• Program Manager II- Countering Violent Extremism and Conflict... Benin
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Job Title: Program Manager II- Countering Violent Extremism and Conflict Specialist (Benin Nationals and West Africans preferred)

Reports to: Chief of Party

Department: Programming

Salary Grade: 10

Duty Station: Parakou, Benin

This post is contingent on donor funding.

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

About CRS Benin

CRS has been present in Benin since 1958 and has long-standing relationships throughout the country with ecclesiastical and non-ecclesiastical partners, the government and local communities. The CRS program in Benin has a growing and diversified funding base with projects in... education, health, nutrition, microfinance, agriculture, food security and livelihoods, water, sanitation and hygiene, emergencies and social cohesion. CRS has offices in Cotonou and Parakou.

Job Summary:

You will manage and provide technical oversight of the development and implementation of the Country Program (CP) conflict mitigation programming, particularly for large and complex projects, ensuring effective systems and processes are in place that support high-quality programming advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its conflict mitigation programming.

With a budget of US$30-40 million and a duration of five years, the objective of the USAID/Benin Northern Economic Livelihoods for Youth, Women, and Vulnerable Populations (NELY) Activity is to improve the economic livelihoods of rural and urban youth and women in northern Benin, including specific local interventions that aim to improve purchasing power, develop self-sufficiency and enhance inclusion in the modern economic market by introducing relevant technologies, establishing partnerships with the private sector and seeking solutions that engage vulnerable young men and women. The activity will also contribute to the wider effort to prevent conflict in northern Benin and strengthen social cohesion.

CRS is recruiting a Conflict Expert in the Countering Violent Extremism to support the NELY program. A key member of the NELY program management team supervised by the Chief of Party, the Conflict Expert in the countering Violent Extremism will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of program activities aimed at strengthening governance, conflict prevention and mitigation, inter-community trust and community reintegration approaches. The specialist will supervise technical and program staff involved in implementing these activities. He/she will also contribute to rapid and targeted conflict analyses at national and departmental level, as well as to conflict-sensitive gender and social inclusion analysis conducted during the start-up phase and will ensure that conflict-sensitivity and gender assessments are ongoing in the project's target localities. He/she will contribute to bi-weekly, quarterly, annual and final progress reports, and establish and maintain strong working relationships with local authorities and civil society stakeholders in northern Benin.

The Conflict Expert in the countering Violent Extremism position will be based in Parakou, with regular project-funded travel to the four departments of the northern sub-regions


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