Chief of Party - DFSA Madagascar

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 12 January 2019

Job Description

Job Title: Chief of Party II
Department: CRS Madagascar
Reports To: Country Representative
Country/Location: Madagascar - Tp be determined Field location and not in the capital city.

Note: This position is contingent upon grant and candidate approvals by the donor.

Job Summary:
As Chief of Party II you will provide vision, leadership and overall management of the USAID DFSA project to serve the poor and vulnerable. 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 Madagascar. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience
* 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.
* 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.
* 5 years of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching and mentoring senior program staff.
* 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.

Personal Skills
* Excellent strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
* Excellent relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
* Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams. Coaching/mentoring skills.
* Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.
* Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.

Required/Desired Foreign Language: Advanced French, and English are required; Malagasy optional but helpful

Travel Required: 30-40% travel

Please note: The potential intervention zone is likely 2 days travel from Antananarivo. This position, along with most the team, will be based in the field location once it is determined. To be considered for this post you would need to be willing to be based in the field.

Key Working Relationships:
* Supervisory: DCoP, MEAL Coordinator, Sector Leads
* Internal: All Departments of the Country Program, SARO regional TA’s and staff, HQ contacts
* External: USAID, UN partners, other NGO partners in Madagascar, relevant GoM Ministry staff, research institutions, church partners
* Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

- Integrity
- Accountability and Stewardship
- Build Relationships
- Develops Talent
- Continuous Improvement and Innovation
* Strategic Mindset

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.

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.

About the Organization

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's Agriculture and Livelihoods team supports farming communities using our Pathway to Prosperity approach, which enables rural families to increase their productivity within sustainable landscapes, achieve a living income and build more resilient communities.

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