Recrutement de 01 CHIEF OF PARTY II

Localité : Burkina Faso / Ouagadougou
Domaine : Environnement
Niveau : BAC + 5
Entreprise recruteur : Catholic Relief Services

Poste à pourvoir CHIEF OF PARTY II
Nombre de poste 01
Lieu d'affectation Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
Secteur activité Activités de santé et d’action sociale
Diplôme ou niveau Master’s degree
Option du diplôme degree in International Development, Agriculture, Rural Livelihoods, Climate Change
Expériences 10 ans
Capacités liées à l'emploi

Department: Programming
Country/Location: Burkina Faso/Ouagadougou
Job Type: Regular Full-time

Note: This position is dependent upon funding, as well as the donor’s approval of the proposed Chief of Party.

About CRS
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, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

Job Summary:
CRS is seeking a Chief of Party II (COP) for the anticipated 5-year USAID Regional Resilience Activity in the Sahel project. The CoP will provide vision, leadership and overall management of the Regional Resilience Activity in the Sahel funded by USAID. The program seeks to expand resilience in the Sahel, improving the ability of individuals, households, and communities to mitigate, adapt to, and recover from perennial shocks and stresses. This grant will be implemented in several countries, including Burkina Faso, Chad, Mauritania and the Gambia. Your strategic leadership, management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming and position CRS as a leading agency in resilience in the Sahel. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks. The program is anticipated to start in 2024 and this position will be based in one of the Sahel countries.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:
• Lead all aspects of the development, implementation and consolidation of the Regional Resilience Activity, including sharing how the project contributes to the thought leadership of the industry.
• Serve as the primary point of contact to USAID 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 donor compliance, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to USAID. Approve program expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification requests to donors.
• Represent CRS programming in international circles, highlighting innovative work. Publish program results and deliver presentations. Oversee the development of communication strategies and materials, complying with donor and CRS’ branding and marketing requirements and procedures.
• Manage relationships with consortium partner organizations, including organization of review/planning workshops. Coordinate 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 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, Agriculture, Rural Livelihoods, Climate Change or a relevant technical area. PhD preferred.
• 10 or more years’ relevant management and technical experience.
• 7 years’ experience managing donor funds, including multi country grants. Excellent knowledge and experience in budget management.
• 5 years of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching and mentoring senior program staff.

Required Languages - French and English fluency, including excellent oral and written skills, required.
Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 40 %.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Excellent strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
• Excellent relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
• Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams. Coaching/mentoring skills.
• Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.
• Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.

Preferred Qualifications
• Established leader in sector as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications, conference presentations etc.
• Demonstrated experience of successful program management, including management of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects, with complicated logistics.
• Experience engaging partners 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.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

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

Candidate's commitment to CRS Safeguarding Policy
By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.
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Women are encouraged to apply
Our strong preference is to recruit a national of Burkina Faso for this position.
CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
Date limite de depôt des dossiers 30/04/2024
Procedure de recrutement NP
Durée du contrat CDD
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