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Senior Advisor, Quality & Innovation (Education)

Job Description

*For World Vision internal applicants only.

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provides strategic leadership that influences the quality and impact of sector programming globally. This will entail the leadership and quality control of key evidence based intervention packages, project models and impact measures in alignment with the Partnership Strategy and ensures integration of WV’s distinctive.

Champions cross-sector collaboration around scalable innovative solutions. In collaboration with other ministry leaders, oversees the development of sector guidance (including global minimum standards, project models, capacity building strategies and curricula, and M&E tools) for World Vision’s sector work in development, fragile states, and HEA contexts.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Set Strategic Priorities:

  • Within the context of the Partnership strategy, responsible for helping us answer “what sector approaches drive impact”, “what learning can we apply” and ‘what new innovations should we adopt’.

  • Champion cross-sector collaboration around scalable innovative solutions.

  • Develop sector guidance ((including global minimum standards, project models, capacity building strategies and curricula, and M&E tools).

  • Ensure sector guidance is complete, current and practical for field purposes. Ensure that the guidance is actionable without being prescriptive. Ensures it reflects WV’s distinctive of child focused, Christ centered and community empowering.

  • Oversees the quality of sector programming, in alignment with global sectoral approach and prioritized project models.

  • Ensures sector learning and innovation are communicated.

  • With input from GFO, provides feedback on the quality of sector programming, in alignment with global sectoral approach and prioritized project models.

Build Capacities:

  • With TSO, build organizational agility and culture that supports quality and innovation in sector programming.

  • Provides thought leadership in order to find evidence based and high impact solutions to sector challenges.

  • With D/KM and CoP, apply sector learning to ensure improvement of sector guidance.

  • Collaborating with other sector innovation leads, design and manage processes to identify, vet and pilot innovative approaches in the sector both from within WV and outside that can maximize WV’s contribution to CWB in alignment with strategic priorities.

  • Defines the sector research portfolio and documentation/publication agenda and works with Evidence and Learning Partnership Leader on implementation of this agenda.

  • Enable Sector Grant Specialists to leverage innovations happening in WV in donor communications and grant proposals.

Ensure Accountability:

  • With GFO, assesses quality and coverage of WV sector programming within development, disaster and conflict contexts, to support increased quality in sponsorship, grant, and privately funded projects.

Promote WV Way:

  • Champion cross-sector collaboration for integration of sector with other sectors and themes, working closely with other teams and colleagues to integrate our ministry distinctive including faith and development and advocacy and develop global ministry standards.

  • Identifies, explores and acts on improvement opportunities.

External Engagement:

  • Keep abreast of latest developments and innovations in the broader sector that is relevant to WV and share them internally.

  • Benchmark with peers and other relevant organisations to learn best practice and ensure we are cutting edge.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant academic field

  • In-depth knowledge of sector programming including evidence based sector programming.

  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years experience in sector programming in field location.

  • Experience in overseeing or supporting multi country programmes.

  • Experience in grant funded programmes by bilateral and multilateral donors.

  • Experience in working with faith, faith actors and faith related issues in development.

Work Environment/Travel:

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