Serve as a technical expert to WVUS IPG Resource Development Unit (RDU) and Program Quality and Impact Unit (PQI), WVI National Office grant staff, Regional Office staff, and Global Center staff regarding assigned sector (Agriculture, Child Protection, Economic Development, Education, Family Planning, Gender, HIV/AIDs, Infectious Diseases, Maternal Child Health, Nutrition or WASH). Represent World Vision’s and overall grant programming in the sector to major public and private donors, NGOs, universities and other key stakeholders. The Technical Lead will bear responsibility for the overall program design for specific grant project components, technical support and training across the program. S/he shall have a depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience in designing and implementing comprehensive interventions, and related capacity strengthening. Personify the ministry of World Vision by witnessing to Christ and ministering to others through life, deed, word and sign.
World Vision seeks a Community Health and Civil Society Engagement Team Lead for the anticipated follow-on to the USAID Maternal Child Survival Program (MCSP) based in Washington, DC. MCSP is the USAID Bureau for Global Health flagship maternal and child health program and is a multi-partner, global USAID cooperative agreement aimed at introducing and supporting high-impact health interventions in 25 priority countries with the goal of ending preventable maternal and child deaths within a generation. MCSP focuses on increasing coverage and utilization of high-quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health interventions at the household, community, and health facility levels.
S/he shall have the requisite management expertise, interpersonal skills and established professional relationships to fulfill the requirements of the project. The technical lead will serve as the subject matter expert in this area, providing guidance for implementation and thought leadership in partnership with USAID and other consortium members. The follow-on program to the USAID MCSP is anticipated to be a five-year program. This role is contingent upon USAID award to World Vision’s consortium and approval of USAID.
Minimum Requirements and Primary Responsibilities:
Master’s degree or similar advanced degree highly desired. Doctoral level preferred (may be required based on sector needs). International programming work experience, related professional experience, or research institution experience required; 6 years. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Must be able to establish strong relationships cross culturally. Proven work experience securing and/or managing significant funding from institutional donors. Deep technical knowledge in one sector is required. Proficiency in a language other than English preferred.
Standard office environment. Domestic and international travel, up to 40% of the time.
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