CARE

Chief of Party (Resilience Consortium)

CARE

Job Description

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from Agriculture and Climate Change to Disaster Response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and fight with CARE.

The Syria Resilience Consortium (SRC) was established in 2016 by six agencies - CARE, DRC, Handicap International, IRC, NRC, and Mercy Corps. The consortium’s vision is a Syria in which all individuals, families and communities are resilient and characterized by social and economic well-being. In order to achieve this, the SRC collaborates with partners and donors to support individuals, families, and communities in Syria with tools and skills to rebuild their lives.

The SRC utilizes an area-based model, where Analysis, response planning, and implementation is coordinated across three response areas: North Syria, North-East Syria, Southern-Central Syria (including Damascus). The SRC recognizes that access to north-eastern and north-western Syria will remain fluid in 2019 and that consortium members working in these locations will likely need to modify their modalities of implementation. In 2019 the SRC will also seek to increase its capacity to implement resilience programming in all areas in Syria. A transition strategy will help guide the SRC as it designs and implements integrated resilience programs.

The Consortium Members recognize that a Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) has been and will continue to be key to enabling the Consortium to achieve its objectives. With the departure of the current CoP, the SRC seeks an experienced and highly motivated Chief of Party to lead this multi-agency initiative.

The Chief of Party leads the PCU. This Unit is mandated to coordinate the SRC members at Whole of Syria Level and liaise with the various Grant Holders of the Consortium on behalf of the SC, in order to facilitate: a) Impactful, coherent and efficient programming; b) Enhanced Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) and Knowledge Management; c) Impactful Communication, Representation and Advocacy; d) Provide Leadership in Donor Engagement, Networking and Resource Mobilisation.

The Chief of Party reports to a Steering Committee with a representative of each of the Consortium Members. As the lead agency for the SRC, CARE serves as the host of the PCU, including the CoP. In addition to the Steering Committee, the CoP works with Consortium Member Representatives and Area Coordinators. The PCU also leads consortium wide Task Forces on MEAL, Gender, Communications and Advocacy.

Responsibilities:

  • Leadership to the Program Coordination Unit [PCU]
  • Strategy development, resource mobilization, impactful programming and knowledge management
  • Representation and Advocacy
  • Coordination
Qualifications:

  • Post graduate degree in relevant field
  • 10 or more years humanitarian experience with minimum 5 years senior management experience in resilience programming or related field
  • Fluent oral and written English
  • Proven record in building and maintaining relationship with a variety of stakeholders including host actors, donors, partners and local organizations
  • Good experience in multi-sectoral resilience programing including- livelihood, economic empowerment, gender and inclusion
  • A thought leader with proven competencies and skills in the Design, implementation, M&E and overall management of international donor-supported programs; Demonstrated commitment to GAD in programing
  • Experience managing programmatic and Financial Reporting requirement with attention to demanding reporting schedules
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