3 Positions at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 2 November 2020)

3 Positions at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 2 November 2020)

3 Positions at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 2 November 2020)

Private Sector Development and Finance Advisor (WASH) at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 2 November 2020)

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.

CRS Rwanda Program background:

Catholic Relief Services has been present in Rwanda since 1960, and currently implements projects in nutrition, WASH, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding. The Country Program has around 45 staff and implements its projects through local and international partners, with strong coordination/collaboration with Government of Rwanda structures. The FY20 program value is approximately $8 million

Job Summary:

Pending a successful bid for the award, the Private Sector Development and Finance Advisor (WASH) will work as part of a team and provide oversight of the technical quality and implementation of a five-year USAID WASH program. He/she will be responsible for private sector development and WASH financing aspects in this project. The project aims to improve access to, and utilization of, safe drinking water and sanitation services in ten districts in Rwanda. The project will 1) strengthen decentralized WASH governance, including improving District WASH Boards performance and increasing public funding for the WASH sector, 2) Improve Rural Drinking Water Services, including improving the capacity of district WASH services regulator, provision of reliable water services, and increasing funds for operations and maintenance, and 3) improve rural sanitation services through increasing user’s willingness to pay for sanitation services and products and availability of sanitation services and products.

The Private Sector Development and Finance Advisor (WASH) will provide technical expertise on private sector development issues, including analysis of the evolution of the WASH private sector, the opportunities for entrepreneurs, and the role of regulation and standardization. S/he will represent the project on public-private sector issues at technical, policy, and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donors. He/she will assist with innovative financing strategies to increase District-level infrastructure financing and enhance the ability of private sector WASH entrepreneurs to access financing. His /Her management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming

 Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement needs-driven and evidence-based activities, adhering to CRS program quality standards and employing best practices from CRS programming
  • Manage a key aspect of the development, implementation and consolidation of the WASH program. Serve as a point of contact for private sector development and financing to the donor as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders, when needed.
  • Manage key functions of the project to meet donor expectations in terms of timely and quality results and budget. Contribute to ensuring the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
  • Maintain relationships with key staff of consortium partner organizations in regard to private sector development. Contribute to coordination of 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 of 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 recommend training and technical assistance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Finance, International Development, International Relations, WASH, environmental or civil engineering, public health, business administration, governance, or relevant field.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in the private sector or providing technical assistance to improve private sector performance and financing.

Required Languages – Strong oral and written skills in both English and French/Kinyarwanda

Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 25%.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Very good 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. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented, and results-oriented.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recognized technical experience and qualifications in WASH financing and/or private sector development.
  • Excellent English writing skills.
  • Prior experience in the private sector or in financing.
  • Demonstrated experience of successful private sector partnership development/financing, preferably in WASH
  • Experience engaging partners (international and local organizations, private sector, government, etc.) and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
  • Presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.

 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

 Supervisory Responsibilities: program staff.

 Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, MEAL Coordinator, Country Representative, Programming staff, Finance Manager, Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality, Regional Technical Advisors, HQ based Public Donor Liaison.

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

***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.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 Please note that this position is contingent upon award of the funding opportunity and the USAID’s approval of a Private Sector Development and Finance Advisor (WASH) candidacy.

 CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply

Electronic applications-Only a motivation letter and a current detailed CV should be addressed to the CRS Country Representative exclusively at [email protected] not later than Monday, November 2, 2020, at 5:00 pm.

Please, include below statement in your motivation letter:

“By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”

Include also your full names and title “Private Sector Development and Finance Advisor” in the subject line. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 Kigali. October 27, 2020

 Jude-Marie Banatte

 Country Representative

CRS/Rwanda Program 

 

Program Manager II – MEAL at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 2 November 2020)

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.

CRS Rwanda Program background:

Catholic Relief Services has been present in Rwanda since 1960, and currently implements projects in nutrition, WASH, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding. The Country Program has around 45 staff and implements its projects through local and international partners, with strong coordination/collaboration with Government of Rwanda structures. The FY20 program value is approximately $8 million

Job Summary:

Pending a successful bid for the award, the Program Manager II – MEAL will manage and provide technical oversight of the development and implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) system of a multi-year program in WASH. He/she will ensure that the MEL plan adheres to CRS’ MEAL Policies and Procedures and donor requirements.

The Program Manager II – MEAL will be responsible for designing and implementing the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Plan of the WASH project, which is aiming to improve access to, and utilization of, safe drinking water and sanitation services in ten districts in Rwanda. S/he will coordinate timely data collection, including linking with existing M&E from other GOR stakeholders, collation and analysis activities in the field, supervise Data Quality Assurance (DQA) processes, and lead MEAL capacity building activities for the WASH project and partners. His/her technical skills and knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming and continuously work towards improving the impact of WASH programming

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight of all new and existing MEAL activities throughout the project cycle to ensure project design, start-up, implementation and close-out of the multi-sectoral program are in line with CRS quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices.  Oversee and manage MEAL implementation of a complex multi-sectoral program.
  • Build capacity of MEAL staff and partners to address their job requirements
  • Lead the development of program learning with Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party to identify opportunities for learning, research, and publications and implementation of MEAL policy.
  • Facilitate the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned to contribute to the agency knowledge management agenda. Ensure integration of innovations and best practices.
  • Provide technical lead for quality MEAL design, including tools and methods, appropriate to scope, context, and technical requirements of a project
  • Provide technical lead for analysis of MEAL data, qualitative and quantitative
  • Ensure quality of data and data management practices
  • Integrate data analysis, reflection, and interpretation and use with ongoing project activities
  • Ensure compliance with donor and agency MEAL requirements
  • Communicate agency approach to MEAL and key findings, as appropriate, among CP colleagues and partners
  • Cultivate relationships with community members and stakeholders
  • Plan and budget appropriately for quality MEAL activities
  • Ensure quality management practices of MEAL activities

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations or in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation, or Statistics required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in relevant field-based project management experience required, with preferably at least 3-5 years working in the area of MEAL,
  • Experience in managing MEAL for moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO.

Required Languages – Strong oral and written skills in both English and French/Kinyarwanda

Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 25%.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions and offer innovative solutions
  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Good experience in MEAL management, including MEL Plan design, preferably for grants from multiple public donors, including USAID.
  • Familiarity with Collaborate, Learn, and Adapt (CLA) approaches
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations
  • MEAL skills and experience required.
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

 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

 Supervisory Responsibilities: Project MEAL staff

 Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, Country Representative, Programming staff, Finance Manager, Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality, Regional Technical Advisors, HQ based Public Donor Liaison.

External: Partner MEAL staff

***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.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 Please note that this position is contingent upon award of the funding opportunity and the USAID’s approval of a Program Manager II – MEAL candidacy.

 CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 How to apply

Electronic applications-Only a motivation letter and a current detailed CV should be addressed to the CRS Country Representative exclusively at [email protected] not later than Monday, November 2, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Please, include below statement in your motivation letter:

“By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”

Include also your full names and title “Program Manager II – MEAL” in the subject line. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Kigali. October 27, 2020

Jude-Marie Banatte

Country Representative

CRS/Rwanda Program 

 

Deputy Chief of Party I at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 2 November 2020)

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.

CRS Rwanda Program background:

Catholic Relief Services has been present in Rwanda since 1960, and currently implements projects in nutrition, WASH, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding. The Country Program has around 45 staff and implements its projects through local and international partners, with strong coordination/collaboration with Government of Rwanda structures. The FY20 program value is approximately $8 million

Job Summary:

Pending a successful bid for the award, the Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) will work as part of a team and provide oversight of the technical quality and implementation of a five-year USAID WASH program. He/she will be responsible for leading implementation of a high-quality WASH project which is aiming to improve access to, and utilization of, safe drinking water and sanitation services in ten districts in Rwanda.

The DCoP I is expected to lead a team to 1) strengthen decentralized WASH governance, including improving District WASH Boards performance and increasing public funding for the WASH sector, 2) Improve Rural Drinking Water Services, including improving the capacity of district WASH services regulator, provision of reliable water services, and increasing funds for operations and maintenance, and 3) improve rural sanitation services through increasing user’s willingness to pay for sanitation services and products and availability of sanitation services and products. He/she will design and implement needs-driven and evidence-based activities, adhering to CRS program quality standards and employing best practices from CRS programming. His/her management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming. As a senior leader, he/she will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a key aspect of the development, implementation, and consolidation of the WASH program. Serve as a point of contact on the area of responsibility to the donor as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders, when needed.
  • Manage key function of the project to meet donor expectations in terms of timely and quality results and budget. Contribute to ensuring coordination between program and operations leads. Contribute to ensuring the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching. Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Contribute to 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.
  • Promote, uphold, and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor resources. Help ensure compliance with donor grants, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration, and reporting to the donor.
  • Maintain relationships with key staff of consortium partner organizations in regard to area of responsibility. Contribute to coordination of 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 of 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 recommend training and technical assistance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations, WASH, environmental or civil engineering, public health, business administration, governance, or relevant field;
  • Minimum of 7 years’ relevant management and technical experience. Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing donor funds. Knowledge and experience in budget management.

Required Languages – Strong oral and written skills in both English and French/Kinyarwanda

Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 25%.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Very good 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. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Team leadership abilities with diverse/multidisciplinary teams.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results oriented.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recognized technical experience and qualifications in a WASH.
  • Excellent English writing skills.
  • Prior experience as a Deputy Chief of Party or comparable senior leadership position.
  • Demonstrated experience of successful program management, including management of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects.
  • Experience engaging partners (international and local organizations, private sector, government, etc.) and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
  • Presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.

 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

 Supervisory Responsibilities: program staff.

 Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Chief of Party, Country Representative, Programming staff, Finance Manager, Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality, Regional Technical Advisors, HQ based Public Donor Liaison.

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

***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.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 Please note that this position is contingent upon award of the funding opportunity and the USAID’s approval of a DCoP candidacy.

 CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 How to apply

Electronic applications-Only a motivation letter and a current detailed CV should be addressed to the CRS Country Representative exclusively at [email protected] not later than Monday, November 2, 2020, at 5:00pm.

Please, include below statement in your motivation letter:

“By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”

Include also your full names and title “Deputy Chief of Party I” in the subject line. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kigali. October 27, 2020

Jude-Marie Banatte

 Country Representative

CRS/Rwanda Program 








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