Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
CRS has been operational in Haiti since 1954, implementing a variety of programs ranging from emergency response to sustainable development depending on particular needs and dynamics within the country. CRS’ current portfolio focuses on urban development, agricultural production and value-chains, quality education, health, and Disaster-Risk Reduction. CRS has been working in the North East Department of Haiti to address issues related to child trafficking, livelihoods for vulnerable households, and education for all. CRS now seeks to support the Haitian Ministry of Education (MENFP) to increase safe and equitable access to quality education for out-of-school children and youth in Haiti. This will be accomplished through the achievement of three results: (1) Increased access to accelerated learning programs, (2) Improved quality of accelerated learning programs, and (3) Strengthened capacity of government and partners to deliver, monitor and evaluate accelerated learning programs.
The Chief of Party will be responsible for overall direction and management of the Project, including representation and donor liaisons, sharing learning with external stakeholders, consortium management, and integration across project components. The Chief of Party will provide management oversight toward the realization of program objectives and compliance with donor regulations. S/he will also lead a capacity strengthening plan and source required training or other resources, where needed, to support local partners and the Ministry of Education (MENFP) in the execution of their work. A critical aspect of this work is relationship management with a wide range of government and non-government stakeholders and engaging in the appropriate levels of collaboration and consultation while moving the project forward.
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
Key Working Relationships
· Internal – CRS/Haiti Program Managers and Advisors in Health, Education, and Livelihoods; CRS/Haiti’s operations unit, including admin, finance, procurement, IT, and fleet.
· External – Donor agencies, local partner organizations, host country government agencies, international and national non-governmental organizations, foreign governments.
3-6 Staff, to be determined
· Master’s degree or PhD in education or related field.
· At least ten years of senior management experience in education programming, with progressively increasing responsibilities in managing education development projects and teams;
· Experience working with senior government officials, local partners and other donors to build consensus among diverse actors;
· Knowledge of basic education programs, curriculum and material development, teacher training, government capacity building, and program management;
· Experience as a manager of programs in Haiti preferred;
· Fluency in English and French is required, and Haitian Creole is preferred
Physical Requirements/Environment The position is based in Port-au-Prince requiring travel to the North, North East departments we well as the border areas approximately 50-75% of the time.
Disclaimer Clause This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, efforts, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.