About the Humanitarian Response Department
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 excellence 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
As part of the Safe and Dignified Programming and Psychosocial Support team (SDPSS), the PSS Technical Advisor will provide support to country programs and partners in designated regions, in the areas of basic mental health and psychosocial support, child protection and wellbeing, and staff wellbeing. This is a global position based in Bal timore, Maryland, with option to telecommute. International travel is required.
- License in Psychology, Counseling, Clinical Social Work or related field preferred.
- Knowledge of technical principles and concepts in child protection, protection mainstreaming, and staff wellbeing.
- Ability to support in strategic planning initiatives.
- Demonstrated experience in designing and conducting assessments, and budgeting.
- Experienced trainer/teacher of adults and multi-cultural groups
- Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.
Required Languages – English. Professional level in either French or Arabic is required.
- Ability to live and work in disaster affected areas.
- Ability to deploy on short notice (within 48-72 hours) when needed
- Willingness and ability to travel overseas as required (approximately 50%)
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
Excellent written and oral communications skills, cultural sensitivity, and strong interpersonal skills.
Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
Manages stress and complexity
Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented
Supervisory Responsibilities (if none, state none) None
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: HRD Protection Mainstreaming/PSS Team, Program Quality Team, and Technical Advisors; CP and regional staff; HQ staff as relevant.
External: Emergency Coordination mechanisms, others TBD.
Location: CRS Headquarters in Baltimore, MD with option to telecommute.
- Master's Degree in social work, psychology or public health or related fields required.
- Minimum of three years relevant work experience with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO, with minimum of two years relevant field-based experience in MHPSS or protection.
- Knowledge of technical principles and concepts in mental health and psychosocial support. 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 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. 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.