Deputy Regional Director – Operations, LACRO

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, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.


As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) within the region, the Deputy Regional Director for Operations (DRD/Ops) supports the work of the Regional Director, the Country Representatives, Heads of Operations, Heads of Programs, Chiefs of Party, Technical Advisors and others for the efficient delivery of CRS’ mission in the region. The DRD/Ops acts as the regional team leader for supervision of the Operations portfolio and for coordinating Operations across multiple units. S/he is responsible for promoting excellence in Operations and stewardship of resources, ensuring proper management of financial, human and material resources and information systems, and for contributing to regional and agency strategy development. The DRD/Ops provides oversight of the regional security portfolio in coordination with the RD.


Estimated travel requirement: At least 30% of the time.
Language: Fluency in English and Spanish is required; French highly desirable.
Master´s Degree in deelopment, Business Administration, Finance, or related fields.
Minimum of 7 years work experience in non-profit management with a large organization, with progressive responsibilities. Experience with an international NGO and experience outside country of origin preferred, including at least 3 years in a developing country.
Significant prior experience with CRS operational systems and procedures highly preferred.
Demonstrated understanding of industry standards and management best practices in security, supply chain, human resources, risk and compliance, administration, and ICT.
Understanding of financial systems, including budgeting. Knowledge of Insights and Vision accounting software or similar financial reporting software preferred.
Knowledge of multiple public donors’ regulations, including USAID, highly preferred.
Knowledge and familiarity with USG rules and regulations a plus.
Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to utilize a variety of training and technical assistance methodologies appropriate for groups from diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Ability to represent the agency at high levels.

Application instructions

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