Technical Advisor I - PSEA

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Maryland, United States
Apply by 2 September 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 4 August 2018

Job Description

Please note: This position is contingent on donor funding

Primary Responsibilities
The TA I for Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) will be a member of the HRD Protection Technical Team with primary responsible for providing technical assistance and partner capacity strengthening support to local partners with a primary focus on the countries participating in the SPSEA project. The TA - PSEA will lead development of a PSEA training package as well as facilitate training of trainer (ToT) workshops on PSEA, refresher workshops and feedback mechanism trainings for partners and CRS staff. Throughout the SPSEA, the TA - PSEA will provide consistent technical and acompaniment support to the implementation teams both remotely and through regular field visits. S/he will also be responsible for ensuring all messages conveyed through project training materials, capacity building and accompaniment support of local partners is compliant with accepted international standards and demonstrate a commitment to the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.

Finally, she/he be responsible for staying current on updated research, policies, lessons learned, recommendations, materials, etc. coming from the Global Protection Cluster Protection Mainstreaming Working Group, IASC AAP PSEA Taskforce, and the CHS Alliance in an effort to inform and positively influence CRS’ PSEA and PM global efforts. Additionally, outside of the OFDA project, the TAI PSEA will be expected to provide similar support to other similar programming globally, as needed.

Specific Responsibilities

The duties of the TAI for PSEA include but are not limited to the following:
* Partner Capacity Strengthening
* Communication, Coordination and Representation

Qualifications:
* Master’s degree in Social Sciences, International Development or another related field.
* Minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience in development/humanitarian response, including in conflict settings.
* Proven understanding and experience in the design and application of PSEA policies and guidance.
* Good knowledge of international PSEA and protection standards
* Experienced trainer/teacher of adults and multi-cultural groups
* Experienced in establishing a feedback mechanism is an asset
* Demonstrated ability to conduct assessments, develop strategy, develop training materials, and develop monitoring and evaluation tools
* Ability to work independently but also coordinate effectively as part of a team
* Proven experience and ability to work with a multi-cultural team with a high level of respect for local culture
* Strong analytical and organizational skills
* Experience with capacity strengthening and partnership building
* Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English required, and French preferred.
* Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point)
* Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to navigate the humanitarian coordination system
* Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
* Willingness and ability to travel internationally 50% of time
* Candidates from/presently based in one of the project implementing countries preferred, but not required.

Agency-Wide Competencies (for all CRS staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
* Serves with Integrity
* Models Stewardship
* Cultivates Constructive Relationships
* Promotes Learning

Emergency Competencies:
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff working in emergencies to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
* Communicates strategically under pressure.
* Manages stress and complexity.
* Actively promotes safety and security.
* Manages and implements high-quality emergency programs.

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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