Project Director, Peace and Recovery Consortium, Afghanistan

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 1 June 2020

Job Description




Note: The position is contingent on the awarding of funding by the donor.



Background


CRS began working with local partners in Afghanistan in 1998 and launched its own direct operations in 2002. CRS is currently implementing programs in the provinces of Bamiyan, Daykundi, Ghor, Herat, and Kabul. CRS currently maintains five main offices in the country in Kabul, Bamiyan, Chaghcharan, Lal, and Herat, as well as sub-offices that support the direct implementation of program activities. Currently, there is more than 360 national staff and 9 international staff. CRS’ main program areas in Afghanistan are education, agriculture, Natural Resource Management, and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH).

The CRS strategic plan for Afghanistan focuses on poverty and risk reduction, human development and emergency response in rural areas in western and central Afghanistan. CRS works to:

· Support people, especially girls and women from marginalized communities, gain basic education

· Support poor rural and peri-urban households to have increased livelihood security

· Support vulnerable communities to survive shocks without long-term negative impact on their livelihoods

CRS seeks a qualified candidate for Project Director to provide overall direction and leadership to an upcoming USAID-funded, two-year to resilience and recovery project in the livelihoods, education, protection, and WASH sectors in tend provinces in Afghanistan. The Project Director will be responsible for the achievement of strategic objectives, intermediate results, and performance expectations through adherence to high standards of programmatic and management quality.

The proposed project has an estimated value of US$20 million and includes five INGO consortium partners in addition to CRS. Over a period of 24 months, the project proposes to address targeted barriers to resilience and recovery across the most vulnerable communities in Afghanistan. Building on the access and experience of the INGOs involved in the consortium, these interventions will cover a wide range of sectors across the ten provinces, including WASH, livelihoods, environmental health and protection. The main focus of the project is to improve the capacity of the communities we work with to be self-reliant and able to recover from external shocks.

Major Responsibilities

Program quality, technical leadership, quality assurance, partner coordination, supervision, mentoring, administration, finance, monitoring and evaluation, report writing.




***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.




Note: The position is contingent on the awarding of funding by the donor.




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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