Deputy Chief of Party

at Catholic Relief Services
Published August 22, 2022
Location House No.1297, Al Safa Area , El Geniena , SD, East Darfur, Sudan
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  


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:


As Deputy Chief of Party I you will work as part of a team on a large project and provide oversight of a key function of the anticipated Bina’ Aljusur USAID Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) associate award to serve the poor and vulnerable. Your management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.


Roles and Key Responsibilities:


Manage a key aspect of the development, implementation and consolidation of the Bina’ Aljusur F2F associate award, with expected responsibility for overseeing state implementation teams and project technical advisors. Serve as a point of contact on area of responsibility to USAID 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 USAID grants, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to USAID.

Maintain relationships with key staff of partner organizations in area of responsibility. Contribute to coordination of the roles and activities of staff from other partner 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 trainings and technical assistance.

Required Languages - Fluency in English is required. Arabic language strongly preferred.


Base and Travel- Based in East Darfur, Sudan. Must be willing and able to travel up to 30% in country.


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.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervise 5 programmatic and technical staff


Internal: F2F Chief of Party and F2F team, Head of Programs, Head of Operations, Senior Operations Manager, Security Manager, Finance Manager, ICT Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Head of Human Resources, programs and operations management teams, and regional technical advisors.


External: National partner organizations, private sector partners, USAID Mission to Sudan, UN agencies, government authorities at different levels.


Basic Qualifications


Master’s degree in International Development, International Relations or a relevant technical area.

5 years’ relevant management and technical experience.

3 years of experience managing donor funds. Knowledge and experience in budget management.

Preferred Qualifications


Recognized technical experience and qualifications in relevant technical areas (Livelihoods, Natural Resource Management, and Private Sector Engagement).

Demonstrated experience of successful management, including management of functions of complex, multi-activity projects.

Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.

Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.

Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.


Interested candidates can send their CVs

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