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Technical Advisor - Nutrition (TSO)

Job Description

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within the East Africa Region where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Position provides high quality technical assistance to National Offices (NOs) in programme design, execution, monitoring, evaluation and scale-up of core project models in alignment with WV’s strategy and help achieve child well-being impact. Develops proposals for grant donors, individuals, businesses, institutions and/or foundations as per requests from the NOs and Support Offices (SOs). Position is deployed for disaster response and other requests from the clients.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Policies, Standards and Guidance:

  • Reviews requests for technical services from the National offices, Regional offices, Support offices and global center and develops terms of reference for provision of such expertise.

  • Provides high quality technical assistance to National Offices for TA/TP and programme design, monitoring and evaluation. This would include level 1 or 2 or 3 services to the clients.

  • 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 assistance NOs to contextualize and adapt partnership guidance in consideration of their contexts.

  • Conducts technical reviews and provides consulting in response to requests from NO, SO, RO or GC clients.

Staff Capability:

  • Work alongside National Office staff to build understanding of WV’s global sectoral approaches and core project models.

  • Provide training to clients as requested.

  • Mentors and coaches technical staff in NOs, and SOs.

Innovation/Research:

  • Identify innovative and promising approaches in field implementation as they provide technical services to the NOs.

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

Resource Development:

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

  • Acts as Chief of Party or other technical staff of grant funded programmes of National offices during start-up phase.

  • Provides other services based on service requests from clients.

Programme Quality/Evidence of Impact:

  • Ensure NO TA and TP designs meet organizational standards.

  • Influence decision makers and technical specialists in the NOs and SOs for continuous quality improvement.

  • Participate in programme evaluations where requested by NO.

  • Undertake quality assessments based on requests from the line management and provide necessary advise.

Knowledge Management and Communications:

  • Document lessons learned.

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

  • Ensures personal ongoing professional development and growth.

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 NO clients.

External Engagement:

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

  • Based on requests from clients represent WV as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Mid-level/junior technical specialist.

  • 5 years (min) field lever experience.

  • Master’s degree in relevant technical area of specialization.

  • Donor experience necessary.

  • Practitioner/contributor Sector DME experience.

  • Language skills appropriate to geographic assignment’.

  • Training / adult learning as a required capability.

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

  • Experience both in programming, and revenue acquisition related areas.

Working Environment/Travel:

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