CRS recrute 01 Deputy Chief of Party – FtF Cultivating Nutrition in Senegal
Localisation Dakar / Sénégal
Expiration 26 Juillet 2017
Description de l’offre
Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party – FtF Cultivating Nutrition in Senegal
Organization/Country: CRS Senegal
Reports to: Chief of Party
Note: This position is contingent upon grant and candidate approvals by the donor
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
Catholic Relief Services/CRS is developing a response to the USAID Feed the Future Request for Applications for the Senegal Cultivating Nutrition project, a five-year $40 million activity to improve diets among the Senegalese population, particularly young children and women of reproductive age, in the Feed the Future Zone of Influence (ZOI).
The project’s purpose is to improve year-round access to diverse, nutritious, and safe foods along with increasing adoption of nutrition and care practices that promote consumption of a healthy diet. Ultimately, improved diets will reduce risks of undernutrition and overnutrition, both of which hamper human health, productivity, and economic growth.
To achieve its overall goal the Senegal Cultivating activity will focus on sustainable food systems development and support it to satisfy demand, diminish malnutrition, and promote economic development. The estimated timeframe for this program is 2017-2022.
This activity is an integral part of USAID/Senegal’s new Economic Growth For All (EG4ALL) Project (2018-2023), which aims to reduce poverty and undernourishment among beneficiaries via increased incomes, consumption of nutritious and safe diets, and environmental capital.
The Deputy Chief of Party holds a strategic position within the project and agency. The position is responsible for ensuring the successful and quality implementation of the project’s technical strategies, while documenting effectiveness and impact.
This includes capacity development of national partners and staff through mentoring and coaching, team building, and strategic leadership.
The Deputy Chief of Party will ensure that technical strategies and activities contribute to the agency’s Signature Program Areas, specifically nutrition and food system management, and will work closely with the Chief of Party to support the program’s multi-sectoral management team of MEAL, Gender, Social and Behavior Change, Nutrition, Market, and Livelihood advisors. This includes facilitating four relevant strategic initiatives:
(1) strengthen expertise of CRS and partners to excel in program strategies in alignment with Feed the Future strategies and initiatives for greater impact;
(2) use innovative products, tools, and services at scale;
(3) increase CRS and partner influence on practices and policy in Senegal related to the SPAs; and
(4) cultivate partnerships and collaboration with private and public stakeholders to grow impact. The Deputy Chief of Party will report to the Chief of Party and supervise Senior Technical Leads.
Lead the planning of project activities with the CoP and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.
Assure high quality facilitation and systems approaches, comprehensive and strongly integrated nutrition activities combining all key factors that influence nutritional outcomes.
Use appropriate project management tools to plan, review and track progress on project implementation and utilization of project resources.
Provide technical assistance to ensure the successful implementation of program activities.
Collaborate with other programs and initiatives in Senegal to ensure effective program coordination and sharing of shared resources.
Maintain up-to-date documentation related to project approval, budgeting, monitoring and implementation.
Establish and maintain good working relations with consortium agencies, local partner organizations, and local government agencies.
Coordinate with CRS and partner staff to share best practices and solutions to challenges during partners’ meetings and in communities of practice both internal and external to CRS.
Oversee effective integration across sectors, maximizing integration of lessons learned.
Reinforce the project’s gender-responsiveness goals.
Work closely with the main consortium members to ensure standardization and harmonization of program delivery methodologies and strategies.
In collaboration with Senior Technical Advisors, develop and implement strong integrated nutrition, MEAL, livelihood, market, SBC and gender strategies using CRS and other existing, evidence-based tools and resources to maximize project impact. Adapt strategies based on project learning.
Ensure that technical and field staff timely request required support from consortium members and other stakeholders, as necessary, to meet project activities defined in work plans.
Identify, develop and maintain partnerships with government, private sector, and other stakeholders to advance the objectives of the project, inclusive cross-sector engagement.
Develop and maintain positive, constructive working relations with project partner organizations, which includes a network of field-based staff.
Collaborate with the Monitoring & Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager and Technical Coordinators to support accurate and quality data collection and data use for decision-making.
Exchange information and experiences and contribute actively to learning processes within the project and learning communities within CRS and among partner organizations.
Oversee and ensure the successful coordination and implementation of project activities, providing direction and mentorship to Senior Technical Advisors, Field Supervisors and District/Community level staff.
Mentor partner staff in the management and supervision of field staff responsible for implementation of project activities.
Knowledge and Skills:
Demonstrated analytic capacity and ability to write high quality reports
Excellent partnership skills and the ability to interact effectively with donors, collaborating agencies, local and government partners
Excellent organization and planning skills and ability to resolve problems constructively
Computer literate, with strong knowledge of MS Office applications, spread sheets, database programs, and statistical software packages.
Flexibility, persistence, and ability to work well in a multi-sectoral and multi-cultural team
Ability to work in a challenging and stressful environment with unexpected challenges
Master’s or PhD degree in international relations/development or related field
Minimum of 7 years’ experience with CRS or other humanitarian agencies
Minimum 3 years’ experience in Africa in a senior position that demonstrate mentoring African national staff to achieve program results
Experience in establishing MEAL systems and conducting participative research of qualitative and quantitative nature
Experience with USAID programs and knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, experience managing Feed the Future programs in West Africa a plus
Proven experience in food security programming, particularly in the areas of health and nutrition, food systems, village savings and loan and gender integration as well as community empowerment and community systems strengthening
Demonstrated ability to strategically lead high quality technical staff and program managers
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and French required
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.
Serves with Integrity
Cultivates Constructive Relationships
Interested candidates, please send your application to the following email:
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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