Deputy Chief of Party Taadoud Project, Sudan

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 4 September 2019

Job Description

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party
Department: CRS Sudan Country Program/Taadoud Project
Reports To: Chief of Party
Location: Sudan-Khartoum

Job Summary:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Sudan Program leads a consortium of six INGOs and 13 NNGOs as well as a university research partner to implement the Taadoud II: Transition to Development program.

The project runs for a total of 4.5 years: from October 2017 to March 2022. CRS and partners are reaching over 280 communities in 17 localities across all five Darfur states, directly targeted more than 170,000 households. Key components of Taadoud II include learning, ICT4D, equity (“leave no one behind”), participatory community monitoring and evaluation for community-based NRM, gender equity, and operational research.

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) manages and provides technical oversight of the development and implementation of Taadoud II, ensuring effective systems and processes are in place that support high-quality programming and advance CRS’ work in serving the poor and vulnerable.

Education and Experience
* Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations, or in the field of Food Security and/or Natural Resource Management required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
* Minimum of five years’ experience in relevant field-based project management roles required, with preferably at least 2 – 3 years working in the area of multi-sectoral, resilience-building, and development projects.
* Experience in managing moderately complex projects, preferably with an INGO, and demonstrated experience working in partnership with international donors including DFID (preferred), USAID, etc.
* Good experience in projects grant management, including project design, preferably for grants from multiple public donors including DFID.
* Demonstrated experience to write high-quality technical reports, proposals, and other material.
* Experience engaging with partner organizations, preferably at multiple levels (INGOs, universities, NNGOs, etc.).
* MEAL skills and experience preferred.
* Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), web conferencing applications, and information management systems.

Required/Desired Languages: Fluency in English (speaking, reading and writing ability) required; Arabic capability will be an added plus.

Travel Required: Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% of the time within Darfur to project sites.

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
* Continuous Improvement & Innovation
* Builds Relationships
* Develops Talent
* Strategic Mindset
* Accountability & Stewardship

What we offer
CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

***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.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

EOE/M/F/D/V - 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'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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