Back Country Representative-Lesotho

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 07 January 2020
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 05 February 2020

Job Title: Country Representative-Lesotho
Reports to: Regional Director
Department: SARO

Job Summary:
The Country Representative (CR) is responsible for managing and advancing the mission and objectives of CRS within the country. S/he provides strategic leadership for staff, programs and partnerships. The CR is also responsible for advancing CRS' reputation and impact within the country and for monitoring and mitigating risks and liabilities.

Position Scope and Scale:
CRS has had a presence on and off in Lesotho since 1976. Since 2003, the program has gained considerable recognition for its work in agricultural livelihoods, education, natural resource management, emergency response, and OVC, and has had programming in nine of the country's ten districts. CRS works closely with Caritas Lesotho, as well as with a broad range of other Church and local NGO partners. CRS initiated a significant sub-role in a 5-year OVC award from PEPFAR in October 2019 and a one-year PEPFAR award for HIV d emand creation work with faith communities. Lesotho will initiate a four-year national Integrated Catchment Management program, with funding from the European Union in January 2020. CRS/Lesotho is also involved in a Green Climate Fund proposal development process.

The Job Responsibilities is not an exhaustive list and other responsibilities could be assigned as appropriate by the supervisor.

Education and Experience
* Master's degree in International Development or a relevant field
* 10 or more years' experience managing complex relief and development programs
* Demonstrated experience with Title II and other USG resources; familiarity with USG regulations
* Experience managing a variety of complex, high-value projects from multiple international donors

Required/Desired Foreign Language - English required, other languages such as Portuguese or Spanish a plus

Travel Required - Frequent travel required within the country

Agency-wide Competencies: (based on the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS; to be exemplified by all staff in fulfillment of his or her respective roles and responsibilities)
* Integrity
* Accountability and Stewardship
* Build Relationships
* Develops Talent
* Continuous Improvement and Innovation
* Strategic Mindset

What we offer
CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package includin g medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

***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.

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

EOE/M/F/D/V - CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

This vacancy is archived.

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