Deputy Chief of Party I-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.


Manage a key aspect of the development, implementation, and consolidation of the USAID Education Resilience Activity (ERA) project. Serve as a point of contact on area of responsibility to USAID as well as Government of Pakistan, other donors, the private sector, civil society organizations, community actors and other key stakeholders, when needed.
Manage key function of the project to meet donor expectations in terms of timely and quality results and budget. Contribute to ensuring coordination between program and operations leads. Contribute to ensuring the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
In collaboration with the COP and other senior staff, ensure the successful implementation of project activities according to the contractual requirements with the donor and government (i.e., that all activities and deliverables are completed within the agreed timescale and budget, reports are submitted as per agreed schedules, and any other requirements or criteria are fulfilled)
Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching. Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Contribute to the development of staffing plans and the recruitment process of senior staff.
Manage and mitigate risk through monitoring national and regional issues that may impact staff and programming. Please visit our application for complete list.


Expertise in one or more of the following areas preferred: foundational skills, social emotional learning (SEL), soft skills, building resilience capabilities and assets, and strengthening pathways between non-formal to formal education.
Familiarity with resilience-building approaches and methodologies, particularly in the context of education. Recognized technical experience and qualifications in sector.
Demonstrated experience of successful management, including management of functions of complex, multi-activity projects.
Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
Knowledge of the USAID regulations, procedures, and reporting requirements, as well as experience in managing and implementing projects in accordance with these guidelines. Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.

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