Program Manager (II) for Emergency Response
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
11d ago
source : Devex

Job Summary :

You will manage and provide technical oversight of the development and implementation of the Country Program (CP) Emergency Shelter, WASH and Agriculture programming and Rapid Response Mechanism 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 Emergency Response.

Job Responsibilities :

  • Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight of all new and existing projects within the CP Emergency WASH and Ag programming 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.

  • Develop and manage the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM). Document the development process. Link with HRD and relevant TA to ensure integration of the RRM into CRS compliance systems.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and full performance management of direct reports.
  • Lead the development of program learning - identify opportunities for learning, research and publications.
  • Facilitate the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned to contribute to the agency knowledge management agenda.
  • Ensure integration of innovations and best practices in the implementation of projects by staff.

  • Contribute to the proactive pursuit of opportunities for new funding to ensure growth of the CP portfolio in line with agency, regional, and CP strategic priorities.
  • Serve as the technical lead and technical writer for all emergency proposals and supports the development of all proposals for theNE to ensure quality proposals per agency and donor standards.
  • Contribute to budgeting and staffing plans and activities for proposals.

  • Ensure that staff and partner organizations receive quality technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities in Emergency Programming
  • Oversee the identification, assessment and strengthening of partnership relationships relevant to Rapid Response 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.
  • Work closely with the CRS Director of Resilience Programs to optimize opportunities for layering emergency and resilience activities and to implement the CRS NE Nigeria strategy : the Humanitarian Development Nexus.
  • Typical Background, Experience & Requirements :

    Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations or in the field of cash-based programming 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 Emergency programming in a conflict zone

  • Experience in managing moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO.
  • 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.
  • Personal Skills

  • 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
  • Required / Desired Foreign Language : N / A

    Travel Required (include percentage of required travel, if applicable)

    Key Working Relationships :

    Supervisory : SWASH and Ag teams leaders, Emergency Surge Team

    Internal : County Representative, Deputy Country Representatives, Emergency Coordinator, Recovery Director, NE Head of Operations, Security Manager, Business Development Manager and other senior CRS programming and operational staff in Nigeria and CRS HQ and regional staff and technical advisors including the CRS Humanitarian Response Department.

    External : Appropriate cluster leads, UN-OCHA, state and local government offices, local and international NGOs, UN agencies, Caritas partners, and donors

    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.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship
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