Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Jeop Cash/Markets Advisor

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Description


You will serve in a supervisory role and key position on the USAID Food for Peace supported Joint Emergency Operation (JEOP) as the cash and markets Advisor. You will provide technical advice and support to Design" id="link" class="link">Program Design and implementation issues in the area of cash and market-based programming in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to country program teams to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. Your advice, knowledge, and support will contribute to determining how effective, adaptive and innovative JEOP’s cash and markets programming is across Ethiopia.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:
* Support the development and contribute to the implementation of JEOP strategies, standards, tools and best practices in cash and markets that e ffectively engage partners, donors, and the Ethiopian Government. Help ensure a cross-sectoral approach integrating gender, protection mainstreaming, and Disaster Risk Reduction.
* Provide technical solutions to the JEOP consortium, remotely and on-site, for strategic planning and how to best apply standards, best practices, partnership principles, tools and M&E related to cash and markets, helping to ensure high-quality implementation.
* Contribute to and lead the development of the technical designs for the JEOP in cash and markets. Support the process of preparation, design, submission and approval of project concepts and reports. Advise project teams on integrating donor strategies, priorities and technical requirements into CRS’ approach.
* Support capacity strengthening initiatives in cash and markets programming for staff and partners through helping develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums, conducting t rainings and workshops, and coaching.
* Collect and analyze program data, capture and share lessons learned and best practices for specific projects to facilitate improvements in decision-making and contribute to the cash and markets learning agenda.
* Contribute to maintaining relationships with donors, peer organizations, research and other institutions, participate in forums in the area of cash and markets to collect and share best practices and promote JEOP’s work.

Basic Qualifications (BQs)
* Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as economics, business, international development or related field;
* Minimum six years (for Master’s degree) or eight years (for Bachelor’s degree) of progressively responsible, professional-level experience related to humanitarian assistance with strong, demonstrable background/experience with cash and market-based pr ogramming;
* Demonstrated experience with needs and market assessments, as well as response Analysis frameworks. Familiarity with EMMA, PCMA, MAG, MARKit, RAM, MISMA and/or other relevant assessment and analytical tools would be beneficial;
* Familiarity with emerging trends with digital payments systems and related innovations;
* Preference for knowledge of the humanitarian program cycle, humanitarian Coordination frameworks, general humanitarian funding landscape, and food assistance;
* Knowledge of project design process;
* Experience working with UN, NGOs, Donors, Private Sector and/or Local Partner Organizations; and,
* Experience with development of training materials, Capacity Building, and other means of increasing institutional knowledge among a wide range of stakeholders.

Required Languages - English

Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 33%.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (SKAs)
* Strong relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings
* Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
* Good technical writing skills
* Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
* Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented

Preferred Qualifications – (If applicable)
Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget Management Systems, knowledge-sharing networks.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

* Integrity
* Continuous Improvement & Innovation
* Builds Relationships
* Develops Talent
* Strategic Mindset
* Accountability & Stewardship

Supervisory Responsibilities
Supervise the cash/markets officer(s) and oversee cash/markets staff of consortium partners

Work Conditions/Environment Conditions
This position is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and requires approximately 33% travel, sometimes to hardship locations and for extended periods of time.

What we offer
CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all f aiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

(if applicable) NOTE: All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

EOE/M/F/D/V - CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (For all US and International positions)

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

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