Friday, February 5, 2016

Catholic Relief Services,Chief of Party - Youth Entrepreneurship Program - Tanzania

Closing date: 05 Feb 2016
Job Title: Chief of Party
Department/Country: EARO/Tanzania
Position Type: Full Time
Job Location: Dar es Salam, Tanzania
FLSA: **Exempt
**Reports To:
Country Representati

This position is contingent on successful acquisition of the contract.
About CRS:
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.
Background: Country Program Background
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality and works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs. CRS has been helping poor, vulnerable families improve their lives through orphans and vulnerable children, agriculture, health, microfinance, and WASH programming in Tanzania since 1962.
Job Summary:
Catholic Relief Services in Tanzania is seeking Chief of Party (COP) candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded project aimed at improving youth livelihoods in agriculture. The program will enhance entrepreneurial, life and workforce readiness skills and link qualified youth with economic and employment opportunities.
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Provide overall technical and administrative leadership to the project implementation team, including development of strategies, budgets, work plans, monitoring and evaluation plans and reporting
  • Provide supervision to the project full time personnel, consultants and subcontractors
  • Interact with the USAID Mission and provide regular updates on project progress or issues that arise
  • Serve as the primary liaison to USAID, local and national governmental authorities, local NGOs, community organizations, and other donor organizations
  • Provide mentoring and professional development support to project staff, with emphasis on building capacity of national staff
  • Lead the development of program strategies, planning and implementation of program activities while ensuring cohesion among the program components.
  • Promotes sustainability of project activities with effective networking, linkages to other programs, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing partners and community-based organizations.
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.
  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning
Supervisory Responsibilities (if none, state none):
Direct supervision of all CRS staff working 100% under the project
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: CRS/Tanzania HoP, CRS/Tanzania Head of Office, CRS/Tanzania CR, other members of CRS/Tanzania SMT (as appropriate), CRS/Tanzania MEAL Head of Department, CRS HQ and East Africa Regional Office Technical Advisors
External: Consortium member project staff, relevant Government of Tanzania key stakeholders, donor agencies, other implementing partners
Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • Master's Degree in Agriculture, Economic Development or related field.
  • Minimum ten years of relevant experience in the technical areas of: agriculture, youth development, workforce development, entrepreneurship, and/or youth employability.
  • At least three years of work history as a Chief of Party or significant senior management responsibilities for a major donor funded project.
  • Experience working with education and training institutions, private sector and NGOs to provide work. readiness and technical training for the agriculture sector.
  • Experience with either the facilitated approach to donor programs and/or youth participatory engagement, peer-to-peer learning, and youth engagement strategies.
  • Experience working in developing countries (Sub-saharan or Tanzania specific experience desirable).
  • Experience with USAID or other international donors preferred.
  • Fluency in oral and written English.
Required Language: English
Required Travel:
Travel limited to 10% of time and will consist primarily of in-country project destinations.
Work Environment:
Office with site visits to project locations
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Qualified Tanzanian nationals strongly encouraged to apply.
Internal candidates are encouraged in to apply within 10 days of posting.

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