Program Advisor, Child Development and Protection

Program Advisor, Child Development and Protection

World Relief Corp

Baltimore, MD, United States

POSITION SUMMARY:

As a member of a cross-sectoral programming advisory team, this role’s primary function is to provide technical support in the areas of Child Development and Child Protection to World Relief’s country offices in the Developing Countries Unit with occasional support to those in the Humanitarian and Disaster Response Unit. The position supports a portfolio of a wide range of programming interventions that span the lifecycle of a child, from early childhood to adolescence. Primary responsibilities include: providing program advisory support to Child Development and Protection projects, developing global guidance to support program implementation, and proposal development.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide technical support (program design, implementation guidance, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, and quality assurance) to Child Development and Child Protection programming.
  • Contribute to the development of high quality concept notes and proposals by writing pertinent technical sections and developing appropriate targets and indicators.
  • Monitor the progress of project activities and maintain regular contact with field staff by Skype, phone and e-mail to ensure country teams are well-oriented to monitoring and evaluation frameworks and technical reporting requirements.
  • Carry out field visits to country offices for training, program monitoring and evaluation, and partner development and collaboration.
  • Prepare timely technical reports on project progress and evaluations for internal and external audience, including donor reports.
  • Develop programming Toolkits (including global minimum standards, models, capacity building strategies, curricula, and M&E tools) for early childhood, primary school age, and adolescents to help country office staff design and implement context-specific projects.
  • Review programming guidance related to other technical areas to ensure integration of child development and protection principles.
  • Stay abreast of new developments and innovations in the child development and child protection fields to incorporate into staff capacity building, new projects and scaling up of best practices.
  • Network and represent World Relief Child Development and Child Protection work to partners, donors, governments and community leaders and address professional conferences and technical forums through abstracts, program presentations, publications, and advocacy.
  • Any other duties as requested by supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • A relationship with Jesus Christ that serves as the primary motivator and guide in your professional career and clearly informs your perspective in understanding issues related to the work of World Relief.
  • A broad understanding of community development principles and demonstrated knowledge of holistic child development rooted in a socio-ecological model.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise and experience in at least one of the following areas of intervention (ECD, Child Protection, Adolescent Girls, Positive Youth Development, Parenting)
  • Strong facilitation skills and proven experience providing capacity building for adults.
  • Strong English writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Proven experience in program design and proposal development evidenced by successful grant awards.
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation utilizing quantitative and qualitative methodology, including development of indicators and logframes.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Mature and personal Christian faith.
  • Desire to serve and empower the Church to impact vulnerable communities.
  • Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief.
  • Must be able to establish strong relationships cross culturally.
  • Master’s Degree in International Development, Human Development, Social Work or other related field.
  • At least 3 years of experience working in international development in technical assistance type roles preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to program countries for up to 25% of time

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