Program Manager I, Timor-Leste/Baucau

Program Manager I, Timor-Leste/Baucau

CRS - Catholic Relief Services

Baucau, Timor-Leste

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage all implementation and design activities of TOMAK to ensure efficient and effective implementation, as well as use of programming tools consistent with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and industry best practices.
  • Coordinate, monitor, and track financial and material resources required for TOMAK's implementation on a regular basis.
  • Identify deviation from approved project plans and recommend corrective measures when necessary.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise the project team of nine staff, including 3-4 direct reports. Manage team dynamics and take timely steps to promote staff well-being and engagement. Provide coaching, develop individual development plans, complete performance management for direct reports consistent with CRS's Performance Management System. Ensure that all TOMAK supervisors implement fully the CRS Performance Management System.
  • Champion learning with TOMAK project staff and partner teams. Establish or maintain a safe environment for the sharing of ideas, solutions and challenges and the capacity to detect, analyze, and address gaps. Promote accountability, learning and knowledge management, consistent with CRS's Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Policies and Procedures (MPP).
  • Assess and strengthen partnerships relevant to TOMAK, applying appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Coordinate in consultation with the Partnership Manager, the identification of capacity and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and capacity strengthening interventions to support quality project implementation.
  • In coordination with the Head of Office and Sub-Regional Head of Programming, contribute to the proactive pursuit of strategic business development opportunities for new funding to ensure growth of the CP portfolio in line with agency, regional, and CP strategic priorities.
  • Serve as the technical lead and technical writer to ensure quality proposals in per agency and donor standards. Contribute to budgeting and staffing plans and activities for proposals.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations, or in field of Agriculture or Public Health, or Nutrition, required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant field-based experience in coordinating or managing light to moderately complex projects required, preferably with an international NGO.
  • Excellent written and spoken English required.
  • Project management experience in a multi-sector project is highly desirable.
  • Experience in business development highly desirable.
  • Experience in staff management highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of CRS COMPASS and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Policies and Procedures is desirable.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, Information and Communications Technology for Development, and Information management systems

Personal Skills

  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
  • Strong self-awareness and knowledge of practices for well-being.
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
  • Required/Desired Foreign Language
  • Willingness to learn basic Tetun is desirable.
  • Travel Required (include percentage of required travel, if applicable)
  • Travel to Dili approximately 25 percent of work time
  • Frequent day trips, occasional overnight travel to project sites.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Supervisory: Nutrition Project Manager, Agriculture Project Manager, SILC Project Manager
  • Internal: Head of Office-Baucau, Senior Finance Officer-Baucau, Partnership Manager, Other CRS Program Managers, Baucau Office Manager.
  • External: CRS Partners for TOMAK; TOMAK Social and Behavior Change Specialist; TOMAK/Baucau Office Head, Local Government Officials in Health, Agriculture, Social Solidarity; World Vision Baucau

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