Feb 22, 2018

Deputy Chief of Party for Programming DFSA, job at Catholic Relief Services

  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Full time NGO Jobs/Nonprofit/Social Services Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Job at Catholic Relief Services

Deputy Chief of Party for Programming DFSA, Ethiopia

Closing date: 20 Mar 2018

Job Summary:

As Deputy Chief of Party II you will provide overall management of and have responsibility for an area of the DFSA activities, and act on behalf of the Chief of Party as needed, including global representation to the donor to serve the poor and vulnerable. Your management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming and advance the position of CRS as a leading agency in your field. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage key aspects of the development, implementation and consolidation of the DFSA activities. Serve as a point of contact to donors as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders, when needed.
  • Manager key functions of the project to meet donor expectations in terms of timely and quality results and budget. Contribute to ensuring coordination between program and operations leads. Contribute to ensuring the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching and mentoring. Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Contribute to the development of staffing plans and the recruitment process of senior staff.
  • Manage and mitigate risk through monitoring national and regional issues that may impact staff and programming. Ensure all staff understand and adhere to CRS staff safety and security policies and plans, and ensure the updating of such plans.
  • Promote, uphold and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor resources. Help ensure compliance with donor grants, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to donor.
  • Maintain relationships with key staff of consortium partner organizations. Contribute to coordination of the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.
  • Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and recommend trainings and technical assistance. Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

    Education and Experience

  • Master's degree in International Development, International Relations or a relevant technical area.

  • 7 or more years' relevant management and technical experience.

  • 5 years' experience managing USG funds, including multi country grants. Strong knowledge and experience in budget management.
  • Recognized technical experience and qualifications in sector as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications, conference presentations.
  • Demonstrated experience of successful management, including management of functions of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects, with complicated logistics.

  • Demonstrated ability to work and coordinate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, including national and local government, donors, community-based organizations, and the private sector.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

  • Strong understanding of underlying causes of food insecurity.

  • Experience with USAID project implementation.

  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching.

  • Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.

  • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.

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

Catholic Relief Services 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.


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