Program Manager I


Company Catholic Reli...
Category International...
Location Tamale
Job Status Full-time
Salary GHS
Education Master’...
Experience 5 years
Job Expires Sep 23, 2022
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Company Profile

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. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has been working in Ghana since 1958 in Health, Agriculture, Peacebuilding, Water and Sanitation, Microfinance, and Education programs.

Job Description

  • Job Title: Project Manager I
  • Grade: 9
  • Reports To:  Head of Programming
  • Country/Location:   Tamale, Northern Region/Ghana

Job Summary: 

You will manage and provide technical oversight of the development and implementation of the Country Program (CP) Youth, Social Cohesion and Peace Building programming, particularly for large and complex projects, ensuring effective systems and processes are in place that support high-quality programming advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its Youth, Social Cohesion and Peacebuilding programming.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight of all new and existing projects within the CP Youth, Social Cohesion and Peacebuilding throughout the project cycle to ensure project design, start-up, implementation and close-out are in line with CRS quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices. 
  • Effectively manage talent for Youth, Social Cohesion and Peacebuilding and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports.  
  • Lead the development of program learning - identify opportunities for learning, research and publications in the area of Youth, Social Cohesion and Peacebuilding and implementation of MEAL policy. Facilitate the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned to contribute to the agency knowledge management agenda. Ensure integration of innovations and best practices.
  • Contribute to the proactive pursuit of opportunities for new funding to ensure growth of the CP Youth, Social Cohesion and Peacebuilding sector portfolio in line with agency, regional, and CP Youth, Social Cohesion and Peacebuilding strategic priorities. Serve as the technical lead and technical writer to ensure quality proposals in Youth, Social Cohesion and Peacebuilding per agency and donor standards. Contribute to budgeting and staffing plans and activities for proposals.
  • Oversee technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities in Youth, Social Cohesion and Peacebuilding for staff and partner organizations to enhance program quality and impact.
  • Oversee the identification, assessment and strengthening of partnerships relevant Youth, Social Cohesion and Peacebuilding and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Ensure timely and appropriate project expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources.



Required Skills or Experience

Basic Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations, Peace building, Development studies or social sciences required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in relevant field-based project management experience required, with preferably at least 2-3 years working in the area of youth development, social cohesion, and peacebuilding. 
  • Experience in managing moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO.

Required Languages - English

Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 20%.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 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 presentation and facilitation skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented

Preferred Qualifications

  • Good experience in project grants management, including project design, preferably for grants from multiple public donors, including USAID.
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality technical proposals.
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations
  • MEAL skills and experience required.
  • 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.

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

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Country Representative, Head of Programming, Partnership Capacity Strengthening Advisor, Business Development Specialist, Regional Technical Advisors, and other CRS staff 
External: National Peace Council, Regional Peace Councils, Decentralized relevant state departments, ministries and agencies, Catholic Diocesan Church Partners, I/NGO partners, Government partners, technical partners, donors, consultants, research and academic institutions, Local Government Units. 

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