Technical Advisor, PSEA and Protection Mainstreaming

Catholic Relief Services
Maryland, United States
Apply by 8 August 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 10 July 2018

Job Description

JOB BACKGROUND/SUMMARY:
The Humanitarian Response Department (HRD) provides leadership and support to CRS emergency programming. The HRD strengthens CRS’ impact through high quality, innovative programs; improved technical and management capacity at the field level; and active engagement in global efforts to promote excellence and learning in humanitarian response. The HRD has technical staff that supports emergency program planning, rapid response, and capacity strengthening of staff and partners worldwide.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Technical Advisor for PSEA and Protection Mainstreaming will supervise a small team of technical advisors (currently 2 persons) to support CRS and partners to be PSEA compliant and promote protection mainstreaming at the agency level in humanitarian response and recovery programming. The position will also support and guide the effective application of CRS and partners’ protection and PSEA policies in the field. This entails working with CRS’ Country Programs (CPs) and implementing partners to identify gaps in protection, develop solutions and tools, ensure application of policies, train staff, provide on-the-job support as needed, and to collaborate within the agency to identify potential synergies in the application of protection policies and protection mainstreaming.

Qualifications and experience
1. Master’s degree in Social Sciences, International Development or another related field.
2. Five to 10 year’s relevant experience in development/humanitarian response, including in conflict settings.
3. Proven understanding and experience in the design and application of PSEA policies and guidance.
4. Good knowledge of international PSEA and protection standards.
5. Experienced trainer/teacher of adults and multi-cultural groups
6. Demonstrated ability to conduct assessments, develop strategy, write technical papers, develop training materials, and developing monitoring and evaluation tools
7. Ability to work independently but also coordinate effectively as part of a team
8. Ability to lead a multi-cultural team with a high level of respect for local culture
9. Strong analytical and organizational skills
10. Experience with capacity strengthening and partnership building
11. Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and French
12. Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point)

Accuracy, attention to detail, ability to work effectively in a team environment, ability to work in an atmosphere of multiple projects and shifting priorities, Each CRS staff member working in emergencies is expected to use the following competencies 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

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.

* Serves with Integrity
* Models Stewardship
* Cultivates Constructive Relationships
* Promotes Learning

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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