Chief of Party Employment Opportunity – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title:              Chief of Party I
Organization:  Catholic
Relief Services
Duty Station:   Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:   
Head of Programs
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: As
Chief of Party I you will be responsible for the management of all aspects of
implementation of the USDA Food for Progress Uganda Vanilla Project including,
but not limited to, technical, administrative, operational, and logistical
management of project activities. You will provide vision, leadership and
accountability for the ultimate success of the program. Your strategic
leadership, management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of
high-quality programming and advance the position of CRS as a leading agency in
agriculture and livelihoods. As a senior leader you will proactively manage
security and mitigate security risks.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Lead all
aspects of the development, implementation and consolidation of the project
including sharing how the project contributes to the thought leadership of the
industry. Serve as the primary point of contact to USDA as well as public,
private and non-government stakeholders.
·       
Ensure
the project is designed and implemented to meet donor expectations in terms of
timely and quality results and budget, including strategies for phase out and
sustainability. Ensure coordination between program and operations leads.
Ensure the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and
procedures.
·       
Effectively
manage senior programming and operations talent. Manage team dynamics and staff
well-being. Provide coaching and mentoring. Strategically tailor individual
development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports.
Oversee 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. Ensure compliance with USDA grants, including financial tracking and
oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to USDA.
Approve program expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification
requests to donors.
·       
Oversee
the development of communication strategies and materials, complying with donor
and CRS’ branding and marketing requirements and procedures.
·       
Coordinate
relationships with consortium partner organizations, including organization of
review/planning workshops. 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 ensure the design and
delivery of high-quality training and technical assistance.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal applicant for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Chief of Party job must
hold a Master’s degree in Agronomy, Agriculture, International Development,
International Relations or a relevant technical area. PhD preferred.
·       
10 or
more years’ relevant management and technical experience.
·       
8 years’
experience managing donor funds, including multi country grants. Strong
knowledge and experience in budget management.
·       
8 years
of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning
environment. Experience coaching senior program staff.
·       
Strong
strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with
capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and
decisions.
·       
Strong
relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels
internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
·       
Strong
relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels
internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
·       
Proactive,
resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
·       
Experience
engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership
strategy a plus.
·       
Ability
to represent and present at high levels.
·       
Experience
in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing
Applications, and information and budget management systems.
·       
Required/Desired
Foreign Language:
·       
English
fluency, including excellent oral and written skills, required
·       
Travel:
·       
Must be
willing to travel 50% throughout Uganda
·       
Observation,
active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
·       
Good
interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with diverse
groups
·       
Proactive,
results-oriented and service-oriented
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 ug_recruitment@crs.org. Large files
and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the
subject
line of the email,
copy and paste – CHIEFOFPARTYI. All applications that do not contain this exact
subject line will be rejected and not read.
Deadline: 10th April 2020
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