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Advisor, Faith & Fragile Context

11146-16G05039
Monrovia
28-Aug-18
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

*For World Vision Internal Employees Only.

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within a jurisdiction (country or U.S. State) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

In alignment with OP2030 and as a strategic critical contribution to the achievement of Strategic Initiative 1.1., the position will provide leadership for faith and development integration in all fragile context related initiatives. It will lead and/or provide guidance to all F&D contribution in policy, programming, SI 1.1.work streams, collaboration and evidence building. It will lead in building and maintaining collaboration and partnerships with critical stakeholders e.g. churches, faith based organizations, faith actors, etc. The position will also provide biblical insights, narrative and advise in fragile context undertaking. The position will ensure that all programing F&D engagement in fragile context will contribute to holistic child well-being.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Set F&D Strategic Priorities in FC Programs:

  • Within the context of the Partnership strategy drive role of F&D as a key contributor to holistic CWB in FC.

  • Work with relevant regional leaders, NDs and F&D regional and National staff to define F&D local, national and regional priorities and appropriate approaches to operationalize F&D strategic priorities and contribution.

  • Work with and provide inputs to global technical sectors to ensure F&D integration in the development and mainstreaming of evidence based program approaches, project models, intervention packages, guidance, capacity building and learning resources for use in fragile context ensuring holistic development for children specifically their spiritual nurture and development.

  • Lead in the discernment and development of biblical narrative, insights, and guidance on fragile context ensuring that critical theological issues are addressed e.g. pain and suffering. Lead the process of integrating spiritual root causes analysis as well as development and/or dissemination of related tools and guidance.

  • Develop and/or adapt practical and actionable guidance for F&D in fragile context (including global minimum standards and M&E tools).

  • Ensures F&D in fragile context learning and innovation are documented and communicated.

Build Capacities:

  • With F&D internal facing, build organizational capacity for F&D integration and impact in FC.

  • Collaborate with Evidence & Learning (E&L) to strengthen data monitoring and evaluation (DM&E) in FC and apply learning to F&D as appropriate.

  • Identify and capture best practices related to faith & faith actors and their

  • key role in addressing children’s vulnerabilities in FC.

  • Use these identified practices to develop resources responding to high demand of evidence based approaches in FC.

  • Document, organize and share best practices in addressing key vulnerabilities and use them to enrich existing programming and M&E tools.

  • Work with Sector Grant Specialists in utilizing grants and documenting innovations happening in FC for future donor communications and grant proposals.

Cross-sector F&D Integration:

  • Champion cross-sector collaboration for F&D integration with sectors and DM, development and advocacy in FC.

  • Ensure F&D in fragile contexts is effective, agile, and fit for purpose, incorporating the best and innovative practices from both humanitarian/DM and development experiences.

  • Identifies, explores and acts on improvement opportunities.

External Engagement:

  • Keep abreast of latest developments and innovations in the Faith and church and other faith actors’ engagement in FC that is relevant to WV and share them internally.

  • Lead collaboration and development/maintenance of partnerships/relationships with churches, faith based organizations, and faith actors for CWB.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant academic field (international development, disaster management, relief and development, child development and psychology, community development, etc.) or 5-7 years of equivalent experience in the field.

  • 5-7 years’ experience in/with faith, faith actors and faith related issues in humanitarian and development programming in field location.

  • 5-7 years’ experience and demonstrated understanding of other faith communities, the complexity of

  • working as Christian NGO within interfaith contexts, relationship with the faith and development arena, major players, and joint work towards the sustainable development goals.

  • Extensive experience and proven results in overseeing or supporting multi country programmes in

  • Fragile Context.

  • Proven experience with grant funded programmes and managing donor relationships.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively in culturally and religiously diverse environments.

  • A team player with proven effectiveness working collaboratively with others and developing partnerships both internally and externally.

  • Clarity in conceptual thinking and communication including critical thinking skills and the ability to challenge the status quo.

  • Excellent communication skills in writing and producing clear, concise and appealing documents.

  • High degree of flexibility & adaptability when working in the constantly changing environment with the high level of ambiguity.

  • Exemplary personal Christian commitment, vibrant spirituality, and Christ-centered life and work.

  • In-depth knowledge of Faith and Development programming in fragile contexts and disaster management and emergency.

  • Clear understanding and endorsement of Our Promise 2030 and ability to lead F&D work in Fragile

  • Context in light of the strategy.

  • Strong ability to effectively and sensitively persuade, motivate and work together with stakeholders in intercultural settings and at all levels of an organization.

  • Self-starter with strong time management, coordination, prioritization, multi-tasking skills.

  • Bilingual candidates (especially with the knowledge of French, Arabic) are preferred.

  • Emergency/disaster preparedness training completed and maintained.

Preferred:

  • Prior experience of living and working in fragile context for extended period of time (6 months or more).

  • Prior experience with disaster managements or relief work is a plus.

Work Environment:

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