Deputy Chief of Party I- Peacebuilding and Governance, Central African Republic 103 views0 applications


Position is contingent on donor funding

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.

CRS has been working in CAR since 2007. CRS supports programs in social cohesion, community-based early warning systems, peacebuilding, reconciliation, food security, agricultural recovery, and livelihood support. Building on current and recent experience, and in response to continued inter- and intro-community violence (for example betweel agriculturalists and pastoralists, and IDPs and residents), the country program continues to prioritize mainstreaming social cohesion and conflict mitigation programming throughout all sectors.

Job Summary:

Pending a successful bid for the award, as Deputy Chief of Party I you will work as part of a team on a large project and provide oversight of a multi-year program contributing to increased stability and peace in CAR through a package of multisectoral interventions. The goal of the potential program is to reduce violence and build more effective, accountable, and democratic governance systems in CAR. Program interventions could include: community and trauma healing, increase political power of citizens, supporting independent media, strengthen governance and rule of law, create jobs and opportunities for individuals at risk of violence, and other peacebuilding and conflict mitigation strategies. Your management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks. The Deputy Chief of Party will lead day to day implementation of the program.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a key aspect of the development, implementation and consolidation of the project. Serve as a point of contact on area of responsibility to USAID as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders, when needed.
  • Manager key function 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. 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.
  • Promote, uphold and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor resources. Help ensure compliance with USAID grants, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to USAID.
  • Maintain relationships with key staff of consortium partner organizations in regard to area of responsibility. 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.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in International Development, International Relations or relevant technical area.
  • 5 years’ relevant management and technical experience.
  • 3 years experience managing donor funds. Knowledge and experience in budget management.

Required Languages – English and French

Travel – include percentage of required travel, if applicable. Could be stated as Must be willing and able to travel up to 25%.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Very good strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Very good relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recognized technical experience and qualifications in related sector, such as peacebuilding, conflict mitigation, governance, trauma healing, etc.
  • Prior experience as a Deputy Chief of Party or comparable senior leadership position.
  • Demonstrated experience of successful management, including management of functions of complex, multi-activity projects.
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  • Experience engaging partners (international and local organizations, private sector, government, etc.) and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
  • Experience working in conflict-affected or insecure areas similar to CAR.
  • Experience in gender-sensitive programming
  • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Programming staff

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Program team, Country Manager, Head of Programs, MEAL Coordinator, Emergency Coordinator, Business Development Specialist, Finance Manager, Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality, Regional Technical Advisors, HQ based Project Support teams

External: Donors, partner INGOs and local NGOs, Caritas, peer agencies, government representatives.

Qualifications

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

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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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.

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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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0 USD Central African Republic CF 3201 Abc road Fixed Term , 40 hours per week Catholic Relief Services

Position is contingent on donor funding

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.

CRS has been working in CAR since 2007. CRS supports programs in social cohesion, community-based early warning systems, peacebuilding, reconciliation, food security, agricultural recovery, and livelihood support. Building on current and recent experience, and in response to continued inter- and intro-community violence (for example betweel agriculturalists and pastoralists, and IDPs and residents), the country program continues to prioritize mainstreaming social cohesion and conflict mitigation programming throughout all sectors.

Job Summary:

Pending a successful bid for the award, as Deputy Chief of Party I you will work as part of a team on a large project and provide oversight of a multi-year program contributing to increased stability and peace in CAR through a package of multisectoral interventions. The goal of the potential program is to reduce violence and build more effective, accountable, and democratic governance systems in CAR. Program interventions could include: community and trauma healing, increase political power of citizens, supporting independent media, strengthen governance and rule of law, create jobs and opportunities for individuals at risk of violence, and other peacebuilding and conflict mitigation strategies. Your management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks. The Deputy Chief of Party will lead day to day implementation of the program.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a key aspect of the development, implementation and consolidation of the project. Serve as a point of contact on area of responsibility to USAID as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders, when needed.
  • Manager key function 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. 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.
  • Promote, uphold and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor resources. Help ensure compliance with USAID grants, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to USAID.
  • Maintain relationships with key staff of consortium partner organizations in regard to area of responsibility. 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.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in International Development, International Relations or relevant technical area.
  • 5 years’ relevant management and technical experience.
  • 3 years experience managing donor funds. Knowledge and experience in budget management.

Required Languages – English and French

Travel - include percentage of required travel, if applicable. Could be stated as Must be willing and able to travel up to 25%.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Very good strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Very good relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recognized technical experience and qualifications in related sector, such as peacebuilding, conflict mitigation, governance, trauma healing, etc.
  • Prior experience as a Deputy Chief of Party or comparable senior leadership position.
  • Demonstrated experience of successful management, including management of functions of complex, multi-activity projects.
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  • Experience engaging partners (international and local organizations, private sector, government, etc.) and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
  • Experience working in conflict-affected or insecure areas similar to CAR.
  • Experience in gender-sensitive programming
  • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Programming staff

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Program team, Country Manager, Head of Programs, MEAL Coordinator, Emergency Coordinator, Business Development Specialist, Finance Manager, Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality, Regional Technical Advisors, HQ based Project Support teams

External: Donors, partner INGOs and local NGOs, Caritas, peer agencies, government representatives.

Qualifications

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

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

2022-06-18

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