Job Title: Deputy Head of Programming (DHOP)
Reports To: Head of Programming (HOP)
CRS began working in Mali in 1999, as an outreach program from Burkina Faso. Since then, CRS Mali has expanded its work and portfolio to reach more than 2 million Malians directly in 2017 with programs in Health, Agriculture, Education, and Humanitarian Response. CRS Mali implements programs funded by the Global Fund, USAID, USDA, CDC, the European Union, the UN, Foundations, among others. With offices in Bamako, Mopti, Timbuktu and Gao, the Mali team employs more than 200 staff and works with a expansive network of national, international, and Malian government partners.
You will contribute to providing strategic direction and management of the Country Program’s (CP’s) programming complementing the Head of Programming (HOP) efforts at ensuring the establishment and successful implementation of high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable. You will supervise one or more Strategic Program Areas, and all the projects in it. Your management and programming skills will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its programming.
* Complement the HOP in providing strategic direction for the design of CP strategic frameworks and plans, including resource mobilization strategies to optimize the impact of programming interventions in line with regional and agency strategic priorities.
* Lead where appropriate and contribute to high-quality project design incorporating project management standards and MEAL methods, appropriate to scope, context and technical requirements of projects, including use of Information Communication and Technology for Development (ICT4D). Coordinate realistic planning of activities for particular projects to ensure integration of program interventions and efficiency in implementation
* Coordinate with CP operations staff to ensure appropriate project budgeting and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources. This should include close collaboration with project managers, Heads of sub-offices and the finance team for the development and periodic review of annual budgets, cash flow plans, project expenditure statements, and make appropriate adjustments.
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience
* Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations or relevant field.
* Minimum of 4-5 years work experience in a program management position with progressive responsibilities for an international NGO.
* Good experience in project grants management, including project design, budget preparation, expenditure tracking, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, etc., preferably for projects funded by multiple public donors, including US Government (USAID, USDA…), Global Fund, European Union, DFID.
* Experience with successful business development activities capturing public and/or private donor funding.
* Excellent French and English writing skills.
* Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Experience working with Church partners a plus.
* Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
* Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
* Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
* Team leadership abilities
* Presentation and facilitation skills
* Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented
Required/Desired Foreign Language: Required: Fluent both in French and English
Travel Required: Available to devote at least 30% of his time on travels.
Key Working Relationships:
Supervisory: 3-5 staff (Heads of Department, Projects Managers, or technical advisors) as direct reports with 40-45 staff on line supervision
Internal: Head of Programming, Country Representative, Head of Operations, Head of Offices, Emergency coordinator, other projects’ staffs and programming head of departments, Finance Manager, Human Resources Manager, Admin Manager, Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality (DRD PQ), Technical advisors as well as operations support departments’ staffs based at regional and HQ levels.
External: Partners organization technical and Board staffs, Universities, Church Officials and CARITAS staff, Mali Government ministries, WFP, WHO, Agriculture Research Institutes, and any other relevant local or international technical Institutions.
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
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.