Job Title: Program Manager I/Gender & Social Inclusion Advisor
Reports To: Orora Wihaze Nutritionist
Country/Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Salary Grade: 9
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.
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.
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:
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
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.
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