Deputy Regional Director, Program Quality, EMECA

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 1 March 2021

Job Description

Job Title: Deputy Regional Director, Program Quality, (DRD/PQ) Europe, Middle East & Central Asia (EMECA)
Reports to: Regional Director, EMECA
Department: Regional Leadership - Indirect
Salary Grade: 12

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 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.

Background

The Europe, Middle East and Central Asia (EMECA) region encompasses country programs in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon (covering Jordan, Syria and Cyprus), Jerusalem/Gaza/West Bank, Egypt and Greece, as well as Europe Zonal office in Sarajevo and program offices in Moldova and Serbia. Registration is currently being pursued in Yemen and Pakistan, and the region also supports partners in over 20 outreach countries. Main programming areas are emergency response, education, livelihoods, shelter, and peacebuilding.

Job Summary

As a member of the Regional Senior Management Team, the Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality (DRD/PQ) is responsible for program quality, business development, and staff development in these areas, in accordance with the Agency Mission. The DRD/PQ is also responsible for ensuring efficient coordination with relevant global departments (e.g. Program Impact and Quality Assurance (PIQA), Humanitarian Response Department (HRD), International Donor Engagement and Advancement (IDEA)) on strategic initiatives and ensuring that appropriate opportunities for growth throughout the region are pursued. Your leadership, management and knowledge will enable all Country Programs in the region to deliver high-quality programming and continuously work toward improving the impact of its programming. You will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.

CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate, their assignment is subject to a term limit of five to seven years. A term limit is an intention to limit the maximum duration for which a position may be held for those on expatriate assignments.



Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in development or other relevant field.
  • Minimum of 7 years work experience in management positions with progressive responsibilities. Experience with an international NGO and experience outside country of origin.
  • Familiarity with technical standards in project management and program design for CRS core competencies and programmatic themes.
  • Demonstrated understanding of industry program quality standards and management best practices in relief and development.
  • Knowledge of multiple public donors’ regulations, including USAID, highly preferred.
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a variety of training and staff development methodologies appropriate for groups from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to represent the agency at high levels
  • Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.

***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 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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