Project Manager Livelihoods US Non-profit Careers – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Manager Livelihoods
Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Head
of Office
About US:
Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) is an international non-profit organization which implements 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.
Job Summary:  The Project Manager Livelihoods will manage,
coordinate, and monitor Livelihoods project activities and relationships with
other Implementing and Operating Partners, Refugee Leaders and other project
stakeholders to assist the achievement of the program objectives advancing
Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. The
Livelihoods Project Manager’s skills and knowledge of the program area will
ensure that the CRS Livelihoods Program delivers high-quality programming and
builds on ongoing activities. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage and implement all livelihood activities throughout relevant
    project cycles – project design, start-up, implementation and close-out –
    to ensure efficient and effective implementation in line with CRS program
    quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Provide vision and leadership to effectively develop, promote,
    integrate the livelihood and FSM activities with other CRS programs in
  • Oversee the implementation of project activities within the refugee
    population and provide timely and detailed feedback to improve
  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with Local
    Government officials and line departments, refugee leaders,
    representatives of the Office of the Prime Minster, UNHCR and other
    Partners implementing livelihoods.
  • Support the creation of linkages, setting up IGAs, alternative
    livelihood options, business owners and financial skill development and
    expansion of good practices.
  • Monitor project development/implementation and identify deviation
    from approved project plans and implement corrective measures when
    necessary to ensure that the partners meet the project objectives.
  • Help identify, develop and strengthen partnerships relevant to the
    Livelihoods sector, applying appropriate partnership concepts, tools and
  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to
    project needs. Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of
    project resources
  • Conduct periodic budget reviews and follow-up with partners on
    timely submission of financial reports to facilitate proper tracking of
    resource use.
  • Closely work with Livelihoods Technical Sector Working Group, WASH
    project Manager and other Coordinating mechanisms at Zonal and District
  • Represent CRS in Zonal coordination meetings, technical working
    groups, at conferences, events, and other task forces dealing with youth
    and participate in the regional networking initiatives for youth.
Evaluation and Learning (MEAL)
  • Ensure the development and implementation of a strong Monitoring,
    Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system using appropriate CRS
    tools and resources to maximize project impact on beneficiaries.
  • Promote MEAL and knowledge management by leading program/project
    reviews and reflections with staff and partner representatives and
    documentation of good practices and lessons learned for assessments, to
    adjust strategies and implementation plans, to inform future programming
    initiatives and approaches, and to contribute to organizational learning.
  • Support the MEAL Manager and Senior Program Manager for Emergencies
    to prepare and submit weekly, quality monthly SitReps, quarterly and
    annual donor reports.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise the project staff. Manage
    team dynamics and staff well-being.
  • Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans,
    contribute to the recruitment process of project staff, and complete
    performance management for direct reports.
  • Coordinate the identification of staff capacity gaps and technical
    assistance needs for capacity strengthening and required interventions to
    support quality project implementation
  • Act as a key resource person in project design and proposal
    development in WASH programming area, gap-filling and taking on growth
    responsibilities, as needed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Project
    Manager Livelihood job should hold a Master’s degree in Agriculture,
    Agric-Business Management, Economics, Food Security or related field;
  • Five years of work experience in Food Security, Jobs and Livelihoods
  • Experience in management positions in WASH and Livelihoods projects
    is an added advantage;
  • Demonstrable experience in budget management;
  • Previous experience in business development/fundraising, Resilience
    Programming in the Livelihoods sector.
  • Technical skills and experience in implementing small grants,
    business skills and Market Systems Strengthening
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word,
    PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.
  • Good oral and written skills in English

  • A broad grasp of socioeconomic policy issues with respect to
    livelihoods development in both rural and urban settings;
  • Technical knowledge in Livelihoods, Markets, Jobs creation, Skills
    Training, Gender, and Environment;
  • Experience working with government line ministries, private sector
    partners, civil society, donors, and local communities;
  • Diplomacy, tact, and negotiating skills;
  • Training/coaching skills;
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work independently, think innovatively and strategically,
    and work effectively within a team;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Detailed understanding and experience of gender and diversity issues
    and commitment to addressing inequalities in all the key areas of
  • Demonstrate high levels of initiative and innovation;
  • Flexibility in tasks undertaken;
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines;
  • Understanding of development/relief issues;
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action;
  • Strategic thinking and vision;
  • Strong financial/budget management skills required.
Agency-Wide Competencies (for all CRS staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and
principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her
responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning
How to Apply:
All candidates
should Email a cover letter and CV only to Large
files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in
the subject line of the email, copy and paste – PROJECTMANAGERLIVELIHOODS
All applications
that do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read.
Deadline: 24th September 2019 by 5:00pm
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