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Child Protection and Participation Lead, Asia-Pacific Regional Office - Asia-Pacific Region

World Vision International

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our 34,000+ staff members in nearly 100 countries are united in helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life.

Through our work, every 60 seconds… a family gets water… a hungry child is fed… a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

Here’s where you come in:

As the Child Protection and Participation Lead - Asia-Pacific Regional Office (APRO), you lead and advise the Asia Pacific Regional Office on Child Protection & Participation issues, including technical programming, safeguarding and external positioning.

The role has four core areas of focus:

  • Represent and lead World Vision Asia-Pacific Regional Office (APRO) on strategic child protection & participation networks, engaging as ‘thought leader’ and ‘technical expert’ with priority stakeholders (e.g., UNICEF, ASEAN, Joining Forces, etc.).
  • Provide technical advisory support and guidance to APRO and Field Offices on current and emerging Child Protection issues and Child Protection Minimum Requirements, the Operational Requirements on Child Participation in World Vision (WV) Decision-Making, promising programming and advocacy practices, and lessons learned (this may include the establishment of a ‘Regional Knowledge Hub’ and/or ‘Community of Practice).
  • Serve as a business partner to National offices on World Vision International’s Safeguarding Management Policy implementation and ensure compliance with organisations' expectations for keeping all children and adults in WV programming areas safe from exploitation and abuse by WV employees and affiliates.
  • Lead and initiate Child Protection & Child Participation-related initiatives to build regional collaboration (research, advocacy, programming) and positioning.

Requirements include:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Social Work, International Development, Child Development or related field.
  • Strong technical expertise in child protection, including child marriage, trafficking and participation.
  • Five years of project management experience in an international NGO
  • Highly developed external engagement and networking skills
  • Strong project management skills, including experience with research and development of programming models.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • The position requires availability and willingness to travel nationally or internationally up to 30% of the time for fieldwork.

How to apply

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*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (country) where WVI is registered to operate. Preferred candidates from the Asia-Pacific Region or knowledge of it.

World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org. 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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