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Peace Building and Protection Advisor, Mali



Provide leadership and technical support to staff and partners to ensure the achievement of child Protection and Peacebuilding objectives of emergency projects implemented by WV Mali in central Mali. This will require working with all stakeholders (communities, government, donors and other organizations) in a continuous and effective planning, capacity building, coordination, timely implementation and reporting of related projects. He/she will have special responsibility in supporting day-to-day capacity-building of the response staff in these technical sectors. Along with support from the National Office protection and faith and development staff, he/she will follow-up on protection concerns and gaps identified in the field.


Leadership and Management:

  • Participate in the development of WV Mali Emergency Response program strategy and approaches to Child Protection and Peacebuilding.

  • Lead, manage and supervise all emergency Child Protection and Peace Building staff to meet project objectives.

  • Oversee periodic technical reviews and manage changes in response direction and focus.

  • Ensure integration of protection and peace building interventions with other WV Mali response program activities.

  • Ensure compliance by project staff to WVI administrative and operational procedures and policies, as well as applicable donor regulations.

  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of project progress status.

Technical and Program Quality:

  • Ensure the strategic objectives and results of the Central Mali Response concerning child protection and peace building meet expected technical quality standards.

  • Ensure the delivery of quality training and technical assistance to response staff, implementing partners and communities.

  • Coordinate the development, dissemination and promotion of Child Protection and Peace Building strategies, adoption/adaptation of relevant standards and tools.

  • Liaise with relevant regional and GC technical staff to ensure appropriate and timely technical assistance is provided to achieve response goals.

  • Adapt and promote DO NO HARM, and Child Protection in Emergencies techniques to local context and train all stakeholders.

  • Provide technical support to improve the abilities of the Inter-religious platform to address Child Protection and Peacebuilding issues through continuous consultation, training materials, and information sharing.

  • Ensure that Child Protection incidents in the Central Mali Response are handled within established WVI timelines and procedures.

  • Provide advice to senior management on emerging issues regarding Child Protection and Peace Building based programming in Central Mali.

Resources Acquisition:

  • Contribute to the increase of WV Mali response funding portfolio by actively seeking and acquiring new funding for Child Protection and Peace Building.

  • Support and coordinate field assessments to collect data for inclusion in proposals.

  • Ensure proposals are prepared to a high quality and in alignment with required donor formats and standards.

  • Working with the WV Mali Finance team, ensure that proposal budgets are prepared in the correct format including all necessary costs.

Human Resource Management:

  • Ensure that all response staff are trained in Child Protection reporting and prevention.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning:

  • Oversee program’s monitoring and evaluation system, using data analysis as the basis for measuring performance.

  • Ensure continual primary and secondary data collection on the child protection situation in Central Mali.

  • Make continuous analysis of rapidly changing external context, ensuring that lessons of sound practices are well documented and disseminated.

Networking, Representation and Coordination:

  • Ensure strong linkages between National level and local initiatives to improve Child Protection and promote Peace Building in Mali.

  • Represent WV Mali in regional-level technical forums and coordination meetings with the Child Protection cluster, OCHA, religious leaders and others as required.

  • Ensure strong linkages are built between World Vision, partners and relevant Government authorities at the regional and local levels.

  • Participate in all internal meetings to ensure appropriate integration and information sharing between response team members.


  • Be involved in mainstreaming peace-building and child protection as a cross-cutting theme across all emergency response programs.


  • Other duties as designated by the Response Manager or his/her delegate.

  • Attend and participate in devotions.


  • A University degree in related field or equivalent experience in peacebuilding, protection and child protection projects.

  • 5+ years of extensive international development experience in the child protection or humanitarian protection sector and in the Peacebuilding and conflict prevention sector.

  • Proven experience in models and methods of training, facilitation, capacity building and mediation.

  • Experience working in insecure or conflict-affected regions.

  • Good understanding of conflict analysis tools and knowledge of protection and child protection standards.

  • Good coordination and leadership skills.


  • A Master’s Degree in sociology, development studies, public policy, conflict resolution, or similar fields. Excellent understanding of the dynamics of conflict resolution in the context of war, working with children in emergencies,

  • understanding of humanitarian cluster and knowledge of Mali preferred.

  • Knowledge of both English and French.

Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of project management cycle and grant proposal writing.

  • Excellent experience in accessing programming resources, especially from donor governments.

  • Excellent communications skills both verbal and written.

  • Proven ability in relating with national staff and governmental authorities.

  • Able to work in a harsh and demanding environment and adaptable to rapidly changing contexts.

  • Able to learn new languages readily.

  • Able to travel to security-risk areas, as often as 30% of the time.

  • Computer aptitude desirable (MSWORD, EXCEL, Lotus Notes).

  • Ability to lead, plan, and organize.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • This position requires frequent travel to the field and international travels (40%).