Pending a successful bid for the award, as Chief of Party I you will provide leadership and overall management of a multi-year program focused on driving supply and demand for sanitation services and creating an enabling environment for improved sanitation marketing in rural and peri-urban areas of the D.R. Congo, likely focused on North Kivu, South Kivu, Kasai Orientale, Kasai Central and Lomami provinces. The project will be designed in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Your leadership, management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming and advance the position of CRS as a leading agency in market-based WASH programming adopting innovative and scalable approaches to sustainably improve sanitation conditions and access to sanitation services for vulnerable populations. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.
The Chief of Party (CoP) will oversee the development, management and implementation of a high-quality program focused on private sector-focused interventions driving consumer demand and improved access to sanitation services in rural and peri-urban areas. The program will focus on three illustrative high-level objectives outlined by USAID – subject to change – such as: 1) Private sector-led supply of quality sanitation and hygiene services and products increased; 2) Household demand for quality sanitation and hygiene services and products increased; 3) Enabling environment for strengthened sanitation markets. The program will emphasize conflict-sensitivity and the inclusion of women, youth, and other marginalized groups.
The Chief of Party will ensure that activities are needs-driven and evidence-based, adhering to CRS program quality standards for emergency and development and employing best practices based on a long history of multi-sectoral interventions in DR Congo. He or she will ensure compliance with CRS and donor requirements and will maintain positive and productive relationships with the donor and partners throughout the co-creation process and project lifecycle.
Internal: Country Representative, Deputy Country Representatives for Programming, Deputy Country Representative for Operations, Deputy Head of Programming, MEAL/ICT4D Coordinator, Emergency Coordinator, Business Development Specialist, Gender, Protection, and Beneficiary Feedback Advisor, Finance Manager, Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality, Regional Technical Advisors, HQ based Public Donor Liaison.
External: Donors, partner INGOs and local NGOs, Caritas, and peer agencies.
*This position is contingent upon award of the funding opportunity CRS winning the project and the USAID’s approval of the candidacy.