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Technical Adviser (TSO) - Faith and Development

World Vision
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
  • Masters Degree in a relevant subject.
  • Second language proficiency, needs excellent English language skills, both oral and written.
  • Networked with deep knowledge of the sector and the significant actors.
  • Spiritual maturity; clear articulation of personal faith in Christ about how their faith informs their life and work, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Sound Biblical knowledge and experience working with faith groups beneficial. Existing FBO and Church organization and partnerships and project implementation experience an advantage.
  • Ability and understanding to work in a cross-cultural context and in an environment with various different faith groups.
  • Good communication and good inter-personal skills.
  • Additionally this position is responsible to provide technical support for the integration of World Vision's Christian identity and focus into the programming initiatives of various field office, lead, mentor and coordinate the church
  • partnership, ensuring F&D initiatives are integrated into program design.


Field Office and Regional Office Assignments
Programme Design:
  • Provide high quality technical assistance to Field Offices (FO) for programme design, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Provide technical expertise for all aspects of programme design (including win themes, theory of change development, logframe, proposal coordination and writing etc.) based on data, to enhance impact and evidence of impact.
  • Develop faith and development research agendas for inclusion in grants to enhance evidence of impact.
  • Lead, facilitate or participate in assessments.
  • Lead or participate in developing winning programme design and resultant proposals for grant donors as per requests from clients including developing alternative and complementary faith and development approaches.
  • Support FOs in developing capacity statement and
  • Acts as key technical personnel of grant funded programmes for FO during start-up or transition phases.
Programme Implementation
  • Ensure FO Technical Program (TP) designs meet organizational standards.
  • Influence decision makers and technical specialists across the partnership, (especially in FOs and Support Offices (SO)) for continuous Programme Quality and quality improvement using programme data.
  • Lead and/or participate in programme assessments and evaluations and provide inputs and advice.
  • Assist with scale-up of core project model implementation in FOs, in alignment with strategy.
Innovation and Learning:
  • Influence Global Centre (GC) and field implementation teams with innovative and promising approaches .
  • Facilitate and/or participate in learning events.
  • Document lessons learned and generate stories of impact.
  • Share learnings within team (sector and/or project model).
  • Participate in Regional COP (Community of Practice) or learning networks relevant to the sector.
Staff Capability:
  • Work alongside FO staff to build understanding of WV’s global faith and development sectoral approaches and core project models and global best practices and lessons learned.
  • Provides training (virtual or in country) to clients as requested, including using data to inform decision making.
  • Mentors and coaches technical staff in FOs and SOs.
  • Contribute to the development of learning pathways for technical staff.
Global Centre Engagement and Assignments
Project Model Guidance and Adaptation:
  • Co-creates and develops new project models and sector approaches in collaboration with and as per the requests from the GC Sector Team.
  • Using best practices, innovative thinking and cutting-edge technical expertise, TA provides insight and practical ideas for adaptive design of core project models, donor and partner models and next generation approaches.
  • Lead or support the development of articles, presentations and other products that contribute to World Vision’s technical brand in alignment with relevant external engagement strategies and donor needs.
Personal Development, TSO Core and Domains
Professional Development:
  • Commitment to ongoing learning for professional development and growth.
  • Engage with leading global practitioners and donors to learn, share, develop and communicate external best practices and standards aligned with WV strategy, Our Promise.
TSO Systems and Knowledge Management:
  • Lead or participate in a TSO Domain/GAM CORE team.
  • Serve as a Core Project Model or Approach ‘Hero’ for your sector team.
Administration and Management
TSO Business Processes & CREDO:
  • 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 FO clients.
External Engagement:
  • Engage with external agencies as needed in the provision of technical services to clients.
  • Represent WV in external conferences, donor meetings, technical forum, etc. as requested by clients.
  • Maintain projects in Workfront.
  • Complete travel bookings and expense reports.
  • Ensure internal information management systems are updated and maintained.
  • Complete required Compliance Trainings.
  • Participate in team meetings and communication.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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