Saturday, January 3, 2015

Catholic Relief Services ,Team Leader/Chief of Party Jobs in Tanzania

POSITION TITLE: Team Leader/Chief of Party
WORK STATION: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with 35% field travel
LENGTH OF ASSIGNMENT: 2-years with possibility of extension
REPORTS TO: Head of Programs
ABOUT CRS: Catholic Relief Services (
CRS) 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.
BACKGROUND: CRS/Tanzania seeks a candidate for an anticipated project aimed at reducing stunting in Tanzania. If awarded, the project will be led by CRS/TZ with a team of Tanzanian organizations and international institutions.
JOB SUMMARY: The Team Leader/Chief of Party will provide vision, strategic leadership, management guidance, and oversight for the successful execution of the project.. The Team Leader/COP will be the primary liaison with the donor and will manage project staff and coordinate consortium partners to ensure high impact project implementation, proper reporting, financial management, and compliance. The Team Leader/COP is expected to coordinate closely with government and other stakeholders to ensure that activities complement ongoing initiatives and adhere to country and global standards and that local government actively takes on certain project interventions and strategies.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for overall project planning, implementation and management as well as achievement of project goals and objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner. Serves as the team lead for the project and ensures strong communication and coordination with and between all team members as a means to effectively achieve project objectives. Establishes and achieves high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines. Ensures grant management compliance for the project with donor and CRS regulations. Serves as the primary point of contact and collaboration for the team and in-country stakeholders, including funding agency, implementation partners, government partners and other key stakeholders. Ensures timely, high-quality and complete submission of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by the funding agency. Promotes sustainability of project activities with effective networking, linkages to other programs, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing partners, local government authorities and community-based organizations.
1.At least 10 years’ experience working in developing country settings with significant work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa and a strong preference for significant Tanzania experience
2.Extensive experience in the strategic management of complex health or development projects at scale, preferably at either a Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party level. Specific technical experience in Nutrition is preferred
3.Experience working in a large, multi-faceted and multi-partner consortium. In particular, the candidate will be able to draw results from all partners while maintaining a strong working relationship and group focus
4.Proven experience managing large multi-million, multi-year budgets and risk planning and management
5.Demonstrated experience supervising effective teams and building the capacity of partners
  1. Experience managing large amounts of data from multiple sources and strong understanding of and exposure to M&E methodologies, operational research, social behavior change communication, and developing learning agendas
    7.Proven experience working with DFID funded projects preferred; qHighly diplomatic with strong oral and written communication skills
    8.Advanced degree in international development, health, nutrition or related field.
  1. Demonstrates commitment to development by working closely with, understanding, supporting, and empowering local partners.
  2. Strong representation, negotiation and diplomatic skills, especially when relating to DFID, Tanzanian government agencies and local partner organizations.
  3. Strong team player who is able to inspire and mentor staff; and possessing highly developed interpersonal and multicultural skills.
  4. Ability to solicit diverse and counter perspectives while also providing decisive leadership.
  5. Demonstrable understanding of Value for Money and DFID’s results agenda.
  6. Fluency in Swahili preferred, fluency in oral and written English required; excellent communications skills, and advanced computer literacy, specifically Microsoft Office products.
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 her or his responsibilities to achieve desired results: · Serves with Integrity · Models Stewardship · Cultivates Constructive Relationships · Promotes Learning
Tanzanian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Supervisory Responsibilities: TBD
How to apply:
If you are interested and meet these minimum qualifications, please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae of no more than 3-pages to Senior Human Resource Officer, CRS/TZ via the email
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities of the position. CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. As an equal opportunity employer, CRS will recruit, hire, train and promote persons solely on their qualifications and abilities. We strongly encourage women, minorities and people with disabilities to apply.

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