Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 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.
CRS had a long history of working in Somalia before leaving in 1994. CRS returned to Somalia in response to the 2011 drought emergency and has been implementing emergency response and resilience projects through local partners for the last six years. CRS coordinates Somalia programming from the Nairobi office, but has project staff based in partner offices in Mogadishu and Baidoa.
In response to the current humanitarian crisis, CRS is implementing a USAID/OFDA funded project providing integrated health, nutrition, WASH, and protection interventions across south-central Somalia: Primarily focused on IDPs. Project locations include Mogadishu/Afgooye Corridor, Cadaado, Baidoa, Luuq, Dollow. CRS’ emergency response is currently implemented by 3 local partner organizations through an integrated multi-sectoral approach. The protection components of the project include GBV crisis centers providing comprehensive services, and child-friendly spaces focused on PSS for vulnerable children.
As a member of the Somalia Emergency portfolio team, you will monitor and report on all protection project activities in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable across the project areas. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. You will provide primary support to partner field staff implementing projects, and will be a critical liaison between implementing partners and the CRS Somalia team, as well as representing CRS Somalia with key stakeholders and coordination bodies in Mogadishu and/or Baidoa. You will primarily monitor and support stand-alone protection activities, but will also support protection mainstreaming and protection integration across all sectors and partners. You will also provide support and monitoring to other CRS activities including health, nutrition, and WASH activities, especially focusing on protection mainstreaming and beneficiary accountability across sectors.
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.
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience
Required Foreign Language
Key Working Relationships:
Supervisory: Project Manager, Protection
Internal: Other Project Officers; Health and Nutrition Project Manager, Somalia MEAL Officer, Emergency Coordinator; Senior Program Officer
External: SOS, SSWC, WARDI, SYPD, HLDI Project Staff; Local Stakeholders
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
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Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Thursday January 17, 2019.
Human Resources Manager
Catholic Relief Services – Kenya/Somalia Program
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