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Peacebuilding, Gender & Youth Program Manager II -Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Location:  Addis Ababa

Deadline: Dec 8, 2022

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:                       Peacebuilding, Gender & Youth Program Manager II

Duty Station:                CRS Ethiopia/Addis Ababa

Employment Term:      Indefinite term

Report to:                     Deputy Country Representative-Programs

Application Deadline:  December 8, 2022

Job Summary: 

You will provide technical advice, guidance, and support to a wide range of program design and implementation issues with a focus on larger projects in the area of Peacebuilding, Gender and Youth 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’ Peacebuilding, Gender and Youth programming is across the globe.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of agency-wide strategies, standards, tools, and best practices in Peacebuilding, Gender and Youth that effectively engage partners, donors, and governments. Help ensure a cross-sectoral approach integrating peacebuilding/social cohesion, gender and youth-focused elements/approaches into all CP programming.
  • Provide technical solutions to regional and CP teams, remotely and on-site, for strategic planning and how to best apply program design and implementation standards, best practices, partnership principles, tools, and M&E, ensuring high-quality implementation.
  • Contribute to regional and CP efforts to pre-position CRS for growth opportunities in Peacebuilding, Gender & Youth.  Lead or contribute to the development of the technical design for large and/or complex proposals, including defining appropriate monitoring systems and indicators. Advise project teams on integrating donor strategies, priorities and technical requirements into CRS’ approach.
  • Contribute to capacity strengthening initiatives in Peacebuilding, Gender and Youth programming for staff and partners through helping develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums, conducting trainings and workshops, and mentoring and coaching to CP staff.
  • Contribute to knowledge management and learning through collecting and analyzing program data, evaluating strategic projects, assisting with measuring program impact, capturing and sharing lessons learned and best practices, and research and internal reports.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with donors, peer organizations, research and other institutions. Participate in forums in the area of Peacebuilding, Gender and Youth to collect and share best practices and promote CRS’ work.

Job Requirements

    • Excellent 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.
    • Strong strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Strong presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
      • Master’s Degree in International Studies or related field required.
      • 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 for programming interventions in Peacebuilding, Gender and/or Youth.
      • Previous experience providing technical assistance and developing successful proposals for external donor funding is required.
      • Demonstrated application of technical principles and concepts in Peacebuilding, Gender and Youth. General knowledge of other related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectoral approach.
      • Experience in business development, project design and proposal development in relevant sectors.
      • 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.
      • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks. Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented


    • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

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


Required Languages – Amharic, English

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.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should fill the application form through this link: https://form.jotform.com/223312838143552

and attach your up-to-date CV and application saved by your name on / before the application deadline December 8, 2022.

You will be contacted only if selected for written exam/interview. Phone solicitations will not be accepted. These job opportunities are open to Ethiopian nationals only.

 CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. 

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

** Qualified women and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply**


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