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Economic Empowerment Manager

World Vision

The Opportunity to lead a team of Changemakers…

This role exists to lead a team that focuses on achieving economic empowerment of the most vulnerable individuals and communities by developing and implementing innovative field programmes and profiling the impact achieved to WVA supporters.

In addition,

  • Strategically lead and align the Economic Empowerment team to deliver the impact targets for WVA’s field and market strategies
  • Manage a team of technical advisors that support acquisition, field programme design and implementation to maximise program quality, performance and evidence of impact, and build national office capacity
  • Drive the evolution and development of impact-focused program models to enhance the lives of the most vulnerable children through economic empowerment within both World Vision and the sector more broadly.  And in doing so, ensure they and their households are more resilient to economic, conflict and climate shocks through strengthened absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity
  • Represent World Vision to profile its Economic Empowerment programmes to WVA diverse market segments including institutional, private, corporate sector funders
  • Be a thought leader to challenge and drive new thinking in WVA, the WV Partnership, and both local and international stakeholders to seek opportunities to influence programming design, policy, seek funding and form new partnerships 

Who we are looking for…

  • Experience working in developing country/resource-constrained contexts
  • Experience in a program development/business development function
  • Experience having partnered with institutional funders and/or private funders to successfully deliver a program 
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience in diverse teams
  • Understanding of community development principles and approaches
  • Ability to appropriately commission, interpret, and apply research and evaluation activities
  • Ability to Influence strategies and plans of partners; both WV entities and external partners
  • An understanding of the multiple dimensions of resilience and how economic empowerment interventions can contribute to resilience, as well as work alongside other sectors in a multi-faceted approach
  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline (e.g. business, economics, international development)

What you need to know…

This role is a permanent contract operating in a full-time capacity and will be based at our head office in Burwood East, Victoria.

World Vision Australia takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. We have strong recruitment procedures to 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 child and adult beneficiaries.

Why you should apply…

A career with World Vision Australia is an opportunity to join a sector-leading humanitarian aid organisation and a team of purpose-driven and diverse professionals who are each committed to our mission: the fight against global poverty and its causes.

Aside from the opportunity for broad and life-changing impact in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable, some of our other benefits include:

  • Access to professional development programs that include on-the-job learning, e-learning, workshops, forums, leadership development and internal mobility.
  • Policies that may accommodate flexible working and other working arrangements to tailor and encourage individual performance.
  • An opportunity to shape an already market leading organisation to achieve even greater impact
  • A highly engaged team culture that is dynamic, growing in agility and pace, and committed to serve beyond the call of duty.
  • A culture that encourages truth telling with grace that confronts challenges and issues to clear teams for success in a timely fashion
  • Access to salary packaging tax advantages. 

Why World Vision…

World Vision is a global community of millions, working together for one purpose: to change the lives of vulnerable children.

Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children achieve good health, access education for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and are cared for, protected and participating. Together we share proven, world-class development methods to bring food, water, education and economic change.

Our organisational culture reflects a "Partnership" of World Vision offices in nearly 100 countries and almost 37,000 staff working towards one vision: Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.  World Vision has profound global impact reaching one person every 10 secs with clean water, and every 60 secs a family gets access to tools and support they need to get out of poverty.

In Australia, World Vision is an iconic brand and market leader in a sector that is renewing itself for the 21st century. Brand metrics are improving, staff engagement growing, donor satisfaction and delight is improving, and public advocacy has been significant and powerful in bringing change.  The organisation is also undergoing significant digital renewal exploring and drawing upon a range of digital tools to refresh donor direct experiences of the powerful transformation work of World Vision. 

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