Technical Advisor II-Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA)

Catholic Relief Services

About the organization

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 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 (including Shelter and Settlements), HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.


Strategic Learning

Operationalize the SCP2/H&C Learning Framework and transfer learning from CP teams to the platform level, and vice versa.
Coordinate, facilitate and support thematic cross-learning activities between CPs and global teams for regular evidence-based learning and reflection events.
Lead SCP2/H&C learning and knowledge management and maintain resources for the platform and its members, including relevant external learning and resources.
Develop and maintain relationships for external learning collaborations, including with the Global Shelter Cluster working groups, CRS communities of practice, and other relevant sector forums and networks.
Adaptive Management

Support SCP2/H&C CP and global teams with developing, implementing and maintaining their adaptive management and monitoring and evaluation systems.
Support SCP2/H&C CP and global teams analyze data collected to inform workplan adaptation.

Assist and coordinate research activities, including exploring synergies between CPs and external research partners.
Identify and pursue research funding opportunities that align with the SCP2/H&C platform goals.
In accordance with the SCP2/H&C Learning Framework, facilitate and support the documentation of learning from CPs for diverse internal and external audiences to inform and promote scaling approaches.


Master’s degree in International Development, International Relations, Social Sciences or related field. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
Minimum of five years humanitarian or development work experience. Knowledge of the Shelter and Settlements sector and its key actors preferred.
Proven experience with adaptive management and learning.
Adult Education skill sets (critical analysis). Excellent presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
Expertise in the development and production of facilitation guides, tools, and other products to support institutional capacity building that informs interventions and programming.
Demonstrated experience in transferring knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and informal methods.
Demonstrated experience and skills to represent the organization at meetings with donors, government, international NGOs, local partners – faith-based and civil society.
Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications and strong understanding of information management systems and knowledge-sharing networks.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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