Apply: CRS Deputy Head of Programming

Deadline: Not specified

Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is seeking to fill the position of Deputy Head of Programming.

CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programmes of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.


  • Lead where appropriate and contribute to high-quality project design, incorporating project management standards and MEAL methods
  • 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 creating and maintaining the proper conditions for learning
  • Help establish a safe environment for the sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyse and respond quickly to small deficiencies
  • Promote accountability, learning and knowledge management as part of the implementation of the MEAL policy
  • Coordinate with country programme operations staff to ensure appropriate project budgeting and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources
  • Coordinate the identification, assessment, and strengthening of appropriate partnerships and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches
  • Contribute where needed in the business development cycle to ensure quality proposals per agency and donor standards
  • Coordinate technical assistance and capacity strengthening for project teams and partners in project management standards and related MEAL, business development and operational activities
  • Help identify training opportunities, develop training curricula and deliver training sessions


  • Master’s degree in International Development, International Relations, or a related field
  • Five years, minimum, of work experience in a programme management position with progressive responsibilities for an international NGO
  • Good experience in project grant management, including project design, budget preparation, expenditure tracking, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, etc., preferably for projects funded by multiple public donors, including USAID
  • Experience with successful business development activities capturing public and/or private donor funding
  • Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions
  • Strong relationship management abilities
  • Ability to relate with people at all levels, internally and externally
  • Team leadership abilities
  • Presentation and facilitation skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships
  • Experience working with church partners is a plus
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment
  • Some experience and abilities in capacity strengthening
  • Experience using MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing, information and budget management systems, and knowledge-sharing networks

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