Catholic Relief Services JEOP Deputy Chief of Party - Programs, Jobs in Ethiopia

Catholic Relief Services JEOP Deputy Chief of Party - Programs, Jobs in Ethiopia

Closing date: 21 Nov 2019

Position Title: JEOP Deputy Chief of Party I, Program Quality

Department/Country: EARO/Ethiopia

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Reports To: JEOP Chief of Party

Job Background/Summary:

The Joint Emergency Operation (JEOP) is an emergency food distribution program in Ethiopia targeting transitory or acute food insecure households in over 80 USAID approved woredas through a project participant targeting process led by the Government of Ethiopia's (GoE) National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC).

JEOP helps to ensure that the most vulnerable households have sufficient access to food to meet their emergency food needs. On average, JEOP serves as a food pipeline for up to 33% of the emergency-affected parts of Ethiopia.

The JEOP operational area has traditionally covered the highlands of eastern Tigray and Amhara regions to the North, as well as the eastern highlands and lowlands of eastern Oromia Region, with addit ional locations in the lowland Rift Valley of central Oromia Region and eastern Southern Nations, Nationalities and People's Region (SNNPR).

CRS seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP/Program Quality) to oversee technical program quality coordination of the JEOP Program.

The DCoP/Program Quality will be responsible for overseeing the program technical team, assuring program quality, and be in regular contact with each partner, ensuring communication on concerns about performance, harmonizing approaches, standardization and progress on targets.

In particular, the DCoP/Program Quality will work with JEOP partners' Program Managers to develop common technical strategies and approaches for each of their intervention areas and ensure that activities are implemented in an integrated manner across the consortium to achieve maximum program impact.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and
to achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

    Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises JEOP MEAL technical advisor, JEOP early warning technical advisor, and cash project manager. Contributes to the workplan of the ICT4D officer.

    Travel: Willingness to travel approximately 40-50% of the time to remote areas of the country


  • A Master's degree in International Development, Social Science or related technical field with a minimum of 4 years' experience with CRS or other humanitarian agencies

  • 7 or more years' relevant management and technical experience.
  • 5 years' experience managing donor funds, including multi country grants.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in budget management.
  • Knowledge of USAID and USG grant regulations and procedures
  • Prior management of USAID funding required; knowledge of Title II policies and procedures preferred
  • Experience in consortium management is preferred

    Language: English, excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

    What we offer

    CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

    ***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 protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

    EOE/M/F/D/V - CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    How to Apply:
    Application URL: Catholic Relief Services JEOP Deputy Chief of Party - Programs, Jobs in Ethiopia

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