Chief of Party I-Resilience Building, Malawi

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Job Summary
As Chief of Party, you will provide leadership and overall management for an anticipated USAID-funded project to foster resilience in Malawi through an integrated approach addressing agricultural livelihoods, food security and nutrition, climate change mitigation and adaptation, disaster risk management and other key aspects of resilience. Your leadership, management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming and advance the position of CRS as a leading agency in local systems strengthening and participatory, locally-driven development. As a senior leader you will ensure quality of work and delivery of results and proactively manage and mitigate risks. This position is contingent upon funding.

Required languages – English; Chichewa is an advantage
Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 30% in Malawi.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings

  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment

  • Good technical writing skills

  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills

  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented

Preferred Qualifications

  • USAID Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party experience, preferably on Feed the Future activities.

  • Experience managing large-scale USAID contracts, including management of sub-contracts and grants under contract (GUCs)

  • Recognized leader on climate- and resilience-related issues as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications, conference presentations, etc.

  • Experience integrating gender equality, social inclusion, and youth participation in resilience programming.

  • Familiarity with the social, environmental and economic
    cont
    ext in Malawi, with established stakeholder relationships and networks.

  • Demonstrated experience of successful program management, including management of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects, with complicated logistics.

  • Experience engaging and strengthening local government structures, civil society, local media, and private sector actors. 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.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Director of Finance, Operations, MEAL and technical project leads.
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Country Representative, Head of Programs, Head of Operations, Senior Management Team
External: Donor, implementing
partners, government and sector stakeholders
Basic Qualifications

  • Masters degree in agriculture, rural development, environmental sciences/management, climate/adaptation, and/or economics or a relevant technical area.

  • 7 or more years of relevant management and technical experience, with expertise in climate resilience, natural resource management, disaster risk management, food and nutrition security, agricultural livelihoods and market development, and/or rural development.

  • 5 years of experience managing donor funds. Strong knowledge and experience in budget management.

  • 5 years of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching senior program staff.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff membe
r to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
� Integrity
� Continuous Improvement & Innovation
� Builds Relationships
� Develops Talent
� Strategic Mindset
� Accountability & Stewardship
*Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
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Disclaimer**: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.*** Note:** All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical
examination. CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm. CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency. CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 t
hose in need
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