Catholic Relief Services has applied to be a DREAMS-implementing partner, and is now recruiting for the position of Program Manager I, DREAMS, based in Maseru, Lesotho.
Full details of the post and how to apply can be accessed via Catholic Relief service website: https://www5.apply2jobs.com/CRS/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=2672&CurrentPage=1
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.
With over 80 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in the hardest hit countries occurring in girls, the U.S. Department of State, through PEPFAR, is partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Nike Foundation on a $210 million partnership called DREAMS. The goal of the partnership is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe (DREAMS) women. CRS has applied to be a DREAMS-implementing partner in Lesotho.
Since 2002, CRS Lesotho has been supporting programming in the areas of agriculture, food security and disaster risk reduction, HIV, and orphans and vulnerable children programming. Under DREAMS, CRS will focus on social asset building, parenting/caregiver programmes, combination socioeconomic approaches, and leveraging government educational subsidies and cash grants. The Program Manager for DREAMS will be responsible for project management, including technical and budgetary oversight, working closely with local partners. S/he will assure the timely planning, implementation (through partners), monitoring and evaluation of activities, provide technical and strategic guidance and monitor budget expenditures and reporting.