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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’s Agriculture and Livelihoods team supports farming communities using our Pathway to Prosperity approach, which enables rural families to increase their productivity within sustainable landscapes, achieve a living income and build more resilient communities,
SUPPORTING SEED SYSTEMS FOR DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR - (S34D Policy Coordinator) – Dar es Salaam based (1 Position)
Job Responsibilities:
Supervise Consultants onliterature review of seed policies – both at a global level and for S34D geographies. Focus on specific policies such as:

liberalizing seed quality options;

expanding market frontier for seed sales (by actors and venues);

free seed distribution policies, and;

extent of seed counterfeiting.    

Conduct institutional landscapes to understand different seed initiatives active in a country / region and help identify points for coordination, collaboration, and colocation;

Identify data needs and develop options to generate and cultivate an evidence-base necessary to make informed decision-makings;

Coordinate among S34D partners to ensure policy is integrated within their portfolios;

Facilitate policy dialogues and discussions with S34D consortium partners, national partners, regional, and international partners;

Work with consultants to supervise and develop seed policy road maps for S34D focus geographies;

Lead facilitation process with S34D partners by informing them about findings from the seed policy road maps;

Inform on-the-ground programmatic implementation through use of the information generated from seed policy road maps, ongoing policy dialogues, and stakeholder workshops;

Co-lead with data management and analyses necessary for creating and managing the evidence-base;

Coordinate with S34D Data Analyst in maintaining and updating the policy evidence-base

Play a lead role in maintaining repository of knowledge base for anecdotal and qualitative evidence and stories that inform policy formulation and implementation;

Provide technical assistance to S34D partners related to policy matters;

Lead development of policy briefings and infographics for USAID and various stakeholders;

Support implementation S34DPolicy Learning Agenda and aide study designs;

Together with the MELPAS Advisor, serve as the public face for S34D in policy-related fora;

Liaise with national-based S34D policy central links to stimulate coordinated policy think-networks;

Master’s degree in International development, Public economics, Agricultural Economics, Regulatory economics or any other related field

At least five years of demonstrated experience in managing seed system programs – especially in seed policy domain. Program management experience will be a plus.

Subject matter knowledge of informal and formal seed systems in developing nations preferred,

"> At least three years demonstrated expertise in facilitation and coordination with an array of stakeholders is required

Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written – are required,

Knowledge of data management and data visualization tools skills are preferred.

Note: All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the s United States at the time of application.                                                                       |
"> Interested and qualified applicants are requested to submit their applications to CRS Human Resources Manager at by 17h00 EAT on 26 May 2019.
Only submissions that meet the following criteria will be reviewed
Subject line must read “S34D Policy Coordinator”
CV must be in Word or PDF format and not exceed 4 pages.
Cover letter summarizing qualifications and motivation. Cover letter must be in Word or PDF format and not exceed 2 pages.
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.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted


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