Job Vacancy For Project Director

Job Vacancy For Project Director

Job posted on 18 May 2021                             Apply before 27 May 2021

CRS, Nepal

Job Vacancy For Project Director CRS is an international NGO based in the United States that works in over 100 countries to promote human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting diseases, poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies. CRS Nepal has been implementing an emergency response and recovery (Including COVID-19) program in Nepal and further plans to extend sustainable livelihood development programs in various Nepal districts. Additionally, CRS is implementing the USAID-supported livelihood technical assistance program Farmer to Farmer (F2F) in Bagmati Province, Province 5, Karnali Province, and Sudurpaschim Province.

The Housing Recovery and Reconstruction Platform (HRRP) led by CRS Nepal since March 2017 has been providing coordination support services across 32 earthquake-affected districts. CRS Nepal is currently looking forward to expanding its support to address the emergency response and recovery needs of the most vulnerable people in the Palpa and Gorkha districts affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Job Vacancy For Project Director

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Job Description

Job Vacancy For Project Director CRS is an international NGO based in the United States that works in over 100 countries to promote human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting diseases, poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies. CRS Nepal has been implementing an emergency response and recovery (Including COVID-19) program in Nepal and further plans to extend sustainable livelihood development programs in various Nepal districts. Additionally, CRS is implementing the USAID-supported livelihood technical assistance program Farmer to Farmer (F2F) in Bagmati Province, Province 5, Karnali Province, and Sudurpaschim Province.

The Housing Recovery and Reconstruction Platform (HRRP) led by CRS Nepal since March 2017 has been providing coordination support services across 32 earthquake-affected districts. CRS Nepal is currently expanding its support to address the Covid-19 economic recovery needs for the vulnerable households in Palpa and Gorkha districts. Further, CRS Nepal plans to expand community resilient programs through the implementation of Shelter, WASH, and Sustainable Agriculture Livelihoods in the western earthquake-affected districts of Nepal.
CRS Nepal invites applications from eligible and interested candidates for the Farmer-to-Farmer position:

Preference for all the positions:

  • Candidates with GESI diversity is a plus, including gender (female, other); marginalized groups; persons with disability; and, origin from geographically marginalized location
  • Local expertise w/ permanent address in project district and local language competency is a plus.

1. Project Director (1 Position-Based is based in Kathmandu): You will manage, coordinate, and monitor project activities and relationships with partners and other project stakeholders to assist the achievement of the John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter USAID Farmer to Farmer Program’s objectives project objectives advancing CRS’ work serving the poor and vulnerable. The Project Director will manage the project cycle of F2F programming in Nepal.

Your project management skills and knowledge of the program area will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of this project. This is a Key Personnel position and reports to the global F2F Deputy Project Director based in Nairobi, Kenya with a functional line to the CRS Nepal Head of Programs. S/he will manage a small team of qualified national staff with appropriate technical, managerial, and human relations skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  • You will lead technical, budget management, monitoring, and reporting activities through most of the project cycle – start-up, implementation, and close-out – in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, contribute to the recruitment process of project staff, and complete performance management for direct reports.
  • Ensure learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle. Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities following MEAL Policy. Proactively identify issues, report them to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
  • Engage and strengthen partnerships relevant to F2F applying the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools, and approaches.
  • Identify the host organizations with whom CRS can have a long-lasting relationship and that meet the goals of the project as well as further CRS Nepal country strategy. Coordinate relationship-building efforts including host visits, conference calls, and other contacts, applying CRS partnership principles, concepts, tools, and approaches. Coordinate the identification of staff capacity and technical assistance needs of host organizations and capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.
  • Represent the organization with USAID Mission in Nepal, USAID Implementing partners meetings, INGO working groups, relevant local partners and national, district, and local Government of Nepal officials, key US agricultural development stakeholders, and other relevant stakeholders in both the US and Nepal.
  • Represent CRS Nepal to F2F partners and the key agricultural sector actors of Nepal including key donors. Play an active role in positioning CRS as a lead agriculture actor, including contributing to advancing the country’s program strategy.
  • Coordinate activities required for ensuring the financial, material, and human resources for the quality implementation of the project. Conduct periodic budget reviews and follow-up with partners on timely submission of financial reports to facilitate proper tracking of resource use.
  • Identify staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and contribute to capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.
  • Assist with preparation of trends analysis reports and disseminate results. Review project documentation to ensure the project file is complete with all required documentation and is filed per agency and donor requirements.

 

Basic Qualification

  • Master’s Degree in Agriculture, International Development, Program Management, or related area is required.
    Minimum of 5-6 years of program management experience.
  • Good communications and relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners, and other stakeholders are required.
  • Experience contributing to the development of technical proposals is a plus
  • Experience managing USAID grants is a plus
  • Experience working with CRS is a plus

Preferred Qualifications

  • Staff supervision experience.
  • Experience working with stakeholders at various levels and strengthening community partnerships.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of technical proposals, a plus.
  • Experience analyzing data and contributing to evaluation reports.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint),

To apply for the above positions, please click on this link http://bit.ly/crsnepal-jobs by 27 May 2021.

Job Vacancy For Project Director

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By applying to this job, you as the candidate, understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, you understand that if you are a successful candidate, you will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and your personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate your behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

CRS is an equal opportunity employer committed to a staff composition that reflects the social and ethnic diversity of Nepali Society. It encourages applicants from marginalized communities and geographically remote areas, persons with disabilities, women, and other genders are encouraged to apply. CRS Nepal provides many benefits for its staff members including staff development opportunities, paid maternity and paternity leave, nursing hours for nursing mothers, per diems for the child of the staff when staff travel out of the station on official business, etc.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Reimbursement for lodging and transportation will be provided for the shortlisted candidates who travel from outside of Kathmandu Valley for written tests and interviews. Until further notice, CRS will be following COVID-19 prevention protocols outlined in CRS global guidance, including limiting travel to mission-critical movement only, and using all WHO and Gov’t of Nepal- suggested prevention measures for travel and in-person meetings Job Vacancy For Project Director. 

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