Deputy Regional Director – Program Quality, 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 Regional Office Senior Management Team, the Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality (DRD/PQ) is responsible for technical and program quality, business development, and staff development in these areas, in accordance with the Agency Mission. The DRD/PQ is responsible for ensuring that the Agency’s overall vision and strategy is understood and incorporated into strategic planning and program management in all country programs and at the regional level; providing technical and programmatic support to country program staff; ensuring close and efficient coordination with PIQA, IDEA, and HRD on common programming initiatives and departmental mandates; ensuring that all appropriate opportunities for growth throughout the region are pursued.


Master's Degree in development or related sector.
Minimum of 7 years required; 10 or more years preferred in a management position with progressive responsibilities. Experience with an international NGO and experience outside country of origin preferred. Past experience serving as a CRS Head of Programming, desirable.
Familiarity with technical standards in project management and program design for CRS core competencies and programmatic themes.
Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge and skills formally and informally to diverse audiences; desire and ability to mentor staff.
Demonstrated understanding of industry program quality standards and management best practices in relief and development.
Knowledge of multiple public donors’ regulations, including USAID, highly preferred.
Ability to represent the agency at high levels
Required/Desired Foreign Language: Fluency in Spanish and English. French highly desirable
Travel Required: At least 30%

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