Employment Opportunity – Senior Technical Advisor, Social Service Workforce Strengthening

The Global Social Service Workforce Alliance is seeking a Senior Technical Advisor, Social Service Workforce Strengthening


The primary role of the Alliance Senior Technical Advisor for Social Service Workforce Strengthening (STA) is to provide technical leadership and guidance on effective approaches of strengthening the social service workforce. The STA will demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed to manage a portfolio of partnerships, initiatives and special activities. The STA will bring technical expertise and experience in social service workforce strengthening, case management and child protection programming.


Represent the Alliance and strategically engage as a technical expert and global advocate on behalf of social service workforce strengthening and the Alliance

  • Serve as a resource person on key aspects of social service workforce strengthening to the Alliance membership and partners, facilitating technical support, learning exchanges and knowledge sharing, the documentation and dissemination of best practices, and the development and utilization of relevant strategies, guidelines, tools and resources related to social service workforce strengthening
  • Represent the Alliance at various forums including international, regional and local meetings and conferences to communicate the work of the Alliance and build and maintain contacts and strategic relationships with key stakeholders, including donors, governments, multilaterals, academic institutions, professional associations and NGOs
  • Support proposal development, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting
  • Write and collaborate on appropriate policy and advocacy papers, technical briefs and reports
  • Assist in the development and implementation of webinars and other Alliance-hosted learning events
  • Identify experts in the field of social service workforce strengthening, invite them to join and contribute to the work of the Alliance and field requests from members and partners for their assistance

Manage and provide oversight of an Alliance project on the workforce implications of case management

  • Stay abreast of state of the art developments and innovations relevant to case management and child protection
  • Identify and facilitate collaboration on case management with other global partnerships and initiatives, regional platforms and networks
  • Systematically promote information exchange, cross-fertilization and learning between and among Alliance members and partners working on case management, identifying areas for collaboration and further investment
  • Facilitate participatory communication with case management interest group advisory committee members as well as interest group members to support them in the development of program approaches and a workplan with timeline
  • Organize and facilitate interest group meetings and associated events or conferences
  • Ensure and foster effective alignment of activities and smooth coordination between the case management project and other Alliance activities
  • Oversee the relevant scopes of work, associated budgets, sub-agreements and contracts of all consultants related to this work
  • Ensure timely submission of high quality project narrative reports


Send your cover letter and resume to:  contact@socialserviceworkforce.org  

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