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Technical Advisor/Community Mobilisation and Engagement Adviso

Job Description



This individual must assist the Deputy COP in the design, roll-out and day to day management and implementation of community mobilization and engagement activities, including WASH activities. The Technical Director works to position World Vision as a leader in innovative programs by serving as a lead in rigorous program design, proposal development, technical support and training in the country. S/he shall have a depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience in designing and implementing comprehensive health communication interventions, and related capacity strengthening. S/he shall have the requisite management expertise, interpersonal skills and established professional relationships to fulfill the requirements of the project. The Technical Advisor will ensure a high level of programme quality through programme performance, monitoring and reporting, and actively participates in donor relations and the acquisition of public funding.  


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Ensure donors technical approaches and strategies are known by the NO leaders and influence NOs strategies.

Ensure technical approaches and modules (as per LEAP 3) are designed to meet WV’s ministry goals as well as donors sector strategies. Work with programme and GAM Leads to utilize evidence from technical approaches/experiences to influence internal and external stakeholders.

Participate in or lead NGOs technical or sector specific working groups at national and regional levels to influence national government and donor development strategies.

Technical approaches are applicable for grant and ADP programming

Donor strategies influenced through WVs evidence and lobby, and technical capacities available to win technical grants

Partnerships (also for grants) are being built during joint work/advocacy initiatives.


Provide leadership and coordination in the development, dissemination and promotion of grant strategies, standards and tools in the technical area

Proper technical expertise is applied

Grant outcomes positive impact Child Wellbeing outcomes


Provide technical expertise to grant staff and stakeholders, including needs assessments, program design, start-up, phase-in, phase-out, communications, reporting, monitoring and evaluation activities and ad-hoc needs

Proper technical expertise is applied


Develop reporting and evaluation processes for performance management of grant

Proper technical expertise is applied


Ensure grant implementation standards meet or exceed donor expectations

Donor expectations in technical area are met

Provide expertise for the program development, if required


Lead, participate in, or facilitate assessments, surveys or evaluations as necessary for risk management, standards setting, policy formation and program development, and achievement of programme objectives

Proper technical expertise is applied


Conducts occasional field visits in accordance with the monitoring and evaluation plan and in coordination with other Grants program team officers

Contributing to the implementation and review of effective monitoring, review and activities for program against agreed project deliverables

Ensures the application of results-based management (RBM) standards and agreed upon indicators


Collaborate with SO IPG teams and Regional and National Offices to develop and conduct training in program methodologies and concepts, including program design, monitoring and evaluation, if required

Strong positive relations with SO IPG teams, and Regional and National Offices and regional technical specialists


Encourage and facilitate the documentation of best practices and lessons learned, directed toward multiple audiences, to influence policy formation, develop capacity and foster professionalism

Best practices and learning in technical area are well documented and shared appropriately


Identify and communicate program quality concerns early to ensure swift resolution; escalate program quality concerns appropriately to CoP and other key stakeholders

Program quality implementation and/or management issues are resolved quickly and fully with little disruption.


Perform other duties as assigned


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Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

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  • S/he must have the following qualifications, skills and experience necessary to support to be written:

  • Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences or a related field;

  • Minimum eight years’ experience with progressively increasing responsibility for designing, managing and implementing complex, community mobilization and engagement, including WASH, programming in developing countries involving multiple stakeholders and implementing partners;

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in building community capacity to provide health services.

  • Demonstrated management skills, including relevant experience in direct supervision of professional staff.

  • Strong communication skills, particularly advanced writing skills, report writing skills for a variety of stakeholders and oral communication.

  • Ability to build relationships cross-culturally

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Strong workshop facilitation skills

  • Strong networking skills

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  • Experience and familiarity with USAID reporting requirements

  • Broad (3-5 year) experience in the technical area/s WASH, maternal child health and nutrition

  • Demonstrated successful experience implementing grant-funded programs

  • Field-based international NGO work experience in Reproductive and Maternal Health projects or program leadership, with a minimum of 3 to 5 years total development experience

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

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  • Strong design, monitoring and evaluation skills preferred

  • Strong track record in government and multilateral grant acquisition

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and strong in spoken Chichewa.

Work Environment:

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  • Willing to live and work in Sub Saharan Africa.

  • Frequent travel to rural areas (40%)

  • Ability to interact and communicate with people living in rural areas