Technical Advisor Sr - Youth Programming
Company: CTI Education Group
Posted on: April 10, 2021
Job Description - Technical Advisor Sr - Youth Programming
(2100001R) Job Description Technical Advisor Sr - Youth Programming
- ( 2100001R ) Description Job Summary: You will lead strategy
development in the field of youth livelihoods globally and provide
technical leadership and advice in line with CRS program quality
principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best
practices to Technical Advisors and Regional and Country Program
(CP) teams to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to
Opportunity Youth. Your expertise, leadership, and influence will
be key in determining how effective, adaptive and innovative CRS'
youth livelihoods programming is across the globe. Job
- Lead design and implementation of agency-wide strategies,
standards, tools, and best practices in youth livelihoods that
effectively engage partners, donors, and governments. Ensure a
cross-sectoral approach that integrates gender, protection
mainstreaming, and disaster risk reduction.
- Lead development and advancement of agency-wide standards,
policies, innovative approaches, tools, and M&E in youth
livelihoods , including application of partnership principles.
- Contribute to HQ, regional, and CP staff efforts to
pre-position CRS for strategic growth opportunities in youth
livelihoods. Provide technical guidance in proposal development and
project design with a focus on complex projects to ensure
innovative programming solutions and technical excellence . Support
CPs to appropriately staff project teams.
- Lead capacity strengthening initiatives in youth livelihoods
programming for staff and partners through ensuring development of
learning agendas/curriculums, organizing and/or facilitating
trainings, workshops and conferences, and mentoring and coaching
staff in innovative CRS approaches and tools. Provide mentoring and
coaching to Technical Advisors, as well as CP and regional
- Lead the agency knowledge management and learning agenda in
youth livelihoods through setting conditions for collective
learning that ensure capturing, documenting, and sharing key
successes, promising practices, lessons learned, and evidence-based
implementation research, internally and externally, including
publications in peer reviewed journals.
- Represent CRS at global forums, UN, Congress, and major donor
forums to present CRS' work and research in youth livelihoods to
influence technical partner approaches, future funding
opportunities, and policies. Network with relevant organizations to
increase CRS' profile in youth livelihoods, influence the global
youth livelihoods community , and support donor
- Contribute to internal and extremal communications efforts.
Qualifications Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience
- Master's Degree in International Development or related Social
Sciences required. PhD or equivalent degree (e.g., MD, DrPH, EdD)
- Minimum of ten years of work experience in youth programming
with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international
NGO, with five years overseas in multiple regions as a technical
advisor and/or program manager of a youth livelihoods and/or
multi-sectoral project with a livelihood component.
- Deep understanding and application of technical principles and
concepts in positive youth development and youth livelihoods, and
in particular in workforce development and TVET systems. Good
knowledge of related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectoral
- Track record of contributing significantly to successful
business development activities capturing public and/or private
donor funding in youth livelihoods.
- Expertise in the development and production of curricula,
tools, and other products to support youth livelihoods
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.
- Demonstrated experience and skills to represent the
organization at the highest levels at meetings with donors,
government, international NGOs, local partners - faith-based and
civil society. Understanding of partnership principles.
- Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web
Conferencing Applications and strong understanding of information
and budget management systems and knowledge-sharing networks .
- Technical and/or academic publications highly desirable.
- Excellent relationship management skills with ability to
influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision
and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural
- Excellent strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems
thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to
make sound judgment and decisions.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including
- Excellent presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and
- Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented. Required/Desired
Foreign Language: French and/or Spanish preferred. Travel Required
(include percentage of required travel, if applicable): Willingness
and ability to travel extensively, up to 30% of the time once
travel resumes. Key Working Relationships: Internal: Senior Vice
President for Overseas Operations; Deputy Regional Directors for
Program and Management Quality; Regional Technical Advisors;
Country Representatives; Heads of Program and Operations; CP youth
staff and business development teams; Chiefs of Party; Public donor
liaisons and business development and foundations/corporation
staff; General Knowledge and Information Management (GKIM) staff;
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) teams;
Charitable Giving and Marketing and Communications (MarCom) staff;
other Strategic Change Platforms staff, and; Microfinance,
Agriculture and Livelihoods and Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Teams. External: Partner staff, volunteers, and program
participants; staff of peer youth focused organizations, PVOs and
INGOs; Youth networks, including Global Opportunity Youth Network
(GOYN); InterAction; USG, foundations, and multilateral donors.
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. ***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.
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