Chief of Party – MALI EMPLOI

Chief of Party

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Le Catholic Relief Services, USCCB, « CRS » Mali recrute le personnel ci-après pour son programme : Un (e) Chief of Party REACH Malaria

La date limite de soumission est le 12 février 2024, les candidats intéressés peuvent postuler en envoyant leur curriculum vitae détaillé (3 pages maximum) incluant les contacts de trois personnes de références y compris celui du dernier emploi, à l’adresse email suivante : avec comme objet : « Chief of Party REACH Malaria ».

Les candidats doivent obligatoirement spécifier le titre du poste comme objet du mail

Tout (e) candidat (e) qui n’aura pas suivi ces instructions ne sera pas considéré.

« CRS met un accent particulier sur les valeurs familiales, y compris les congés de maternité et de paternité, les politiques qui favorisent l’allaitement maternel exclusif, la disponibilité d’une crèche au bureau et le travail selon les heures flexibles dans la mesure du possible »

En postulant à cet emploi, je comprends et reconnais que CRS exige de son Personnel: qu’il traite toutes les personnes avec dignité et respect et qu’il prévienne activement le harcèlement, la maltraitance, l’exploitation et le trafic d’êtres humains. De plus, je comprends que si je suis un candidat retenu, je serai soumis à une vérification approfondie des antécédents et que mes références personnelles/ professionnelles seront utilisées pour évaluer mes comportements liés aux sujets susmentionnés relatifs à la protection.


Job Title: Chief of Party
Type of Contract: CDD
Department: Programming
Reports to: Head of Programming
Location: Bamako/Mali
Salary Grade: 11

This position is contingent on funding and donor approval. 

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 health, emergency response, agriculture, education, and capacity strengthening.

CRS has been in Mali since 1999 and operates nationwide. CRS Mali works closely with the Church, local NGOs, and government partners by implementing projects in the areas of malaria, humanitarian response, education, agriculture, peacebuilding, and capacity building of partners. Its donors include the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, USAID, USDA, Global Affairs Canada, Unitaid, as well as private funds from CRS and foundations.

CRS is the Major Subcontractor of a USAID, President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) award led by PATH for the project titled “U.S. PMI REACH Malaria (Reaching Every At-Risk Community & Household with Malaria Services)

Job Summary

CRS seeks a Chief of Party for the Mali component of the USAID-funded “Reaching Every At-risk Community and Household with Malaria Services” (PMI REACH Malaria) global project. REACH aims to provide implementation support services and technical assistance to Malian Ministry of Health to accelerate progress in comprehensive planning, delivery and monitoring of facility and community-based malaria services, including malaria case management, prevention of malaria in pregnancy (MiP), seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC), health systems strengthening, data collection and use for service delivery, and other malaria prevention interventions.

As Chief of Party you will provide leadership and overall management of the REACH Malaria project to serve the poor and vulnerable. Your leadership, management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming and compliance with PATH and USAID Mission requests. You will also be responsible for overall strategic development and oversight, project monitoring and evaluation, and general program management. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Lead all aspects of the development, implementation and consolidation of the REACH Malaria project, including sharing how the project contributes to the thought leadership of the industry.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with PATH, in coordination with CRS’ REACH Senior Coordinator, as well as public, private and non-government, international and regional stakeholders in Mali.
  • Ensure the project is implemented to meet the REACH contract expectations in terms of timely and quality results and budget, including strategies for phase out and sustainability. Ensure coordination between program and operations leads. Ensure the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per CRS MEAL policy and procedures.
  • Ensure proper financial management of PMI REACH Malaria activities in country, working with country office teams through analyzing financial data, monitoring project expenses against budgets, and forecasting, with support from the Finance and Administration Staff.
  • Collaborate with the REACH Senior Coordinator and other Senior Malaria Technical Advisor’s Team in CRS including Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention, Community Health Systems and Localization for their technical inputs into project deliverables and activity plans.
  • Effectively manage senior programming and operations talent. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching and mentoring. Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Oversee the development of staffing plans and the recruitment process of senior staff.
  • Manage and mitigate risk through monitoring national and regional issues that may impact staff and programming. Ensure all staff understand and adhere to CRS staff safety and security policies and plans and ensure the updating of such plans.
  • Promote, uphold and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor resources. Ensure compliance with PATH and USAID contracts, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to PATH and USAID. Approve program expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification requests to donors.
  • Oversee the development of communication strategies and materials, complying with donor and REACH branding and marketing requirements and procedures.
  • Coordinate country buy-in planning, review meetings, and relationships with consortium partner organizations, including organization of review/planning meetings to track progress of implementation of interventions. Contribute to coordination of the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.
  • Develop and write technical documents, such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), tools, checklists, guidelines for training and capacity building of staff as needed.
  • Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and ensure the design and delivery of high-quality training and technical assistance.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in international development, International Relations, Public Health, Public/Business Administration, or a relevant technical area. PhD preferred.
  • 7 or more years’ relevant management and technical experience.
  • 5 years’ experience with USAID Contract funds.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in budget management.
  • 5 years of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching senior program staff.
  • Previous experience working on USAID’s President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) a plus.
  • Knowledge of the Mali health system a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recognized leader in malaria as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications, conference presentations, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience of successful program management, including management of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects, with complicated logistics.
  • Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
  • Ability to represent and present to high level Government and USAID Mission officials.
  • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 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 relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams. Coaching skills.
  • Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.

Required Languages – Strong written and oral communication skills in both English and French required.

Travel – Must be willing and able to travel both within the country and internationally up to 25 %. 

Agency REDI Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

Agency competencies clarify expected behaviors and attitudes for all staff.  When demonstrated, they create an engaging workplace, help staff achieve their best, and help CRS achieve agency goals.  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.

  • Personal Accountability – consistently takes responsibilities for one’s own actions.
  • Acts with Integrity – consistently models values aligned with CRS Guiding Principles and mission. Is considered honest.
  • Builds and Maintains Trust – shows consistency between words and actions.
  • Collaborates with Others – works effectively in intercultural and diverse teams.
  • Open to Learn – seeks out experiences that may change perspective or provide an opportunity to learn new things.

Agency Leadership Competencies:

  • Lead Change – continually looks for ways to improve the agency through a culture of agility, openness, and innovation.
  • Develops and Recognizes Others – builds the capacity of staff to reach their full potential and enhance team and agency performance.
  • Strategic Mindset – understands role in translating, communicating, and implementing agency strategy and team principles. 

Supervisory Responsibilities: Project staff (specific positions to be determined) 

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: CRS Mali Head of Programming, Country Representative, Global Fund Malaria Team, CRS’ REACH Senior Coordinator, CRS Technical Advisors, Country Operations

External: REACH Project Prime Recipient, other consortium members, Mali Government (Ministry of Health, National Malaria Control Program), other Malaria and health partners in Mali. 

***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. 

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

CRS prioritizes candidates who are citizens/ permanent residents of the countries where we have CRS offices. 

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, life insurance, vision, savings-Retirement and the opportunity to work in a mission-driven, collaborative culture committed to improving the lives of the poor around the world.

Applications from women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged and recommended

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