Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Technical Advisor (Resilience, DRR and Food Security)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Description

Job Title: Technical Advisor II, Resilience, DRR and Food Security Reports to: DRD PQ for LACRO Department: LACRO Salary Grade: 10 Job Summary:

You will provide technical advice, guidance, and support to a wide range of Design" id="link" class="link">Program Design and implementation issues with a focus on larger projects in the area of resilience, DRR and food security in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to regional and Country Program (CP) teams to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. Your technical knowledge, advice and guidance will contribute to determining how effective, adaptive and innovative CRS’ programming is across the globe.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of agency-wide strategies, standards, tools, and best practices in resilience, DRR and food security that effectively engage partners, donors and governments. Help ensure a cross-sectoral approach integrating gender, protection mainstreaming.
  • Provide technical solutions to regional and CP teams, remotely and on-site, for strategic planning and how to best apply program design and implementation standards, best practices, partnership principles, tools, M&E, and management strategies, ensuring high-quality implementation.
  • Contribute to regional and CP efforts to pre-position CRS for growth opportunities in resilience, DRR, food security and other related program areas. Lead or contribute to the development of the technical design for large and/or complex proposals, including defining appropriate monitoring systems and indicators. Advise project teams on integrating donor strategies, priorities and technical requirements into CRS’ approach.
  • Contribute to capacity strengthening initiatives in resilience, DRR, food security and related programming for staff and partners through helping develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums, conducting trainings and workshops, and mentoring and coaching to CP staff.
  • Actively engage in program start-up, management and close-out as appropriate, with an emphasis on building the capacity of country program teams
  • Contribute to knowledge management and learning through collecting and analyzing program data, evaluating strategic projects, assisting with measuring program impact, capturing and sharing lessons learned and best practices, and research and internal reports.
  • Support the Coordination and collaboration of programmatic and management approaches for humanitarian response, resilience, food security and Disaster Risk Reduction programming across LACRO Country Programs to enable cross-country learning and increased efficiency and effectiveness of the programs.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with donors, peer organizations, research and other institutions. Participate in forums in the area of resilience, DRR, food security and related areas to collect and share best practices and promote CRS’ work.
Required Languages – English fluency and Spanish working proficiency required. Working proficiencyn French desirable.

Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 30% upon opening of travel ability due to COVID.

Supervisory Responsibilities None Basic Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in International Development or related field required.
  • Minimum of five years relevant international working experience in an advisory or management role with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO, with minimum of three years working for programming interventions in humanitarian response.
  • Previous experience providing technical assistance and developing successful proposals for external donor funding is required.
  • Demonstrated application of technical principles and concepts in resilience, DRR, and food security. General knowledge of other related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectoral approach.
  • Experience in Business Development, project design and proposal development in humanitarian response and related areas, including technical writing.
  • Experience in mentoring, coaching, facilitation and training applying adult learning principles and practices.
  • Experience with program monitoring and evaluation, including applying Data Collection tools and methodologies, data Analysis, and data presentation.
  • Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget Management Systems, knowledge-sharing networks.
*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. *Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.*** Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination. CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people - especially children and vulnerable adults - to live free from abuse and harm. CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency. 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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