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Technical Advisor - Economic Development and Livelihoods

Job Description

World Vision seeks a Technical Advisor, Economic Development and Livelihoods for an anticipated donor funded project in Marawi, Philippines (Local Hire)

The Technical Advisor is a senior technical professional who will provide crucial input into the design of activity work plans, liaise with government counterparts, establish and maintain relationships with key institutions, and contribute to the overall achievement of activity deliverables and results.

Project Summary

The Marawi Response Project seeks to advance durable solutions for individuals displaced by the Marawi crisis in a manner that reduces the threat of conflict and extremism. The project will seek to implement locally-driven and community centered approaches that enable Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) to participate in their own recovery and be active contributors to participate in their own recovery and be active contributors to the social and economic development of their communities. By doing so, USAID intends to simultaneously reduce the threat of conflict and extremism and bolster the leadership of women and girls in communities in and around Marawi.

Position Responsibilities

  • Provide Economic Development and Livelihoods-specific advice and information to the COP, donor, and activity development staff as part of the program activity cycle to ensure activities support program theories and assumptions; assisting in the identification of program opportunities and potential local partners;

  • Design and develop research initiatives as requested in support of the achievement of Economic Development and Livelihoods goals and objectives and contributing to the analysis of activity and program-level impact.

  • Support the M&E team as needed in the development of M&E tools and approaches; engaging with the M&E and activity development team to incorporate M&E learning into new activity design; distilling lessons learned for activity development staff.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Business, Economics, Agriculture, Public Policy, or other relevant field and 7 years work experience or 10 years work experience;

  • Minimum three (5) years of experience in designing and delivering workforce development, enterprise development, and/or employment and life skills programming for youth; experience with IDPs preferred;

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with many types of stakeholders, including USAID, officials from various levels of government, civil society, and others;

  • Demonstrated direct experience of working in Mindanao and

  • Fluency in English and Maranao required

Local candidates will be considered.

Position contingent upon donor funding.