Early Childhood Development Lead - For Local applicants only

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.

Early Childhood Development Lead


The Early Childhood Development Lead is responsible for providing overall technical leadership and guidance in implementing the WV Early Childhood Development work, in alignment with WV International Our Promise Strategy, and effective implementation of WVJWG National Office Strategy commitment to increase support for most vulnerable children under five years of age; as well as to collaborate and advocate with national and local partners for greater scale and impact of ECD programming in Palestine.

He/She will oversee the quality implementation of GoBabyGo Project model in alignment with WV ECD Programming Framework, providing contextualization to the project model, technical guidance, supervision and support to Zonal and Area development, in alignment with GBG’s holistic understanding of all factors that have an impact on children’s achievement of age-appropriate growth and development outcomes, especially focusing on reaching the most vulnerable children and mothers..

The ECD Lead will serve as WVJWG key representative in ECD related cluster and working groups, building strong relations with Ministry of Health and other PA government partners, district and primary health care partners, international organizations and other stakeholders to achieve increased sustainability, scale and impact of for improved wellbeing for children from 0 to 5 years of age in Palestine.

Building on the already strong evidenced based work by World Vision in Palestine, ECD lead will work closely with GAM function to leverage WVJWV visibility and partnerships in this increased funding acquisition, contributing to providing quality technical input to all relevant grant proposals.


GoBabyGo Project Model Management (50%)

a. Lead the process for further contextualisation and sustainable scaling of GBG Project Model across area programmes in WVJWG, ensuring timely technical support, capacity building and technical supervision of the PM.

b. Build adequate capacity of zonal staff and partners to implement the project model across programming areas in a sustainable manner, within budget and quality assurance framework.

c. Ensure that all activities requiring medical or other particular disciplines capabilities are implemented properly either directly or by ensuring adequate technical expertise, ensuring that no harm principle is observed throughout the PM implementation stages.

d. Assess PM activities to ensure that the program is within scope, time and budget and actively provide recommendations for improvements in implementation to relevant field staff, zonal managers and Ops Director;

Partnering and External Engagement in ECD (30%)

Establish and maintain strong working relations and representation with relevant Palestinian National Authority (the respective Ministries) other international and national partners within the scope of projects implemented.

Serve as point person from WVJWG in CP Cluster working groups, raising the profile of WVJWG Child Protection program by identifying and engaging with a diverse range of stakeholder relevant for promoting child wellbeing and child rights in Palestine.

Identify and pursue grant acquisition opportunities working closely with GAM function and leveraging the WV strong evidenced based programming in this area.

Take part in formal and informal networks to support ongoing and future collaboration and learning and pursue innovation and research for further evidence building in the project model.

Play an active role in leveraging WV external engagement to support increased funding acquisition by working closely with GAM function, Draft all technical aspect of grant applications working closely with GAM function.

Ensure good working relations with other Leads and peers in WVJWG, Regional Office, etc., enabling a culture of learning and sharing.

Knowledge Management and Learning (10%)

a. Establish a regular cycle of documenting GBG project implementation success and impact

b. Compile lessons learned from programmes and use to improve project model implementation, design, strategy revision, policy advocacy, and external publications

c. Facilitate learning from PM implementation with zonal and area programme staff.

d. Update Office leadership on emerging trends in the field and during engagement external networks/partners as needed as well as knowledge from emerging best practices.

Provide technical input and, where necessary, assist in coordination of office annual reporting and donor reports. (10%)

Actively participate in the Child Well-being report process as well as drafting succinct communication pieces on the impact of GBG project model.

Support with other technical tasks, as may be required from time to time depending on organizational priorities and staff vacancies.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Bachelor Degree in Health-related field. Master's degree preferred

  • Strong technical skills in relevant health interventions

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in managing health projects

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including report-writing, proposal writing and other forms of formal communication skills

  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office

  • Demonstrated experience in program or project design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

  • Excellent understanding of the health context in Palestine

  • Working experience in community development

  • Experience in management of/consultancy on health programs at a national or regional level

  • Leadership experience in an international organization

  • Experience and capacity in mentoring, training, coaching and supporting staff

  • Ability to promote and influence quality of zonal staff

  • Integrity and strong identification with World Vision’s Core Values

  • Valid driving license

  • Position is based in Jerusalem

Work environment

Willingness to be flexible with hours and able to travel across the West Bank as needed




Achieving quality results and service


Practicing accountability and integrity


Communicating information effectively


Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly


Understanding the Humanitarian industry


Understanding WV’s mission & operations


Practicing continuous innovation & creativity


Demonstrating Christ-Centered life and work


Learning for growth and development


Maintaining work/life balance


Building collaborative relationships


Practicing gender & cultural diversity


World Vision is committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children or vulnerable adults