Technical Director/Deputy Chief of Party II, Cameroon Malaria Project (PMI)(220000G5), Directeur Technique/Chef Adjoint du Parti II, Projet Paludisme Cameroun (PMI)(220000G5), CAMEROON, Catholic Relief Services

Technical Director/Deputy Chief of Party II, Cameroon Malaria Project (PMI) – (220000G5), Directeur Technique/Chef Adjoint du Parti II, Projet Paludisme Cameroun (PMI) – (220000G5), CAMEROON, Catholic Relief Services

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle


*This position is contingent upon approved funding by the donor.

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 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, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

CRS was founded in 1943 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to assist the poor and disadvantaged. With funding from American and German donors, as well as CRS, the portfolio in Cameroon is focused on health, emergency response, and early recovery programming. CRS has worked in Cameroon since 1960, and currently has around 85 staff operating out of 5 offices in Yaoundé, Bafoussam, Bamenda, Douala, and Maroua, with activities in the country’s 10 regions.

Job Summary:

You will provide overall management of and have responsibility for the technical quality of a President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)-funded project, which seeks to improve access to timely, quality, and well-documented malaria testing and treatment by providing community health workers with training and supervision to provide quality, effective care. In your role as Technical Director / Deputy Chief of Party, you will report directly to the Chief of Party and act on his/her behalf, as needed, including global representation to the donor. You will be responsible for technical oversight of the design, planning, and implementation of activities to ensure application of industry standards and best practices and achievement of project objectives. Your management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality malaria programming and advance the position of CRS as a leading agency in the malaria field.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

Manage key aspects of the development, implementation and consolidation of the malaria project, including regularly updating annual work plans to meet the project’s objectives. Serve as a point of contact to PMI as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders, when needed.

Manage key functions 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 Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) policy and procedures and PMI’s related guidance.

Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage technical team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching and mentoring. Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Contribute to the development of technical staffing plans and the recruitment process of senior technical 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. Help ensure compliance with PMI grants, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to PMI.

Maintain relationships with key staff of consortium partner organizations and government counterparts. Contribute to coordination of the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership 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 public health, epidemiology, international development, international relations or a relevant technical area.

7 or more years’ relevant management and technical experience and at least 5 years in the design and implementation of malaria control activities in developing countries.

5 or more years’ experience in managing donor funds, including multi-partner grants. Strong knowledge and experience in budget management. Recognized technical experience and qualifications in malaria, 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 (such as seasonal malaria chemoprevention campaigns).

Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching and mentoring senior level staff.

Required Languages – Professional proficiency in written and spoken English and French.

Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 30% (mostly within Cameroon)

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

Experience engaging a wide variety of partners, including government, national and international organizations, and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.

Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.

Recent experience working in PMI, Global Fund, or other international donor in malaria programming strongly preferred.

Experience working in community and hospital-based health system strengthening programs.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Malaria project technical staff (TBD)

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Chief of Party, Head of Programming, MEAL Director, Cameroon MEAL Coordinator, Malaria Project Technical staff, Head of Operations, Regional and Senior Technical Advisors for Health and Malaria, Country Representative.

External:  USAID/PMI, Ministry of Health and the National Malaria Control Programme, other Government of Cameroon stakeholders, Local Implementing Partners, Health Facilities, other malaria actors in Cameroon.


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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Primary Location: CARO-Cameroon

Job: Chief of Party

Organization: Catholic Relief Services

Schedule: Regular

Shift: Standard

Job Type: Full-time

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