Chief of Party II, Development Food Security Activity

Chief of Party II, Development Food Security Activity

CRS - Catholic Relief Services

Haiti

Job Summary:

CRS is seeking highly qualified candidates for an upcoming US Government-funded program to improve food security and nutrition of vulnerable populations in Haiti. As Chief of Party II you will provide vision, leadership and overall management of the project to serve the poor and vulnerable. The COP will ensure results are delivered on time and on budget, including strategies for phase out and sustainability. The COP will be the primary contact for the donor as well as public, private and non-governmental actors. Your strategic leadership, management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming and advance the position of CRS as a leading agency in Haiti. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead all aspects of the development, implementation and consolidation of the project, including sharing how the project contributes to the thought leadership of the industry. Serve as the primary point of contact to the funding agency as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders.
  • Ensure the project is designed and implemented to meet donor expectations in terms of timely and quality results and budget, including strategies for phase out and sustainability. Ensure coordination between program and operations leads. Ensure the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
  • Effectively manage senior programming and operations talent. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching and mentoring. Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Oversee 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, and ensure the updating of such plans.
  • Promote, uphold and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor resources. Ensure compliance with donor requirements, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting. Approve program expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification requests to donors.
  • Represent CRS programming in international circles, highlighting innovative work. Publish program results and deliver presentations. Oversee the development of communication strategies and materials, complying with donor and CRS’ branding and marketing requirements and procedures.
  • Manage relationships with consortium partner organizations and the government of Haiti’s relevant agencies, including organization of review/planning workshops. Coordinate 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 ensure the design and delivery of high quality training and technical assistance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Excellent 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. Coaching/mentoring skills.
  • Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Established leader in sector as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications, conference presentations etc.
  • Demonstrated experience of successful program management, including management of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects, with complicated logistics.
  • Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
  • Ability to represent and present at high levels.
  • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: DCOP, Senior Sector Leads, MEAL Manager, Operations Manager
  • Required Languages – English and French fluency required
  • Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 30-50 % domestically with periodic international travel.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal CRS Country Representative, Head of Operations, Finance Manager, Cayes Head of Office
  • External Country Directors of Partners, Steering Committee, Donor, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Social Affairs, other related government authorities and suppliers

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in International Development, International Relations or a relevant technical area. PhD preferred.
  • 10 or more years’ relevant management and technical experience.
  • 7 years experience managing donor funds, including multi country grants. Excellent knowledge and experience in budget management.
  • 5 years of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching and mentoring senior program staff.

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