Catholic Relief Services Country Representative - Jobs in Uganda
Catholic Relief Services Country Representative - Jobs in Uganda
Country RepresentativeReports to:
EARO Regional DirectorDepartment:
12About CRSCatholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
As Country Representative you will lead, manage and advance the programming and operations objectives and the mission of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to serve the poor and vulnerable. Your strategic leadership will enable you to advanc e CRS’ reputation and impact while you proactively manage security and mitigate security risks and liabilities.
CRS Uganda has a vibrant portfolio of projects, anchored in a new strategy that will take us through 2030, and serving over a million vulnerable Ugandans each year. Sectors currently focus on Food Systems, Health and Social Services Systems Strengthening, Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation, and Emergency Preparedness and Management.
Our donors include USAID, USDA, EU, and private foundations and investors. CRS Uganda implements its programs through partnerships with local and international NGOs, Ugandan government departments and ministries, the Catholic Church, and community-based organizations for maximum impact and sustainability. CRS Uganda employs around 180 staff and has its main office in Kampala, with sub-offices in Moroto, Yumbe, Tororo, and Kikuube.
Roles and Key Responsibilities:
Champion and lead the vision, mission and strategy. Lead the design of medium and long-term goals. Ensure program and operations leads coordinate their objectives in alignment with the strategy.
Ensure that all projects meet and exceed donor expectations and are designed and implemented for maximum impact and reach. Ensure the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
Effectively manage senior programming and operations talent. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching and mentoring for Head of Operations and Programs. Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Oversee the development of staffing plans for large and complex projects and the recruitment process of senior staff.
Lead the development of strategic partnerships with national and international organizations that leverages resources, reputation, and expertise in line with CRS partnership principles. Ensure strong representation to key stakeholders, including Church partners, local and national government, US government and international donors.
Manage and mitigate risk through monitoring national and regional issues that may impact staff and programming. Ensure all staff understand and adhere to CRS staff safety and security policies and plans and ensure the updating of such plans.
Promote, uphold and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor resources. Ensure compliance in operations functions. Provide oversight and analysis regarding monthly expenditures.
Lead and direct the pursuit of strategic growth opportunities, prepositioning and capture planning.
Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies.
Promote accountability, learning and knowledge management overseeing application of the MEAL policy, as well as cross-sectoral and cross-department learning.
Promote safeguarding at the country program level. Ensure quality implementation of CRS safeguarding policy and principles across both operations and programs. With support from technical advisors, ensure capacity building efforts and technical guidance to CRS staff and partners, in line with CRS principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices.
Required Languages - English
Travel- Frequent travel in Uganda required up to 25% of time. Availability for international travel, as needed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
Excellent relations management abilities.
Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams. Coaching/mentoring skills.
Strong communications and presentation skills.
Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Head(s) of Programming/Operations, Telecommuting BD Specialist II, Communications Manager
Master’s degree in international development, International Relations or a related field.
10 or more years’ experience managing complex relief and development programs.
Demonstrated experience successfully managing a variety of complex, high-value projects from multiple international donors, including USAID, EU, Foundations, and UN agencies; understanding of relevant donor priorities and regulations.
Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Experience working with Church partners required.
Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching and mentoring senior program staff.
Ability to represent the agency at high levels.
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. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
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 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.
How to apply
For more information and job application details, see; Catholic Relief Services Country Representative Jobs in Uganda
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