Program Manager I, MEAL

Program Manager I, MEAL

CRS - Catholic Relief Services

Savahnaket, People's Democratic Republic Lao (Laos)

Job Summary:

You will manage Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) in the Learning and Engaging All in Primary School (LEAPS II) project, designing and implementing the MEAL system and activities advancing Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management and MEAL skills and knowledge will ensure that the project delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its programming.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and implement all activities throughout relevant project cycles - project design, start-up, implementation and close-out - to ensure efficient and effective implementation in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices. Ensure project team and partner staff use the appropriate systems and tools.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, contribute to the recruitment process of project staff, and complete performance management for direct reports.
  • Champion learning with project staff and partner teams. Analyze and evaluate project performance data following MEAL policy.Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles.
  • Act as a key resource person in project design and proposal development in respective programming area, gap-filling and taking on growth responsibilities, as needed.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, contribute to the recruitment process of project staff, and complete performance management for direct reports.
  • Coordinate the identification of staff capacity and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.
  • Help identify, assess and strengthen partnerships relevant to MEAL, applying appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to project needs. Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of project resources.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or in the field of statistics or education 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.
  • MEAL skills and experience required.
  • Required Languages - English is required; Lao language is a plus.
  • Travel - Travel to the field 30% of the time.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 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 written and verbal communication skills with ability to write reports.
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience engaging with partner organizations.
  • Experience contributing to the development of technical proposals.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), iForm Builder and/or CommCare, PowerBI, Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

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