Program Coordinator- Protection Mainstreaming and PSEA

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Maryland, United States
Apply by 6 September 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 8 August 2018

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities The Program Coordinator – PM and PSEA will be a member of the HRD Protection Technical Team and will assume responsibility of managing and contributing to high quality implementation and successful management of relationships at CRS headquarters and with projects’ CP staff and partners in support of the two projects. Under the supervision and guidance of the supervisors (TA- PSEA/PM and PQ-TA, EZ ) and supported by program teams and staff, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for overall management, strategic directions, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of all programming activities as per implementation and M&E plans. S/He will oversee and contribute to development and field testing of technical guidance and tools as well as write case studies and other learning documents. S/He will lead the program and maintain external relationships with USAID/OFDA (donor agency) as well as the Global Protection Cluster Protection Mainstreaming Working Group, IASC AAP PSEA Taskforce, and the CHS Alliance in an effort to share learning, identify opportunities for collaboration and coordinate global efforts with other actors working on similar initiatives.

Specific Responsibilities

The duties of the Program Coordinator include but are not limited to the following:
* Program Quality and Management
* Partnership and Capacity Building
* Programmatic Reporting
* Budgeting, Financial Planning and Compliance
* Representation, Coordination, and Communication

Supervisory Responsibilities:
* Supervise and mentor Technical Advisor for PSEA working on the project.

Qualifications:
* Master’s degree in Social Sciences, International Development or directly related field, such as program management, peace and conflict, etc.; significant work experience in a directly related field will be considered in lieu of graduate degree.
* Minimum of five year’s relevant experience in development/humanitarian response, including in conflict settings.
* Good knowledge of international PSEA and protection standards; experience managing international protection project is preferred; education and/or partner capacity building programming experience a plus.
* Excellent writing and communication skills in English and French, preferred; Arabic a plus.
* Strong cross-cultural skills and experience working with people from different ethnic/cultural backgrounds
* Demonstrated capacities to establish and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with donors, government officials, local organizations, communities and other stakeholders
* Proven ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
* Proven ability to develop proposals and write reports meeting donor requirements
* Must be able to work independently and represent CRS
* Proficiency in computer applications (MS Word, Excel)
* Strong analytical and organizational skills
* Experience with capacity strengthening and partnership building
* Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to navigate the humanitarian coordination system
* Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
* Willingness and ability to travel internationally 50% of time
* Candidates from/presently based in one of the project implementing countries would be preferred, but not required.

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

* Serves with Integrity
* Models Stewardship
* Cultivates Constructive Relationships
* Promotes Learning

Emergency Competencies:
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff working in emergencies to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.

* Communicates strategically under pressure.
* Manages stress and complexity.
* Actively promotes safety and security.
* Manages and implements high-quality emergency programs.

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.

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.

About the Organization

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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