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Labor Youth, and Gender Manager- Vacancy in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa Catholic Relief Services/Ethiopia (CRS/Ethiopia)
Catholic Relief Services 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 partner’s people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

In Ethiopia, CRS has a long and rich history of providing emergency relief and development assistance to the people of Ethiopia since 1958. At present, CRS/Ethiopia implements multiple projects through different partner organizations. CRS/Ethiopia has a highly diverse portfolio currently focusing on community-based food and livelihood security through activities in agriculture, health, peacebuilding, WASH, emergency relief, and savings and lending. CRS is active in nearly all regions of Ethiopia: Tigray, Amhara, Oromia, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR), Somali, BenishangulGumuz, Afar, and Dire Dawa Regions.

CRS strictly adheres to its Policy on Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults among Its staff, consultants, volunteers, and affiliates. CRS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer: women, minorities and people with disabilities are encourage to apply.

As part of CRS family, you will join the more than 5000 strong and vibrant individuals working globally to accomplish the mission of CRS. CRSI Ethiopia invites you, the qualified candidate, to apply for the following position;

Position title: Labor Youth, and Gender Manager
Duty Station: CRS/Addis Ababa office
Employment term: Indefinite period Contingent up on funding of the LRO Program
Reports to: Chief of Party, LRO

Job Summary: CRS Ethiopia is seeking highly experienced and skilled Labor, Youth, and Gender Manager for the five-year Feed the Future Ethiopia Livelihoods for Resilience — Oromia program. This project works to support Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) IV households to improve their sustainable economic well-being, across eight woredas in Oromia. The Labor, Youth, and Gender Manager will provide strategic vision, leadership and technical expertise in leading the activities of one of the key purposes of the LRO scope of work 1) including youth and women and 2) Increasing Income from gainful wage employment The incumbent will have a strong background in livelihood generation with a particular focus on the employment pathway, youth and gender. The Labor, Youth, and Gender Manager work closely with implementing partner Meki Catholic Secretariat in identifying employment opportunities, identifying barriers (especially for youth), making clients employment-ready, and facilitating linkages between clients and employers. In terms of youth and gender, the incumbent will be responsible for the supervising the Youth and Gender Specialist.

Education and Experience:
  • MA/BA Degree in Social Sciences, Community Development technical discipline with 5 years’ relevant experience for MA experience for BA degree.
  • Demonstrated experience in employment programming, prefer focus
  • Demonstrated ability to work and coordinate effectively with stakeholders, including national and local government, donor organizations, and the private sector
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both
  • Established relationship with and/or substantive knowledge Youth, and Gender agribusiness firms, both within Ethiopia
Competencies /Knowledge, Ability and Skill:
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, and training capability
  • Strong skills in planning and organization, partnership
  • Experience in working in large scale complex programs, with strong emphasis on poor and vulnerable populations
  • Knowledge of USAID and USG grant regulations, procedure requirements is preferred.
  • The successful candidate will have exceptional verbal and written skills, and be a strong trainer and facilitator.
  • Previous experience and understanding of Productive Safety and implementation guidelines
  • Have a strong network of labor and youth experts
  • Fluent in English and Afaan-Oromo (both oral and written)
  • High level of computer literacy
Agency-wide Competencies for all CRS positions
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
*Serves with Integrity *Models Stewardship *Cultivates Constructive Relationships *promotes Learning

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