Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Specialist (Farmer to Farmer)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Description

Job Title: Specialist I (Farmer to farmer recruiter) Reports to: Farmer to Farmer Operations Manager Department: PIQA Type of Post (if applicable): FLSA Status: For HR Use Only Salary grade: 8 About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to*save, protect, and transform* lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of Emergency response, HIV, health, Agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

About Farmer-to-Farmer

The Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program promotes sustainable Economic Growth, Food Security and Agricultural Development worldwide. This program will strategically draw upon the expertise of a pool of local, regional and international volunteers with expertise in multiple project-related areas. These Agri volunteers will be selected to serve in well-targeted, short-term, high-impact volunteer field assignments which will support Capacity Building and p eer-to-peer technical exchange. The project will leverage local volunteer expertise from within Liberia, while also tapping into global networks within the West Africa region and from the United States.

Note: This position is contingent upon funding. The anticipated duration of the assignment is 10 months.

Job Summary

Under supervision and following specific instructions, a Farmer-to-farmer recruiter provides specialized support and assistance for delivering all aspects of recruiting success for Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) volunteer placements to the Liberia F2F country program. Identifies and seeks solutions for routine operational problems, using standard sources of information.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Proficient in the use and application of operational standards, principles, theories, and concepts in volunteer recruitment.
  • Identifies appropriate outreach opportunities & represents CRS F2F at career fairs, professional conferences and networking events and builds and maintains a pipeline of talented professionals and promote Farmer-to-Farmer’s brand to target potential new volunteers.
  • Evaluates, identifies, and recommends modifications to existing procedures, and contributes to the ongoing development of farmer-to-farmer operations.
  • Implements and maintains internal tracking systems to monitor functions/programs within area of specialization.
  • Responds to and resolves elevated issues arising from daily recruitment & logistical activities; carry out day-to-day Problem Solving as necessary on day-to-day program-related needs and issues.
  • Applying diplomacy and negotiation skills, able to operate effectively as a single contributor or as a member of a team to accomplish common goals.
Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of two to three years of progressively responsible work experience.
  • Proficiency in variety of computer Software Applications
  • Strong time management skills, ability to multitask.
  • Strong communication skills, able to edit and proofread documents.
Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 5 %.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Good strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills with high degree of sensitivity and diplomacy, especially across cultures
Agency-wide Competencies:

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: None Key Working Relationships:

Internal: F2F project team and HQ departments External: US recruitment partner organizations, F2F implementing organizations, volunteers and potential volunteers *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 faiths 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. Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

*CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer* 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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