Technical Advisor - Livelihoods

Pasig City
International Role - Yes
1-2 Years

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.


Position provides high quality Livelihoods technical assistance to National Offices (NOs) in programme design, execution, monitoring, evaluation and scale-up of core project models in alignment with World Vision’s strategy and help achieve child well-being impact. Develops proposals for grant donors, individuals, businesses, institutions and/or foundations as per requests from the National Offices (NOs) and Support Offices (SOs). Position is deployed for disaster response and other requests from the clients.


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 TA/TP and programme design, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Co-creates and develops 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 NOs to contextualize and adapt partnership guidance in consideration of their contexts.

  • Conducts technical reviews and provides consulting in response to requests from NO, SO, Regional Office (RO) or Global Centre (GC) clients.

Staff Capability:

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

  • Provide training to clients as requested.

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


  • 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 TA and TP designs meet organizational standards.

  • Influence decision makers and technical specialists in the NOs and SOs for continuous quality improvement.

  • Participate in programme evaluations where requested by NO.

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

Knowledge Management and Communications:

  • Document lessons learned.

  • Contributes to organizational learning through active engagement and leadership within CoPs.

  • 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.


  • Mid-level/junior technical specialist.

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

  • Master’s in related field.

  • Donor and grants experience necessary.

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

  • Training / adult learning as a required capability.

  • Experience in the nutrition field a plus.

  • Strong experience in grants acquisition and management with bilateral and multilateral donors.

  • Experience both in Livelihoods programming, and revenue acquisition related areas.

  • Hands on assessment and evaluation expertise and experience including data analysis and report writing.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Hands on experience in approaches such as Savings Groups, Graduation Approach, markets Development and or Microfinance.

  • Fluency in French or Spanish (verbal and written).

Work Environment/Travel:

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