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Displaced Chile Protection Program Manager

Specific Responsibilities:

Project management and implementation:

  • Responsibility for implementing program activities and meeting program objectives with expected technical quality standards.
  • Manage and monitor program expenditures and budgets. Review actual financial performance against the budget and explain variances on a regular basis.
  • Ensure compliance with grant requirements and CRS administrative and operational procedures and policies.
  • Develop and monitor project work plans.
  • Ensure good partner relations and compliance with donor regulations regarding partners and subgrants.
  • Ensure that monitoring and evaluation and learning are incorporated into evolving program plans. 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.
  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning CRS Program Manager Competencies These competencies apply to all Program Managers and are rooted in the mission, values and guiding principles of Catholic Relief Services.
  • Sets clear goals and manages toward them
  • Collaborates effectively with staff and stakeholders
  • Manages financial resources with integrity
  • Applies program quality standards to project design and organizational learning Key working relationships: Internal: Program Director, CR, Finance Department, Regional Technical Advisor for Health, Public Resource Department (HQ) External: USAID, Government of Burundi child protection agencies at national and provincial level; UNICEF, other NGOs and CBOs working in child protection.


  • Master’s degree in International Development, Public Health, other relevant discipline or equivalent work experience.
  • Two or more years’ project management experience in an international development setting. Preference given to candidates with experience in the Great Lakes.
  • Knowledge of child protection issues in Africa, and in particular, the Great Lakes.
  • Experience in managing USG program funds
  • Skills in planning, organizing and problem solving and a results-driven attitude
  • Previous experience in programs involving local NGO partners
  • Ability to work well with people, good judgment and commitment to CRS’ mission
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills;

    Foreign Language Required: Candidate must be highly proficient in both French and English to be considered for the position.

    Physical Requirements/Environment:

    This position is based in Bujumbura, Burundi. The person will be required to travel approximately 30% of his/her time to monitor project activities and staff

    How to apply:

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

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