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Job Title: Technical Advisor II – Agriculture and Livelihoods, West Africa region
Job Type: Regular, Full Time
Job Location: West Africa based or Telecommuter
Reports to: Deputy Regional Director- Program Quality, WARO

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

Job Summary:
You will provide technical advice, guidance, and support to a wide range of program design and implementation issues in the area of Agriculture and Livelihoods in line with Catholic Relief Ser vices (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 effective, adaptive and innovative CRS’ Agriculture and Livelihoods programming in the West Africa region, with particular focus on climate smart agriculture, market systems, and resilience.

The TA II Agriculture and Livelihoods (AL) position is part of the West Africa Regional (WARO) team supporting program quality in the region, and is also linked to the global agriculture and livelihoods team. The advisor will support the WARO AL community of practice and provide leadership to country-level project development, program quality and evaluation for 11 countries (8 country programs, CPs) in the WARO region: Burkina Faso (including outreach to Cote d’Ivoire), Ghana, Guinea, Li beria, Mali, Niger, Senegal (including outreach to Guinea-Bissau and the Gambia), and Sierra Leone. The TA II will supervise and closely collaborate with the TA II for Financial Inclusion and Business Services to ensure coherent technical support for agriculture, livelihoods, youth, SILC and microfinance programming in the region. Recognizing that youth are an increasing important demographic in West Africa, there is a preference for a candidate that has previous experience with youth livelihoods.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:
* Contribute to the development and implementation of agency-wide and regional strategies, standards, tools, and best practices in Agriculture and Livelihoods that effectively engage partners, donors, governments and the private sector. Facilitate connections between HQ and CP technical staff, including supporting the agency’s Strategic Priority Areas for Landscapes and Livelihoods and Youth Empowerment, and the regional Climate Smart Agriculture and Livelihoods priority area, to catalyze impact at scale.
* 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 Agriculture and Livelihoods. 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 Agriculture and Livelihoods programming for staff and partners through helping to develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums, conducting trainings and workshops, and mentoring and coaching for CP staff.
* Coordinate the WARO Agriculture and Livelihoods Community of Practice, including organizing and facilitating regular meetings, annual summits, newsletters and other exchanges. Share opportunities for learning and exchange with 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 and present at forums in the area of Agriculture and Livelihoods to collect and share best practices and promote CRS’ work.
* Help ensure a cross-sectoral approach integrating gender, protection mainstreaming, disaster risk reduction, and youth.

Required Languages – Advanced or native fluency in written and oral English required; at least professional proficiency in French required.

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

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

Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervises the Regional Technical Advisor for Financial Inclusion and Business Services

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Reports to the Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality; collaborate with Country Representatives, Heads of Programming, Business Development Specialists, country Agriculture and Livelihoods Program Managers, other Regional Technical Advisors and HQ Senior Technical Advisors

External: Collaborate with other NGOs, UN Agencies, local government representatives, and partner staff

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.

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Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, we have expanded in size to reach more than 100 million people in 101 countries on five continents.

Our mission is to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic social teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person. Although our mission is rooted in the Catholic faith, our operations serve people based solely on need, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity. Within the United States, CRS engages Catholics to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and suffering people of the world.

CRS is motivated by the example of Jesus Christ to ease suffering, provide development assistance, and foster charity and justice. We are committed to a set of Guiding Principles and hold ourselves accountable to each other for them.

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As the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States, CRS is governed by a board of directors comprising clergy, most of them bishops elected by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as religious and Catholic lay men and women.

CRS maintains strict standards of efficiency, accountability and transparency: 93% of our expenditures go directly to programs.

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Catholic Relief Services is a manifestation of love for our brothers and sisters around the globe by the Catholic community of the United States. We protect, defend and advance human life around the world by directly meeting basic needs and advocating solutions to injustice. CRS is a pro-life organization dedicated to preserving the sacredness and dignity of human life from conception to natural death. Every aspect of our work is to help life flourish. We are resolute in our commitment to the Church and its teaching.

As a part of the Universal Church, we work with local Catholic institutions around the world. As a Catholic agency that provides assistance to people in need in 101 countries without regard to race, religion or nationality, we also participate in humanitarian initiatives undertaken by a range of groups, including governments, other faith communities and secular institutions. Although some positions and practices of these institutions are not always consistent with the full range of Catholic teaching, CRS' work with these institutions always focuses only on activities that are fully consistent with Catholic teachings.

CRS employs Catholics as well as non-Catholics. Membership in professional associations enables our staff to obtain information and technological advances that best prepare us to serve those in our care—and we do so in full accordance with Catholic teachings. Our staff members also belong to coalitions that extend the reach of services to poor people who often live in remote areas where CRS does not operate. These coalitions give CRS a platform to present effective methods and procedures that demonstrate the efficacy of Catholic approaches to health and family planning. These are our opportunities to make space in the public sphere for the Catholic viewpoint and to witness to our faith.

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Job Title: Technical Advisor II – Agriculture and Livelihoods, West Africa region Job Type: Regular, Full Time Job Location: West Africa based or Telecommuter Reports to: Deputy Regional Director- Program Quality, WARO

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

Job Summary: You will provide technical advice, guidance, and support to a wide range of program design and implementation issues in the area of Agriculture and Livelihoods in line with Catholic Relief Ser vices (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 effective, adaptive and innovative CRS’ Agriculture and Livelihoods programming in the West Africa region, with particular focus on climate smart agriculture, market systems, and resilience.

The TA II Agriculture and Livelihoods (AL) position is part of the West Africa Regional (WARO) team supporting program quality in the region, and is also linked to the global agriculture and livelihoods team. The advisor will support the WARO AL community of practice and provide leadership to country-level project development, program quality and evaluation for 11 countries (8 country programs, CPs) in the WARO region: Burkina Faso (including outreach to Cote d’Ivoire), Ghana, Guinea, Li beria, Mali, Niger, Senegal (including outreach to Guinea-Bissau and the Gambia), and Sierra Leone. The TA II will supervise and closely collaborate with the TA II for Financial Inclusion and Business Services to ensure coherent technical support for agriculture, livelihoods, youth, SILC and microfinance programming in the region. Recognizing that youth are an increasing important demographic in West Africa, there is a preference for a candidate that has previous experience with youth livelihoods.

Roles and Key Responsibilities: * Contribute to the development and implementation of agency-wide and regional strategies, standards, tools, and best practices in Agriculture and Livelihoods that effectively engage partners, donors, governments and the private sector. Facilitate connections between HQ and CP technical staff, including supporting the agency’s Strategic Priority Areas for Landscapes and Livelihoods and Youth Empowerment, and the regional Climate Smart Agriculture and Livelihoods priority area, to catalyze impact at scale. * 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 Agriculture and Livelihoods. 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 Agriculture and Livelihoods programming for staff and partners through helping to develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums, conducting trainings and workshops, and mentoring and coaching for CP staff. * Coordinate the WARO Agriculture and Livelihoods Community of Practice, including organizing and facilitating regular meetings, annual summits, newsletters and other exchanges. Share opportunities for learning and exchange with 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 and present at forums in the area of Agriculture and Livelihoods to collect and share best practices and promote CRS’ work. * Help ensure a cross-sectoral approach integrating gender, protection mainstreaming, disaster risk reduction, and youth.

Required Languages – Advanced or native fluency in written and oral English required; at least professional proficiency in French required.

Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 30%.

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

Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervises the Regional Technical Advisor for Financial Inclusion and Business Services

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Reports to the Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality; collaborate with Country Representatives, Heads of Programming, Business Development Specialists, country Agriculture and Livelihoods Program Managers, other Regional Technical Advisors and HQ Senior Technical Advisors

External: Collaborate with other NGOs, UN Agencies, local government representatives, and partner staff

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.

2020-12-31

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