Senior Resilience and Sustainability Advisor, RFSA, Haiti
Job Title: Senior Resilience and Sustainability Advisor
Reports to: Chief of Party
Salary Grade: 11
NOTE: This position is contingent upon donor funding and approval.
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.
The Resilience and Sustainability Senior Advisor (RSSA) will provide strategic vision and leadership, and ensure accountability for promoting and achieving RFSA resilience and sustainability goals. The RSSA will also
be responsible for establishing and managing systems to ensure resilience and sustainability and ensure that the technical RFSA sectors and support
functions work together to create multiplier effects. The RSSA will ensure resilience and sustainability results are delivered, including the development and achievement of resilience and sustainability metrics, phase out plans, exit strategies, etc. The RSSA acts as a specialist in resilience and sustainability and maintains a depth of understanding of local, departmental, and national policies and guidance related to resilience and sustainability.
The RSSA should also promote appropriate integration, layering, and sequencing of technical interventions within the RFSA and USAID Mission investments to amplify sustained impact. The RSSA will also be responsible for providing vision and leadership in fostering effective community engagement and development strategies and approaches and identifying local solutions that will ensu
re buy-in and ownership of the communities’ own development, and contribute to the durability of RFSA investments after the completion of th
e program. The RSSA will help maintain overall strategic coherence, coordination, including stakeholder engagement and communications with Haiti Mission teams, the international donor community, Government of Haiti (at the local, departmental, and national levels), and other stakeholders.
Required Languages – English and French fluency required.
Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 30-50 % domestically with periodic international travel.
Supervisory Responsibilities: one or more project advisors, to be determined.
Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
rience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.
Experience working with large donors, USAID/FFP and/or USAID/FTF preferred.
In-depth understanding of gender, age and other socio-cultural factors along with familiarity with community mobilization and participation principles and approaches in the context of food and nutrition security programming.
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 approaches, messages and tools throughout the project's implementation.
Demonstrated experience in leading participatory analytical processes and learning required.
Demonstrated capacity to understand and advise on critical technical and operational issues related to resilience and sustainability: health and nutrition, WASH, inclusive governa
nce, social cohesion, education, job skills, employment creation, etc.
Demonstrated capacity in developing resilience strategies in contexts of low literacy.
Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences (capacity strengthening) through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal methods, using adult learning methodologies.
Experience with facilitation, capacity strengthening and partnership building through formal and informal training, with the capacity to empower staff through opportunities for professional growth and development.
Ability to self-manage and succeed in matrix management model, with demonstrated proactive and flexible nature in resolving problems and leading a productive, committed team.
Master’s degree in development studies, international relations, agriculture, nutrition, public health, business administration, or a r
elated field. 7 or more years’ relevant management and technical experience.
5 years’ experience managing donor funds, including multi country grants. Strong knowledge and experience in budget management.
Recognized technical experience and qualifications in sector as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications, conference presentations etc.
Demonstrated experience in participatory community governance, local advocacy, local capacity building, and/or management and use of grassroots level-generated data.
Demonstrated experience of successful management, including management of functions of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects, with complicated logistics.
Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching.
*Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishop
s 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.*
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.