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Job Description:

About CRS: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 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 are accomplished through programs of emergency response, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding. For nearly 60 years, CRS has taken the lead in responding to natural and man-made disasters affecting Ethiopia's most vulnerable communities. Moving beyond emergency response, CRS' disaster mitigation and recovery projects in drought and flood-prone areas have rebuilt individual and community assets through non-food aid in the form of agriculture, livestock, health, nutrition, and water and sanitation assistance. CRS's humanitarian work in Ethiopia also provides livelihoods support to farmers and entrepreneurs, promotes equality and inclusion, and mitigates the impact of COVID-19.

As part of CRS family, you will join the more than 5000 strong and vibrant individuals working globally to accomplish the mission of CRS. CRS/Ethiopia invites you, the qualified candidate, to apply for the following position. 

Position:                       Technical Advisor I - Gender

Duty Station:                CRS Ethiopia/Addis Ababa

Employment Term:      Indefinite term 

Report to:                     Peacebuilding, Gender & Youth PM II

Application Deadline:  December 8, 2022

Job Summary:  

You will provide technical advice and support to a range of program design and implementation issues in the area of Gender in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to Country Program (CP) teams to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. Your advice, knowledge, and support will contribute to determining how effective, adaptive and innovative CRS’ Gender programming is across the globe.

Roles and Key Responsibilities: 

  •  Support the development and contribute to the implementation of CP and agency-wide strategies, standards, tools and best practices in Gender that effectively engage partners, donors, and governments. Help ensure a cross-sectoral approach integrating gender, protection mainstreaming, and disaster risk reduction.
  • Provide technical solutions to CP teams, remotely and on-site, for strategic planning and how to best apply standards, best practices, partnership principles, tools and M&E, helping to ensure high-quality implementation.
  • Contribute to, and in some cases lead, the development of the technical design for proposals.  Support the process of preparation, design, submission and approval of project concepts and full-fledged proposals. As needed, act as a technical writer on proposal development teams. Advise project teams on integrating donor strategies, priorities and technical requirements into CRS’ approach.
  • Support capacity strengthening initiatives in Gender programming for staff and partner through helping develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums, conducting trainings and workshops, and coaching.
  • Collect and analyze program data, capture and share lessons learned and best practices for specific projects to facilitate improvements in decision-making and contribute to the Gender learning agenda and advancing the CP’s Gender Strategy.
  • Contribute to maintaining relationships with donors, peer organizations, research and other institutions, participate in forums in the area of Gender to collect and share best practices and promote CRS’ work.
Job Requirements:

Basic Qualifications 

  • Master’s/Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Development Studies, Gender Studies or similar technical specialty required. Master's Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three/five years, respectively, relevant work experience with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO, with minimum of two years relevant field-based experience in Gender.
  • Knowledge of technical principles and concepts in Gender. General knowledge of other related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectoral approach.
  • Experience in project design and proposal development. Experience in writing content for proposals.
  • Knowledge of capacity strengthening best practices.
  • Experience with program monitoring and evaluation and analysis.
  • Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities  

  • Strong 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
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented

Required Languages – Amharic and English 

Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 30% internationally and domestically. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • 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.  

·       Integrity  

·       Continuous Improvement & Innovation 

·       Builds Relationships  

·       Develops Talent 

·       Strategic Mindset 

·       Accountability & Stewardship 

 Supervisory Responsibilities: None

 Key Working Relationships:  

 Internal: Deputy Country Representatives, Deputy Head of Operations, Deputy Heads of Programs, Chiefs of Party, Finance Manager, Deputy Finance Managers, Program Managers, Grants Manager

 External: Donors (including USAID, IrishAid, European Union, etc.), CRS’ partners, Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality, Senior Technical Advisors and Regional Technical Advisors

 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

 Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Job Category:
Development and Project Management
Development and Project Management
Full time
Full time
Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
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