United Republic of Tanzania: Chief of Party, Caring for Children and Empowering Young People

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 07 Apr 2015

Job Title: Chief of Party, Caring for Children and Empowering Young People
Region/Country Program: EARO/Tanzania
Position Type: Full Time
Area of Interest: OVC
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Band: E
FLSA: Exempt
Reports To: Country Representative

NOTE: Position contingent upon USAID approved funding

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.

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.

CRS Tanzania is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID/Tanzania “Caring for Children and Empowering Young People (C2EYP),” RFA. The Chief of Party will provide overall leadership and technical direction for the project, ensuring achievement of project deliverables. The COP will be the primary liaison with USAID and will manage project staff and implementing partners to ensure proper reporting, financial management, and compliance. The 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.

• Responsible for the overall planning, implementation and management of the project as well as the achievement of the goals and objectives of the project in a timely and cost-effective manner and in compliance with technical standards and donor guidelines
• 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 program objectives. Encourages transparency among and between members to promote coordination and effectiveness.
• Designs strategies, partnerships and interventions to guarantee the project is gender and ability-sensitive and that CRS and implementing partners are accountable to beneficiaries.
• 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 USAID, 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 donor.
• 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.

These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
• Serves with Integrity
• Models Stewardship
• Cultivates Constructive Relationships
• Promotes Learning

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Deputy Chief of Party, MEAL Director, Director of Finance and Operations

Internal to CRS: Country Representative, Head of Programming and all program staff, particularly unit managers. Management Quality staff, particularly Head of Operations and Finance Manager, Regional and Headquarters technical staff.

External to CRS: Officials at USAID, government organizations, representatives from other non-profit organizations, networks dealing with issues related to OVC, private sector.

• Master’s Degree (minimum) in public health, social work, international development, or related field.
• Strong knowledge of the social welfare and health sectors in Tanzania.
• At least 10 years of experience managing large-scale, complex, multi-year US government-funded projects. Experience in Tanzania strongly preferred. Previous COP experience strongly preferred.
• Significant technical experience in the areas of most vulnerable children, and/or economic resiliency, nutrition, education, and psychosocial care, demonstrated by at least eight years of experience designing, implementing and managing large projects addressing these issues.
• Demonstrated knowledge of USAID project management including USAID rules and regulation and reporting requirements.
• Knowledge and experience in HIV programming and experience applying PEPFAR OVC guidelines.
• Demonstrated knowledge of achieving project targets through applied learning, rigorous knowledge management, and innovation.
• Experience collaborating with host governments and local partners to implement development projects.
• Experience managing teams and building partnerships.
• Proven ability to think strategically and deliver results.
• Proven leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills.
• Proven experience in building and maintaining institutional linkages.
• Demonstrated personal accountability, respect for others, and a drive to serve.
• Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English and a strong preference for Swahili fluency.
• Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.
• Willingness to travel significantly throughout Tanzania.

Tanzanian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.


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