Chief of Party, Moldova

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 28 February 2020
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Job Description

***CONTINGENT ON DONOR FUNDING***

The COP position is a two-year position to design, launch, enable and lead initial implementation of a collective impact approach for care reform in Moldova. The COP will be responsible for creating conditions that allow stakeholders in Moldovan care reform to: develop and share a vison of a child protection and care system with no institutions that supports all children, develop and implement shared standards of success for achieving that vision, engage in mutually reinforcing action, establish a mechanism for ongoing communication and coordination, and support Lumos in its work as the “backbone organization” for the sector. In this way, the COP will make a significant contribution to the protection of Moldova’s most vulnerable children- and, by extension through the global platform, to other countries.

Specific Responsibilities
* Design, launch and enable initial implementation of the collective impact approach
* Engage a representative stakeholder group – including those with lived experience, residential institution and social service workers, sector organizations, government, and donors – to develop structures, procedures, and terms of reference (TOR) for collective action by a “coordinating mechanism”.
* Build support for collective action, which is critical to its successful functioning.
* Develop and capture a shared vision of the collective, including strong buy in from the Government of Moldova.
* Enable the coordinating mechanism to make shared recommendations about roles, responsibilities and resource allocations for achieving the collective vision.

Required Qualifications
* 7 or more years’ relevant management and technical experience.
* Demonstrated experience of designing complex development programs and marketing them to donors;
* 5 years’ experience managing high-value USAID awards; managing complex, high-value, multi-activity programs; leading awards implemented by consortia.
* 5 years of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching senior program staff
* Master’s degree in International Development, International Relations or a relevant technical area.

Preferred Qualifications
* Romanian and Moldovan work experience.
* Care reform experience and proven experience of delivering and upholding child protection and safeguarding principles,
* Strong knowledge and experience in budget management.

Agency-wide Competencies
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
* Continuous Improvement & Innovation
* Builds Relationships
* Develops Talent
* Strategic Mindset
* Accountability & Stewardship

Required Languages – Excellent English and Romanian.

Travel - 20% within Moldova and to regional and global events.

***Our Catholic identity 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.

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.

Organization Description:

Location(s): USA - Maryland - Moldova

About the Organization

CRS staff, alongside our partners and the people we serve, work daily to bring our mission and guiding principles to life. We share our stories of hope, compassion and solidarity to inspire others to join us in creating a more just and prosperous world for all.

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