The STA will provide strategic leadership to the Recover segment of CRS' Pathway to Prosperity for smallholder farmers, working with other members of the Agricultural Livelihoods team to develop innovative products and services that help smallholder farmers establish the basic production assets and skills to restart or revitalize their livelihood production and initiate marketing options. The STA will strengthen the CRS Recover programming package with additional methods to support interventions at the household, community and national levels, with an emphasis on links between humanitarian and development operations. This includes training CRS and partner staff in the use and the process of skills acquisition by farmers of the best fit practices and technologies. The position involves establishing strong strategic relationships with selected international and regional research and development partners with whom to co-develop, test and evaluate innovative products and services. The STA will support CRS and partner technical staff in the field in the design, implementation and evaluation of agricultural livelihood programs that build on the CRS SMART Skills, and other services that meet the needs of highly vulnerable households. As the technical lead for Recover related approaches, the STA will represent CRS at global conferences and meetings to build the agency's reputation as a technical leader in transitioning the rural poor along a Pathway to Prosperity.