TA II, Agricultural Livelihoods, Markets and Learning, EARO

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 22 August 2019

Job Description

Job Title: Technical Advisor II, Agricultural Livelihoods, Markets and Learning
Department: East Africa Regional Office
Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor for Resilience, EARO
Location: Nairobi, Kenya or Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; or another EARO Country Program Office

Job Summary
The TAII will be responsible for ensuring a successful roll-out and scale-up of key elements of the Agricultural Livelihoods SPA, providing support to EARO country programs in this roll-out, and documenting their effectiveness and impacts.

This includes facilitating the three relevant Strategic Initiatives (SIs) related to the SPA:
(1) build expertise of CRS and partners to excel in the signature program areas for greater impact;
(2) co-develop with partners and use innovative products, tools, and services at scale; and
(3) increase CRS and partner influence on practices and policy in the SPAs. SIs 1 and 2 will be the primary focus of this position, in addition to developing and providing support to learning and evidence-building initiatives. The TAII will also work closely with the Senior Technical Advisor for Resilience to address the third SI related to building and increasing our influence on policies and practices. Additionally, s/he will lead initiatives and learning to support CPs towards integration of our other priority programming areas into the Pathway to Prosperity model that the AL SPA is promoting. Lastly, the RTA, in coordination with the EARO STA for Resilience will play a key role in ensuring that learning in EARO is captured, applied in EARO and shared with the global AL team, as well as other regions.

Agency-Wide Competencies
* Integrity
* Continuous Improvement & Innovation
* Builds Relationships
* Develops Talent
* Strategic Mindset
* Accountability & Stewardship

Qualifications
* Experience in the implementation of key elements of the AL SPA, including DiNER Fairs, the SMART Skills and ICT related applications.
* Minimum of 5 to 8 years overseas development experience. Thorough understanding of development issues and experience in agricultural livelihoods programming, as well as integrated programming (including nutrition, gender, and SILC/MF).
* Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing learning approaches both at country program and project levels
* Ability to coach, mentor, and build the capacity of CRS staff and partners using a variety of methods
* Master’s degree and/or Ph.D. in related field

Physical Requirements/Environment: Normal conditions for an office environment. This position will require travel of up to 50%.

What we offer
CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

***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.

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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