Countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the), Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan
Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Closing date: 20 Jun 2022
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.
CRS has been working in Asia and the Pacific since the 1940s, and currently has over 600 staff working in five country programs (India, Nepal, Cambodia, Laos, and Philippines) and 6 program offices (Bangladesh, Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia, Timor Leste, and Micronesia), with outreach support provided to another 11 countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, China, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji). In Asia, CRS and partners deliver programs in emergency response and recovery, disaster risk reduction, agriculture/livelihoods, health, child protection, and inclusive education.
You will provide Program Quality Technical Advice and support to a range of program design and implementation issues, especially in the areas of Protection, Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI), and Partner Capacity Strengthening (PCS) (60% LoE) 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’ Protection, GESI and PCS programming is across the globe. This role will include direct support to outreach partners in Asia on strategic areas of capacity strengthening. In addition, this role will be part of our regional business development team (40% LoE), providing essential surge support to CRS country programs and partners on strategic growth opportunities as needed.
Roles and Key Responsibilities:
TA for GESI, PCS – 60%
Business Development – 40%
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Regional Director, Deputy Regional Directors/Program & Operations, Regional Finance Officer, Regional Information Officer, Regional Technical Advisors, Business Development Specialists. Country Representatives & Managers, Country Program Heads of Programming, Country Program technical staff and project managers. HQ Business Development and Institutional Donor Engagement teams, HQ Program Impact and Quality Assurance staff, Global Business Development Community of Practice.
External: Institutional donor and partner institution representatives, including USG, UN agencies, World Bank, Regional banks, Caritas agencies, nongovernmental organizations, private sector entities, universities and research centers, and others.
Required Languages– English fluency (written and verbal) required.
Travel– Must be willing and able to travel up to 30%.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
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.
· Continuous Improvement & Innovation
· Builds Relationships
· Develops Talent
· Strategic Mindset
· Accountability & Stewardship
Note: This is a full-time telecommuter position, with a preferred location within Asia.
***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.
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.
CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.
CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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