Advisor II – LACRO Programming Surge Advisor – NGO Jobs 2021

Job Title: Advisor II – LACRO Programming Surge Advisor

Country: Guatemala
Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Closing date: 30 Dec 2021

Job Title: Advisor II – LACRO Programming Surge Advisor
Department: LACRO
Band: 11
Reports To: Regional Director
Country/Location: Telecommuter with travel to LACRO countries
Job Summary:
You will provide management and program quality support to CRS field programs experiencing gaps in senior management staffing, due to staff transitions, vacations, surge needs, etc. You will provide timely, hands-on and focused support during periods spanning from weeks to months on each assignment to ensure continuity of program implementation and operations.
Potential Position-specific typical responsibilities:
Head of Programs: As a member of the Country Program (CP) Senior Management Team, you will provide strategic direction, leadership, and management of the CP’s programming to ensure the establishment and successful implementation of high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable. Your leadership, management and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its programming. As part of the Senior Management Team you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.
Head of Office: You will manage and represent Catholic Relief Services’ activities to ensure implementation of high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable. You will ensure the development and effective management of operational systems and resources and the delivery of high-quality programming in coordination with the country program main office.
Business Development Specialist: Yo u will support the expansion and diversification of revenue from institutional donors and non-traditional funding sources to achieve Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) strategic objectives. You will operate as a member of the Country Program (CP) and/or region’s Business Development Team, providing direct support to strategic growth opportunities as well as helping to strengthen CRS’ Business Development-related systems, processes, relationships and staff capacities. The Business Development Specialist will support the agency’s competitive pursuit of institutional donor resources.
Assignments will primarily replace various positions and the relevant JD will generally suffice as a scope of work.
Required Languages – Fluency in English and Spanish, French preferred.
Travel – This position is principally a travelling position and working outside the country of record is to be expected; any assignm ent that does not require physical presence may be assigned as virtual.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organization skills as well as good judgment, vision and maturity.
  • Ability to operate successfully amidst complexity and uncertainty
  • Ability to work effectively in diverse environments and under pressure.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the importance of staff development.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: CRS staff in countries of assignment, Regional BD staff, Regional Director and Regional Program and Operations staff. Headquarters Senior Technical Advisors.
    External: Catholic Church Officials, Catholic Church agencies, local partner organizations, host country government agencies, donor agencies, international and national non-governmental organizations, UN agencies.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in International Development/Relations or related field.
  • 5 or more years of progressively responsible experience in private voluntary organization (PVO) leadership and management.
  • Previous experience managing a large-scale PVO country program or project. Experience with CRS required.
  • Proven ability to negotiate and work with local Church and government.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness with short- and long-term planning, as well as financial, human resource, and program management.
  • Experience with institutional strengthening and partnership building helpful.

Agency-wide Competencies:
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

What we offer
CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.
Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.
CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.
EOE/M/F/D/V – 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.

How to apply: