As Chief of Party II you will provide vision, leadership and overall management of the upcoming PEPFAR-OVC 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 OVC/Health field. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.
- Lead all aspects of the development, implementation and consolidation of the PEPFAR-OVC project, including ensuring that the project contributes to the thought leadership of the industry. Serve as the primary point of contact to PEPFAR as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders.
- Ensure the project is designed and implemented to meet donor expectations in terms of timely and quality results and budget, including strategies for phase out and sustainability. Ensure coordination between program and operations leads. Ensure the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
- Effectively manage senior programming and operations talent. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching and mentoring. Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Oversee the development of staffing plans and the recruitment process of senior staff.
- Manage and mitigate risk through monitoring national and regional issues that may impact staff and programming. Ensure all staff understand and adhere to CRS staff safety and security policies and plans, and ensure the updating of such plans.
- Promote, uphold and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor resources. Ensure compliance with PEPFAR grants, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to PEPFAR. Approve program expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification requests to donors.
- Represent CRS programming in international circles, highlighting innovative work. Publish program results and deliver presentations. Oversee the development of communication strategies and materials, complying with donor and CRS’ branding and marketing requirements and procedures.
- Manage relationships with consortium partner organizations, including organization of review/planning workshops. Coordinate the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.
- Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and ensure the design and delivery of high quality training and technical assistance.
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience
- Master’s Degree in Public Health, or related field; Medical Degree (M.D.) preferred.
- At least ten (10) years of experience implementing and managing donor-funded
- projects in developing countries; PEPFAR or USAID experience is desired.
- At least eight (8) years of experience in related pediatric HIV and/or community-based activities, and/or other relevant activities;
- Demonstrated experience in leadership roles, promoting strategic planning, and careful budget management;
- Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
- Ability to represent and present at high levels.
- 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: Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills in French and English; working knowledge of Haitian Creole is preferred.
Travel Required: Locally, 30%
Key Working Relationships:
Supervisory: All OVC Project Staff
Internal: Head of Programs, Head of Operations, Country Representative, HR Manager,
External : Potential Partner Staff
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.
- Trusting Relationships
- Professional Growth
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
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