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Country Manager at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

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Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Tanzania Jobs

About CRS:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official
overseas relief and development organization of the United States
Conference of Catholic Bishops and has served people living in poverty
and situations of vulnerability in over 100 countries since 1943. In
Tan­zania, CRS has served vulnerable communities for over 50 years and
accomplished this through development programs of emer­gency response,
HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peace-building.
CRS is inviting experienced and qualified candidates to apply for the following post below…


Country Manager, Tanzania
Country Manager at Catholic Relief Services December, 2023
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of (On-site)
Job Description
Job Title: Country Manager Reports to: Regional Director
Department: EARO Salary Grade: 11
*Estimated start date, July 2024.

About CRS

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.

Job Summary:
Based
in Dar es Salaam, the Country Manager will manage and represent the
country program office, advancing programming and operations objectives
and the mission of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to serve the poor and
vulnerable. Your management and representation skills will enable you to
advance CRS’ reputation and impact while you proactively manage
security and mitigate security risks and liabilities.

Country Program Background
CRS
has been working with the most vulnerable people in marginalized and
underserved communities in Tanzania since 1962. Today, the country
program supports projects in health, agriculture/livelihoods, nutrition
and early childhood development, youth empowerment with a focus on
adolescent girls and young women, as well as water, sanitation, and
hygiene (WASH).

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage
    the design of medium and long-term goals. Ensure program and operations
    leads coordinate their objectives in alignment with the 2023-2028
    Country Program strategy.
  • Support CRS Tanzania’s senior program
    staff to ensure all projects meet and exceed CRS and donor expectations
    and are designed and implemented for maximum impact and reach.
  • Effectively
    manage talent and supervise teams in an environment that reflects CRS
    values and principles and the agency’s Respect, Equity, Diversity, and
    Inclusion (REDI) commitments.
  • Manage team dynamics and staff
    well-being. Provide coaching and mentoring. Strategically tailor
    individual development plans and complete performance assessments for
    direct reports.
  • Manage the development of staffing plans and the recruitment process of 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 polices and plans and ensure the
    updating of such plans. Respond to emergency issues and needs as they
    arise. Closely supervise or oversee responses to emergencies.
  • Establish
    and develop strategic partnerships with national and international
    organizations that leverage resources, reputation, and expertise in line
    with CRS partnership principles. Ensure strong representation to key
    stakeholders, including partners, international organizations, host
    government, and donors.
  • Ensure compliance with CRS safeguarding allegation management policy and fraud prevention guidelines.
  • Promote,
    uphold and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor
    resources. Ensure compliance in operations functions. Provide oversight
    and analysis regarding monthly expenditures.
  • Oversee the pursuit
    of strategic growth opportunities, prepositioning and capture planning.
    Identify and pursue opportunities for appropriate expansion and growth
    of programs, ensuring the sound management of all aspects of the
    business development cycle.
  • Create and maintain proper
    conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of
    ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze
    and respond quickly to deficiencies. Promote accountability, learning
    and knowledge management overseeing application of the MEAL policy, as
    well as cross-sectoral and cross-department learning.
  • Maintain a
    healthy and empowering office environment that encourages participation
    and open communication, and high levels of staff engagement and
    well-being. Ensure open communications with regional and HQ colleagues.
  • Promote
    safeguarding at the country program office level. Ensure quality
    implementation of CRS safeguarding policy and principles across both
    operations and programs. With support from technical advisors, ensure
    capacity building efforts and technical guidance to CRS staff and
    partners, in line with CRS principles and standards, donor guidelines,
    and industry best practices.

Required Languages – Fluent written and spoken English
Travel – include percentage of required travel, if applicable. Must be willing and able to travel up to 25% in-country.

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.
  • Very good relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally.
  • Team leadership abilities.
  • Strong communications and presentation skills.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
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Qualifications

  • Basic Qualifications Masters degree in International Development, International Relations or a related field.
  • Minimum
    of 5 years’ experience managing high value relief and development
    programs. Experience in complex development settings preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated
    experience successfully managing high-value projects from multiple
    international donors, including USAID, EU, and UN agencies; knowledge of
    relevant donor regulations.
  • Demonstrated business development and private sector engagement experience.
  • Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Experience working with Church partners a plus.
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  • Ability to represent the agency at high levels.
  • Experience
    in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing
    Applications, and information and budget management systems.

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 enhance team and agency performance.
  • Strategic Mindset – Understands role in translating, communicating, and implementing agency strategy and team priorities.


Supervisory Responsibilities:
Head of Program, Operations Manager, Head of Office, Finance Manager, Program Manager PQ/BD.

Key Working Relationships:
Internal:
EARO RD, DRD/PQ, DRD/MQ and RFO, HQ colleagues in PIQA, HRD and OpEx
departments, USOps, Finance, HR, Audit and Charitable Giving.

External:
donor agencies, host country government agencies, international and
national non-governmental organizations, UN agencies, US Embassy.

What we offer
CRS
offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life
insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity
to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to
improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

***Our
Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations.
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of
the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome
as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who
share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’
processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and
vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

NOTE: All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.
Disclaimer:
This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort,
duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’
talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting
children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
EOE/M/F/D/V – CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (For all US and International positions)

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