Project Director - Peacebuilding/P2P

Project Director - Peacebuilding/P2P

CRS - Catholic Relief Services

Zalingei, Sudan

Job Summary

You will manage and provide technical oversight of the development and implementation of the complex USAID-funded resiliency project focused on conflict mitigation and strengthening local structures for social cohesion, peacebuilding and natural resource management. You will be responsible for overall management of this project, 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 project impact. You will also play a key role in developing the CP overall strategic approach to resiliency programming aiming social cohesion and provide senior oversight to other related initiatives.

Required Languages - English language required. Arabic language is a plus.

Travel - This position is based in Zalingei, Central Darfur, Sudan, with travel in-country and in the region as needed.

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;
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: Direct supervision of Program Manager I, overall management of project team, and management of partner relationship.

Key Working Relationships

  • Internal: Country Representative, Head of Programming, Deputy Head of Programming, Finance Manager, Regional Technical Advisors, HQ Advisors, Project Staff and Consultants;
  • External: CRS international and national partners, donor representatives, government officials, UN cluster leads and agencies, peer humanitarian agencies, third party monitors.


Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight of People to People (P2P) project 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 project talent and supervise. Manage overall team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports;
  • Oversee technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities in related technical areas for staff and partner organizations to enhance program quality and impact;
  • Lead overall partnership management and support for the project. Oversee the identification, assessment and strengthening of partnerships relevant to resiliency and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches;
  • Ensure timely and appropriate project expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources based on CRS and donor regulations;
  • Contribute to the development of program learning - identify opportunities for learning, research and publications in the area of resiliency and implementation of MEAL policy. Facilitate the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned for cross-project learning and to contribute to the agency knowledge management agenda. Ensure integration of innovations and best practices. Support CP resiliency strategy development;
  • Contribute to the proactive pursuit of opportunities for new funding to ensure growth of the CP resiliency sector portfolio in line with agency, regional, and CP resiliency strategic priorities. Serve as the technical lead and technical writer to ensure quality proposals in resiliency per agency and donor standards. Contribute to budgeting and staffing plans and activities for proposals;
  • Contribute to development and oversight of other initiatives and projects for peacebuilding.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or in a related technical field required. Additional experience may substitute for some education;
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in relevant field-based project/program management experience required especially with USAID funds, with preferably at least 2-3 years working in the area of resiliency or related technical fields (peacebuilding, governance and capacity building, natural resource management);
  • Experience in managing moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good experience in project grants management, including project design, preferably for grants from multiple public donors, including USAID;
  • Relevant experience in related technical areas (peacebuilding, governance and capacity building, natural resource management);
  • 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.

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