Work Purpose: The Public Engagement Associate Director will be representing both National Office and Nepal Earthquake Response to promote positive engagement, communications, reputation and alleviate operational blockages with multiple stakeholders in Nepal and internationally including the government, Support Offices, community representative, Media (international and Nepali), NGOs, and others.
LEADERSHIP AND STRATEGY
- Advise and support the National Director (ND) in his/her leadership and engagement on critical issues relating to public engagement.
- Support the ND and Senior Management Team in change management initiatives and alignment of country strategy and program priorities of WVIN related to public engagement.
- Lead, integrate and efficiently manage the Public Engagement (PE) functions ensuring effective and pro-active solutions in advocacy, communications, government and external relations.
- Lead the development and implementation of PE’s secondary strategy and business plan in support of and in alignment with country strategy and priorities and global strategies and priorities.
- Guide and facilitate PE recruitment & selection, performance management, staff development that will support career development
- Lead the functional teams in development of annual plan and clear team performance objectives and indicators.
- Ensure close coordination between the PE team and technical sectoral experts at WVIN.
- Ensure operational blockages are dealt with swiftly, mapped and strategically considered.
- Capacity building of direct reports to achieve their performance objectives
- Advise and support in addressing gaps/issues in PE quality and develop innovative solutions, practices and policies when necessary.
- Ensure integration with Area Development Programmes(ADPs) and Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA) to ensure prompt and appropriate communications to Support Offices(SOs) during emergency response.
- Guide and facilitate the development of effective PE systems, policies and procedures that is appropriate to the context of Nepal
- Ensure PE work is built from the operational program of WVIN
- Ensure that PE team adhere to proper protocols and procedures and consistent WV brand when engaging external stakeholders
- Ensure that public engagement of stakeholders through communications and advocacy is aligned with WV Partnership standards, policies and procedures.
- Support the ND and functional heads in addressing performance, compliance and risk relating to delivery of PE.
- Ensure that WV Nepal is aligned to Global Centre initiatives in Advocacy and Communications.
- Ensure that PE practices and policies are aligned to local laws, WV partnership standards and appropriate to the context of Nepal.
- Ensure confidentiality of information and accuracy of information and stories provided to media, Support Offices and donors.
INTERNAL & EXTERNAL LIAISON AND COORDINATION
- Act as a strategic link and focal point for PE external and internal stakeholders.
- Develop, manage and sustain visibility of WV Nepal in both radio and print media, in the Support Offices, both public and private donors and Government Ministries.
- Develop, manage and sustain relationships with relevant coalitions advocating children’s needs.
- Develop important advocacy linkages and network for program staff at both Regional and ADP level.
- Consistently develop and maintain working relationships with technical team to ensure PE is build off the needs of the program.
- Establish and maintain relationship with relevant government ministries in identifying policy implementation and change agendas related to priority directives
- Engage and lead contribution to implementation of international processes and committees (for example UN Rights of a Child).
Minimum education and qualification required:
- Master’s Degree in a relevant field – social science, development studies with at least five years of experience in development sector
- Should have strong research skills and relevant Strategic and Management experience of at least four years
- Should be able to handle political negotiation tactfully and have connector skills – ability to network, negotiate and connect with a range of political and non-political organisations
- Should be a strong team player – must be able to form and lead a number of cross-functional working groups.
- Must have strong interpersonal skills – ability to draw commitment from other parts of the organisation.
- Should have the ability to work in and contribute to team building environment
- Have Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible world view and emotional maturity
- Excellent written and oral communication skills both in English and Nepali
- Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications including use of Microsoft Office Suite
- Have positive learning attitude and concern for the poor and vulnerable people
- Have high level of integrity and honesty, self-motivated, confident, and independent
- Committed to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement
Candidates fulfilling the criteria and interested in working with us may send their updated CV/Resume with a ‘Statement of Purpose’ by 17th July 2016 before 17:00 hours to the address mentioned below:
World Vision International Nepal
People & Culture Department
Only short-listed candidates will be called for the subsequent selection procedure.WVI-NER reserves all rights to qualify/disqualify applications in any case.
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