You will provide technical advice, guidance, and support to a wide range of program design and implementation issues with a focus on larger projects in the area of Gender and Protection mainstreaming in programming 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, gender-responsive and transformative, inclusive programming to the poor and vulnerable. Your technical knowledge, advice and guidance will contribute to determining how effective, adaptive and innovative CRS’ gender programming is across the globe.
This position is open for international telecommuting and nationals of Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Excellent relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings.
- Strong strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Strong presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
- Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented
Required Languages - Required fluency in English
Travel - 50% travel (within the East Africa region - Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Somalia)
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: EARO Regional Team (regional technical advisors, DRD/MQ), key gender and safeguarding and protection staff and focal points across EARO CPs, EARO Country Representative, Head of Programs, Head of Operations and relevant Chief of Parties/Project Managers. CRS/HQ staff including HQ-based Gender and Youth Advisors, CRS global Gender Community of Practice, and the Global Ethics’ Safeguarding Unit
External: USAID, government officials, international and local partners.
- Master’s Degree in Gender and Development or related field(s) including international development, development economics, sociology, etc.
- 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 gender equality, gender-based violence, female/girls’ empowerment and protection mainstreaming.
- Previous experience providing gender technical assistance and developing successful proposals for external donor funding, including technical writing, is required.
- Demonstrated expertise with facilitation, capacity strengthening and partnership building through formal and informal training in gender equality and related subject matter (male engagement, women/girls economic empowerment and other gender transformative approaches across sectors.)
- Demonstrated application of technical principles and concepts in gender integration. General knowledge of other related disciplines (specifically Protection Mainstreaming, Emergency response, Monitoring and Evaluation and Nutrition/WASH/Food Security and HIV/OVC programming) to ensure proper cross-sectoral/integrated approach.
- Experience in mentoring, coaching, facilitation and training applying adult learning principles and practices. Additional considerations for experience mentoring a remote team of experts/community of practice.
- Experience with programmatic gender analyses, assessments and evaluation, including applying data collection tools and methodologies, with particular experience in qualitative 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.
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.
· Continuous Improvement & Innovation
· Builds Relationships
· Develops Talent
· Strategic Mindset
· Accountability & Stewardship
***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.
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.