Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party, Integrated Early Childhood Development (IECD)
Reports to: Chief of Party
Salary Grade: 10
Note: This position is contingent upon grant and candidate approvals by the donor.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was founded in 1943 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to assist the poor and disadvantaged. CRS returned to Cambodia in 1991 and currently works in the sectors of Health and Education with approximately 15 Partners. CRS head office is located in Phnom Penh. CRS Cambodia is the hub office for Southeast Asia programming, including Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam.
CRS will be submitting a proposal for an anticipated USAID five-year Integrated Early Childhood Development (IECD) project in Cambodia. CRS Cambodia will serve as the prime on the application and will develop the proposal in consortium with other international non-governmental organizations, local implementing partners and local government counterparts. The proposed program will promote nurturing care for the most-vulnerable newborns and young children, starting before birth, through evidence-based integrated programming in early-childhood development to provide for children’s health, nutrition, safety and security, responsive caregiving for social and emotional well-being, and opportunities for early learning. The estimated timeframe for this program is 2020-2025.
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) will supervise and coordinate project activities to ensure that IECD interventions are effective and implemented according to proposal objectives and donor requirements. S/he will provide technical oversight to all project sectors and will strengthen communication, integration and harmonization of technical approaches across all Purposes. When necessary, the DCoP will fulfill Chief of Party (COP) duties as acting COP and will collaborate closely with implementation, technical and government partners. S/he will also ensure appropriate support to international and local implementing partners in collaboration with CRS internal departments (Finance, Human Resources, Commodity Management, Purchasing, Administration, etc.) as well as provide representation and liaising with national and local government counterparts as needed.
***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.
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. This position is conditional upon award of funding for the IECD.
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.
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' relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.