Technical Advisor - Emergency Program Quality and Management

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Apply by 29 May 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 30 March 2018

Job Description

Job Title: Technical Advisor I - Emergency Program Quality & Management (PQM)
Department/Country: Humanitarian Response Dept.
Position Type: Full-Time
Job Location: Telecommuter or Baltimore, Maryland
FLSA: Exempt

Job Summary:
The Technical Adviser I (TAI) - Emergency Program Quality & Management’s primary role is to provide the HRD with additional rapid deployment capabilities for breaking and ongoing humanitarian responses. Depending on the scale of the response and the experience of Country Program staff, tasks and responsibilities during deployments could include but are not limited to; providing leadership to the planning and implementation of emergency assessments, designing response strategies, developing proposals, leading the startup of response programming, setting up field offices, recruiting/training project staff, setting up and implementing monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) systems, managing emergency projects/budgets and supporting partner capacity building. As needed, he/she will may also be deployed to provide support to identify and document emergency best practices and learning. Deployments will vary from 3 to 8 weeks depending on the needs of the country program.

The TAI - Emergency Program Quality & Management will also have a focused role that will be determined based on his/her specific technical capacity and experience. During non-deployment time the TAI will be expected to work within their focus area on any needed tools, guidance, etc. Potential focus areas may include: staff and/or partner capacity strengthening, information management, MEAL, urban emergency programming, peacebuilding, protection mainstreaming, emergency operations, business development, emergency management for priority technical areas for CRS (e.g., markets-based, livelihoods, shelter, WASH and disaster risk reduction programming) or other identified areas.

Major Responsibilities of Position: Emergency Program/Strategy Design, Proposal Development, Needs Assessments, Project Management, MEAL, Mentoring/Training/Capacity Building, Supervision.

Qualifications & Skills:
* Masters’ Degree or equivalent experience in international development or related field.
* Three to five years of experience in overseas programming, preferably managing emergency response and recovery programs.
* Experience in multi-sector program design for emergencies, including rapid assessment.
* Experience working with and through local partner organizations.
* Basic knowledge of design requirements and regulations of major emergency donors including the United States Government, Caritas, the EU, and UN agencies.
* Experience with emergency team leadership, program design, proposal development, administration and financial oversight, response coordination, and monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL).
* Strong proposal development and writing skills.
* Proficient in security protocols and management of emergency programs in insecure environments.
* Good practical knowledge and experience in Information and Communication technology (ICT) and Information Management
* Familiarity with humanitarian codes, principles and practice.
* Experience with and enthusiasm for coaching, mentoring and on the job training.
* Strong negotiation and persuasion skills.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Ability to maintain performance expectations and strong working relationships in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically & physically stressful environments.

Required Foreign Language:
* Professional level in either French, Spanish or Arabic is required.

Required Travel: Travel is expected be at least a minimum of 50% for this position.

Physical Requirement: Candidates should have capacity to live and work in difficult and stressful environments, and serve wherever agency needs dictate.

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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