About CRS :
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States.
CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality.
CRS' relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
Project Summary :
Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Catholic Relief Services (CRS) implements the Key Interventions to Develop Systems and Services for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (KIDSS) project.
The project addresses the challenges of sustainable care and support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) by strengthening the capacities of the Government of the Republic of Cameroon (GRC), civil society, communities and households to provide quality care and support HIV-infected and affected children in Cameroon.
KIDSS partners with 24 local implementing partners, the Government of Cameroon and other stakeholders to reach OVC and their families across nine regions of Cameroon.
The program consists of prevention and case finding activities for OVC as well as ensuring community support for linkage to care and retention among children and adolescents living with HIV.
Job Summary :
As Deputy Chief of Party Operations (DCOP Ops) for the KIDSS project, you support the Chief of Party (COP) and by overseeing all contractual, financial, compliance, procurement and administrative management the KIDSS project in accordance with PEPFAR, USAID and CRS rules and regulations.
You report directly to the COP and are responsible for ensuring that CRS and USAID requirements for budget planning, monitoring, and reporting are fully met in a timely manner.
This requires close liaison with the finance, procurement, administration, OVC technical and MEAL departments of CRS and partner staff.
You should have extensive experience working on previous USAID funded projects in the areas of financial management, accounting, procurement, grants and contracting, auditing, human resources, as well as having extensive knowledge and expertise in USAID rules and regulations.
Job Responsibilities :
Serve as a point of contact in areas of contracts, finance, compliance, procurement, and administration to USAID as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders and partners, when needed.
Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Director; and Partner Institutional Capacity Strengthening Director.
Contribute to ensuring the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
Act as a liaison between the KIDSS central team in Yaounde, the Cameroon country program and KIDSS satellite offices related to contracts, finance, administration, logistics, security, human resources and procurement as requested by COP.
Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Contribute to the development of staffing plans and the recruitment process of senior staff.
Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and recommend trainings and technical assistance.
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements :
Education and Experience
PEPFAR experience is a plus.
Required / Desired Foreign Language : French and English oral and written proficiency required
Travel Required (include percentage of required travel, if applicable) : 35 % travel within Cameroon
Key Working Relationships :
Supervisory : KIDSS Senior Grant and Compliance Officer; KIDSS Senior Finance Officer
Internal : Country Representative, CRS Cameroon Head of Operations, CRS Cameroon Finance Manager, KIDSS Chief of Party, KIDSS Deputy Chief of Party Program Quality, KIDSS MEAL Director, KIDSS Partner Institutional Capacity Strengthening Director, KIDSS Finance team, KIDSS Grant and Compliance Team, CARO Management Quality and risk and compliance team, CARO Regional Finance Officer, HQ and CARO regional technical staff.
External : Officials at USAID, Centers for Disease control (CDC), CDC clinical partners, implementing church partners and community-based organizations, Government of the Republic of Cameroon Ministries, and other stakeholders.
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.
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.
Disclaimer : This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.