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Technical Advisor, Livelihoods

Job Description

*Preferred location: Manila, Philippines. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in Africa, Europe, Asia or Australasia where WVI is registered to operate.

*No Relocation Assistance available.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

This position is for a Technical Advisor to join a small team of Livelihoods Specialists located across the globe as part of World Visions (WVs) internal consulting arm, the Technical Services Organisation (TSO). The purpose of this role is to provide high quality Livelihoods technical assistance to WVs National Offices (NOs) in programme design, staff training, execution, monitoring, evaluation and scale-up of core project models in alignment with World Vision’s strategy. Our goal is to help families who are poor have more economically sustainable futures and be in a position to provide better for their children. The role also includes the development of proposals to a range of possible donors including Government, businesses, institutions and/or foundations as requested by NOs or WVs Support Offices (SOs). The position could also be deployed for disaster response and other requests from our internal clients.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Policies, Standards and Guidance:

  • Reviews requests for Livelihoods technical services from the National offices, Regional offices, Support offices and global center and develops terms of reference for provision of such expertise.

  • Provides high quality Livelihoods technical assistance to National Offices for strategy and programme design, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Co-creates and develops or supports new Livelihoods project models in collaboration with and as per the requests from the GC Sector Lead.

  • Scale-up core project model implementation in NOs, in alignment with strategy.

  • Provides Livelihoods technical assistance National Offices to contextualize and adapt WV Partnership guidance in consideration of their contexts.

  • Conducts technical reviews and provides consulting in response to requests from a range of WVs internal national, regional and Global Center clients.

Staff Capability:

  • Work alongside WVs National Office staff to build understanding of WV’s Livelihoods global sectorial approaches and core project models.

  • Provide training to clients as requested.

  • Mentors and coaches Livelihoods technical staff in NOs, and SOs.

Innovation/Research:

  • Identify innovative and promising approaches in field implementation as they provide Livelihoods technical services to the NOs.

  • Share learnings within team (sector and/or project model).

Resource Development:

  • Develops winning proposals for grant donors as per specific requests from clients.

  • Acts as Chief of Party or other technical staff of grant funded programmes of National offices during start-up phase.

  • Provides other services based on service requests from clients.

Programme Quality/Evidence of Impact:

  • Ensure NO Livelihoods Technical Approaches and Technical Programs design meet organizational standards.

  • Influence decision makers and technical specialists in WVs National and Support Offices for continuous quality improvement.

  • Participate in programme evaluations where requested by National Offices.

  • Undertake quality assessments based on requests from the line management and provide necessary advice.

Knowledge Management and Communications:

  • Document lessons learned.

  • Contributes to organizational learning through active engagement and leadership within Communities of Practice.

  • Ensures personal ongoing professional development and growth.

Internal Relationships:

  • Work collaboratively with staff in other TSO sectors, and with GC sector and ministry teams.

  • Approach work with a commitment to client-service, that grows the capacity of NO clients.

External Engagement:

  • Engage with external agencies as needed in the provision of technical services to clients.

  • Based on requests from clients represent WV as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • 5 years (min) field level experience in Livelihoods.

  • Master’s degree in a field consistent with the position.

  • Donor and grants experience necessary.

  • Technical Livelihoods Practitioner/contributor Sector Design Monitoring & Evaluation (DM&E) experience.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Training and facilitation experience.

  • Experience in Livelihoods and local economic development - design, training, monitoring, implementation and evaluation.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Graduation Approach

  • Value Chain and Markets Development

  • Smallholder Agriculture and or Animal Husbandry

  • Livelihoods grants acquisition, processes, practices and donors

  • Innovative financing mechanisms such as Results Based Financing (RBF), commercial contracts, Development Impact Bonds (DIB),

  • Savings Groups

  • Microfinance

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.