Technical Associate II – Livestock
Job Title: Technical Associate II – Livestock
Reports To: Project Manager
Country/Location: Bethlehem, West Bank
NOTE: THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING
Catholic Relief Services is the international humanitarian relief and development agency of the Catholic
community in the United States and has been present in the Jerusalem, West Bank, and Gaza since
1961. The CRS JWBG country program currently supports programs in the sectors of humanitarian
relief, social justice promotion, livelihoods, and civil society strengthening. CRS’s main office is in
Jerusalem, with field offices in Gaza and Bethlehem. For further information about CRS, please visit:
As a member of the Strengthening Herders’ Resilience project team, you will support the high‐quality
implementation of all project activities in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the
poor and vulnerable. Your technical knowledge in small ruminant animal husbandry and livestockbased
livelihoods, will allow you to provide technical input, analysis, and support to improving herders’
livelihoods in the West Bank, in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and
standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practice.
- Support the coordination and implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in
the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards,
donor requirements, and good practices.
- Monitor livestock and natural resource management project activities in the field and report
any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation
schedules. Assist local partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
- Research and analyze technical information from a variety of sources to address technical
opportunities and challenges related to livestock and natural resource management, to support
the teams in achieving technical excellence in ongoing projects.
- Support and contribute to the development of project documents and tools, as well as technical
manuals or guidance and training materials on topics such as small ruminant animal husbandry.
- Prepare presentations and coordinate project information and educational materials (IEC)
through writing and editing communication resources, such as brochures, for both internal and
- Supports effective Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) through
participating in data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, and learning events.
- Support local partner capacity in technical areas through coaching and accompaniment, to
share technical knowledge and expertise and ensure programs remain responsive to herders’
- Collaborate with local partner(s) to prepare reports as per established reporting schedule and
review liquidation reports as per agreed schedules.
- Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of partner
organizations and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective
- Participate in internal and external working groups related to Livelihoods/Food Security/
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience
- Master’s in international development, Agricultural Livelihoods, including related fields such as
- Minimum of two to three years of relevant work experience with an international NGO, with at
least one year of field‐based programming experience.
- Additional experience may substitute for some education.
- General knowledge of technical principles and concepts in small ruminant animal husbandry,
and natural resource management and knowledge of latest technological tools that have the
potential to be applied in these fields; previous knowledge of behavior change interventions is
- Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement is a plus.
- Strong English writing skills.
- Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
- Good relationship management skills with ability to work collaboratively as part of a
multidisciplinary and multicultural teams
- Strategic, analytical, problem‐solving and systems thinking capacity and skills
- Good writing skills
- Proactive, resourceful and results‐oriented
Required/Desired Foreign Language
Fluent Arabic and English language skills are required.
Travel Required (include percentage of required travel, if applicable)
The position is based in Bethlehem, with approximately 50% travel to project sites across Hebron and
Bethlehem Governorates. Other travel within the West Bank may also be required. Occasionally
international travel within the region may be required.
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Project Manager, MEAL Project Officer, Assistant Project Officer, Head of Program, Regional
Technical Advisor (RTA) for Livelihoods, RTA for Agriculture.
External: Community members, partner staff, other local stakeholders, technical staff from other peer
agencies, local government.
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.
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities
associated with the position.
CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable
adults from abuse and exploitation.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Interested candidates with relevant education and work experience are encouraged to complete the
application form and submit their CV and a cover letter that directly addresses the positions
requirements online through Apply Now-button below no later than August 30, 2018.