Technical Advisor, Gender, Youth & Social Dynamics, Haiti

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 18 December 2020

Job Description



Job Title: Technical Advisor II, Gender, Youth & Social Dynamics Lead, Haiti

Reports to: Chief of Party

Department: LACRO Salary Grade: 10


Note: This position is contingent upon grant and candidate approvals by the donor.

About CRS:
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’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

Job Summary:
CRS is seeking highly qualified candidates for an upcoming US Government-funded program to improve food security and nutrition of vulnerable populations in Haiti. You will provide technical advice, guidance, and support to a wide range of program design and implementation issues 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 programming to the poor and vulnerable. Your technical knowledge, advice and guidance will contribute to determining how effective, adaptive and innovative CRS’ collaboration, learning and accountability programming across the globe.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in communications, development studies, applied sociology, anthropology, or other relevant programs.
  • 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 in programming interventions in gender, youth and social dynamics.
  • In-depth understanding of youth, gender, age and locally significant socio-cultural factors in the context of food and nutrition security programming.
  • Demonstrated application of technical principles and concepts in gender, youth and social dynamics. General knowledge of other related disciplines to ensure cross-sectoral approach.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading participatory analytical processes and facilitating collaborative problem-solving
  • Experience in mentoring, coaching, facilitation and training applying adult learning principles and practices.
  • Experience with program monitoring and evaluation, including applying data collection tools and methodologies, 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.
  • Experience working with large donors; USAID/FFP and/or USAID/FTF preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences (capacity strengthening) through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal methods, using adult learning methodologies.
  • Skills in analyzing, interpreting and communicating information to a wide range or stakeholders and field experience in low-resource environments.
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.



    ***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.

About the Organization

Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States. Our mission is to assist the poor and disadvantaged, leveraging the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to alleviate human suffering, promote development of all people, and to foster charity and justice throughout the world. Working through local offices and an extensive network of partners, CRS operates on five continents and in 98 countries. We aid the poor by first providing direct assistance where needed, then encouraging people to help with their own development. Together, these approaches foster secure, productive, just communities that enable people to realize their potential. As the official international relief and development agency of the U.S. Catholic community, CRS is also committed to educating the people of the United States to fulfill their moral responsibilities toward our global brothers and sisters by helping the poor, working to remove the causes of poverty, and promoting social justice.

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