Technical Advisor I– Cash and Markets

Catholic Relief Services

About the organization

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.


You will provide technical advice and support to a range of program design and implementation issues in Cash and Markets in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to Country Program (CP) teams and partners to advance the delivery of high-quality market-based programming to the poor and vulnerable impacted by humanitarian crises. Your advice, knowledge, and support will contribute to determining how effective, adaptive, and innovative CRS’ Cash and Market-based programming is across the globe, with a particular focus on supporting programs in French-speaking countries.


Master's Degree in humanitarian assistance, social policy, economics or related field 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 cash and market-based programming, including in protracted and rapid onset emergency contexts.
Knowledge of technical principles and concepts in cash and market-based programming. General knowledge of other related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectoral approach.
Demonstrated experience in designing Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) programs, particularly for BHA, and designing and implementing cash programs related to Food Security, Nutrition, and/or Protection. Experience in other sectoral cash programming, such as Shelter and Settlements, WASH, Nutrition, DRR, and/or Protection, desirable.
Knowledge of, and experience in, conducting market assessments and response analysis to inform modality decisions across different areas of programming, particularly in humanitarian contexts.
Experience in project design for cash programming in a diversity of contexts.
Experience in 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.

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