Food Security Policy Analyst

Catholic Relief Services
  • Location
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 30

Position description

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support Green Climate Fund (GCF) accreditation process;
  • Assess existing CRS guidance and procedures (i.e. ProPack, SMILER) to contribute appropriate language and concepts to the development of an agency-wide ESS policy;
  • Collaborate on GCF 1-pager for country program audience;
  • Support Caritas Internationalis food security & climate change working group with content and event preparation for upcoming COP23;
  • Conduct assessment of peer organizations approach, staffing and funding for climate change to inform OverOps climate change session;
  • Support development of concepts and preparation for a resilience event for Taadoud:
    • Develop abstract;
    • Obtain input and ideas from CP;
    • Identify talking points and lessons learned, work with CP to refine messaging;
    • Support identification of venue/sponsor and possible panelists;
    • Facilitate communications between key stakeholders, incorporating feedback and ideas into content decisions.
  • Finalize aflatoxin literature review, brief and tool for distribution to field staff;
  • Draft technical guidance to the field for use of orange fleshed sweet potatoes;
  • Refine CRS OFSP project briefs and upload them to the SPHI knowledge portal;
  • Conduct literature review on food systems to create guidance for country programs;
  • Collect and analyze data from INC2016 survey;.
  • Develop or refine chapters of the CRS homestead garden guide:
    • Revised marketing chapter to remove duplication and streamline content;
    • Annex from Rupert;
    • Draft content for the chapter on guidance for selecting crops to produced.This guidance will be pulled from existing chapters in the guide:nutrition, marketing, seed, water resources, post-harvest, integrated soil health management;
    • Draft initial content for the introduction chapter;
    • Draft initial content for the chapter on vertebrate animal protection based on review of literature and resources.
  • Manage and facilitate Build Block 6 Community of Practice (BB6) including uploading resources to BB6 SharePoint document library and coordinating/facilitating the November webinar;
  • Uploading the Gender Analysis Training of Trainers materials to the Gender SharePoint sight (English and Spanish versions);
  • Coverage of meetings and events in Washington DC related to climate change, Farm Bill negotiations, gender and nutrition-sensitive programming;
  • AFR100 application;
  • Niger DFSA support - literature review nutrition-sensitive agriculture;
  • IFPRI presentation for A4NH;
  • Climate change capacity statement - workshop;
  • World Food Prize event preparation and support.


  • A Master's degree required.
  • A minimum two years relevant experience required.

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