Early Childhood Development Technical Advisor, TSO

19120-16G07061
29-Jun-21
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Early Childhood Development Technical Advisor (TA) position provides high quality technical assistance to clients in assessments, programme design, execution, monitoring, evaluation and scale-up of core project models and sector approaches in alignment with World Vision’s (WV) strategy to improve child well-being (CWB) impact, specifically in the life cycle of early childhood development (8 years old and below). This includes all aspects of grant acquisition and management for foundations, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors including facilitation, partnering with peer organizations and private sector engagement as per needs defined by Field Office, Regional, Support Office (SO) and Global Centre (GC) clients. The TA will continue to learn and grow in technical expertise to provide best in class service for Early Childhood Development. This position will travel up to 30% for client requests and where possible for the individual. The TA reports to the sector Technical Director.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Field Office and Regional Office Assignments

Programme Design:

  • Provide high quality technical assistance to Field Offices for programme design, monitoring and evaluation in ECD programmes.

  • Provide technical expertise for all aspects of ECD programme design (including win themes, theory of change development, logframe, proposal coordination and writing etc.) based on data, to enhance impact and evidence of impact.

  • Develop research agendas for inclusion in grants to enhance evidence of impact using global tools and standards related to early childhood development milestones and environments.

  • Lead, facilitate or participate in assessments.

  • Lead or participate in developing winning ECD programme design and resultant proposals for grant donors as per requests from clients including developing alternative approaches.

  • Support Field Offices in developing capacity statement and

  • Acts as key technical personnel of grant funded programmes for Field Offices during start-up or transition phases.

Programme Implementation:

  • Ensure Field Offices ECD programme designs meet organizational standards.

  • Influence decision makers and technical specialists across the partnership, for continuous Programme Quality and quality improvement using programme data.

  • Lead and/or participate in programme assessments and evaluations and provide inputs and advice.

  • Assist with scale-up of core project model implementation in FOs, in alignment with strategy.

Innovation and Learning:

  • Influence Global Centre and field implementation teams with innovative and promising approaches.

  • Facilitate and/or participate in learning events.

  • Document lessons learned and generate stories of impact.

  • Share learnings within team (sector and/or project model).

  • Participate in Regional COP (Community of Practice) or learning networks relevant to the sector.

Staff Capability:

  • Work alongside Field Office staff to build understanding of WV’s global sectoral approaches and core project models and global best practices and lessons learned.

  • Provides training (virtual or in country) to clients as requested, including using data to inform decision making.

  • Mentors and coaches technical staff in FOs and SOs.

  • Contribute to the development of learning pathways for technical staff.

Global Centre Engagement and Assignments

Project Model Guidance and Adaptation:

  • Co-creates and develops new project models and sector approaches in collaboration with and as per the requests from the Global Center (GC) Sector Team.

  • Using best practices, innovative thinking and cutting-edge technical expertise, TA provides insight and practical ideas for adaptive design of core project models, donor and partner models and next generation approaches.

Research:

  • Lead or support the development of articles, presentations and other products that contribute to World Vision’s technical brand in alignment with relevant external engagement strategies and donor needs.

Personal Development, TSO Core and Domains

Professional Development:

  • Commitment to ongoing learning for professional development and growth.

  • Engage with leading global practitioners and donors to learn, share, develop and communicate external best practices and standards aligned with WV strategy, Our Promise (OP).

TSO Systems and Knowledge Management:

  • Lead or participate in a TSO Domain/GAM CORE team.

  • Serve as a Core Project Model or Approach ‘Hero’ for your sector team.

Administration and Management

TSO Business Processes & CREDO

Internal Relationships:

  • Work collaboratively with staff in other TSO sectors, and with GC sector and ministry teams.

  • Approach work with a commitment to client-service that grows the capacity of FO clients.

External Engagement:

  • Engage with external agencies as needed in the provision of technical services to clients.

  • Represent WV in external conferences, donor meetings, technical forum, etc. as requested by clients.

Admin:

  • Maintain projects in Workfront.

  • Complete travel bookings and expense reports.

  • Ensure internal information management systems are updated and maintained.

  • Complete required Compliance Trainings.

  • Participate in team meetings and communication.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Mid-level/senior ECD technical specialist.

  • 5 years (min) field level and headquarters experience.

  • Master’s degree in relevant technical area of specialization related to early childhood development.

  • Substantive grant experience required.

  • DME experience preferred.

  • Fragile context or humanitarian experience ideal.

  • Proficient in English.

  • French or Spanish is ideal.

  • Training / adult learning as a required capability.

  • Multi-regional experience, multiple contexts.

  • Strong experience in grants acquisition and management with bilateral and multilateral donors as defined in attached GAM competency overview.

  • Experience in programming, grant implementation and management.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Masters Degree in a relevant subject.

  • Second language proficiency.

  • Networked with deep knowledge of the sector and the significant actors.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.