Catholic Relief Services Chief of Party-Kenya Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) Jobs

Catholic Relief Services Chief of Party-Kenya Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) Jobs

Job Title: Chief of Party -- Kenya Development Food Security Activity (DFSA)

Department: Kenya

Reports To: Country Representative

Location: TBD, Kenya

FLSA: Exempt

Type: Full time

Note: This position is contingent upon grant and candidate approvals by the donor.


Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 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. CRS is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) supporting relief and development work in over 100 countries around the world.

CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity, or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs.

CRS opened operations in Kenya in 1965. For over 50 years, we have worked throughout the country to implement programs in agriculture, health, microfinance, water, sanitation, emergency relief and peacebuilding. CRS has built deep relationships with the Government of Kenya and the Catholic Church through ongoing collaboration and support.

CRS' projects currently include agriculture, health, services for orphans and vulnerable children, microfinance, emergency response, and HIV care and treatment. CRS Kenya implements its programs through partnerships with local organizations, including the Catholic Church, other faith-based organizations, and community entities for maximum impact and sustainability.

CRS will be submitting a proposal in response to the 2019 USAID Food for Peace (FFP) Development Food Security Activities (DFSA) Request for Applications (RFA).

CRS Kenya will serve as the prime on the application and will develop the proposal in consortium with other international
non-governmental organizations, local implementing partners and international/national research institutions.

The proposed program will involve a multi-sectoral response to addressing food insecurity and malnutrition in Kenya. The estimated timeframe for this program is 2019-2024.

CRS Kenya seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated DFSA) to 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 with government and other stakeholders to ensure activities complement ongoing initiatives and adhere to country and global standards.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead and support CRS consortium partners to achieve program targets.
    Timely submission of high quality deliverables to USAID, e.g. workplans, MEL plan, reports.
  • Manage all resources assigned to the project and serve as the primary liaison among stakeholders including the donor, Advisory Board, Country Representative, relevant government ministries, raising decisions and issues as needed.
  • Coordinate program implementation, finance, and distribution of commodities according to the policies and procedures of USG and CRS.
  • Directly supervise the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), Gender Advisor, M&E Lead, and possibly other senior staff -- such as Finance & Admin Manager.

    Closing date: 2nd December 2018

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    Catholic Relief Services Chief of Party-Kenya Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) Jobs

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