Technical Director PACE PED

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 9 June 2020
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 9 July 2020
  • Proposal

Job Description

World Vision seeks a Technical Director for the anticipated Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) Round 2 project. PACE Round 2 will strengthen individual and institutional capacity in advocacy, and policy communications, and negotiations and increase commitment for cross-sectoral approaches to integrated population, health, environment, climate change, resilience, food security, livelihoods and security programs. The project will advance USAID’s goals of ending extreme poverty and ending preventable child and maternal deaths by ensuring that decision makers understand the health and economic benefits of reproductive health (RH) and in turn, implement policies and programs to help meet unmet demand for family planning (FP). In addition, it will advance commitments to increasing gender equality and promoting youth empowerment as a means to achieving other development outcomes. The project will work with host country governments, other donors, implementing partners, and civil society to ensure that reproductive health and population issues are included in policies and programs as key to sustainable and equitable development and economic growth. As a key part of the project’s senior leadership team, the Technical Director will play a pivotal role in developing the technically sound and cutting-edge strategies and approaches PACE Round 2 will apply to advance integration of FP/RH into cross-sectoral programs. S/he will also contribute significantly to the design and implementation of project buy-ins.Please note that
this position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

Essential Functions:

  • Keep Christ central in individual and corporate life. Actively participate in and contribute to the spiritual disciplines of the organization (Christian conduct, devotions, chapel, prayer, worship); incorporate WV Core Values into decisions within scope of role.
  • In close collaboration with the Project Director, contribute to the development of tools and approaches to strengthen the capacity of individuals and organizations in integrated FP/RH advocacy, policy communications, and negotiations, and to increase commitment for cross-sectoral, integrated FP/RH programming;
  • Ensure PACE Round 2’s tools, approaches, and activities are technically sound and reflect best practices across relevant technical areas, such as FP/RH, agriculture, food security, climate change, and population, environment, and development (PED);
  • Contribute to the design of PACE Round 2 buy-ins, ensuring planned activities incorporate sustainability measures and meaningfully build on investments by USAID and other donors;
  • Lead day-to-day implementation of core and buy-in funded technical activities, working closely with project partners and relevant counterparts and ensuring implementation is completed in accordance with work plans; • Manage and motivate direct reports to achieve their work plan objectives, and to contribute to the achievement of the overall program goals;
  • Contribute to monitoring, evaluation, and learning efforts, supporting documentation and dissemination of project successes, lessons learned, and results, and ensuring that learnings are used to refine activities for maximum impact;
  • Contribute to the development of work plans and budgets, quarterly and annual reports, knowledge products, and other deliverables as needed;
  • Represent World Vision at relevant external events, such as on local and regional technical working groups, and with key stakeholders, such as local ministry counterparts and implementing partners;
  • Work collaboratively with team members when assigned to work as a member of a team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Maintain awareness of corporate goals, objectives, organizational announcements, and activities. Reference and follow organizational policies and procedures, seeking clarity as needed.

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience working in population, health or environmental advocacy policy, research or communication or another field that relates to the applicant’s specific technical approach;
  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, international relations, environmental science or policy, economics, administration, or related discipline; and
  • Demonstrated technical skills and expertise relevant to this project which include - but are not limited to - advocacy, communications, monitoring and evaluation, health policy, youth, gender, private sector engagement, or equity.
  • Extensive international travel may be required.

About the Organization

We are a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.

Working in nearly 100 countries around the world, we serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

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