Deputy Chief of Party II – Gaza Health Activity

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party II – Gaza Health Activity

Job Location: Gaza

Reports to: Head of Programming

**The position is contingent upon successful bidding and donor agreement**

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

The Gaza Health Activity, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a 5-year project that aims to address the critical healthcare needs resulting from the ongoing conflict in Gaza. The project’s primary objective is to restore and enhance essential health services. This may include restoration of activities in the following health sectors: basic and emergency curative health services, primary health care (obstetric services; mother and child health, communicable disease control; immunizations; supplementary feeding programs, non-communicable and chronic diseases, etc.), secondary health care, physical trauma and tertiary care, mental health, psycho-social support, and rehabilitation.

Job Summary

As Deputy Chief of Party II you will work as part of a team on a large project and provide oversight of key functions of the Gaza Health Activity project to serve the poor and vulnerable. Your management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a key aspect of the development, implementation and consolidation of the Gaza Health Activity project. Serve as a point of contact on area of responsibility to USAID as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders, when needed.
  • Manage key function of the project to meet donor expectations in terms of timely and quality results and budget. Contribute to ensuring coordination between program and operations leads. Contribute to ensuring the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching. 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.
  • 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.
  • Promote, uphold and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor resources. Help ensure compliance with USAID grants, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to USAID.
  • Maintain relationships with key staff of consortium partner organizations in regard to area of responsibility. Contribute to coordination of the roles and activities of other consortium member organizations in implementation to ensure effective implementation and adherence to humanitarian principles.
  • 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 recommend trainings and technical assistance.

    Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in health, Public Heath, International Development, International Relations or a relevant technical area.
  • 7 or more years’ relevant management and technical experience.
  • 5 years’ experience managing donor funds, including multi country grants. Strong knowledge and experience in budget management.
  • Recognized technical experience and qualifications in sector as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications, conference presentations etc.
  • Demonstrated experience of successful management, including management of functions of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects, with complicated logistics.
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching.

Required Languages – Fluency in written and spoken English required; language skills in Arabic a plus.

Travel – the position will be based in Gaza, when possible. Frequent travel into Gaza on regular rotation will be required.

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.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recognized technical experience and qualifications in the health, development, or inclusion sectors.
  • Experience working in senior leadership roles in USAID funded projects.
  • Experience working in the Middle East, Gaza, or West Bank.
  • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.

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 responsibility 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 priorities.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Inclusive Development Technical Advisor, Program Managers

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Head of Programs, Head of Office, Inclusive Development Technical Advisor, Program Managers, Field Teams, Head of Operations.

External: Consorcia partners, USAID, coordinating bodies, clusters, and other local health actors.

How to apply

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