Catholic Relief Services in Search of Child Protection and Alternative Care Senior Technical Advisor

The primary responsibility of the Child Protection and Alternative Care Senior Technical Advisor (STA) is to provide leadership in CRS’ efforts serving vulnerable children who are living in residential care or at risk of entering residential care and instead, to promote family-based care.  The STA will ensure technical excellence through contributions made to proposals, publications, strategic plan development, trainings, development of guidelines and tools, and support of strategic initiatives.  As a member of the Health and Social Services technical team the STA will provide technical assistance to the Agency, CRS regional offices and CRS country programs to build the capacity of staff and partners as well as to promote growth.  With vulnerable children’s interdisciplinary focus, the STA will liaise closely with technical advisors from other sectors to ensure seamless quality programming. The STA will represent CRS through its leadership in technical forums and professional conferences and will initiate and coordinate operations research endeavors.  Finally, the STA will ensure that organizational know-how, information, and experience in vulnerable children programming is shared within and outside the Agency.