Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Chief of Party (Food Security and Resilience Project)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Description

This position is contingent upon 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. Job Summary: CRS is seeking highly qualified candidates for an upcoming US Government-funded program to improve Food Security and nutrition of vulnerable populations in Haiti. As Chief of Party II you will provide vision, leadership and overall management of the project to serve the poor and vulnerable. The COP will ensure results are delivered on time and on budget, including strategies for phase out and sustainability. The COP will be the primary contact for the donor as well as public, private and non-governmental actors. 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 Haiti. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks. Preferred Qualifications * Established leader in sector as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications, conference presentations etc. * Demonstrated experience of successful Program Management, including management of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects, with complicated Logistics. * 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. Supervisory Responsibilities: DCOP, Senior Sector Leads, MEAL Manager, Operations Manager Required Languages – English and French fluency required Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 30-50 % domestically with periodic international travel. Basic Qualifications * Master’s degree in International Development, International Relations or a relevant technical area. PhD preferred. * 10 or more years’ relevant management and technical experience. * 7 years experience managing donor funds, including multi country grants. Excellent knowledge and experience in budget management. * 5 years of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching and mentoring senior program staff. ***Our Catholic ide ntity 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. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer Catholic Relief Services 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.
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