations and utilisation principles
  • Understanding emerging models of partnering between NGOs and government/international organisations
  • Experience and strong understanding of DFAT and/or World Vision inclusion frameworks, policies and/or programming

What you need to know

This role is a fixed term contract (until 30 June 2021) operating in a full-time capacity and will be based at our head office in Burwood East, Victoria.

This position requires occasional travel (Domestic & International).

For your information, the role may be filled before the closing date.

What does success look like?

First and foremost, you will be a leader in every aspect of your life and line of work, irrespective of your level of expertise. You excel working in an ever-changing environment and you love forming strong relationships, which lets you effectively engage with stakeholders and to perform at your peak. Critical to the success of this role is the ability to consistently maintain a high level of collaboration, donor awareness and attention to detail.

Having a proactive and fresh approach, you are ready to collaborate and overcome any obstacles that may come your way. Your energy is infectious, showcasing the passion you can bring to our organisation.

Why Should You Apply?

  • We collaborate in a high performing and professional culture, committed to one common goal; the fight against global poverty, its causes and making a real difference in the world
  • We build brighter futures for vulnerable children and seeking to empower the world's poorest people.
  • Our people have access to professional development programs that include on-the-job learning, e-learning, workshops, forums, leadership development and internal mobility
  • Competitive salary and flexible salary packaging scheme

Why World Vision?

  • World Vision is a worldwide community development organisation that provides short-term and long-term assistance to 100 million people worldwide (including 2.4 million children).
  • We have more than 45,000 staff members working in 96 countries. For six decades, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes.
  • Our vision for every child: Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart: the will to make it so.
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