Program Manager II- Commodity Compliance, South Sudan

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 27 July 2020
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Job Description

Job summary

You will manage and provide technical oversight and team leadership for country program (CP) in ensuring commodity compliance for the Resilience and Food Security Program (RFSP) funded by USAID Food for Peace (FFP) in Greater Jonglei. You will ensure that effective and donor regulatory compliant systems and processes are in place that support high-quality management, accounting, programming, targeting and utilization of food commodity, thus advancing CRS’s work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your commodity operations and inventory management skills and food accounting knowledge will ensure that the RFSP delivers high-quality, compliant, transparent and accountable management of USAID Title II donated food commodity and continuously works towards improving the targeting, accountability and impact of its food transfers- based programming. You will also contribute to transparent management of donor resources by enhancing the systems for the management of program and operational NFIs in RFSP’s warehouses. You will report directly to the CoP providing timely reporting, and recommendations on the compliance of the RFSP on all aspects of USAID food commodity safety, management, operations, targeting, utilization and accounting.

Basic Qualifications
· Master’s degree in development, management, accounting or related field required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
· Minimum of 5 years’ experience in relevant field-based project management experience required, with preferably at least 2-3 years working in the area of Commodities.
· Preferably, a minimum ten years’ experience in field-based, direct implementation of food commodity operations management, warehousing and distribution management, commodity accounting, food transfer programming and commodity accounting under USAID Title II.
· Experience in managing moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO.

Required Languages - English

Travel: Must be willing and able to travel up to 60% of the time.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· Demonstrable knowledge to a high level of USAID’s rules and regulations including Title II food governing regulations (Reg 11), policies and procedures.
· Knowledge and implementation experience of CRS policies and systems for inventory management and reporting.
· Knowledge of and extensive experience in overseeing port operations, transit warehousing, marine surveying, clearing and inland transportation and distribution systems for USAID Title II commodity.
· Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of generally accepted commodity accounting principles and supply chain management and inventory principles.
· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions and offer innovative solutions.
· Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
· Good training and facilitation skills with staff who have basic English language skills.
· Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.

Preferred Qualifications
· MEAL skills and experience required.
· Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
· Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

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

Supervisory Responsibilities: End use checking team in Bor and operational counties


***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.

By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

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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