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Senior Environmental Safeguarding Advisor & Manager, Environment, Disability and Gender Team

World Vision

The Opportunity to lead a team of Changemakers

Reporting to the Head of Impact Business Development, we are seeking a Senior Environmental Safeguarding Advisor & Manager, Environment, Disability & Gender Equality Team to drive environmental safeguarding across World Vision Australia’s international programs and domestic operations, and lead the ‘Environment, Disability and Gender Equality (EDGE)’ team, with accountability for mainstreaming environmental safeguarding, gender equality and disability inclusion across WVA’s field programming portfolio..

This role is also responsible for driving collaboration across key WVA stakeholder groups, including sector specialist teams (economic empowerment, climate action and resilience), grant acquisition, program management, and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Environmental Safeguarding mainstreaming:
    • Strengthen the capacity of, and provide the tools and resources for, WVA Field Impact staff, and where appropriate, National Offices to deliver high quality programming that enhances outcomes for the most vulnerable communities by mainstreaming environmental safeguarding.
    • Undertake regular reviews of WVA and partners performance against the WVA Environment and Climate Change policy in accordance with DFAT accreditation requirements.
    • Provide targeted technical support to the ANCP portfolio through the field programming cycle to advise on environmental safeguards
  • World Vision Environment and Climate Change Policy and Implementation:
    • Manage and continue to revise WVA’s policies on Environment and Climate Change and oversee the cross-enterprise Environment and Climate Change Working Group to implement the WV policies and report on progress.
    • Build the enabling environment for environmental safeguarding within WVA through capacity building, training, identifying change champions.
  • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) technical expertise:
    • Provide DRR and CCA technical support across WVA’s project portfolio, particularly the design and implementation of priority projects.
    • Engage with World Vision International on relevant Environmental Safeguarding, DRR and CCA matters

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Experience leading a multi-disciplinary team. Strong understanding of gender equality and disability inclusion in the context of international development highly regarded.
  • Experience in undertaking environmental safeguard and impact risk assessments and supporting DRR/CCA inclusive designs including DRR/CCA analysis and related DRR/CCA mainstreaming strategies and activities 
  • Experience in developing data management systems including building in validation and verification systems.
  • Experience in policy influence, advocacy or research in related field 
  • Detailed knowledge of current approaches to environmental safeguard and impact assessments in both complex humanitarian disaster and transformational development environments
  • Experience and strong understanding of institutional donors and/or World Vision
  • Tertiary qualification in science/related fields preferably including environmental management / environmental science

What you need to know

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

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 World Vision

World Vision is a global community, working together for the one purpose – to bring about positive change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.  People are inspired to work for us because they want to contribute to making a difference.  We are part of an international team, using our talent, determination and influence to invest in a better tomorrow. As a global Christian humanitarian organisation, we provide short-term and long-term assistance and have impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children and people worldwide. With approximately 37,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes for almost 7 decades.

World Vision has been partnering with communities in Australia for more than 40 years through our Australia First Nations Program. We are committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities achieve their own development goals, build on their strengths and create solutions to their own challenges. World Vision is committed to ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are well represented and supported within the staff team. The Australia First Nations Program has a First Nations staff network that acts as a support network and safe space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff who are separated by distance but connected by culture. The network also provides advice to the Australia First Nations Program and the broader WV organisation regarding our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, communities and families.

When it comes to our people, as an organisation we embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. 

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