Emergency Relief and Early Recovery Program Manager II

Emergency Relief and Early Recovery Program Manager II

CRS - Catholic Relief Services

Erbīl, Iraq

Job Summary

You will manage and provide technical oversight of the development and implementation of CRS/Iraq Country Program (CP)‘s Emergency Relief and Early Recovery programs, with specific focus on Shelter and WASH programming, 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 Shelter and WASH programming.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight of all new and existing projects within the CP’s Emergency Relied (ER) and Shelter and WASH (SWASH) programs 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.
  • Effectively manage talent for ER/SWASH programming and directly supervise 3-4 senior national staff managers. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports.
  • Lead financial management of large Awards (including OFDA funded projects), ensuring timely and appropriate project expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources.
  • Contribute to high-quality donor representation, engaging in donor meetings to provide SWASH and ER programming updates, and writing donor reports to effectively communicate project impact.
  • Lead the development of program learning - identify opportunities for learning, research and publications in the area of ER and SWASH 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’s ER/SWASH sector portfolio in line with agency, regional, and CP strategic priorities. Serve as the technical lead and technical writer to ensure quality proposals in ER/SWASH per agency and donor standards. Contribute to budgeting and staffing plans and activities for proposals.
  • Oversee technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities in ER/SWASH for staff and partner organizations to enhance program quality and impact.
  • Oversee the identification, assessment and strengthening of partnerships relevant to ER/SWASH and WASH and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Required Languages - Fluent English is required; Arabic is a plus
  • Travel - The position is based in Erbil, with up to 40% travel to project sites in both KRI and Federal Iraq, including Baghdad. Regional and international travel for training, as feasible and needed.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: 3 senior national staff

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.

Key Working Relationships

  • Internal: Country Representative, Head of Programming, Deputy Head of Programming, Head of Operations, Heads of Office, Department Managers, Project Managers.
  • External: Caritas-Iraq, Local Government; UN agencies and sector leads in the area.


Basic Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or a similar field required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in relevant field-based project management experience required, with preferably at least 2-3 years working in the area of Shelter or WASH programs.
  • Experience in managing moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO.

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