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Ethics Unit Manager Job by Catholic Relief Services – CRS

Category: Development and Project Management 

Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa  Career

Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director) 

Employment Type: Full time 


Job Description

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. 

For nearly 60 years, CRS has taken the lead in responding to natural and man-made disasters affecting Ethiopia’s most vulnerable communities. Moving beyond emergency response, CRS’ disaster mitigation and recovery projects in drought and flood-prone areas have rebuilt individual and community assets through non-food aid in the form of agriculture, livestock, health, nutrition, and water and sanitation assistance. CRS’s humanitarian work in Ethiopia also provides livelihoods support to farmers and entrepreneurs, promotes gender equality, mobilizes for immunization and mitigates the impact of HIV.

As part of CRS family, you will join the more than 5000 strong and vibrant individuals working globally to accomplish the mission of CRS. CRS/Ethiopia invites you, the qualified candidate, to apply for the following position.  

Position Title:                 Ethics Unit Manager

Department:                  Operations

Duty Station:                  CRS Ethiopia/Addis Ababa

Required Number:        One

Employment Term:       Indefinite period

Reports To:                     Head of Operations

Application Deadline:   February 12, 2022

Job Summary:  

The Ethics Unit Manager will be the point person for prevention, detection and response to fraud and safeguarding allegations and violations. S/he will lead a team of fraud and safeguarding investigators and trainers. Their knowledge and advice will help the strengthening of and adherences to standards for fraud and safeguarding prevention, contributing to the continued efficiency and effectiveness of our programming to the people we serve.

Roles and Key Responsibilities: 

  • Provide technical advice and solutions to the CP leadership team to strengthen internal control systems and procedures; and build capacity of the country program to comply with fraud and safeguarding procedures, applicable local laws, and donor requirements.
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of relevant donor requirements for CRS Ethiopia programs, including, but not limited to, USAID, UN, and specific corporate and foundation donors.
  • Ensure partners’ fraud and safeguarding policies and procedures are in alignment with CRS polices and build capacity of partners on fraud and safeguarding.
  • Support the design and facilitation of trainings and Institutional Capacity Strengthening plans for CRS Partners in consideration of donors’ requirements and partner’s system procedures.
  • Manage and coordinate investigations and other special audits and ensure key steps over the entire investigation cycle (planning, fieldwork, reporting and follow up) are effectively carried out as per CRS Fraud Allegation Management (FAM) and Safeguarding Allegation Management (SAM) procedures, policies, local laws and donor regulations.
  • Formulate investigation plans/SoWs; supervise and support the work of investigative teams; effectively manage the workflow of individual cases to ensure outputs meet quality standards and are delivered according to established schedules.
  • Oversee the preparation and finalization of investigation reports and the development of corrective actions to address gaps in knowledge, systems, or procedures to strengthen prevention efforts.
  • Maintain/update Fraud Allegation Management (FAM) and Safeguarding Allegation Management (SAM) case files in whistleblower system and case statistics/analytics
  • Contribute to capacity strengthening activities in safeguarding violations, fraud and investigations for staff and partners through helping develop training strategies and agendas/curriculums, conducting trainings and awareness programs, and mentoring and coaching to CP staff.
  • Contribute to knowledge management and learning through collecting and analyzing relevant data, evaluating, and measuring impact of activities, capturing, and sharing lessons learned to identify trends, best practices, and research and internal reports.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance assessment for direct reports.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of agency-wide standards and tools, including detection and response processes to fraud and safeguarding violations, guidelines, reporting formats and how to incorporate such standards into relevant CRS business practices.
  • As needed, support the country program’s internal and external audits, and compliance visits for the CRS Ethiopia program; work closely with leadership teams in drafting the audit management disclosure letter and support audit findings and closures.

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 fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

Job Requirements

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements: 

Education and Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Social Work and Social administration International Development or related discipline required.,
  • CIA, CFE or CPA or similar qualification strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years related work experience, ideally with an international organization, with progressive responsibility in operations and/or programming. At least 5 of these years involving audit, compliance, risk management experience or safeguarding, protection.
  • Extensive knowledge of, and experience working with USAID and other major public donors
  • Knowledge of protection, prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation, and the field of safeguarding.
  • Experience in mentoring, coaching, facilitation, and training applying adult learning principles and practices.
  • Experience implementing safeguarding policies and practices related to staff (internal) and/or partners (external).
  • Experience in conducting investigations of staff misconduct.
  • Experience providing oversight and direction to staff by using effective interpersonal and communication skills; influence others both within and outside of functional areas of responsibility.
  • Experience creating and rolling out culturally sensitive training and capacity-building programs, materials, and communications.
  • Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.

Personal Skills

  • Excellent relationship management skills with ability to influence people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, and results-oriented
  • Strong strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Strong analytical skills, monitoring and evaluation and report building; strong computer skills including facility with standard desktop applications
  • Problem solver who seeks constructive solutions within compliance and policy requirements.
  • Promotes the integration of a survivor centered approach in all areas of their work
  •  Promotes widespread awareness and where applicable, use of safeguarding reporting channels throughout their work
  • Knowledge of industry safeguarding/sexual exploitation and abuse principles and standards

How to Apply

You should fill the application form through this link: and attach your up-to-date CV on/before the application deadline February 12, 2022.

You will be contacted only if selected for written exam/interview. Phone solicitations will not be accepted. These job opportunities are open to Ethiopian nationals only.

CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. 

** Qualified women & persons with disability are highly encouraged to apply**Apply Now

Deadline Feb 12, 2022 

By Chala Dandessa

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