Shelter and Settlements Technical Assistant

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 5 October 2019
  • United Kingdom
  • Closing on 3 November 2019

Job Description

Job Title: Technical Assistant – Shelter and Settlement
Reports to: Shelter and Settlement TA2
Department: Humanitarian Response Department
Type of Post (if applicable): Home - based
FLSA Status: For HR Use Only
Salary grade: For HR Use Only

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The Shelter and Settlements Technical Assistant will be directly supervised by an appointed Shelter and settlement Technical Advisor. The Technical Assistant will provide general support to the shelter and settlements rapid response and recovery (SSRRR) team under the humanitarian response department, and include developing trainings, tools and publications that promote CRS’ shelter strategies both within the agency, partner, and other external humanitarian actors.

Job Summary:
You will provide assistance to the Shelter and Settlement Technical advisors in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practice to technical staff, and Country Program (CP) staff to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. When required, to provide direct technical assistance for response and recovery programs and to assist the Shelter and Settlement team meet other longer-term targets through the production of presentations and case studies

Basic Qualifications
* Master’s in international development, Architecture, Engineering, or * Minimum of one year of relevant work experience.
* Additional experience may substitute for some education.
* General knowledge of technical principles and concepts in Shelter and Settlement.
* Knowledge of latest technological tools that have the potential to be applied in Shelter and Settlement.
* Strong English writing skills.

Required Languages – English

Travel
* Ability to travel as required for periods of up to 1 months

Preferred Qualifications
Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), AUTOCAD, Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, Web Conferencing Applications, 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; None

***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.

EOE/M/F/D/V - 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.

Location(s): England - - telecommuter

About the Organization

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's Agriculture and Livelihoods team supports farming communities using our Pathway to Prosperity approach, which enables rural families to increase their productivity within sustainable landscapes, achieve a living income and build more resilient communities.

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