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Job Summary:

The Country Representative (CR) is responsible for managing and advancing the mission and objectives of CRS within the country. S/he provides strategic leadership for staff, programs and partnerships. The CR is also responsible for advancing CRS’ reputation and impact within the country and for monitoring and mitigating risks and liabilities.

Position Scope and Scale:

CRS has been operating in Malawi for over 25 years and has long-standing relationships with Church, international and local partners, private sector, local and donor governments, and vulnerable communities throughout the country. The Malawi country program is advancing an agenda of reaching transformation at scale in the areas of food security and resilience, landscape restoration, and resilient housing; in addition to other programs in inclusive value chains and private sector engagement, youth employment and e ntrepreneurship, social protection, early child development and health systems strengthening. In recent years, CRS has partnered with a range of institutional donors including USAID, UNICEF, UNDP and a series of private and foundational donors. The country program also has cultivated some valued partnerships with private sector actors in collaborating toward common objectives.

Personal Skills

  • Results driven; able to set and achieve ambitious goals and instill confidence
    • Strong interpersonal skills; able to cultivate strong relationships while working with a wide range of individuals in and outside the agency
    • Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences
    • Proactive; willing and able to take on additional responsibility, challenge assumptions and facilitate change
    • Discerning; able to maintain focus and provide good judgment amidst complexity and uncertainty
    • Develops others; excellent listener who is able to coach and mentor
    • Aligned; able to support and champion the mission, vision, and values of CRS
    • Strategic and innovative thinker; able to formulate guiding questions, leverage resources and find creative solutions

Required/Desired Foreign Language

  • English required, other languages such as Portuguese or French a plus

Travel Required

  • Frequent travel required within the country

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Regional Director, Deputy Regional Directors for Program/ Management Quality, Regional Finance Officer, Regional Technical Advisors, Institutional Development & Engagement Dept, Program Innovation & Quality Assurance, Human Resources, Finance, Charitable Giving, Mission & Mobilization.
External: Government of Malawi, national and local level officials from Catholic Church, US government, various United Nations organizations, other donor governments, implementing partner organizations, as well as key visitors from the USCCB and CRS partner organizations

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in International Development or a relevant field
  • 10 or more years’ experience managing complex relief and development programs
  • Demonstrated experience with USG resources; familiarity with USG regulations
  • Experience managing a variety of complex, high-value projects from multiple international donors

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

Position Specific Competencies:
**Leads toward Strategic Results *Manages Risk and Complexity *Represents and Partners Strategically Champions Learning and Performance

Emergency Competencies

These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff working in emergencies to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
Communicates strategically under pressure
Manages stress and complexity
Actively promotes safety and security
Manages and implements high-quality emergency programs
*Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries ou t the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
*Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.*** Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination. CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.**
CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency. CRS is an 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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Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, we have expanded in size to reach more than 100 million people in 101 countries on five continents.

Our mission is to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic social teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person. Although our mission is rooted in the Catholic faith, our operations serve people based solely on need, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity. Within the United States, CRS engages Catholics to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and suffering people of the world.

CRS is motivated by the example of Jesus Christ to ease suffering, provide development assistance, and foster charity and justice. We are committed to a set of Guiding Principles and hold ourselves accountable to each other for them.

Watch what happens when little miracles touch the lives of the most vulnerable people around the world. Witness the lifesaving help and hope provided by Catholic Relief Services. Take a look at just how far your heart can reach.

As the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States, CRS is governed by a board of directors comprising clergy, most of them bishops elected by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as religious and Catholic lay men and women.

CRS maintains strict standards of efficiency, accountability and transparency: 93% of our expenditures go directly to programs.

CRS' commitment to Catholic teaching

Catholic Relief Services is a manifestation of love for our brothers and sisters around the globe by the Catholic community of the United States. We protect, defend and advance human life around the world by directly meeting basic needs and advocating solutions to injustice. CRS is a pro-life organization dedicated to preserving the sacredness and dignity of human life from conception to natural death. Every aspect of our work is to help life flourish. We are resolute in our commitment to the Church and its teaching.

As a part of the Universal Church, we work with local Catholic institutions around the world. As a Catholic agency that provides assistance to people in need in 101 countries without regard to race, religion or nationality, we also participate in humanitarian initiatives undertaken by a range of groups, including governments, other faith communities and secular institutions. Although some positions and practices of these institutions are not always consistent with the full range of Catholic teaching, CRS' work with these institutions always focuses only on activities that are fully consistent with Catholic teachings.

CRS employs Catholics as well as non-Catholics. Membership in professional associations enables our staff to obtain information and technological advances that best prepare us to serve those in our care—and we do so in full accordance with Catholic teachings. Our staff members also belong to coalitions that extend the reach of services to poor people who often live in remote areas where CRS does not operate. These coalitions give CRS a platform to present effective methods and procedures that demonstrate the efficacy of Catholic approaches to health and family planning. These are our opportunities to make space in the public sphere for the Catholic viewpoint and to witness to our faith.

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Job Summary:

The Country Representative (CR) is responsible for managing and advancing the mission and objectives of CRS within the country. S/he provides strategic leadership for staff, programs and partnerships. The CR is also responsible for advancing CRS' reputation and impact within the country and for monitoring and mitigating risks and liabilities.

Position Scope and Scale:

CRS has been operating in Malawi for over 25 years and has long-standing relationships with Church, international and local partners, private sector, local and donor governments, and vulnerable communities throughout the country. The Malawi country program is advancing an agenda of reaching transformation at scale in the areas of food security and resilience, landscape restoration, and resilient housing; in addition to other programs in inclusive value chains and private sector engagement, youth employment and e ntrepreneurship, social protection, early child development and health systems strengthening. In recent years, CRS has partnered with a range of institutional donors including USAID, UNICEF, UNDP and a series of private and foundational donors. The country program also has cultivated some valued partnerships with private sector actors in collaborating toward common objectives.

Personal Skills

  • Results driven; able to set and achieve ambitious goals and instill confidence
    • Strong interpersonal skills; able to cultivate strong relationships while working with a wide range of individuals in and outside the agency
    • Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences
    • Proactive; willing and able to take on additional responsibility, challenge assumptions and facilitate change
    • Discerning; able to maintain focus and provide good judgment amidst complexity and uncertainty
    • Develops others; excellent listener who is able to coach and mentor
    • Aligned; able to support and champion the mission, vision, and values of CRS
    • Strategic and innovative thinker; able to formulate guiding questions, leverage resources and find creative solutions

Required/Desired Foreign Language

  • English required, other languages such as Portuguese or French a plus

Travel Required

  • Frequent travel required within the country

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Regional Director, Deputy Regional Directors for Program/ Management Quality, Regional Finance Officer, Regional Technical Advisors, Institutional Development & Engagement Dept, Program Innovation & Quality Assurance, Human Resources, Finance, Charitable Giving, Mission & Mobilization. External: Government of Malawi, national and local level officials from Catholic Church, US government, various United Nations organizations, other donor governments, implementing partner organizations, as well as key visitors from the USCCB and CRS partner organizations

Basic Qualifications

  • Master's degree in International Development or a relevant field
  • 10 or more years' experience managing complex relief and development programs
  • Demonstrated experience with USG resources; familiarity with USG regulations
  • Experience managing a variety of complex, high-value projects from multiple international donors

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

Position Specific Competencies: **Leads toward Strategic Results *Manages Risk and Complexity *Represents and Partners Strategically Champions Learning and Performance

Emergency Competencies

These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff working in emergencies to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results. * Communicates strategically under pressureManages stress and complexityActively promotes safety and securityManages and implements high-quality emergency programs *Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries ou t the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. *Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.*** Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination. CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people - especially children and vulnerable adults - to live free from abuse and harm.** CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency. CRS is an 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.

2022-02-07

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