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Deputy Chief of Party I - Highland Resilience Activties Full-time Job

2023-01-18 23:27   Social science and community   Addis Ababa   47 views
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Job Description

Internal/External Job Announcement (re-Advert)

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 are accomplished through programs of emergency response, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding. For nearly 60 years, CRS has taken the lead in responding to natural and man-made disasters affecting Ethiopia's most vulnerable communities. Moving beyond emergency response, CRS' disaster mitigation and recovery projects in drought and flood-prone areas have rebuilt individual and community assets through non-food aid in the form of agriculture, livestock, health, nutrition, and water and sanitation assistance. CRS's humanitarian work in Ethiopia also provides livelihoods support to farmers and entrepreneurs, promotes equality and inclusion, and mitigates the impact of COVID-19.


As part of CRS family, you will join the more than 5000 strong and vibrant individuals working globally to accomplish the mission of CRS. CRS/Ethiopia invites you, the qualified candidate, to apply for the following position.




Position Title:

Deputy Chief of Party I - Highland Resilience Activities

Duty Station:

Adddis Ababa

Employment term:

Indefinite term contingent upon funding of HRA program

Reports to:

Chief of Party Highland Resilience Activities

Application Deadline:

  January 27, 2023


Job Summary:

As Deputy Chief of Party I you will work as part of a team on a large project and provide oversight of a key function of the Highlands Resilience Activity (HRA) to serve the poor and vulnerable. Your management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks. You will ensure consistency of implementation, strategies and approaches; support monitoring and evaluation; and support the technical coordination of the selected value chains for the project. The successful candidate will have a proven track record implementing US government projects and working with CSOs, FBOs and host governments in developing and supporting different value chains.


Roles and Key Responsibilities:

·         Manage a key aspect of the development, implementation and consolidation of the Highlands Resilience Activity. Serve as a point of contact on area of responsibility to USAID as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders, when needed.

·         Manager key function of the project to meet donor expectations in terms of timely and quality results and budget. Contribute to ensuring coordination between program and operations leads. Contribute to ensuring the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.

·         Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching. Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Contribute to the development of staffing plans and the recruitment process of senior staff.

·         Manage and mitigate risk through monitoring national and regional issues that may impact staff and programming. Ensure all staff understand and adhere to CRS staff safety and security policies and plans.

·         Promote, uphold and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor resources. Help ensure compliance with USAID grants, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to USAID.

·         Maintain relationships with key staff of consortium partner organizations in regard to area of responsibility. Contribute to coordination of the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.

·         Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and recommend trainings and technical assistance.


Job Requirements

Typical Background, Experience and Requirements


·         Master’s degree in International Development, International Relations or a relevant technical area.

·         5 years’ relevant management and technical experience.

·         3 years experience managing donor funds.  Knowledge and experience in budget management.


Required Languages – English; basic Amharic preferred


Travel- Must be willing and able to travel internationally and domestically up to 40%.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·         Very good strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.

·         Very good relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.

·         Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams.

·         Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.


Preferred Qualifications

·         Recognized technical experience and qualifications in sector

·         Demonstrated experience of successful management, including management of functions of complex, multi-activity projects.

  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  • Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
  • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget 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 (if none, state none)

Program Managers, MEAL Manager


Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Chief of Party, Deputy Country Representative- Programs, Deputy Country Representative- Operations, Project Support Officer, Technical leads


External: Donor Representatives; Implementing Partners



How to Apply

You should fill the application form through this link: https://form.jotform.com/230171241194547 and attach your up-to-date CV and application saved by your name on / before the application deadline January 27, 2023.

 You will be contacted only if selected for written exam/interview. Phone solicitations will not be accepted. These job opportunities are open to Ethiopian nationals only.

 CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. 

 CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

** Qualified women and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply**

This job opportunity is open to Ethiopian nationals only.


Jan 27, 2023


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Catholic Relief Services - CRS