Deputy Chief of Party

at Catholic Relief Services
Published November 3, 2022
Location PO Box 1851, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  


Catholic Relief Services a Development Organization is seeking a qualified, experienced, and highly motivated Deputy Chief of Party I, Operations in charge of operations for the SEMBE-II President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)

The position is based in based in Yaoundé/Cameroon and is contingent upon approved funding by the donor

Primary Responsibilities:

Manage contractual, financial, compliance, human resources, security, logistics, procurement, and administrative aspects of the development, implementation, and consolidation of the SEMBE-II project. Serve as a point of contact on area of responsibility to PMI/USAID as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders, when needed.
Manage key functions of the project to meet USAID expectations and local regulations to support high quality programming in terms of timely and quality results and budget. Oversee sub-award management, including award development, monitoring, reporting and compliance. Coordinate with the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director, and other technical area leads to contribute to ensuring coordination between program and operations staff. Contribute to ensuring the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
Encourage and ensure effective communication with the CRS Cameroon operations team, as well as across SEMBE-II management and in satellite offices; Act as a liaison between the SEMBE-II central team in Yaoundé, the Cameroon country program and SEMBE-II satellite offices related to contracts, finance, administration, logistics, security, human resources, and procurement as requested by COP.
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 SEMBE-II 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 consortium partner organizations regarding 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 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.


Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, Commerce, Economics, International Development, International Relations, or a relevant technical area


Minimum of 5 years’ relevant management and technical experience

Minimums of 3 years' experience managing donor funds

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