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Senior Technical Advisor, TSO (Livelihoods)

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.


Meets clients’ requests for technical assistance to ensure programmes are technically sound and quality improved in programme design, execution, monitoring, evaluation and scale-up of core project models. Technical assistance provided to clients in grant-related requests contributes to growth in grant portfolio and meets donor requirements.

Leadership provided to a team of technical and sub-sector professionals and collaboration and planning with cross-sector Sr Technical Advisors ensures quality, timely and well-integrated services to the client.

Meets other technical consulting service requests in other areas such as project guidance materials, donor representations, policy influence roles as requested by GC/RO and other clients.



  • Contributes to global sectoral approach (based on requests from GC sector team).

Policies, Standards and Guidance:

  • Provides options and recommendations to National Offices on the development of TA/TP to best meet the ministry strategies and targets in the client’s context for programme execution.

  • Provides high quality technical support to the clients in the design, execution, monitoring and evaluation of technical programmes.

  • Co-creates and develops new project models in collaboration with and as per the requests from the GC Sector Lead.

  • Scale-up core project model implementation in NOs, in alignment with strategy.

  • Provides technical expertise to NO to contextualize and adapt partnership guidance.

  • Conducts mid-term reviews of technical programmes in response to requests from NOs, ROs and SOs.

  • Ensures quality of technical services and capability of external technical consultants in respective sectors.

Staff Capability:

  • Identify talented and or capable sector professionals in NOs and share the information with GC Sector teams.

  • Provides capacity building services for sector competency development as per the requests from clients.

  • Build capability of TSO sector specialists through coaching, mentoring, and appropriate on-the-job and external learning opportunities.

  • Directs and plans work with senior technical specialists from other sectors to ensure cross-sectoral integration in achieving the CWB objectives as per the project models being scaled up.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and awareness of evidence-based approaches in the sector globally for both development and humanitarian contexts. In addition, maintain up-to-date knowledge and awareness of approaches being applied in related sectors or themes in development and humanitarian contexts and identify approaches which show promise for the Sector.

  • When deployed, provides technical expertise during emergency responses.


  • Identify innovative and promising approaches in field implementation and share the information with GC Sector team and CoP.

  • Collaborate with GC sector teams to ensure learnings are disseminated.

  • Ensure learnings are shared within TSO.

Resource Development:

  • Develops major proposals for grant donors as per specific requests from clients.

  • Provides other services such as donor liaison or acting as Chief of Party during grants start-up based on service requests from clients.

Programme Quality/Evidence of Impact:

  • Lead team of 4-7 sector and sub-sector specialists to ensure that NOs and SOs receive the best quality and timely technical services in specific sectors for programme design, execution, monitoring, evaluation and scale-up of core project models in alignment with WV’s strategy.

  • Reviews the quality of technical services by the TSO specialists when issues of technical quality are escalated to line management by clients.

  • Ensure NO TA and TP designs meet organizational standards.

  • Participate in programme evaluations where requested by NO.

Knowledge Management and Communications:

  • With Director Quality and Innovation document learnings, case studies or evaluations to ensure learnings are shared with the broader CoP.

  • Contributes to organizational learning through active engagement and leadership within CoPs.

  • Ensures participation of TSO technical specialists in Sector COP.

  • Collaborate with GC sector teams to ensure learnings are disseminated.

  • Ensures personal ongoing professional development and growth.

Internal Relationships:

  • Works closely with the GC Sector Team lead and ministry leaders to ensure collaboration and coordination.

External Engagement:

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

  • Based on requests from GC sector team, AJC/EE and other clients represent WV as required.


  • Masters in sector, International Development or related field.

  • Leaders in their field, 5-10 years (min) field level experience.

  • Geographic/donor experience necessary; practitioner with higher level thought leadership and people management skills.

  • Sector DME experience.

  • Language skills appropriate to geographic assignment; understanding of WV’s identity and distinctive (TD, partnering, etc).

  • training / adult learning as a required capability.

  • Strong experience in grants acquisition and management with bilateral and multilateral donors.

Work Environment/Travel:

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