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21 Jan 2021

Program Manager II, Commodity & NFI Operations

Job Description

Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States. Our mission is to assist the poor and disadvantaged, leveraging the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to alleviate human suffering, promote development of all people, and to foster charity and justice throughout the world. Working through local offices and an extensive network of partners, CRS operates on five continents and in 98 countries. We aid the poor by first providing direct assistance where needed, then encouraging people to help with their own development. Together, these approaches foster secure, productive, just communities that enable people to realize their potential. As the official international relief and development agency of the U.S. Catholic community, CRS is also committed to educating the people of the United States to fulfill their moral responsibilities toward our global brothers and sisters by helping the poor, working to remove the causes of poverty, and promoting social justice.

 

You will manage and provide technical oversight and team leadership in managing and coordinating all operations and logistics and staff for commodity and NFI management within the Resilience and Food Security Program (RFSP) funded by USAID Food for Peace (FFP) in Greater Jonglei. You will supervise the teams, systems and procedures for all commodity supply chain operations functions in CRS for the RFSP. You will plan and manage the service contracts with approved suppliers for port and clearing and forwarding, inland and secondary transport, porterage, fumigation and related services for the RFSP, including reviewing and approving service contractor’s invoices. In coordination with the DCoP Operations and DCoP Programs you will plan and implement the annual sourcing, transportation, storage, and end line distribution of food commodity and program NFIs across the six counties of Greater Jonglei for the RFSP.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrable knowledge to a high level of USAID’s rules and regulations including Title II food governing regulations (Reg 11), policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge and implementation experience of CRS policies and systems for inventory management and reporting.
  • Knowledge of and extensive experience in overseeing port operations, transit warehousing, marine surveying, clearing and inland transportation and distribution systems for USAID Title II commodity.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of generally accepted commodity accounting principles and supply chain management and inventory principles.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions and offer innovative solutions.
  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Good training and facilitation skills with staff who have basic English language skills.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

Required Languages – English

Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 60% of the time.

Supervisory Responsibilities: End use checking team in Bor and operational counties

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in field-based, direct implementation of food commodity operations management, warehousing and distribution management, commodity accounting, food transfer programming and commodity accounting under USAID Title II.
  • Experience in leading and managing food commodity management distribution and accounting operations in remote and highly insecure field locations.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

· Integrity
· Continuous Improvement & Innovation
· Builds Relationships
· Develops Talent
· Strategic Mindset
· Accountability & Stewardship

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

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