Chief of Party DFSA Zimbabwe

Job
from Catholic Relief Services
Closing date: 20 Nov 2019

Job Title: Chief of Party II

Department: CRS Zimbabwe

Reports To: Country Representative

Country/Location: Zimbabwe/(Exact location to be determined)

Note: This position is contingent upon grant and candidate approvals by the donor

About the program
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP) is seeking applications for funding for development food security activities in Zimbabwe from 2020-2025. Drawing on previous experience in managing USAID Food for Peace (FFP) awards in Zimbabwe, as well as considerable experience managing and implementing FFP awards globally, CRS will be submitting a proposal in response to the anticipated 2020 FFP Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) Request for Applications (RFA). The proposed program will involve a mul ti-sectoral response to build resilience and address food insecurity and malnutrition in Zimbabwe, with CRS' focus on Matabeleland North.

Job Summary:
As Chief of Party II you will provide vision, leadership, representation and overall management of the proposed USAID DFSA project to serve the most vulnerable. Your strategic leadership, management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming. You will provide leadership and guidance to sub-grantees on the program to ensure efficiency and adherence to the program timelines. As a senior leader, you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.

Education and Experience
* Master's degree in Development Studies, International Relations, Business Management or a relevant technical area (agriculture, nutrition, public health, etc...)
* 10 or more years' progressively increasing management and technical experience in international development projects, at least 5 of which should be in the field.
* 7 years' experience effectively managing donor funds, specifically with USAID funding. FFP and Title II experience an advantage. Excellent knowledge and experience in budget management.
* Established leader in sector as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications, conference presentations etc.
* Proven leadership skills managing projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries, including management of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects, with complicated logistics.
* Prior experience working in Zimbabwe, and familiarity with the country's social and economic dynamics. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive work relationships with key stakeholders such as host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations and partners.
* Demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff, as well as experience managing programmatic and financial reporting.
* Experience in adaptive management and learning techniques is highly desired.
* Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.

Required/Desired Language: English

Travel Required: 30-40% travel

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: Deputy Chief of Party, Food Security Technical Coordinator, Sector Leads

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.

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

Disclaimer:
This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

EOE/M/F/D/V - CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.