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Technical Advisor, Child Protection & Participation (TSO)

Job Description

*Preferred location: Dakar, Senegal. Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within the West Africa Region where WVI is registered to operate.


Position provides high quality technical assistance to NOs in programme design, execution, monitoring, evaluation and scale-up of core project models in alignment with WV’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 NOs and SOs. Position is deployed for disaster response and other requests from the clients.


Policies, Standards and Guidance:

  • Reviews requests for 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 technical assistance to National Offices for TA/TP and programme design, monitoring and evaluation. This would include level 1 or 2 or 3 services to the clients.

  • Co-creates and develops new 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 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, RO or GC clients.

  • Effective scale up of project models.

  • Evidence based project models developed.

  • National offices receive timely and satisfactory technical services.

  • Evidence of impact for WV’s contributions.

Staff Capability:

  • Work alongside National Office staff to build understanding of WV’s global.

  • sectoral approaches and core project models.

  • Provide training to clients as requested.

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

  • Professional growth and development of technical specialists in TSO.

  • Good quality technical service provision to the clients by the technical specialists.


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

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

  • Innovation management is informed by field practices.

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.

  • Growth in grants portfolio.

  • Grant funded programmes managed well to donor satisfaction.

Programme Quality/Evidence of Impact:

  • Ensure NO 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.

  • Timely and satisfactory resolution of issues escalated by the line management.

  • Good quality TAs and TPs leading to CWB impact.

  • Evaluations produce evidence of impact.

  • 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.

  • Learning from the field inform organizational learning.

  • Active and strong COPs and knowledge management.

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.

  • Cross-sector collaboration and lack of silos.

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 lever experience.

  • Master’s degree in relevant technical area of specialization.

  • Donor experience necessary.

  • Practitioner/contributor Sector DME experience.

  • Language skills appropriate to geographic assignment’.

  • Training / adult learning as a required capability.

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

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

Working Environment / Conditions:

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