Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party I
Job Type: Regular, Full-Time
Job Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Reports to: Chief of Party I
Salary Grade: 10
*This position is contingent on the receipt of donor funding.
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’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
As Deputy Chief of Party you will work as part of a large project team providing technical oversight of the Resilient Environment South project. This project will be funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for implementation in southern Haiti. Your management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming. As a senior leader you will work closely with the CoP to proactively manage security and mitigate security and operational risks.
Roles and Key Responsibilities:
Manage a key aspect of the development, implementation and consolidation of the Resilient Environment South project. Serve as a point of contact on area of responsibility to USAID as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders, when needed.
Manage key functions 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 CRS’ Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) policy and procedures.
Effectively manage talent and supervise key program staff. 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 requirements, 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.
Master’s degree in International Development, International Relations or a relevant technical area.
5 years’ relevant management and technical experience.
3 years’ experience managing large portfolios of donor funds. Knowledge and experience in budget management.
Required Languages – Professional working proficiency of French and English. Conversational Haitian Creole strongly preferred.
Travel – Position is based in Haiti with the expectation of 40% travel in-country.
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.
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.
Continuous Improvement & Innovation
Accountability & Stewardship
Supervisory Responsibilities : Technical program staff to be determined
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Head of Programs, Head of Operations, Country Representative
External: USAID/Washington, USAID/Haiti, partner organizations, Haiti Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development
***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.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer