Job: Chief of Party II --Nutrition Technical Assistance Program

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 02 Feb 2018
Key Responsibilities:

I. Strategic Leadership

· Ensure programs' strategic objectives and results are fully accomplished and meet expected technical quality standards, engaging key line ministries meaningfully to achieve results.

· Oversee regularly technical reviews, inclusive local partners, government and other actors, as relevant to ensure best practices are followed and manage changes in project strategies.

· In collaboration with technical staff, provide guidance and technical oversight to consortium members to ensure that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated.

· Oversee program's monitoring and evaluation, accountability and learning system, supporting use of data as the basis for measuring performance and adapting project interventions.

· Cultivate and define relationships with government, public and private actors to maximize donor investment and project outcomes, while leveraging these partnerships for sustainable outcomes.

· Ensure delivery of quality training, technical assistance and administrative and financial support to all partner agencies and government, including the selection and coordination of sub-grantees and consultants.

II. Management and Administration

· Manage program budget, including tracking of financial and material resources, ensuring collaboration between financial and technical staff.

· Ensure accurate and timely reporting of project finances against progress and/or outcomes, review actual financial performance against the budget, and account for variances in expenditure.

· Approve program expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification requests to donors and from implementing and technical assistance partners.

· Ensure staff understanding of, and compliance with, all CRS administrative and operational procedures and policies, as well as applicable donor regulations.

· Collaborate with CRS compliance and finance staff and project management team to plan, organize, oversee and monitor financial and compliance checks for CRS and partners, including internal and external audits, and identify plans to address any weaknesses identified.

III. Representation and Advocacy

· Provide overall leadership and oversight to the consortium, ensuring that sub-recipients adhere to their assigned scopes of work and sub-award terms, and ensuring all members of the consortium work cooperatively and productively to achieve project objectives.

· Act as primary program contact to USAID Tanzania, taking responsibility for addressing all matters related to award administration, including technical strategies and resource management.

· Strengthen linkages with existing and potential partner agencies, with specific emphasis on government, donor and private sector.

· Manage relationships with key stakeholders at national, provincial and district levels.

· Oversee program communication strategies, including compliance with donor's branding and marketing requirements and CRS marketing and communication procedures.

IV. Performance Management

· Lead, manage and supervise team of CRS and consortium partner staff to deliver high-quality services and achieve project objectives.

· Conduct periodic reviews of staff performance in keeping with CRS' performance management system and mentor staff to ensure high levels of motivation, commitment, capacity, and teamwork.

· Identify training needs for staff under his/her supervision and support capacity building through CRS trainings, non-CRS trainings, exchange visits/TDYs, and e-learning.

· Manage recruitment portfolio for the program, in collaboration with CRS country program management, to ensure optimum service delivery through recruitment of competent and qualified staff.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Deputy Chief of Party- Program Quality; Operations/Finance Manager; Nutrition/Child Health Expert; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Expert; Smallholder/Livelihood Expert; Monitoring and Knowledge Management Expert

Agency-wide Competencies: These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.

· Serves with Integrity

· Models Stewardship

· Cultivates Constructive Relationships

· Promotes Learning

Personal Skills:

· Proven leadership skills and ability to build and motivate diverse and talented teams.

· Demonstrated personal accountability and drive to serve others.

· Strong organizational and planning skills, detail-oriented.

· Able to prioritize work, multi-task and meet deadlines.

· Able to analyze problems and design solutions at strategic and functional levels.

· Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility.

· Maturity and discretion.


· Minimum of a Master's Degree with a focus on Nutrition, Public Health, or other related field required.

· Minimum 10 years' of demonstrated experience in leading, managing and implementing large international development projects with similar depth and complexity to the RFP.

· Demonstrated experience working in partnership with host governments, international donors, and implementing partners

· Experience managing USG Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee-Completion-Type contract; knowledge of relevant rules and regulations (FAR, AIDAR) preferred.

· Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa required, with experience working in Tanzania or East Africa preferred.

· Experience working with Nutrition, Agriculture, Water and Sanitation initiatives preferred

· Experience motivating diverse teams of local and international stakeholders to deliver results on time and on budget.

· Strong communication, analytical abilities to ensure quality control.

· Willingness to travel (25%).

Disclaimer: This job description is dependent on future funding. Duties and responsibilities are 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply:
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