|Location||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia|
|Date Posted||April 18, 2020|
|Category|| Facility Management |
|Job Type|| Full-time |
Note: This position is contingent upon grant and candidate approvals by the donor.
About the program
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP) is seeking applications for funding for development food security activities in Ethiopia from 2020-2025. Drawing on previous experience in managing USAID Food for Peace (FFP) awards in Ethiopia, as well as considerable experience managing and implementing FFP awards globally, CRS will be submitting a proposal in response to the anticipated 2020 FFP Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) Request for Applications (RFA). The proposed program will involve a multi-sectoral response to build resilience and address food insecurity and malnutrition in Ethiopia, with focus on Oromia.
The Social and Behavior Change (SBC) will provide technical advice, guidance, and support to a wide range of program design and implementation issues in line with CRS’ program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. S/he will design, manage, strengthen, monitor and provide strategic direction to an evidenced-based social and behavior change framework for the DFSA, ensuring a holistic and robust approach to promote sustainable behavior change among participants and stakeholders for reducing food and nutrition insecurity.
Education and Experience
* A Master’s degree in a Social Science discipline.
* A minimum of 6 years of progressively increasing management and technical responsibility leading to a senior level of expertise in SBC required.
* Demonstrated understanding and application of technical principles and concepts in social and behavior change that goes beyond messaging to catalyze community action.
* Demonstrated understanding of a range of SBC approaches that address change in social norms and structures, as well as individual behavior. Familiarity with local cultural practices, social networks, gender and age dynamics preferred.
* Experience working in a variety of developing environments preferred; knowledge of the Ethiopian context a plus.
* Demonstrated capacity to lead the collection, analysis and use of data and information from a broad range of sources in order to ensure the development of effective SBC approaches, messages and tools throughout the project's implementation.
* Prior experience working with monitoring evaluation personnel to capture SBC information to monitor change and outcomes.
* Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based and civil society partners.
* Experience in mentoring, coaching, facilitation and training, applying adult learning principles and practices.
* Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management, knowledge-sharing networks.
* 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
* Ability to work in a challenging and stressful environment with unexpected challenges Strong written and oral communication skills in English.
* Strong presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
* Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented
Desired Foreign Language: Amharic
Travel Required: Ability to travel for up to 50% of time throughout Ethiopia
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
Note: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
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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.