USAID OVC Non-profit Jobs – Chief of Party at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title:  Chief
of Party I
Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Project Name: USAID Orphans
and Vulnerable Children OVC Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Country
Manager
About CRS:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 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.
Background:
CRS’ presence in Uganda began in 1965 as an emergency relief effort of
CRS staff to assist Sudanese refugees fleeing their country. Relief assistance
continued throughout the 1980s as Rwandan and Congolese refugees flowed into
Uganda to escape internal conflicts. In 1995, CRS established an office in
Kampala to better assist the Ugandan people as armed conflict broke out between
the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group and the government of Uganda. Today, CRS
Uganda’s core program areas are agriculture, disaster response, health, HIV and
AIDS, microfinance, peace building and water and sanitation. CRS’ work reflects
and expresses the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and assists persons on
the basis of need, not race, creed, or nationality.
Job Summary: The CRS Uganda
Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated Uganda OVC program will offer overall
leadership and technical direction for the project, ensuring achievement of
project deliverables. The COP will be the main liaison between USAID and will
manage project staff and implementing partners to ensure proper reporting,
financial management, and compliance. The COP is expected to coordinate with
government and other stakeholders to ensure that activities complement ongoing
initiatives and adhere to country and global standards.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for the overall planning,
    implementation and management of the project as well as the achievement of
    the goals and objectives of the project in a timely and cost-effective
    manner.
  • Serve as the team lead for the project and
    ensure strong communication and coordination with and between all team
    members as a means to effectively achieve program objectives. Encourage
    transparency among and between members to promote coordination and
    effectiveness.
  • Steer the planning of project activities
    and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical
    standards, best practices and donor guidelines.
  • Design strategies, partnerships and
    interventions to guarantee the project is gender and ability-sensitive and
    that CRS and implementing partners are accountable to beneficiaries.
  • Make sure that grant management compliance
    for the project with donor and CRS regulations.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact and
    collaboration for the team and in-country stakeholders, including USAID,
    implementation partners, government partners and other key stakeholders.
  • Ensure timely, high-quality and complete
    submission of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports,
    and any other reports required by the donor.
  • Actively promote sustainability of project
    activities with effective networking, linkages to other programs, capacity
    building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing
    partners and community-based organizations.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the aforementioned
    CRS Project opportunity should hold a Master’s Degree in public health,
    international development, or related field.
  • Strong knowledge of the health and social
    service sector in Uganda.
  • A minimum of ten or more years’ experience
    managing large-scale, multi-year US government-funded proposals,
    experience in Uganda strongly preferred.
  • Previous COP or DCOP experience strongly
    preferred.
  • Significant technical experience in the
    areas of orphans and vulnerable children, and/or economic resiliency,
    nutrition, education, and psychosocial care.
  • Extensive knowledge of USAID project
    management including USAID rules and regulation and reporting
    requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of achieving
    project targets through applied learning, rigorous knowledge management, and
    innovation.
  • Past exposure and experience collaborating
    with host governments and local partners to implement development
    projects.
  • Significant experience managing teams and
    building partnerships.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and
    networking skills required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
    required.
  • Experience with child welfare and
    protection programs, systems strengthening, capacity building, service
    delivery, quality improvement or policy development is desirable.
  • Ugandan Nationals are strongly encouraged
    to apply.
The applicant must be able to exhibit these CRS  values.
  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to join CRS
USAID OVC Project in the aforementioned capacity should express their interest
by visiting the recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 28th
November, 2014

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