Catholic Relief Services
Experience: Above 10 Years
Apply By: 31-12-2023
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.
As Chief of Party, you will provide vision, leadership and overall management of the USAID, Education Resilience Activity (ERA) in Pakistan project to serve the poor and vulnerable. The key objective of the Education Resilience Activity is to support Pakistan to improve the education systems’ climate resilience and inclusiveness of marginalized populations - particularly girls and children with disabilities. Your strategic leadership, management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming and advance the position of CRS as a leading agency in Education Resilience field. As a senior leader you will represent the program and CRS vis-à-vis key strategic stakeholders and partners across different government reports, consortium members, civil society, and communities. You will also proactively manage staff safety, access, and mitigate different accountability and security risks. You will collaborate with Ministerial stakeholders and other critical partners to provide strategic and high-level support for effective capacity building at the local level and sustainability of the project interventions.
Roles and Key Responsibilities:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Required Languages – English languages required to perform the job
Travel– The position is based in Islamabad, but the job requires travel up to 50% of the time.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Deputy Chief of Party, Senior Technical Advisor Inclusive Education, Director of Finance and Operations and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Advisor.
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Country Program Staff (including Country Manager, Head of Programmes, Head of Operations, Finance Manager etc), Regional/HQ Team including RD, DRD PQ, TAs Education, Resilience and Private Sector
External: USAID, Gov’t of Pakistan Ministry of Education at Federal and Provisional levels, UN/INGO/NNGO education sector actors, Disable People Organizations/Networks etc
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.
Agency Leadership Competencies:
***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.
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 prioritizes candidates who are citizens/ permanent residents of the countries where we have CRS offices.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer