Technical Advisor I – Youth
Indefinite Term contingent upon funding of the RFSA program
Deputy Chief of Party for Gender, Youth and Social Dynamics (DCOP for GYSD)
September 30, 2021
You will provide technical advice and support to a range of program design and implementation issues in the area of youth programming in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to CRS’ Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA)/Ifaa program to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. The overarching goal of this multi-sectoral activity is Improved food security of vulnerable households in targeted PSNP communities, contributing to a sustained reduction in rural poverty in Oromia. Your advice, knowledge, and support will contribute to determining how effective, adaptive and innovative CRS’ youth programming is within the RFSA/Ifaa.
· Support the development and contribute to the implementation of Ifaa-wide strategies, standards, tools and best practices in youth programming that effectively engage partners, USAID, and Government of Ethiopia. Help ensure a cross-sectoral approach integrating gender, protection mainstreaming, and disaster risk reduction.
· Closely work with Social Behavioral Change team and develop comprehensive behavioral change strategies and plans.
· Provide technical solutions to Ifaa multi-sector 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.
· Support Ifaa’s M&E team to include youth perspective in research, mid-term and end line evaluations and mainstream sex and age disaggregated and youth-sensitive indicators into the overall MEAL framework. Contribute to developing indicators, milestones and plans, and lead reporting on all indicators for youth integration, and program progress.
· Provide dynamic leadership, technical support and team coordination to Ifaa’s youth team, including ongoing technical guidance and support in youth integration and empowerment and build their knowledge and technical capacity to implement and monitor youth skills programming.
· Support capacity strengthening initiatives in youth programming for staff and partners 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 Youth learning agenda.
· Contribute to maintaining relationships with USAID, peer organizations, research and other institutions, participate in forums in the area of Youth programming collect and share best practices and promote CRS’ work.
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience
· Master’s Degree in Youth programmes, or field(s) related to Program Area.
· Minimum of five years of relevant work experience in Youth programming with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO, with minimum of two to three years of working for programming interventions in multiple countries.
· Knowledge of technical principles and concepts in Youth. General knowledge of other related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectoral approach.
· Experience in working in large scale complex programs, in challenging environments, with strong emphasis on poor and vulnerable populations, pastoralist cultures, and agriculture.
· Knowledge of capacity strengthening best practices.
· Experience with participatory methods. Demonstrated capacity and experience with institutional strengthening of local civil society and government agencies.
· 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.
· Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.
· 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/Desired Foreign Language
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Amharic; ability to write and edit reports, plans.
- Strong written and verbal skills in Afaan Oromo a plus
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.
· Strategic Mindset
· Accountability & Stewardship
· Builds Relationships
· Develops Talent
· Continuous Improvement & Innovation
How to Apply
You should fill the application form through the link below:
https://form.jotform.com/212621152924549 and attach your up-to-date CV on / before the application deadline September , 30, 2021.
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.
** Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply**