Catholic Relief Services seeking 4Children Technical Advisor

Position: Technical Advisor I 

Department: Program Impact and Quality Assurance, Overseas Operations 

Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

About Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Job Background/Summary

Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) is a five‐year USAID‐funded project implemented by a consortium of organizations led by Catholic Relief Services with partners IntraHealth, Maestral, Pact, Plan and Westat. 4Children is designed to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by HIV and AIDS and other adversities.

4Children’s work utilizes global evidence establishing that HIV and other adversities are best prevented and addressed when families and children have access to both high quality health and social welfare services. The project supports systems and structures at country and regional levels to implement evidence-based interventions that protect against risk, interrupt cycles of vulnerability, and build pathways to resilience leading to an AIDS Free Generation and contributing to overall improvements in quality of life and productivity for vulnerable children and their families.

Catholic Relief Services is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Technical Advisor I to provide technical and programmatic assistance in the design, planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of country buy-ins and global program implementation.  

The Technical Advisor I will take on a range of award-related activities, liaising with technical, program, and operations staff in country, regional, and HQ offices to provide high quality technical and programmatic support for 4Children country programs; supporting country program offices in project design, start-up, implementation and management; supporting the coordination and implementation of global activities and sharing information within the 4Children team.  S/he will be an outstanding project manager and writer, with experience supporting programs for vulnerable children affected by HIV and AIDS and other adversities, operating under tight deadlines to achieve project outcomes and deliverables.  The Technical Advisor I will have experience supporting complex development projects for vulnerable children affected by HIV and AIDS and other adversities in developing countries, operationalizing key strategies and approaches, and writing reports and proposals. 

For more information, please refer to the attached document or view the job listing on the CRS website by clicking here.