Program Manager II (Eastern DRC Watershed Program)
Job Title: Program Manager II- Eastern DRC Watershed Program
Job Location: Eastern DRC, TBD
Job Type: Regular, Full Time
Reports to: Deputy Country Representative Programming, DRC
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
You will manage and provide technical oversight of the development and implementation of a “Food Security and Integrated Water Resources Management” (FS/IWRM) 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 Country Program (CP) delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its planned food security, agriculture, value chain development, and environmental and watershed protection programming.
Roles and Key Responsibilities:
- Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight of a planned FS/IWRM 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 talent for the FS/IWRM project and supervise implementation. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports.
- Lead the development of program learning - identify opportunities for learning, research and publications in the area of food security and agricultural livelihoods, value chain development, watershed management 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 food security, agriculture, value chain and watershed management/WASH sector portfolio in line with agency, regional, and CP strategic priorities. Serve as the technical lead and technical writer to ensure quality proposals in agriculture, food security, value chain development and watershed management sector per agency and donor standards. Contribute to budgeting and staffing plans and activities for proposals.
- Oversee technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities in agriculture, food security, value chain development, and watershed management for staff and partner organizations to enhance program quality and impact.
- Oversee the identification, assessment and strengthening of partnerships relevant to the FS/IWRM project 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.
- Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or in the field of agriculture, rural development, hydrology, or similar required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
- Minimum 5 years relevant field-based project management experience required.
- Preferably 7 years’ experience in relevant field-based project management experience required, with preferably at least 5 years working in the area of agriculture, value chain development, or food security.
- Experience in managing moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO.
Required Languages – English, French
Travel - include percentage of required travel, if applicable. Could be stated as Must be willing and able to travel up to 30 %.
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
- Good experience in project grants management, including project design, preferably for grants from multiple public donors, including institutional donors such as USAID, EU ECHO or institutional donors including or similar to the Government of the Netherlands.
- 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.
· Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or in relevant 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 relevant area of programming.
· Experience in managing moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO.
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
· Continuous Improvement & Innovation
· Builds Relationships
· Develops Talent
· Strategic Mindset
· Accountability & Stewardship
***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
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CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer