1. Provide technical assistance to CRS and partner staff in support of specific SGBV programming in Maniema and Ituri Provinces. Ensure the implementation of sound and effective SGBV programming.
2. Work with CRS staff and other actors to share lessons learned and build more country level capacity for SGBV programming.
3. Participate in and lead training and materials development, tools for identifying and reducing risk and vulnerability of communities to SGBV, tools for cross-sectoral assessments and program development, and initiatives to link development and emergency response programming that targets vulnerable populations.
4. Assist CRS’ staff and partners to conduct field assessments, and to monitor and evaluate SGBV programming.
5. Research, stay up to date on, and disseminate SGBV methodologies, best practices, M&E tools, reports, findings, etc., including those from other country programs, this includes disseminating informational updates on state-of-the-art approaches and other resources that can be useful for CRS/Congo SGBV programming;
6. Liaise and collaborate with relevant international development, donor, and research institutions.
7. Develop, in collaboration with the CoP and other stakeholders, an interdepartmental plan for incorporating SGBV learning into overall CRS standards and practice for gender, HIV &AIDS, peacebuilding and emergency/protection programming.
8. Serve as liaison and support for the SGBV components of country-specific and/or regional advocacy efforts in coordination with the project Chief of Party (CoP).
9. In coordination with the CoP support media on this topic including-- as appropriate-- representation and advice to Advocacy/OSD-PQ/executive department initiatives.
10. In collaboration with the HQ-Based SGBV Technical Advisor, provide on-going support for learning processes related to sexual and gender-based violence that strengthens the response of CRS and partners to SGBV related challenges in the DRC.

Key Internal Relationships

Internal: Chief of Party, Team Leaders, Head of Programming, and Country Representative

Qualifications and Skills

1. Masters Degree in Public Health, Development Studies, International Relations or related field strongly preferred or equivalent experience.
2. Minimum 3-5 years experience managing SGBV/Protection programs in developing countries, ideally with experience in Africa.
3. Knowledge of key USG regulations for non-profit organizations.
4. Proven leadership and inter-personal skills and ability to build and motivate diverse and talented teams.
5. Proven experience in building and maintaining institutional linkages required.
6. Experience with participatory methods and partnerships required.
7. Public relations skills required.
8. Proven ability to think strategically.
9. Flexibility to work both in a team and independently.
10. Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility.
11. Demonstrated personal accountability and driven to serve others.
12. Understanding of and experience with faith-based organizations, local church structures, and accompaniment and capacity-building principles in local partnerships highly desired.
13. Ability to travel in difficult circumstances to remote locations as required.
14. Excellent English and French language oral and written communication skills required. Knowledge of Swahili a plus
15. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook required.

This position is contingent on funding as well as the donor’s approval of the proposed Technical Advisor.

Vacancies Contact
To apply for this position please visit the Catholic Relief Services website at www.crs.org/about/careers

Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo (the) (Goma)
Closing date: 12 Sep 2008