Deputy Chief of Party, Youth Workforce Development, El Salvador

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 19 February 2021

Job Description

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party I, Youth Workforce Development, El Salvador

Reports to: Chief of Party

Department: LACRO Salary Grade: 10


This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

About CRS
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. In Central America, CRS has over a decade of experience reaching at-risk youth with innovative, evidence-based methodologies to improve their livelihoods, education, and psychosocial outcomes. With more than 50 years of ongoing presence in El Salvador, CRS is committed to sustainable solutions that prioritize local partners and leverage the public and private sector to achieve meaningful impact at scale.

Background
CRS is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for an anticipated Youth Workforce Development program in El Salvador funded by USAID. The position is based in San Salvador, El Salvador and is anticipated to start in 2021.The Deputy Chief of Party will support the Chief of Party in developing the strategic direction and providing technical advice across all program components in the planning, designing and implementation of activities. S/he will work closely with partners and their technical teams to ensure integration across organizations and objectives. The Deputy Chief of Party will oversee field-level program activities and ensure program targets are met. In the absence of the Chief of Party, the DCOP will assume responsibility for coordinating award management and implementation tasks, liaise with USAID on technical matters, and respond to the inquiries.

Job Summary

The Deputy Chief of Party will oversee field-level program activities and ensure program targets are met. In the absence of the Chief of Party, the DCOP will assume responsibility for coordinating award management and implementation tasks, liaise with USAID on technical matters, and respond to the inquiries. The position is based in El Salvador.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of relevant international development experience in the education/workforce development sector.
  • At least 5 years in DCOP or technical management roles on USAID and/or US-DOS projects.
  • At least 8 years of demonstrated experience in the successful implementation of international development activities (at least 3 years must have been in senior program management including direct supervision of professional and support staff) and at least 3 years’ experience managing donor funds.
  • Demonstrated experience working in the education or workforce development sector in Latin America, particularly in El Salvador. Desired experience includes work in alternative education, monitoring and oversight, and partnership formation. Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
  • Effective record of building relationships with governmental organizations, academic institutions as well as private and community organizations.
  • Recognized technical experience and qualifications in sector
  • Demonstrated experience of successful management, including management of functions of complex, multi-activity projects.
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  • Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
  • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.
  • English Fluency.
  • Basic Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in International Development, International Relations or a relevant technical area.
  • 5 years’ relevant management and technical experience.
  • 3 years’ experience managing donor funds. Knowledge and experience in budget management.

***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.

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 was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States. Our mission is to assist the poor and disadvantaged, leveraging the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to alleviate human suffering, promote development of all people, and to foster charity and justice throughout the world. Working through local offices and an extensive network of partners, CRS operates on five continents and in 98 countries. We aid the poor by first providing direct assistance where needed, then encouraging people to help with their own development. Together, these approaches foster secure, productive, just communities that enable people to realize their potential. As the official international relief and development agency of the U.S. Catholic community, CRS is also committed to educating the people of the United States to fulfill their moral responsibilities toward our global brothers and sisters by helping the poor, working to remove the causes of poverty, and promoting social justice.

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