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28 Apr 2020

Chief of Party – CARB Consortium

Job Description

The Norwegian Refugee Council led Complimentary Action for Resilience Building (CARB) Consortium involving ACTED and its affiliates REACH, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and International Rescue Committee (IRC) are in the process of submitting a full technical proposal for a Multi-Year Emergency Food Assistance USAID funding under the Multi-Year Emergency APS to address emergency and food security needs through Food for Peace Program in Western Bahr el Ghazal and Unity States, in South Sudan.

NRC is therefore recruiting a Chief of Party to provide the overall vision and leadership of the project; lead and supervise the technical work component of the Consortium Management Unit, and ensure that the project completes all deliverables and produces results on a timely basis. Reporting into the Country Director, this is a senior leadership role based in Juba, with travel to the field.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, management, and clear strategic direction to the programme.
  • Accountable for well-organized planning and implementation of programme activities as well as changes in programme direction as needed.
  • Accountable for efficient use of resources and achievement of results.
  • Establish, maintain, and coordinate successful relationships with numerous stakeholders and partners.
  • Responsible for the development of staff capacity and guidance to senior technical staff and programme teams.
  • Provide strategic guidance to the consortium together with the Consortium Steering Committee.
  • Engage with team members, partners, and beneficiaries at project sites to monitor progress and revise the project’s approach as needed.
  • Accountable directly to the donors to ensure that the project meets desired goals and objectives and to report on progress, and influence their resilience agenda.
  • Accountable for budget projections, spending, and reporting in accordance with donor and NRC requirements.
  • Accountable for the application of the programme specific M&E Framework including review of progress against bench marks.
  • Ensure organisational learning from programme implementation.
  • Accountable for the collection, collation and dissemination of programme information and analysis of results for the purposes of programme decision making, communication and advocacy.
  • Responsible for a management culture, a working and learning environment in line with NRC’s values and leadership/management framework.

**A full Job Description can be found on our website***

Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in development studies, international relations, agriculture, nutrition, business administration, rural development or related field
  • Minimum of seven years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international relief/recovery/DRR projects with strong livelihoods and food security intervention, is required. Two years of additional applicable experience can substitute for a master’s degree.
  • Substantive experience working in conflict and post-conflict environments.
  • Proven leadership skills managing projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries, preferably USAID funded similar projects.
  • Demonstrated leadership of teams and local partners, with prior Chief of Party experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with USAID/FFP/OFDA policies, rules and regulations is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Humanitarian response, conflict mitigation, or other related field experience required, prior experience effectively managing humanitarian or DRR activities experience on USAID FFP funded projects preferred.
  • Demonstrated people management experience, including recruiting, developing and managing performance.
  • Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting.
  • Experience in logistics, procurement, and finance management, including grant compliance.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and leading programmes within partner networks and/or consortia.
  • Strong M&E skills and experience, including in complex programmes with high-profile evaluations.
  • Experience in organizational representation, coordination and liaison.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to represent the Consortium to internal external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of the context in South Sudan is an advantage.

Personal qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Strategic thinking
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Influencing
  • Initiate action and change Analyzing

We can offer

  • Duty Station: Juba, South Sudan
  • Travel: To field sites within South Sudan
  • Contract Period: 24 months, renewable
  • Salary/Benefits: NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package

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