Deputy Head of Programming, DRC

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 Deputy Head of Programming (DHoP) you will contribute to the development, management and implementation of high-quality programs that are needs-driven and evidence-based, adhering to CRS program quality standards for emergency and development and employing best practices based on a long history of multi-sectoral interventions in DR Congo. You will ensure compliance with CRS and donor requirements by effectively leveraging support from MEAL (monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning), technical advisors and operations staff with the projects that he or she supports.

You will contribute to providing strategic direction and management of the DRC Country Program’s (CP’s) programming complementing the Head of Programming’s (HOP) efforts at ensuring the establishment and successful implementation of high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable in DRC. Your focus will be on reinforcing program quality in grants management in terms of narrative reporting and budget management, working closely with project teams. With the HOP, MEAL Coordinator and MEAL team, you will also support project teams to ensure that data and learning is used in decision-making for ongoing programs and to ensure the quality of future program design. You will also support the CP’s partner capacity strengthening strategy and its activities targeted at strategic partners.


Basic Qualifications

Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or relevant field.
Minimum of 5 years work experience in a program management position with progressive responsibilities for an international NGO.
Good experience in project grants management, including project design, budget preparation, expenditure tracking, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, etc., preferably for projects funded by multiple public donors, including USAID.
Experience with successful business development activities capturing public and/or private donor funding.
Required Languages – Written and spoken English and French

Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 25 %.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
Team leadership abilities
Presentation and facilitation skills
Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented

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