Catholic Relief Services Zambia
Catholic Relief Services Zambia
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Master Trainers – Care Group Model

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About Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identify is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as part of our staff and as partner’s people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and commitment to serving those in need. Since 2000 CRS Zambia has been implementing a number of programmes to support vulnerable communities in Zambian. Recent programming areas include: nutrition, agriculture, food security, HIV/AIDS, WASH, financial inclusion, and early child development.


UNICEF intends to deliver nutritional messages through the Care Group model that was used by CRS in its previous programs as the model has been identified as the main community-based platform for which the convergence of multisector nutrition interventions is possible. The model aims at promoting the adoption of positive health and nutrition practices and consumption of nutrient dense, protein rich foods, with a focus on preventing malnutrition at household level. UNICEF therefore intends to incorporate this model in the implementation of SUN II /MCDP2 and so has contracted CRS to assist in taking up the role of providing technical and financial support to Government, through districts workplans.

CRS is looking for applicants to fill in the position of Master Trainers for the Care Group Model under the SSM UNICEF supported project to be based in Lusaka.

Job Summary:

Working with the Technical Advisor, the Master Trainer will provide technical input in developing and updating the Care Group model with SUN II/MCDP2 focusing on providing technical support in the establishment of SUN II/MCDP2 Care Groups in 17 districts where UNICEF is operating.

The Master Trainer will be expected to conduct Training of Trainers to Field Staff that will be responsible for delivering the required Care Group trainings adapted to the SUN II/MCDP2 program to designated GRZ counterparts in the 17 districts. The Master Trainer will be expected to establish a pool of Trainers across the country.

Job Responsibilities:

  • In consultations with Technical Advisor, provide input in the development of a technical design for a training curriculum for the Care Group model
  • Support updating the Care Group model with SUN II/MCDP2 focus
  • Develop a pool of Trainers in the Care Group Model
  • Provide technical support to the establishment of SUN II/MCDP2 Care Groups in 17 districts
  • Support capacity building/ strengthening initiatives to the other NGOs and partner staff under the UNICEF project through conducting trainings, workshops and coaching
  • Conduct refresher workshops for the trained Trainers in the Care Group Model

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

  • Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Development Management/ Studies.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience in capacity development/ trainings with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO, with minimum of two to three years of working for programming interventions in multiple projects.
  • Having a nutrition background will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of technical principles and concepts in focusing on trainings of Training of Trainers
  • Experience in writing content for trainings.
  • Knowledge of capacity strengthening best practices focusing on staff in a given institution.
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.

Personal Skills:

  • Strong presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Good technical writing and presentation skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented

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 fulfil his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results:

  • Trusting Relationships
  • Professional Growth
  • Partnership
  • Accountability

Method of Application

Applicants Instructions: Please email a cover letter, and curriculum vitae which should include three references to: Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview 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 Note: By applying for this job, you understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, you understand that if you are a successful candidate, you will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and your personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate your behaviours related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

Applicant Instructions: Please email a cover letter, and curriculum vitae which should include three references to: Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview

Application deadline
6 Mar 10:46
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Founded by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1943, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has expert experience in managing complex, multi-year relief and development projects. The organisation has been operating in Zambia since 2000, with programs in 8 Zambian provinces, dealing with health, nutrition, agriculture, microfinance and capacity building.