Technical Advisor III – Emergency Generalist Team Lead

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 contribute to strategy development in Emergency Response and Recovery (ERR) at a global level and provide technical advice and leadership in program quality and management aspects of Emergency Response and Recovery, in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices, to Technical Advisors and Country Program (CP) teams to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. Your expertise, advice and influence will significantly contribute to determining how effective, adaptive and innovative CRS’ Emergency Response and Recovery programming is globally.


Masters Degree in International Development, or other fields related to humanitarian programming. PhD a plus.
Minimum of seven years of work experience in development/humanitarian programming with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO, with three years overseas in multiple regions as a technical advisor and/or program manager of Emergency Response/Recovery programming and/or multi-sectoral project with a Emergency Response/Recovery component.
Strong understanding and application of technical principles and concepts in Emergency Response and Recovery. Good knowledge of related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectoral approach.
Track record of contributing to successful business development activities capturing public and/or private donor funding in Emergency Response and Recovery.
Experience in the development and production of curricula, tools, and other products to support Emergency Response and Recovery interventions and programming. Demonstrated experience to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and informal methods.
Experience with program monitoring and evaluation including development of indicators, data collection tools and methodologies, data analysis, and data presentation.
Experience and skills to represent the organization at meetings with donors, government, international NGOs, local partners – faith-based and civil society.
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