Chief of Party II, LRI Director – Catholic Relief Services

* Contingent on Donor Approval of Funding About CRS:**
CRS has worked in Uganda since 1965, initially providing emergency assistance to Sudanese refugees living in the north. Over the years, CRS has expanded its programming to address needs across the country. CRS’ projects in Uganda currently include agriculture and value chain, landscape restoration and climate change adaption, health and health systems strengthening, microfinance, and DRR, humanitarian response and recovery. CRS Uganda implements its programs through partnerships with other organizations, including the Catholic Church, faith-based organizations, international and Ugandan NGOs, government ministries, private sector companies and academia, for maximum impact and sustainability. CRS Uganda employs around 180 staff and has its main office in Kampala, with sub-offices in Moroto, Yumb e, and Kikuube districts. With our more than 30 partners, we served over 1m Ugandans in 2021.

Job Summary:
You will manage and provide technical oversight of the development and implementation of a Land Restoration Initiative in Uganda under the Restore Africa Program of the Global Evergreening Alliance (GEA), of which CRS is a member. CRS in Uganda serves as the Lead Implementing Organization for the Land Restoration Initiative, in a standing partnership with World Vision Uganda and CARE International Uganda. The team is completed with ICRAF, ECOTRUST, and the Uganda Landcare Network. The Chief of Party II will manage the large and complex project, ensuring effective systems and processes are in place that supports high-quality programming advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) and Alliance members’ work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its Land Restoration Initiative.

Required Languages – English
Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 25% in Uganda.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with the capacity to see the big picture and the ability to make sound judgments and decisions.
  • Excellent 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/mentoring skills.
  • Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.
  • Consortium management experience preferred
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented, and results-oriented.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Good experience in project grants management, including project design and sub-grant management, budget management, preferably for grants from multiple public donors and large private foundations.
  • Established leader in sector as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations etc.
  • Demonstrated experience of successful program management, stakeholder management, including management of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects, with complicated logistics.
  • Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to write high-quality technical proposals and reports.
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations
  • MEAL skills and experience required, ICT4D skills and especially GIS mapping a plus.
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to creating a collaborative learning environment.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, Agriculture, Natural Resource Management or similar required, International Relations or a relevant technical area. PhD preferred. Additional relevant experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in relevant field-based project management experience required, with preferably at least 2-3 years working in the area of Landscape Management and Restoration, Climate Smart Agriculture or Sustainable Agriculture Practices.
  • 7 years of experience in managing complex projects, donor funds, including multi-country grants. Excellent knowledge and experience in budget management. preferably with an international NGO.
  • 5 years of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching and mentoring senior program staff.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
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.
· Integrity
· Continuous Improvement & Innovation
· Builds Relationships
· Develops Talent
· Strategic Mindset
· Accountability & Stewardship
*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.
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associat ed with the position.* Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination. CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm. CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency. CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer**

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

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