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Technical Advisor I – MEAL & Data at Catholic Relief Services (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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Technical Advisor I – MEAL & Data

Job ID: 220000EA
Location: Nigeria / Ghana
Employment Type: Full time
Job: Technical Programming
Employee Status: Team Leader
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Summary

  • You will provide technical advice and support to a range of program design and implementation issues in the area of Large-Scale Food Fortification (LSFF) in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to West Africa country teams to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable.
  • Your advice, knowledge, and support will contribute to determining how effective, adaptive and innovative CRS’ LSFF and Nutrition programming is across the globe.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Technical lead on design of MEAL strategy for the LSFF project, grounded in standards, tools and best practices focused on public sector capacity-strengthening efforts to implement Large-Scale Food Fortification.
  • Provide technical solutions to public sector teams, remotely and on-site, for the planning and implementation ofbest practices,tools (digital and standard), and M&E, helping to ensure high-quality implementation and accountability.
  • Contribute to, and in some cases lead, the development of the technical design for proposals. Support the process of preparation, design, submission and approval of project concepts and full-fledged proposals. As needed, act as a technical writer on proposal development teams. Advise project teams on integrating donor strategies, priorities, and technical requirements into CRS’ approach.
  • Support capacity strengthening initiatives inLSFFprogramming for staff and partners by helping to develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums, conducting trainings and workshops, and coaching.
  • Collect and analyze program data, capture and share lessons learned and best practices for specific projects to facilitate improvements in decision-making and contribute to theLSFF learning agenda.
  • Contribute to maintaining relationships with donors, peer organizations, research, and other institutions, participate in forums in LSFF to collect and share best practices and promote CRS’ work.
  • Technical lead for analysis of MEAL data, ensuring the quality of both qualitative and quantitative data collected by the project.
  • Integrates data analysis, reflection and interpretation and use with ongoing project
    activities ensuring feedback from key stakeholders.
  • Ensures compliance with donor and agency MEAL requirements
  • Shares MEAL learning and experiences in broader regional and agency discussions.

Required Languages:

  • English and French required.

Travel:

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 30%.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: CRS country program leadership across the 15 country ECOWAS region; CRS WARO regional leadership; HQ Nutrition STAs; IDEA donor engagement and BD teams, as relevant; CRS CARO Health regional, PQ and BD staff with respect to ECOWAS countries that fall within the CRS Central Africa region.
  • External: WAHO; ECOWAS member country Ministries of Health and other government entities relevant to regional and country-level LSFF standards and strategies; peer NGOs active in the LSFF/Nutrition space.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Data Science, M&E, or relevant field required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO, social marketing firm, or governmental entity with minimum of two years relevant field-based experience in fortified food standards compliance systems or enabling environment strengthening on related policy areas.
  • Knowledge of technical principles and concepts in Nutrition or Food Quality testing. 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 digital tools and approaches to support MEAL and Food Testing/Compliance systems.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented
  • Monitoring and evaluation of health and nutrition programs across multiple countries.

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.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship.

Application Closing Date
9th June, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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