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About CRS

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.

 

Job Summary:

You will provide leadership, guidance, and support on Private Sector Engagement and partnership for the Haiti RFSA team in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. You will be the focal point for strategic collaboration with private sector actors to create sustainable outcomes utilizing USAID commodities as a critical component of the RFSA design. As such, the PSE Lead plays a critical role in the management of receipt, utilization, and monitoring of the USAID commodities. The PSE Lead will contribute to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) efforts for related project components, including defining targets, analyzing and monitoring data, and contributing to the PSE Learning Agenda. Your technical knowledge, advice and guidance will contribute to the efficacy, adaptation and innovation of the RFSA Private Sector Engagement programming.

 

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

Ensure PSE components are integrated into updated strategy, approaches, budget, and Theory of Change following activity refinement and co-creation discussions;
Manage private sector relationships across project sectors, including negotiations for commodity collaborations, private sector contributions and facilitating RFSA support;
Oversee the effective co-creation, startup, and implementation of PSE-related activities across sectors;
Coordinate with the operation team to ensure effective and timely management of Title II commodities from the call forward to the transfer to the private sector partners
Ensure private sector partners receiving Title II commodities are in compliance with USAID reporting and management policies
Coordinate with private sector partners to inform the design of voucher programs and program activities;
Help define targets and implement data collection systems with private sector partners, and monitor progress towards development and business objectives to inform collaboration, learning, and adapting (SLA);
Ensure timely reporting of PSE achievements quarterly, annually, and in the final reports, as appropriate;
Contribute to CRS’ PSE Learning Agenda in collaboration with Washington University, CRS Strategic Learning Advisor, and CRS PSE team;
Collaborate with SBC teams to ensure relevant messages are informed by private sector expertise and consistent across communications channels and activities;
Investigate additional private sector partners, including enterprises, investors, business development service (BDS) providers, financial institutions, sector organizations, and other stakeholders, as program needs require;
Provide training and technical solutions to COP and other RFSA sector leads, for strategic planning and how to best integrate private sector including standards, best practices, partnership principles, tools, and M&E, ensuring high-quality implementation.
Contribute to the development and implementation of agency-wide strategies, standards, tools, and best practices from the PSE Playbook that effectively engage partners.
Liaise with the CRS Impact Investing team to request initial due diligence support when the need for BDS or investment capital emerges to ensure the most efficient application of grant and/or loan capital, or before referring to a third-party provider/investor.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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 settings.
Strong strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented
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

 

Required Languages – French and English fluency required. Haitian Creole is preferred.

 

Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 50 % to project areas

 

Supervisory Responsibilities: none

 

Key Working Relationships:

Internal RFAS COP, RFSA Sector leads, CRS Haiti SMT, Impact Investing & PSE teams

External  Private Sector Partners, Washington University, ACF, Caritas Haiti
QUALIFICATIONS
Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree required in international development
Five years related experience with at least two years international experience
Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.
Working knowledge of SharePoint
Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree required in international development
Experience with Oracle applications
Proven experience in presenting, facilitating and coaching.
Minimum of five years of relevant work experience in international development, with a focus on market-based solutions and/or private sector engagement;
Familiarity with blended finance approaches for development;
Experience leveraging smart subsidy mechanisms, such as vouchers, to ensure access to promote sustainable market development without blocking access for most vulnerable;
Experience in mentoring, coaching, facilitation and training applying adult learning principles and practices.
Experience with program monitoring and evaluation, including applying data collection tools and methodologies, data analysis, and data presentation.
Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.
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

 

***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.

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

Note:  All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.To ensure the safety of our staff, our partners, and the people we serve, CRS requires that staff be vaccinated against Covid-19. CRS complies with all federal and state laws to allow for accommodations, as needed with supporting documentation. However, accommodations may limit the roles that candidates are eligible for based on role requirements (e.g., travel, meetings with staff, partner, donors).

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.

CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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