Technical Advisor I-Emergency MEAL IM


Title: Technical Advisor I-Emergency MEAL IM
Job Description:

The Humanitarian Response Department (HRD) provides leadership and support to CRS emergency programming. The HRD strengthens CRS’ impact through high quality, innovative programs; improved technical and management capacity at the field level; and active engagement in global efforts to promote exc
ellence and learning in humanitarian response. The HRD has technical staff that supports emergency program planning, rapid response, and capacity strengthening of staff and partners worldwide
Job Summary
You will provide technical advice and support for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) to a range of program design and implementation issues in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles, standards, and MEAL policies, procedures and practices, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to Country Program (CP) teams to advance the delivery of high-quality program
ming to the poor and vulnerable. Your MEAL-related advice, knowledge, and support will contribute to determining how effective, adaptive and innovative CRS’ programming is across the globe.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Thorough familiarity with the principles of, and
    field experience in, current approaches to MEAL for emergency relief programs, including both qualitative and quantitative methods and database design.

  • Expertise in Excel and statistical software, with experience in PowerBI and one or more of the following digital data collection tools: DHIS, CommCare, RedRose.

  • Experience in implementing relational databases in humanitarian/development contexts, including data cleaning/wrangling, data analysis and creation of dashboards

  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.

  • Familiarity with geo spatial data management principles with demonstrable experience in GIS software and familiarity with concepts of relational databases and hands-on experience with one or more RDBMS.

Required Languages
Excellent professional communications skills,
with language proficiency in oral and written English and at least one of the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese, French or Arabic. French is preferred

  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally 50% of time (i.e., 6 months out of the year)

  • Willingness and ability to deploy as soon as possible when disasters strike

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong 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

  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment

  • Good technical writing skills

  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills

Supervisory R


Key Working Relationships:
Internal: HRD Response Team members; CP Level: Emergency Coordinators, Heads of Programming, MEAL Coordinators, Programming staff, IT staff; Regional Level: Regional MEAL RTAs and IT staff; HQ: PIQA MEAL Team, GKIM staff
External: MEAL and IM staff of local partners, Caritas Internationalis Member Organizations, other INGOs/NGOs and UN agencies; Public Donors; Technical Forums and Foundations; ALNAP; InterAction’s Evaluation and Program Effectiveness Working Group.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience, in a field relevant to a MEAL position in an international NGO (e.g., Social Sciences, Statistics, International Development, Economics, Humanitarian management, Data Science, etc.) required

  • Minimum of three years relevant work experience with progressive responsibiliti
    es, ideally with an international NGO, with minimum of two years relevant field-based experience in MEAL and IM capacities.

  • Knowledge of technical principles and concepts in Project Management and MEAL. General knowledge of other related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectoral approach

  • Experience in project design and proposal development. Experience in writing content for proposals.

  • Knowledge of capacity strengthening best practices.

  • Experience with program monitoring and evaluation and analysis.

  • Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.

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.
*Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and respon
sibilities 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 pr
ocedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm. CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency. 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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