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Technical Advisor, Child Protection and Participation

Senegal, West Africa
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

*Preferred location: Senegal. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in West Africa or any other jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.


Position provides high quality technical assistance to National Office (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 Support Offices (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, Regional Office (RO) or Global Centre (GC) clients.

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.


  • 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).

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 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 Technical Service Organisation (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 lever experience.

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

  • Donor experience necessary.

  • Practitioner/contributor Sector DME experience.

  • Fluent in French and English.

  • 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.

  • Experience working in fragile contexts and humanitarian responses (with a focus on Child Protection).

Work Environment/Travel:

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