Chief of Party II--Education Resilience Activity (ERA)

Catholic Relief Services

About the organization

Catholic 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 Chief of Party, you will provide vision, leadership and overall management of the USAID, Education Resilience Activity (ERA) in Pakistan project to serve the poor and vulnerable. The key objective of the Education Resilience Activity is to support Pakistan to improve the education systems’ climate resilience and inclusiveness of marginalized populations - particularly girls and children with disabilities. Your strategic leadership, management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming and advance the position of CRS as a leading agency in Education Resilience field. As a senior leader you will represent the program and CRS vis-à-vis key strategic stakeholders and partners across different government reports, consortium members, civil society, and communities. You will also proactively manage staff safety, access, and mitigate different accountability and security risks. You will collaborate with Ministerial stakeholders and other critical partners to provide strategic and high-level support for effective capacity building at the local level and sustainability of the project interventions.


Preferred Qualifications

Established leader in Education sector as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications, conference presentations etc.
Demonstrated experience of successful program management, including management of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects, with complicated logistics.
Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
Ability to represent and present at high levels.
Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.

Required Languages – English languages required to perform the job

Travel– The position is based in Islamabad, but the job requires travel up to 50% of the time.

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