• Program Manager I/Gender & Social Inclusion Advisor - CRS

    Employer: Catholic Relief Service (CRS)
    Posted: 26 November 2019
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    Job Title: Program Manager I/Gender & Social Inclusion Advisor

    Department: Programming/Rwanda/CARO

    Reports To: Orora Wihaze Nutritionist

    Country/Location: Kigali, Rwanda

    Salary Grade: 9

    About CRS

    Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the 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.

    Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has been working in Rwanda since 1961. CRS Rwanda’s key programing areas include agriculture, early childhood development, economic strengthening, justice and peace building. To achieve this, CRS collaborates with the government of Rwanda, donors, the Catholic church, private sector, and civil society organizations.

    Project Summary:

    The USAID/Feed the Future Orora Wihaze Activity is a 5-year project led by Land O’Lakes Venture 37 to sustainably increase the availability of, access to, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through development of a profitable market. CRS manages Objective 2 of the project, which is to increase demand for ASF consumption for women of reproductive age and children ages 6 to 23 months, as well as the gender and social inclusion components across both supply and demand objectives.

    Job Summary:

    You will be responsible for ensuring integration of Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI) activities across the Orora Wihaze Activity’s two supply and demand objectives. You will ensure the inclusion of women, youth, and People with Disabilities (PWD) in access to activity resources, including technical assistance, grants, training and/or other benefits/opportunities provided under the project to accelerate small livestock enterprise growth and household incomes. You will be responsible for addressing gender inequality in the household and community with regards to access to and consumption of ASF. You will work as part of Orora Wihaze’s core multi-disciplinary team. Your skills and knowledge will ensure that the project delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving its impact.

    Roles and Key Responsibilities:

    • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s gender and social inclusion strategy across the two project objectives, including in research and data collection, as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with the national gender and social inclusion strategy, CRS program quality standards, and donor requirements.
    • Work in close collaboration with the SBC Integration Advisor to shift practices around gender roles for management of small livestock production in the household;
    • Develop capacity of private sector partners to understand the business benefits of gender and social inclusion and implement actions that would ensure inclusive business practices. Support women, youth, and/or PWD led small livestock associations, cooperatives, and SMEs.
    • Work closely with M&E and District-based staff, and Technical Advisors for Gender, Youth, and Disability Inclusion to monitor, analyze, and evaluate performance data in GSI, in line with CRS Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Policies and Procedures.
    • Champion learning in gender and social inclusion in small livestock value chain development and consumption of animal source foods.
    • Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles in the inclusion of women, youth, and PWD in project outcomes.
    • Ensure project documentation for assigned activities is complete with all required documents and is filed per agency and donor requirements.
    • Assist with preparation of trends analysis reports and documentation of case studies and promising practices.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in Gender Studies, Sociology, development studies or related field required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
    • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience working on gender and social inclusion issues within community and civil society development programs, preferably in USAID programs and with an international NGO.
    • Additional experience may substitute for some education.
    • Knowledge of gender and social inclusion issues in Rwanda including social, political, and cultural gender norms and challenges. Knowledge of the status of vulnerable and marginalized populations within Rwanda and their engagement in social, political, and cultural norms.
    • Ability to work well in a team environment, as well as work effectively with civil society organizations, donors, project staff, and other beneficiaries.

    Required Languages

    Oral and written fluency in English and Kinyarwanda. Professional proficiency in French a plus.

    Travel - The GSI Advisor must be willing and able to travel to the field outside of Kigali up to 50% of the time.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
    • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to write reports
    • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Project management experience in agriculture or nutrition/food security is highly desirable.
    • Experience engaging with partner organizations.
    • Experience contributing to the development of technical proposals.
    • MEAL skills and experience preferred.
    • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.
    • 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.

    • Integrity
    • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
    • Builds Relationships
    • Develops Talent
    • Strategic Mindset
    • Accountability & Stewardship
    • Supervisory Responsibilities – None.

    Key Working Relationships:

    Internal: Social Behavior Change Integration Advisor, District Nutritionists, TAs for Gender, Youth, and Disability Inclusion

    External: Orora Wihaze Deputy Chief of Party, M&E Specialist, District Portfolio Managers

    ***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. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

    Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

    CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

    CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    How to apply

    Electronic applications-Only a motivation letter and a current detailed CV should be addressed to the CRS Country Representative exclusively at RW_HR@crs.org not later than Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 5:00 pm.

    Please, include the below statement in your motivation letter:

    “By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”

    Include also “Gender & Social Inclusion Advisor” and your name in the subject line. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    November 26, 2019

    Jude-Marie Banatte

    Country Representative

    CRS/Rwanda Program


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