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Resilience and Livelihoods Technical Coordinator

9556-15N12149
Mansourieh
24-Feb-18

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The position holder ensures development and implementation of the WV Lebanon National Resilience and Livelihoods (R&L) Program strategy and Technical Programme in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

The R&L Technical Coordinator is responsible for:

  1. Ensuring quality implementation of R&L programming from design to implementation according to strategy.

  2. Partner with proposal writers to design R&L programming across funding streams toward achieving the relevant child well-being objective(s) and according to the pathway of change and prioritised project models

  3. Provide external and donor representation for R&L programming, including cultivation of partnerships

  4. Build organisational capacity and provide training to implement prioritised project models and evidence-based practices

  5. Spend time in the field (at least 30% of the time), working with field operations staff to troubleshoot implementation issues

  6. Provide input on R&L to ELA when it designs tools and leads monitoring, evaluation and other evidence building initiatives.

  7. Review ELA data and reports to understand and influence the quality of R&L programming

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

25%

Strategy & Program Development

  • Meet donors to preposition for new program ideas and models based on evidence.

  • Develop the technical/sectoral components of new proposals, in consultation with RAM, ELA and Operations teams.

  • Provide input into budget of technical components within new proposals.

  • Lead in Design with RAM and Operations for potential new proposals in R&L, based on emerging new needs.

  • Participate in revision of WV Lebanon strategy and priorities based on emerging needs and donor interests.

  • Lead development of Technical Approaches and Technical Programs in alignment with strategy.

  • WV Lebanon current and prospective donors are aware of WV priorities, approaches and the evidence behind them.

  • New proposals submitted in alignment with sector standards and evidenced approaches.

  • Proposal budgets account for needed technical costs.

  • All new grants developed in alignment with R&L TP.

  • WV Lebanon strategy informed by up to date and recent sector needs and priorities

  • Technical Approaches and Programs are in place and updated as per strategy revision terms.

30%

Support Implementation, monitoring and reporting

  • Provide technical supervision to field R&L staff including coaching, sharing resources and materials, revision of reports, analyzing lessons, etc.

  • Conduct field spot checks on a monthly basis to monitor progress of projects and discuss challenges with field teams.

  • Co-lead with the ELA team the development of Evidence Building Plans (EBPs) for Technical Programs and for new projects.

  • Develop sector measurement tools in collaboration with ELA. Specifically, set sectoral/technical tool questions based on accredited global tools.

  • Intervene, when necessary, at procurement level, to facilitate/find solutions to material purchase difficulties or delays that are affecting the program quality implementation.

  • Review grant progress reports and M&E reports specifically program findings and recommendations.

  • Develop annual TP reports that document progress against objectives of the TP and hence strategic objective.

  • Strengthened capacity of field R&L project staff

  • Programmatic lessons learned are captured and recommendations provided to project teams

  • EBP’s are in place for TP and each project

  • Sectoral/technical tools are in place and used across aligned projects

  • Technical procurement standards are met

  • WVL projects are informed by tangible and quality technical recommendations

  • Progress against strategy objectives is captured

15%

Staff Management & Capacity Building

  • Revise R&L related JDs when needed and participate in the recruitment of relevant project and technical staff.

  • Develop and revise R&L capacity building plans and share with P&C

  • Orient and train WV Lebanon relevant staff (including direct reports) on R&L Technical Programs, standards, tools, models, etc.

  • Needed R&L capacity is in place.

  • Relevant WVL staff have needed skills to implement quality R&L programs

  • Relevant WVL staff have needed skills to implement quality R&L programs

25%

Networking & External Engagement

  • In collaboration with RAM and the External Engagement team, engage in networking and coordination with external R&L Stakeholders and partners (Livelihood and social stability working groups, Ministry of Labor, MOSA, UNDP, INGOs, National NGOs, etc.).

  • Participate in National workshops, training and internal WVL meetings, workshops, etc.

  • Coordinate with regional office and other relevant internal stakeholders at WV, whether at the Regional or Global level as necessary.

  • Established relationships and well maintained with all key R&L stakeholders.

  • WVL is always up to date on sector developments in the country; relevant MoUs signed with specific Ministries if needed for facilitation of work and TP implementation.

  • WVL R&L programs remain aligned to global models and trends

10%

Learning and Research

  • Participate in all R&L projects’ lessons learned events.

  • Participate in design and roll out of new research proposals and initiatives of WVL.

  • Conduct regular situational analysis of the sector and feed recommendations back to WVL for decision making on future priorities.

  • Technical programmatic recommendations are captured and reflected in future program revisions

  • Evidence of approaches is established

  • WVL is always up to date on sector developments in the country.

100%

TOTAL

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelors degree in any area related to Livelihood, Economy, economic development, Agriculture, Value chain, etc.

  • Strong understanding of Livelihood systems, labor laws, established Livelihood practices, Minimum Economic Recovery Standards, EMMA, etc.

  • Creative and able to come up with, embrace and coordinate innovative thinking, partnership building and problem solving skills;

  • Good analytical and writing skills;

  • Good interpersonal skills, influencing skills and cross-cultural sensitivity;

  • Effective in written and oral communication in English;

  • Able to work on multifunctional tasks in the pressure of time and organizational changes;

  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Three to five years of technical expertise in the areas of Economic development or Livelihood

  • Experience in capacity building processes, tools and methodologies

  • Two years or more NGO experience in the humanitarian and development fields respectively

  • Experience in needs assessment and project design

  • Experience in working with UNHCR, MOSA, Ministry of Labor, and relevant Livelihood donors

  • Proven experience in Livelihoods in Emergency settings

  • Valid driving license (in Lebanon) for more than 2 years is required.

  • Excellent written English, with fluency in speaking Arabic and English

  • Masters Degree in the above mentioned areas is preferred

  • Experience participating in program implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes

  • The position requires 70% of the time to be office based.

  • The position requires 30% of travel within the country.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to continue to function during a crisis, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.

  • The position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.