3 JOB POSITIONS AT Catholic Relief Service (CRS) : ( Deadline : 03 December 2019 )

3 JOB POSITIONS AT Catholic Relief Service (CRS) : ( Deadline : 03 December 2019 )

 

3 JOB POSITIONS AT Catholic Relief Service (CRS) : ( Deadline : 03 December 2019 )

 

 

Program Manager I/Gender & Social Inclusion Advisor AT Catholic Relief Service (CRS) : ( Deadline : 03 December 2019 )

 

 

Job Title: Program Manager I/Gender & Social Inclusion Advisor

Department: Programming/Rwanda/CARO

Reports To: Orora Wihaze Nutritionist

Country/Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Salary Grade: 9

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the 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.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has been working in Rwanda since 1961. CRS Rwanda’s key programing areas include agriculture, early childhood development, economic strengthening, justice and peace building. To achieve this, CRS collaborates with the government of Rwanda, donors, the Catholic church, private sector, and civil society organizations.

Project Summary:

The USAID/Feed the Future Orora Wihaze Activity is a 5-year project led by Land O’Lakes Venture 37 to sustainably increase the availability of, access to, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through development of a profitable market. CRS manages Objective 2 of the project, which is to increase demand for ASF consumption for women of reproductive age and children ages 6 to 23 months, as well as the gender and social inclusion components across both supply and demand objectives.

Job Summary:

You will be responsible for ensuring integration of Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI) activities across the Orora Wihaze Activity’s two supply and demand objectives. You will ensure the inclusion of women, youth, and People with Disabilities (PWD) in access to activity resources, including technical assistance, grants, training and/or other benefits/opportunities provided under the project to accelerate small livestock enterprise growth and household incomes. You will be responsible for addressing gender inequality in the household and community with regards to access to and consumption of ASF. You will work as part of Orora Wihaze’s core multi-disciplinary team. Your skills and knowledge will ensure that the project delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving its impact.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s gender and social inclusion strategy across the two project objectives, including in research and data collection, as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with the national gender and social inclusion strategy, CRS program quality standards, and donor requirements.
  • Work in close collaboration with the SBC Integration Advisor to shift practices around gender roles for management of small livestock production in the household;
  • Develop capacity of private sector partners to understand the business benefits of gender and social inclusion and implement actions that would ensure inclusive business practices. Support women, youth, and/or PWD led small livestock associations, cooperatives, and SMEs.
  • Work closely with M&E and District-based staff, and Technical Advisors for Gender, Youth, and Disability Inclusion to monitor, analyze, and evaluate performance data in GSI, in line with CRS Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Policies and Procedures.
  • Champion learning in gender and social inclusion in small livestock value chain development and consumption of animal source foods.
  • Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles in the inclusion of women, youth, and PWD in project outcomes.
  • Ensure project documentation for assigned activities is complete with all required documents and is filed per agency and donor requirements.
  • Assist with preparation of trends analysis reports and documentation of case studies and promising practices.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Gender Studies, Sociology, development studies or related field required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience working on gender and social inclusion issues within community and civil society development programs, preferably in USAID programs and with an international NGO.
  • Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Knowledge of gender and social inclusion issues in Rwanda including social, political, and cultural gender norms and challenges. Knowledge of the status of vulnerable and marginalized populations within Rwanda and their engagement in social, political, and cultural norms.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, as well as work effectively with civil society organizations, donors, project staff, and other beneficiaries.

Required Languages

Oral and written fluency in English and Kinyarwanda. Professional proficiency in French a plus.

Travel – The GSI Advisor must be willing and able to travel to the field outside of Kigali up to 50% of the time.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to write reports
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project management experience in agriculture or nutrition/food security is highly desirable.
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations.
  • Experience contributing to the development of technical proposals.
  • MEAL skills and experience preferred.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

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: Social Behavior Change Integration Advisor, District Nutritionists, TAs for Gender, Youth, and Disability Inclusion

External: Orora Wihaze Deputy Chief of Party, M&E Specialist, District Portfolio Managers

***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.

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

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply

Electronic applications-Only a motivation letter and a current detailed CV should be addressed to the CRS Country Representative exclusively at [email protected] not later than Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 5:00 pm.

Please, include the below statement in your motivation letter:

“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”

Include also “Gender & Social Inclusion Advisor” and your name in the subject line. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 November 26, 2019

Jude-Marie Banatte

Country Representative

CRS/Rwanda Program

 

 

District Nutrition Advisor AT Catholic Relief Service (CRS) : ( Deadline : 03 December 2019 )

 

 

Job Title: District Nutrition Advisor

Department: Programming

Reports To: Orora Wihaze Nutritionist

Country/Location: Districts of Ngoma, Kayonza, Nyamagabe, Ngororero, Rutsiro, Gakenke, Burera and Nyamasheke with occasional (20%) travel to Kigali.

Salary Grade: 7 About CRS

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 are accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has been working in Rwanda since 1961. CRS Rwanda’s key programming areas include agriculture, early childhood development, economic strengthening, justice, and peacebuilding. To achieve this, CRS collaborates with the government of Rwanda, donors, the Catholic church, the private sector, and civil society organizations.

 

Project Summary:

 

The USAID/Feed the Future Orora Wihaze Activity is a 5-year project led by Land O’Lakes Venture 37 to sustainably increase the availability of, access to, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF), through the development of a profitable market. CRS manages Objective 2 of the project, which is to increase demand for ASF consumption for women of reproductive age and children ages 6 to 23 months, as well as the gender and social inclusion components across both supply and demand objectives.

 

Job Summary:

 

As a District Nutrition Advisor, you will be based in the Districts with occasional travel to Kigali. You will ensure that the project consistently applies ASF consumption best practices and works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. You will serve as a frontline facilitator of the Orora Wihaze Activity and ensure the seamless, timely delivery of field implementation, and identify and support partnership development with market actors.

 

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

 

Support the coordination and implementation of field-based project activities related to the project’s SBC strategy for ASF consumption as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.

Work in close collaboration with District officials, health facilities, and community health workers to achieve project objectives in increasing access to and consumption of ASF for women of reproductive age and children ages 6 to 23 months.

Ensure the complementarity of Orora Wihaze activities with other key nutrition interventions in the assigned project zone. Represent Orora Wihaze at District events such as DPEM Committee meetings and JADF open days.

Monitor progress against project indicators by regularly collecting data from the project’s consumption target groups and stakeholders.

Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Liaise closely the Kigali-based Orora Wihaze office to continuously provide feedback and learning for the project, and pro-actively problem solve as needed.

Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with local partner(s) to facilitate ASF consumption at scale.

Prepare reports per established reporting schedule.

Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.

Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices.

Contribute to cross-sectoral public-private partnerships (PPPs) to pilot innovative nutrition and ASF and social and behavior change campaigns to improve national-level strategies.

Liaise with private firms and/or CSOs to scale effective evidence-based nutrition messaging, including safe handling of ASF, through mechanisms such as social marketing, public extension, and advertising.

 

Basic Qualifications

 

Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition or dietetics required.
Minimum of 4 years of progressive responsibility and work experience supporting district-level nutrition activities of similar scope and complexity to that of Orora Wihaze.
Additional education may substitute for some experience.
Experience and ability working with a wide range of key health and nutrition-specific stakeholders at the district level, including private sector representatives, district-level government entities and civil society organizations.
Experience supporting collaborative, participatory ASF production, consumption, and market development efforts a plus.
Ability to implement project activities with a high degree of autonomy.
Strong experience with planning, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing.
Flexibility to work both in a team and independently.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Required Languages

 

Oral and written fluency in English and Kinyarwanda. Professional proficiency in French a plus.

Travel

District Nutrition Advisors will be based in the districts of Ngoma, Kayonza, Nyamagabe, Ngororero, Rutsiro, Gakenke, Burera and Nyamasheke with occasional (20%) travel to Kigali.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

Ability to ride a motorcycle with a valid motorcycle driving license (category A)
Observation, active listening and analysis skills with the ability to make sound judgment
Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented

 

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.
Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
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: Orora Wihaze Social Behavior Change Advisor and Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor.

External: Orora Wihaze District Portfolio Managers; District officials (particularly the Director of Health and Director of Cooperatives); Private Firms and CSOs relevant to the project; Orora Wihaze M&E Manager

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.

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

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

How to apply

 

Electronic applications-Only a motivation letter and a current detailed CV should be addressed to the CRS Country Representative exclusively at [email protected] not later than Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 5:00 pm.

Please, include the below statement in your motivation letter:

“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”

Include also “District Nutrition Advisor” and your name in the subject line. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kigali. November 26, 2019

Jude-Marie Banatte

Country Representative

CRS/Rwanda Program

 

 

 

Social Behavior Change Integration Advisor/Program Manager I AT Catholic Relief Service (CRS) : ( Deadline : 03 December 2019 )

 

 

Job Title: Social Behavior Change Integration Advisor/Program Manager I

Department: Programming/Rwanda/CARO

Reports To: Orora Wihaze Nutritionist with a dotted line to The Manoff Group’s Senior Advisor for Social and Behavior Change)

Country/Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Salary Grade: 9

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the 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.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has been working in Rwanda since 1961. CRS Rwanda’s key programing areas include agriculture, early childhood development, economic strengthening, justice and peace building. To achieve this, CRS collaborates with the government of Rwanda, donors, the Catholic church, private sector, and civil society organizations.

Project Summary:

The USAID/Feed the Future Orora Wihaze Activity is a 5-year project led by Land O’Lakes Venture 37 to sustainably increase the availability of, access to, and consumption of animal source foods through development of a profitable market. CRS manages Objective 2 of the project, which is to increase demand for Animal Source Food (ASF) consumption for women of reproductive age and children ages 6 to 23 months, as well as the gender and social inclusion components across both supply and demand objectives.

Job Summary:

The Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Integration Advisor will be responsible for providing guidance for the implementation of SBC activities and the communication program that supports SBC, to strengthen diverse program initiatives and help ensure the project achieves its results. The Advisor will work as part of Orora Wihaze’s core multi-disciplinary team. The Advisor will work closely with and have responsibility for keeping informed and following through on technical decisions made with CRS and The Manoff Group’s Senior Advisor for Social and Behavior Change, based in the United States. The management skills and knowledge of the SBC Integration Advisor will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of the Orora Wihaze project.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of the SBC strategy and support implementation of related activities, in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Manage and implement all project activities as outlined in the Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Plan that supports the SBC strategy, in line with the National SBCC strategy, CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Coordinate the identification of staff capacity and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.
  • Act as a key resource person in project design and gap-filling, as needed. In coordination with broader project capacity building goals, develop and implement a capacity development plan to identify needs and, subsequently build and actively support the development of essential SBC competencies, skills and processes across the program focusing primarily on non-communication actions required for social and behavior change. Over time, provide the necessary support to help ensure quality, strategic SBC work with diverse local actors and partners, including government.
  • Report on a regular basis progression of SBC activities to The Manoff Group; liaise closely with relevant Government of Rwanda structures, including the National Early Childhood Development Program, the Ministry of Health, and Rwanda Biomedical Center, and other consortium partners to continuously provide feedback and learning for the project.
  • Champion learning within the project consortium on SBC. Support the design and implementation of the rolling SBC assessments led by The Manoff Group.
  • Support the inclusion of SBC factor and outcome indicators in Orora Wihaze activities and analyze and evaluate project performance data in the realm of SBC to judge progress and adapt programming, following Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) policies and procedures.
  • Help identify, assess and strengthen partnerships relevant to Orora Wihaze, applying appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to project needs. Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of project resources

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in one of the following fields: Anthropology, sociology, psychology, marketing, communication, or international public health/nutrition with a specialization in behavioral science.
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive, relevant experience in coordinating or managing projects involving evidence-based social behavior change/social marketing strategies required, preferably with an international NGO and a focus on multi-sectoral nutrition and food security.
  • Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Ability to implement project activities with a high-degree of autonomy.
  • Strong experience with planning, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

Required Languages

Written and verbal fluency in English and Kinyarwanda area required. Professional proficiency in French a plus.

Travel

The SBC Advisor must be willing and able to travel to the field outside of Kigali up to 50% of the time.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to write reports
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project management experience in SBC is highly desirable.
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations at both national and decentralized levels, participatory action planning and community engagement.
  • Experience contributing to the development of technical proposals.
  • MEAL skills and experience preferred.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.
  • Experience supervising staff.

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 (if none, state none)

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: The Orora Wihaze Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor and District Nutritionists.

External: The Orora Wihaze Deputy Chief of Party, other Orora Wihaze staff, The Manoff Group, Urunana DC, central and district government.

**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.

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

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply

Electronic applications-Only a motivation letter and a current detailed CV should be addressed to the CRS Country Representative exclusively at [email protected] not later than Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 5:00 pm.

Please, include the below statement in your motivation letter:

“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”

Include also “Social Behavior Change Integration Advisor” and your name in the subject line. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kigali. November 26, 2019

Jude-Marie Banatte

Country Representative

CRS/Rwanda Program

 





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