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Kampala, Uganda



April 19, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, we have expanded in size to reach more than 130 million people in more than 100 countries on five continents.

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Job Title

Chief of Party I - Inclusive Development of Sustainable Farming Systems job at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Description

CRS in Uganda is currently recruiting a Chief of Party I to provide leadership and overall management of the upcoming Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) project on Inclusive development of sustainable farming systems in Lango and Busoga regions. The program will be built around the following major components: a. Farmer household and farming systems b. Sustainable land use, irrigation, and crop production c. Market and value chain development. Your leadership, management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming across all components and advance the position of CRS as a leading agency in food assistance, food security, resilience, value chain and market systems programming. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead all aspects of the development, implementation and consolidation of the EKN project, including sharing how the project contributes to the thought leadership of the industry. Serve as the primary point of contact to EKN as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders.

  • Ensure the project is designed and implemented to meet donor expectations in terms of timely and quality results and budget, including strategies for phase out and sustainability. Ensure coordination between program and operations leads.

  • Ensure the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) policy and procedures.

  • Effectively manage senior programming and operations talent. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being.

  • Provide coaching and mentoring. Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Oversee 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. Ensure all staff understand and adhere to CRS staff safety and security policies and plans, and ensure the updating of such plans.

  • Promote, uphold and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor resources. Ensure compliance with EKN grants, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to EKN. Approve program expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification requests to donors.

  • Oversee the development of communication strategies and materials, complying with donor and CRS’ branding and marketing requirements and procedures.

  • Coordinate relationships with consortium partner organizations, including organization of review/planning workshops.

  • Coordinate the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.

  • Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and ensure the design and delivery of high-quality training and technical assistance.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • 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 with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams. Coaching skills.

  • Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.

  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.

  • Required Languages – English proficiency (both written and oral) is required. Proficiency of local languages in Lira and Busoga Districts is a plus.

  • Travel – This position will be based in the project office in either Jinja or Lira. The Chief of Party I must be willing and able to travel across project locations up to 40% of his/her time.

  • Supervisory Responsibilities (if none, state none): Program Staff

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Program team, Country Representative, Head of Programs, Head of Operations, Deputy Head of Operations, MEAL Coordinator, Business Development Specialist, Finance Manager, Deputy Finance Manager, Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality, Regional Technical Advisors, HQ based Project Support teams

  • External: Donors, partner INGOs and local NGOs, Caritas, and peer agencies.


Agency REDI Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

  • Agency competencies clarify expected behaviors and attitudes for all staff. When demonstrated, they create an engaging workplace, help staff achieve their best, and help CRS achieve agency goals. These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Personal Accountability – consistently takes responsibility for one’s own actions.

  • Acts with Integrity - consistently models values aligned with CRS Guiding Principles and mission. Is considered honest.

  • Builds and Maintains Trust - shows consistency between words and actions.

  • Collaborates with Others – works effectively in intercultural and diverse teams.

  • Open to Learn – seeks out experiences that may change perspective or provide an opportunity to learn new things.

Agency Leadership Competencies:

  • Lead Change – continually looks for ways to improve the agency through a culture of agility, openness, and innovation.

  • Develops and Recognizes Others – builds the capacity of staff to reach their full potential and enhances team and agency performance.

  • Strategic Mindset – understands role in translating, communicating, and implementing agency strategy and team principles.

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