The Joint Emergency Operation (JEOP) is an emergency food distribution program in Ethiopia targeting transitory or acute food insecure households in over 80 USAID approved woredas through a project participant targeting process led by the Government of Ethiopia's (GoE) National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC). JEOP helps to ensure that the most vulnerable households have sufficient access to food to meet their emergency food needs. On average, JEOP serves as a food pipeline for up to 33% of the emergency-affected parts of Ethiopia. The JEOP operational area has traditionally covered the highlands of eastern Tigray and Amhara regions to the North, as well as the eastern highlands and lowlands of eastern Oromia Region, with additional locations in the lowland Rift Valley of central Oromia Region and eastern Southern Nations, Nationalities and People's Region (SNNPR).
CRS seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP/Program Quality) to oversee technical program quality coordination of the JEOP Program. The DCoP/Program Quality will be responsible for overseeing the program technical team, assuring program quality, and be in regular contact with each partner, ensuring communication on concerns about performance, harmonizing approaches, standardization and progress on targets. In particular, the DCoP/Program Quality will work with JEOP partners' Program Managers to develop common technical strategies and approaches for each of their intervention areas and ensure that activities are implemented in an integrated manner across the consortium to achieve maximum program impact.
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises JEOP MEAL technical advisor, JEOP early warning technical advisor, and cash project manager. Contributes to the workplan of the ICT4D officer.
Travel: Willingness to travel approximately 40-50% of the time to remote areas of the country.