You will provide technical advice, guidance, and support on risk management for country programs and partners operating in high risk environments, from design through implementation and close-out, in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices. This support will 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’ programming is across the globe. Anticipated Duration of Position: 2 years Location: Telecommuter
- Proficiency in the use of all asset transfer modalities (i.e., in-kind, voucher and cash).
- Expertise in statistical software, with experience in PowerBI and one or more of the following digital data collection tools: KoBo Collect, CommCare, RedRose Collect.
- Direct participation or strong understanding of current risk related discussions within the sector.
Required Languages – Proficiency (verbal and written) in English and at least one of the following languages: French, Spanish, Arabic.
Travel – Willing and able to travel up to 35% (i.e., four months out of the year). Capacity to live and work in difficult/stressful environments.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- 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
- Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented
- The position may undertake temporary supervision/management roles within CRS country programs during deployments, as requested
Key Working Relationships
- Internal – Leadership and staff in Country Programs operating in high-risk contexts; Regional Directors; Deputy Regional Directors – Management Quality; Deputy Regional Directors – Program Quality; Humanitarian Response Department team; Ethics Unit; Global Risk and Compliance team; PIQA team; GKIM team; Global Supply Chain Management team; Enterprise Risk Management Council.**
- External – Implementing partners; Caritas Internationalis member organizations; peer organizations; Interaction working group on risk**
- Master’s Degree in in a field related to International Development or Disaster Management required.
- Minimum of five years relevant international working experience in an advisory or management role with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO.
- Experience should include high-risk field contexts such as emergency programming in disaster and conflict zones.
- Experience successfully starting up and managing large-scale asset transfer programs.
- Experience in both operations (e.g., supply chain, HR, finance) and program management.
- Demonstrated application of technical principles and concepts in risk management, monitoring and accountability, protection mainstreaming and safeguarding.
- Experience in mentoring, coaching, facilitation and training, applying adult learning principles and practices.
- 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.
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
**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. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.*
*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 protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics. CRS is an 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.