New Job Vacancies at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)



About CRS:

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official overseas relief and development organization of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and has served people living in poverty and situations of vulnerability in over 100 countries since 1943. In Tan­zania, CRS has served vulnerable communities for over 50 years and accomplished this through development programs of emer­gency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peace building.
CRS is inviting experienced and qualified citizens of Tanzania to apply for the following post below...


Program Manager I-Strategic Learning & Business Development Manager, Tanzania - (210000AE)
Primary Location: EARO-TZ-Dar es Salaam
Job: Program Management
Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Employee Status: Entry Level
Job Type: Full-time
Job Level: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Job Posting: May 24, 2021, 4:44:34 PM

Job Summary:

You will support the design, implementation and management of programming in the Tanzania Country Program (CP) through learning and evidence-based approaches for the local program portfolio including strategic investments in Health (including COVID-19 prevention and response), Ag/Nutrition, Youth and Early Child Development projects. Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its programming. In addition, you will contribute to the production of high- quality applications for funding in those strategic areas in support of CRS’ engagement with institutional donors and initiatives involved in international development to serve the poor and vulnerable. Your knowledge and skills will allow you to contribute to improving aspects of the BD cycle for the country program by supporting the program’s learning agenda and ensuring critical analysis and documentation for dissemination.
Roles and Key Responsibilities Strategic Learning & Program Management:
  • Support the management and implementation of activities in key strategic initiatives including but not limited to COVID-19 prevention & response throughout relevant project cycles - project design, start-up, implementation and close-out - to ensure efficient and effective implementation in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices. Ensure project team and partner staff use the appropriate systems and tools.
  • Champion learning with project staff and partner teams. Analyze and evaluate project performance data following MEAL policy. Work closely with the MEAL team to Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles.
  • Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Help establish a safe environment for the sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to small deficiencies. Promote accountability, learning and knowledge management as part of the implementation of the MEAL policy.
  • Coordinate the identification of staff capacity and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.

Roles and Key Responsibilities in BD:
  • Act as a key resource person in project design and proposal development in for key strategic programming areas including but not limited to Public Health (including Covid-19 prevention and response) and Nutrition, gap-filling and taking on growth responsibilities, as needed.
  • Contribute to non-technical writing on proposals and proposal review panels. Integrate inputs from staff and partners into a responsive, coherent proposal.
  • Research new opportunities and CRS’ competitive position in key strategic areas.
  • With the business development team and others, refine or create appropriate staff development materials (training, distance learning, self-study) to support building of capacity in resource acquisition, such as assessment and proposal development skills, basic elements of donor compliance, intelligence-gathering, etc.
Required Languages - English
Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 25 %.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to write reports
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
Preferred Qualifications
  • Project management experience in Public Health/Ag/Nutrition is highly desirable.
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations.
  • Experience contributing to the development of technical proposals.
  • MEAL skills and experience preferred.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.
  • Very strong writer with expert command of English grammar and AP style.
  • Demonstrated experience with competitive proposals in programming contexts similar to CRS.
  • Familiarity with USG funding mechanisms and proposal requirements. Specific experience with food aid programming and with non-USG public donors highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of CRS programs, justice agenda and Catholic Social Teaching principles a plus.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.
  • Experience in Tanzania, a plus
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Country Manager, Head of Programming, Senior Program Managers in key sectors, MEAL Managers/Coordinator
External: Partner Organizations (including but not limited to faith-based partners); Local donor representatives

Basic Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or in the field of Public Health, Agriculture or Gender Studies required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant field-based experience in coordinating or managing light to moderately complex projects required, preferably with an international NGO. Experience in Tanzania, a plus.
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.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people - especially children and vulnerable adults - to live free from abuse and harm.

CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer In Tanzania, female candidates, people with disability and people from other recognized marginalized backgrounds, are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. CRS Tanzania recognizes many people do not have access to university education, limited capacity to travel, women take career breaks to care for family, and physical access for people with disabilities is limited in some workplaces including in the field. In all recruitments, CRS Tanzania uses a competency-based selection process. This ensures that if a candidate does not have a university degree or many years of experience, their competencies and existing expertise is assessed and valued.