Internal Title: Program Manager I
Department: Programs — DFSA
Job Type: Full-Time
Reports To: Chief of Party
Note: This position is contingent upon grant and candidate approvals by the donor.
About the program
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP) is seeking applications for funding for development food security activities in Zimbabwe from 2020-2025. Drawing on previous experience in managing USAID Food for Peace (FFP) awards in Zimbabwe, as well as considerable experience managing and implementing FFP awards globally, CRS will be submitting a proposal in response to the anticipated 2020 FFP Development F ood Security Activity (DFSA) Request for Applications (RFA). The proposed program will involve a multi-sectoral response to build resilience and address food insecurity and malnutrition in Zimbabwe, with focus on Matabeleland North.
You will manage programming in the Country Program (CP) for the DFSA program, designing and implementing a community visioning strategy for the program, advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that the project delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its programming.
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience
- A Master’s degree in a Social Science, International Development, International Relations required.
- Minimum of 2 years of relevant field-based experience in coordinating or managing light to moderately complex projects required, preferably with an international NGO.
- Demonstrated experience in community visioning and social mobilization with particular experience in facilitating transformational leadership and shared visioning with communities.
- Demonstrated understanding and application of technical principles and concepts on youth, gender, age and other socio-cultural factors in the context of food and nutrition security programming, preferably in Zimbabwe.
- Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, faith-based and civil society partners.
- Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management and knowledge-sharing networks.
Required/Desired Foreign Language: Ability to understand and speak Ndebele desired.
Travel Required: Ability to travel for up to 50% of time.
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Deputy Chief of Party, Other Technical Leads, All Departments of the Country Program.
External: Partner organizations, the Church, international and local NGOs, Research institutions
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.
- Strategic Mindset
- Accountability & Stewardship
- Builds Relationships
- Develops Talent
- Continuous Improvement & Innovation
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
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 those in need.