Program Manager II

Program Manager II

CRS - Catholic Relief Services

Amman, Jordan

Job Summary:

You will manage and provide technical oversight of the development and implementation of the Country Program (CP) programming in Jordan, particularly for large and complex projects, ensuring effective systems and processes are in place that support high-quality programming advancing Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its programming. This position is based in the Caritas Jordan office in Amman. CRS and Caritas Jordan work in close coordination, and both organizations will be involved in the selection process for this position.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight of all new and existing projects throughout the project cycle to ensure project design, start-up, implementation and close-out are in line with CRS quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices;
  • Lead the development of program learning - identify opportunities for learning, research and publications and implementation of MEAL policy. Facilitate the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned to contribute to the agency knowledge management agenda. Ensure integration of innovations and best practices;
  • Contribute to the proactive pursuit of opportunities for new funding to ensure growth of the CP sector portfolio in line with agency, regional, and CP strategic priorities. Serve as the technical lead and technical writer to ensure quality proposals per agency and donor standards. Contribute to budgeting and staffing plans and activities for proposals;
  • Represent CRS and share information regularly with partners, donors, national and local government officials as appropriate, the Church, the UN, other NGOs and other networks;
  • Oversee technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities in for staff and partner organizations to enhance program quality and impact;
  • Oversee the identification, assessment and strengthening of partnerships relevant to and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches;
  • Ensure timely and appropriate project expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or related field required. Additional experience may substitute for some education;
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in relevant field-based project management experience required;
  • Experience in managing moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO;
  • Good experience in project grants management, including project design, preferably for grants from multiple public donors, including USAID;
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality technical proposals;
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations;
  • 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.

Personal Skills

  • 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 presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.

Required/Desired Foreign Language

  • Professional proficiency in Arabic an asset.

Travel Required:

  • Approx. 30%.

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