Job Title: Head of Office East Darfur
Department: CRS Sudan Country Program
Reports To: Country Representative
Location: Sudan – East Darfur
CRS is in the process of opening a new sub-office in East Darfur. You will support the startup, management, and representation of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) activities in East Darfur to ensure implementation of high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable. Out of the East Darfur sub-office you will ensure the development and effective management of operational systems and resources and the delivery of high-quality programming in coordination with the CRS main office in Khartoum.
Education and Experience
* Master’s Degree in Business Administration, International Relations, or relevant field required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
* Minimum of 5 years work experience in a non-profit, development, and/or humanitarian organization with progressive responsibilities and some project management experience. Experience with an international organization a plus.
* Experience working with projects funded by multiple public donors, including USAID, DFID, and UN agencies.
* Experience in stakeholder management and establishing and strengthening community partnerships.
* Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
* Knowledge of procurement and general office administrative/management issues
* Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information management systems.
* Excellent 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
* Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented
* Able to live in an environment where everyday comforts may not be readily available.
Required/Desired Foreign Language
* Fluency in English (speaking, reading and writing ability) required; Arabic speaking and reading capability will be an added plus.
Key Working Relationships:
Supervisory: Field Head of Operations /Area managers
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.
* 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.