Deputy Chief of Party-Program Quality, Uganda

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 20 November 2019
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 19 December 2019

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party, Program Quality
Internal Title: Deputy Chief of Party I
Reports To: Chief of Party
Country/Location: Uganda, Moroto

Background
CRS was awarded the 2017 USAID Food for Peace (FFP) Development Food Security Activities (DFSA). CRS Uganda is the prime organization and will work in consortium with international non-governmental organizations, local implementing partners and international/national research institutions. The program involves a multi-sectoral response to addressing food insecurity and malnutrition in Karamoja sub-region in northern Uganda. The timeframe for this program is 2017-2022.

Job Summary
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for Program Quality will supervise and coordinate project activities to ensure that DFSA interventions are effective and implemented according to pro posal objectives and donor requirements. The DCOP will provide technical oversight to all project sectors and will strengthen communication, integration and harmonization of technical approaches across all purposes. The DCOP will participate in working groups, co-organize and co-facilitate the Program Management Unit, and support senior technical staff in developing implementation strategies in alignment with CRS, donor and GOU policies. The DCOP will collaborate closely with implementation, technical and government partners and, when necessary, will fulfill Chief of Party (COP) duties as acting COP. The DCOP will ensure appropriate support to international and local implementing partners in collaboration with CRS internal departments.

Basic Qualifications and Experience:
* Master's degree in international relations, Economics, Social Science or relevant technical sectors (nutrition, food security, agriculture)
* Five (5) years' relevant management and technical experience
* Three (3) years' experience managing donor funds.
* Knowledge and experience in budget management
* Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a range of key program stakeholders, and managing complex relationships with actors, donors and other collaborating agencies
* Knowledge of USAID and USG grant rules and regulations preferred.

Travel Required: The position is based in Moroto with travel to the project areas and to CRS Head Office in Kampala.

Supervisory:
The DCOP for Program Quality will directly supervise four staff including the Team Leads and Program Managers for Resilience, Livelihoods, Nutrition and Governance. The DCOP will also work closely with the Partnership and Capacity Strengthening Manager and will be the main liaison to the technical teams of the local implementing partners.

Agency-wide Competencies:
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

What we offer
CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

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. CRS' processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

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.

This vacancy is archived.

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