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Spiritual Nurture of Children & Programming Advisor

Job Description

*Preferred location: Philippines. Position to be located in a country within the West Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Southern Africa or Middle East/Eastern European regions where WVI is registered to operate."


World Vision is a leader in focusing on spiritual nurture as an integral component of our holistic child development programming model We're looking for an innovator who can combine his/her faith and expertise in child development with excellent Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DM&E) and training skills to help expand and further develop our Spiritual Nurture programming strategy for over 150 million children worldwide. In this role, you will provide technical advice, guidance and expertise for the design, integration and strategic implementation of contextualised Spiritual Nurture of Children (SNC) policies for World Vision globally. You will give technical support to develop monitoring and evaluation metrics in the spiritual nurture of children and youth that are an integral part of World Vision's global Child Well-Being Objectives. You will also provide guidance for the integration of SNC and Youth (SNC/Y) in WV organisational processes, strategies and programming; along with technical guidance in integrating spiritual nurture of children and youth programming in all project models.


Guide and advise the integration of SNC/Y in WV organisational processes, strategies and programming in ROs, NOs and SOs through the following:

  • Facilitating the SNC/Y formation in NOs and SOs via training workshops, capacity building activities, and reviewing Technical Approaches, Technical Programmes, project models, etc. and giving diverse technical guidance.

  • Developing, testing and supporting replication of SNC/Y resources and materials and support their integration in project models, technical approaches/programmes.

  • Developing, testing, and implementing new, contextually appropriate SNC/Y project models that are aligned with Partnership programming systems that are DM&E and LEAP compliant and made available for NO use.

  • Giving technical support in integrating SNC/Y and the objectives of CWBA3 in project models, theories of change and operating models.

SNC/Y Best Practices:

Research, source, and distribute SNC/Y best practises from NO’s, RO’s, ADPs, communities and external partners. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Identifying internal and external promising practises around SNC/Y to enhance the impact of faith and development.

  • Systemising SNC/Y practices and building evidence of impact to contribute to the development of new SNC/Y project models.

  • Working alongside ROs and NOs to develop integrated F&D evidence-based SNC/Y models and approaches.

  • Developing, publishing and distributing case studies internally and also to external partners.

Give technical advice/guidance to enhance global capacity for SNC/Y and DM&E integration through the following:

  • Conducting relevant SNC/Y and DM&E integration workshops and consultations.

  • Developing and testing contextually appropriate resources / training materials for SNC/Y applicable across the contexts and with a variety of stakeholders.

  • Managing and maintaining the SNC/Y Interest Group (IG) on the Child Participation and Rights Community of Practise on WV Central. This includes scheduling and leading calls, monitoring and engaging in IG discussions, and creating and maintaining a library/compendium of SNC/Y resources on WV Central (i.e. best practises, case studies, orientation modules, project models, policies, SNC/Y documents, etc.).

  • Developing a knowledge management system for SNC/Y.

SNC/Y Metrics:

  • Give technical support in defining the impact of SNC/Y framework and broadening the understanding of SNC as part of child development and how to address these in individual offices’ strategies and programming.

  • Provides technical advice and guidance for NOs, SOs, ROs in using, monitoring and evaluation metrics SNC/Y and roll out of CWBO#3.

  • As requested, gives technical guidance and expertise into the development, testing, and implementation of Partnership CWBA/Os metrics and models initiated by other GC sectors.

  • Monitors and reports on the progress of developing and rolling out metrics for CWBO#3.

Theological framework for SNC/Y:

  • Develop theological statements, resources, reflections and Bible studies for Partnership use which are alignment with the Partnership’s SNC policy and framework and support the integration of SNC/Y in strategies, programmes and initiatives at all levels of the Partnership,


  • Strong analytical and research abilities. Highly skilled in synthesising data and research into in-depth yet user-friendly reports.

  • Thorough grasp of World Vision ’s strategy processes, LEAP, DM&E standards and methodologies and how these can best be applied to strategy and programme development.

  • Graduate degree in child development, development studies, theological studies or related fields or equivalent work experience.

  • Advanced skills in leading/facilitating workshops.

  • Advanced skills in developing curriculum, training materials, formation materials and reflections.

  • Exemplary personal Christian commitment, vibrant spirituality, and Christ-centred life and work.

  • Excellent interpersonal/relational, communication, and negotiation skills.

  • Strong ability to train others in one or more of the following areas: holistic child development, child theology, social science or similar disciplines.

  • Strong ability to multi-task and work for multiple stakeholders in a diverse and challenging environment.

  • Proven ability to influence and develop potential in others.

  • Proven ability to speak, communicate, advise, influence and strategically integrate with people from different cultures, faiths, levels of leadership and across sectors and various levels of an organisation both interpersonally and corporately.

  • Intermediate skills in manipulating and formatting web-based programmes.

  • Extensive experience working cross-culturally/internationally.

  • Deep exposure to grassroots child development work.

  • 7 years experience working directly with children of all ages and development stages, their parents and the communities in which they live in international and cross-cultural settings.

  • 5-7 years experience working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders on projects and processes within organisations and communities.

  • 5 years experience in cross cultural development work.

  • 5 years effective development, use, revision and analysis of operational metrics and indicators to measure programme effectiveness.

  • Fluent in written and spoken business and narrative English.


  • Advanced knowledge of WV core documents, policies, procedures, and protocols and their appropriate application to the work of World Vision.

  • Deep knowledge of World Vision’s LEAP, DM&E and Child well-being standards and methodologies and how these can best be applied to strategy and programme development with the ability to provide input to others as to how it can be applied.

  • Strong ability to develop, teach, and advise on SNC related project and programme models.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • This position will travel up to 30% of the work time per year.