Chief of Party I, Resilience - JWBG

Chief of Party I, Resilience - JWBG

CRS - Catholic Relief Services

Jerusalem, Israel

Job Summary:

The Chief of Party (CoP) will provide leadership and overall management for a large-scale project that aims to support the resilience of vulnerable Gazans, a part of CRS’ commitment to serve the poor and vulnerable. 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 complex humanitarian response and recovery programming. As a senior leader you will proactively manage risk, providing technical and operational leadership across project implementation.

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 donor point of contact as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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 donor compliance, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and donor reporting Approve program expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification requests to donors;
  • Oversee the development of communication strategies and materials, complying with donor and CRS’ branding and marketing requirements and procedures;
  • Coordinate relationships with consortium partner organizations, including organization of review/planning workshops. Contribute to coordination of 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.

Required Languages:

  • Fluent English (written and verbal) required. Arabic proficiency preferred.


  • The position is based in Gaza; frequent travel throughout JWBG. Occasional travel anticipated within the region for trainings and workshops.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Direct supervision of 3-4 senior managers; responsibility for broader team of 15-20 staff implementing the project.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: CRS-JWBG colleagues including: Project staff, Country Representative, Head of Programming, Head of Operations; MEAL Manager; Finance Manager. Colleagues based outside of JWBG, including Europe, Middle East and Central Asia (EMECA) staff and global staff;
  • External: Project partner staff, donor agencies, relevant governmental stakeholders, private sector partners, UN Agencies, other NGOs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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


Basic Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in International Development, International Relations or a relevant technical area;
  • 7 or more years’ relevant management and technical experience in complex crises;
  • 5 years experience managing donor funds. Strong knowledge and experience in budget management and compliance;
  • 5 years of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching senior program staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the interplay between USG sanctions and assistance programming;
  • 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.

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