You will provide technical advice and support to a range of program design and implementation issues in the area of health and nutrition in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to Country Program (CP) 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 CRS’ health and nutrition programming in Myanmar. Under the supervision of the Subregional HoP and in close coordination with Myanmar Country Manager, TA I will assist CRS staff and partners in health and nutrition programming by employing fundamental social behavior change approaches. A key function of the TA I will be growth of the health portfolio, building on the Country Program’s and Sub-Region’s significant achievements in the sector. The TA I will also ensure staff and partner capacity building and sharing of relevant program learning across the sub-region. This also entails close collaboration across other programming to ensure SBC mainstreaming when relevant.
* Support the development and contribute to the implementation of agency-wide strategies, standards, tools and best practices in health and nutrition that effectively engage partners, donors, and Government. Help ensure a cross-sectoral approach integrating gender, protection mainstreaming, and disaster risk reduction.
* Provide technical solutions to CP teams, remotely and on-site, for strategic planning and how to best apply health and nutrition standards, best practices, partnership principles, tools and M&E, helping to ensure high-quality implementation.
* Proactively pursue of opportunities for new funding to ensure growth of the CP health sector portfolio in line with agency, regional, and CP strategic priorities, including exploring links with relevant programs. Serve as the technical lead and technical writer to ensure quality proposals in health, per agency and donor standards. Support budgeting and staffing plans and activities for health proposals. Proposal development support to other CPs in health sector development, as necessary. Support the process of preparation, design, submission and approval of project concepts and full-fledged proposals. As needed, act as a technical writer on proposal development teams.
* Advise project teams on integrating donor strategies, priorities and technical requirements into CRS’ approach.
* Support capacity strengthening initiatives in health and nutrition programming for staff and partner through helping develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums, conducting trainings 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 health and nutrition learning agenda.
* Contribute to maintaining relationships with donors, peer organizations, research and other institutions, participate in forums in the area of health and nutrition to collect and share best practices and promote CRS’ work.
* Contribute to coordination of and analysis of research findings, especially formative research to inform program augmentation and ensure effective SBC implementation. Contribute to the design and drafting of research findings, publications, project updates, guidance documents, presentations and donor reports.
* Collaborate with program managers to explore possible integration of SBC themes into other programs. Provide relevant technical support and guidance for integration initiatives, as appropriate.
* Identify, assess and strengthen partnerships relevant to the health sector, applying appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
* Participate in relevant CRS Communities of Practice, using these channels for regular sharing of Myanmar-specific news and updates.
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
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.