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NGO Jobs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo-Catholic Relief Services (5 Openings) Jobs in Democratic Republic of the Congo-2020

NGO Jobs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries

Job Summary:

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the most populous, vast and resource-rich countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Decades of conflict and other challenges over the past decades have left the Congo with an 80 percent poverty rate, an annual per capita income of just over $120, inadequate social and health services, and weak governmental institutions. Given its fragility and weak institutions, the country is susceptible to health crises, including recent outbreaks of Ebola, measles, cholera and COVID-19.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. CRS has operated in the DRC since 1961, successfully implementing programs in nutrition, agriculture livelihoods, emergency, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health, microfinance, and peacebuilding throughout the country. CRS/DRC currently has around 180 staff operating out of 8 offices in Kinshasa, Goma (North Kivu), Kananga (Kasai Central), Mbuji Mayi (Kasai Oriental), Kalemie (Tanganyika), Lubumbashi (Haut Katanga), Bukavu (South Kivu), and Kole/Lodja (Sankuru).

Job Title: Chief of Party I- Eastern DRC Watershed Program

Job Location: Eastern DRC, TBD

Job Type: Regular, Full Time

Reports to: Deputy Country Representative Programming, DRC

Grade: 11

This post is contingent on donor funding.

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Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead all aspects of the development, implementation and management of the program, including sharing how the project contributes to the thought leadership of the industry. Serve as the primary point of contact to the donor as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders.
  • Ensure the project is designed and implemented to meet donor expectations in terms of timely and quality results and budget, including strategies for phase out and sustainability. Ensure coordination between program and operations leads. Ensure CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
  • Effectively manage senior programming and operations talent. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching and mentoring. Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Oversee the development of staffing plans and the recruitment process of senior staff.
  • Manage and mitigate risk through monitoring national and regional issues that may impact staff and programming. Ensure all staff understand and adhere to CRS staff safety and security policies and plans and ensure the updating of such plans.
  • Promote, uphold and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor resources. Ensure compliance with donor grants, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to donor. Approve program expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification requests to donors.
  • Oversee the development of communication strategies and materials, complying with donor and CRS’ branding and marketing requirements and procedures.
  • Coordinate relationships with consortium partner organizations, including organization of review/planning workshops. Contribute to coordination of the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.
  • Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and ensure the design and delivery of high-quality training and technical assistance.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations or relevant field.
  • Preferred minimum of 10 years work experience in a program management position with progressive responsibilities for an international NGO preferably managing projects with agriculture, livelihoods, value chain, and watershed management activities.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing donor funds, preferably for institutional donors including or similar to the Government of the Netherlands. Strong knowledge and experience in budget management.
  • Minimum of 5 years of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching senior program staff.

 

Required Languages – English, French

 

Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 25 %.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Team leadership abilities.
  • Presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent English writing skills.
  • Prior experience as a Chief of Party or comparable senior leadership position.
  • Demonstrated experience of successful program management, including management of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects with agriculture, livelihoods, value chain development, and/or watershed management components.
  • Experience engaging partners (local organizations, private sector, government, etc.) and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
  • Ability to represent and present at high levels.
  • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.
  • Experience working in conflict-affected or insecure areas.

 

Chief of Party I- Eastern DRC Multi-Sectoral Program

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 18 September 2020
  • Congo, The Democratic Republic of
  • Closing on 18 October 2020

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Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead all aspects of the development, implementation and management of the program, including sharing how the project contributes to the thought leadership of the industry. Serve as the primary point of contact to the donor as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders.
  • Ensure the project is designed and implemented to meet donor expectations in terms of timely and quality results and budget, including strategies for phase out and sustainability. Ensure coordination between program and operations leads. Ensure the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
  • Effectively manage senior programming and operations talent. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching and mentoring. Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Oversee the development of staffing plans and the recruitment process of senior staff.
  • Manage and mitigate risk through monitoring national and regional issues that may impact staff and programming. Ensure all staff understand and adhere to CRS staff safety and security policies and plans and ensure the updating of such plans.
  • Promote, uphold and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor resources. Ensure compliance with donor grants, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to donor. Approve program expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification requests to donors.
  • Oversee the development of communication strategies and materials, complying with donor and CRS’ branding and marketing requirements and procedures.
  • Coordinate relationships with consortium partner organizations, including organization of review/planning workshops. Contribute to coordination of the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.
  • Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and ensure the design and delivery of high-quality training and technical assistance.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations or relevant field.
  • Minimum of 7 or more years work experience in a program management position with progressive responsibilities for an international NGO.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing donor funds, preferably for donor awards. Strong knowledge and experience in budget management.
  • Minimum of 5 years of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching senior program staff.

 

Required Languages – English, French

 

Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 25 %.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Team leadership abilities.
  • Presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent English writing skills.
  • Prior experience as a Chief of Party or comparable senior leadership position.
  • Demonstrated experience of successful program management, including management of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects.
  • Experience engaging partners (local organizations, private sector, government, etc.) and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
  • Ability to represent and present at high levels.
  • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.
  • Experience working in conflict-affected or insecure areas.

 

Program Manager II- Agriculture & Livelihoods Team Lead, DRC

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 18 September 2020
  • Congo, The Democratic Republic of
  • Closing on 18 October 2020

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Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight of Budikadidi agriculture and livelihoods activities throughout the project implementation and close-out are in line with CRS quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices.
  • Effectively manage talent for agriculture and livelihoods and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports.
  • Lead the development of program learning – identify opportunities for learning, research and publications in the area of agriculture /livelihoods and implementation of MEAL policy. Facilitate the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned to contribute to the agency knowledge management agenda. Ensure integration of innovations and best practices.
  • Contribute to the proactive pursuit of opportunities for new funding to ensure growth of the CP agriculture and livelihoods sector portfolio in line with agency, regional, and CP agriculture and livelihoods strategic priorities. Serve as the technical lead and technical writer to ensure quality proposals in agriculture and livelihoods per agency and donor standards. Contribute to budgeting and staffing plans and activities for proposals.
  • Oversee technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities in agriculture and livelihoods for staff and partner organizations to enhance program quality and impact.
  • Oversee the identification, assessment and strengthening of partnerships relevant to agriculture and livelihoods and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Ensure timely and appropriate project expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources.

 

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations or in the field of agronomy or Agricultural economics required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in relevant field-based project management experience required, with preferably at least 2-3 years working in the area of agriculture and livelihoods
  • Experience in managing moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO.

 

Required Languages – French, English

 

Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 20 %.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions and offer innovative solutions
  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Good experience in project grants management, including project design, preferably for grants from multiple public donors, including USAID.
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality technical proposals.
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations
  • MEAL skills and experience required.
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

Program Manager II- Eastern DRC Watershed Program

  • Posted on 18 September 2020
  • Congo, The Democratic Republic of
  • Closing on 18 October 2020

Apply Here

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight of a planned FS/IWRM project throughout the project cycle to ensure project design, start-up, implementation and close-out are in line with CRS quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices.
  • Effectively manage talent for the FS/IWRM project and supervise implementation. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports.
  • Lead the development of program learning – identify opportunities for learning, research and publications in the area of food security and agricultural livelihoods, value chain development, watershed management and implementation of MEAL policy. Facilitate the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned to contribute to the agency knowledge management agenda. Ensure integration of innovations and best practices.
  • Contribute to the proactive pursuit of opportunities for new funding to ensure growth of the CP food security, agriculture, value chain and watershed management/WASH sector portfolio in line with agency, regional, and CP strategic priorities. Serve as the technical lead and technical writer to ensure quality proposals in agriculture, food security, value chain development and watershed management sector per agency and donor standards. Contribute to budgeting and staffing plans and activities for proposals.
  • Oversee technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities in agriculture, food security, value chain development, and watershed management for staff and partner organizations to enhance program quality and impact.
  • Oversee the identification, assessment and strengthening of partnerships relevant to the FS/IWRM project and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Ensure timely and appropriate project expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources.

 

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations or in the field of agriculture, rural development, hydrology, or similar required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant field-based project management experience required.
  • Preferably 7 years’ experience in relevant field-based project management experience required, with preferably at least 5 years working in the area of agriculture, value chain development, or food security.
  • Experience in managing moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO.

 

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