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Senior Technical Advisor - Livelihoods (TSO)

Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within a jurisdiction (country or U.S. State) where WVI is registered to operate.

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

*For World Vision internal applicants only.


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 Global Center / Regional Office (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 Technical Approach/Technical Programme (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 National Offices (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 National Offices (NOs), Regional Offices (ROs) and Support Offices (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 Child Well-Being (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 Communities of Practice (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, Advocacy & Justice for Children/External Engagements (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.