Deputy Head of Programming US Non-profit Careers – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Organisation: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head
of Programming
About US:
Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization (NGO)
supporting relief and development work in over 100 countries around the world.
CRS carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist
the poor and vulnerable overseas. CRS’ Catholic identity is at the heart of our
mission and operations; serving people on the basis of need, regardless of
creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church
partners to implement its programs. CRS has worked in Uganda since 1965,
initially providing emergency assistance to Sudanese refugees living in the north.
Over the years, CRS has expanded its programming to also address development
needs in western, central and eastern Uganda. CRS’ projects in Uganda currently
include agriculture, health, microfinance, peace building and youth. CRS Uganda
implements its programs through partnerships with local organizations,
including the Catholic Church, other faith-based organizations and community
entities for maximum impact and sustainability. .
Job Summary:  The Deputy Head of Programming will contribute
to providing strategic direction and management of the Country Program’s (CP’s)
programming complementing the Head of Programming (HOP) efforts at ensuring the
establishment and successful implementation of high-quality programs serving
the poor and vulnerable. Your portfolio will include leading the country’s
sizeable and growing agricultural programs, as well significant business
development, monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning
responsibilities. Your management and programming skills will ensure that the
CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving
the impact of its programming.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
the HOP in providing strategic direction for the design of CP strategic
frameworks and plans, including resource mobilization strategies to optimize
the impact of programming interventions in line with regional and agency
strategic priorities.
Lead and
contribute to high-quality project design incorporating project management
standards and MEAL methods, appropriate to scope, context and technical
requirements of projects. Coordinate planning of activities for particular
projects to ensure integration of program interventions and efficiency in
manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide
coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete
performance assessment for direct reports.
to creating and maintaining the proper conditions for learning. Help establish
a safe environment for the sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and
the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to small deficiencies.
Promote accountability, learning and knowledge management as part of the
implementation of the MEAL policy.
with CP operations staff to ensure appropriate project budgeting and efficient
use and stewardship of project material sources.
the identification, assessment and strengthening of appropriate partnerships
and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
where needed in the business development cycle to ensure quality proposals per
agency and donor standards.
technical assistance and capacity strengthening for project teams and partners
in project management standards and related MEAL, business development and
operational activities. Help identify training opportunities, develop training
curriculums and deliver trainings.
working relationships with key partners, including the GoU, church partners,
donors and other key stakeholders. Strong relations management abilities are
key. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Must
be strategic in approaching each relationship.
The DHoP
will serve as Acting HoP in your absence and will represent CRS/Uganda upon

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
applicant for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Head of Programming employment
vacancy should hold a Master’s Degree in International Development, International
Relations or relevant field.
At least
eight years of work experience in a program management position with
progressive responsibilities for an international NGO.
experience in project grants management, including project design, budget
preparation, expenditure tracking, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, etc.,
preferably for projects funded by multiple public donors, including USAID.
with successful business development activities capturing public and/or private
donor funding.
in agricultural programming is preferred.
strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with
capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and
relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels
internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
leadership abilities
and facilitation skills
resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented
English writing skills.
engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Experience working with
Church partners a plus.
management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning
experience and abilities in capacity strengthening – developing curricula and
facilitating trainings.
using MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing
Applications, information and budget management systems, and knowledge sharing
Competencies (for all CRS staff)
with Integrity
Constructive Relationships
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 – DEPUTYHEADOFPROGRAMMING only
All applications
that do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read
Only selected
candidates that meet the requirements will be notified
Deadline: 26th June 2020
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