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Program Manager – FANSER Project

Catholic Relief Services – Zambia Country Program

This is a Full-time position in Mansa posted 08/04/2022.

Program Manager – FANSER Project Jobs in Catholic Relief Services – Zambia Country Program Mansa vacancies in Mansa at Catholic Relief Services – Zambia Cou

# Job Description

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the
United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic
identify is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as part of
our staff and as partner’s people of all faiths and secular traditions who
share our values and commitment to serving those in need. Since 2000 CRS
Zambia has been implementing several programmes to support vulnerable
Zambians. Its recent programming areas include nutrition, agriculture, food
security, HIV/AIDS, WASH, financial inclusion, and early child development.


The Program Manager for Food and Nutrition Security, Enhanced Resilience
FANSER project will be responsible for supervising all programming related
activities within the Petauke district as well as overseeing project officers
within the district and working very closely with partner managers from
Caritas Chipata. S/he will report directly to the Project Director FANSER who
is based in Lusaka

Food and Nutrition Security, Enhanced Resilience FANSER

The Food and Nutrition Security, Enhanced Resilience FANSER project is an
initiative of the “One World No Hunger” under GIZ for the German Federal
Ministry of Economic Cooperation. The project aims to improve the food and
nutritional situation of 110,000 vulnerable women of reproductive age as well
as 64,000 children under the age of two. CRS will operate in 3 districts of
Luapula provinces. The project will support the following: Increasing dietary
diversity for Women of reproductive age, adolescents, and children under the
age of 2 years; increasing behaviors related to WASH in all nutrition
activities; and improving household access to food available from within their

Major Responsibilities

The Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing comprehensive and
quality technical strategies for the project in line with CRS agency strategy.
S/he will supervise Project Officers Nutrition & SILC, oversee, and ensure
the successful coordination of technical support activities under FANSER
Project with assistance, as required, by FANSER partners.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

Strategic Leadership: Technical guidance

1\. Ensure that Project officers are provided with timely leadership and
guidance, according to developed work plans. Ensure that timely training and
lessons are being delivered in the field. The PM should design a supervision
model for all Project staff including field level staff.

2\. Stay abreast of international and national relevant policy discussions and
state of the art developments in quality standards and innovations, including
donor strategies and guidelines, and disseminate information and foster
discussion within FANSER project

Materials Development and Dissemination

3\. In collaboration with PD and Project Officers, ensure the identification
of existing technical materials from internal and/or external sources,
review based on latest evidence and guidelines, and develop or revise
curricula and other technical materials, as needed, with engagement of CRS
technical advisors and in collaboration with GIZ.

4\. Oversee the development of training materials and resources, including
training agendas, to ensure that trainings are properly planned and resourced,
while also ensuring that training materials and resources integrate messages
related to agriculture, nutrition, savings, WASH and gender. Together with M&E
advisor design tools to monitor the effectiveness of all trainings for
intermediaries as well as project beneficiaries.

5\. Liaise with partners to plan appropriate technical training strategies,
train trainers on FANSER curricula and tools, and oversee quality of cascaded
trainings offered by partners under the program. This includes proper
preparation for trainings by identified trainers.

DIP Monitoring & Coordination

6\. With Project officers and Field supervisors ensure technical objectives
and results are fully accomplished and meet expected technical quality

7\. Adequately prepare for periodic technical reviews with FANSER partners
via meetings, report review, site visits, etc. and GIZ to ensure that the
direction is in line with the overall FANSER strategy, and support changes in
program direction and focus, based on observations and data generated through
monitoring and evaluation.

8\. Promote and monitor integration of cross-cutting technical themes into
program activities.

&E and Learning

1\. Help Project Officers identify best practices and document practices for
shared learning, while also identifying potential opportunities for operations
research to test new and innovative activities.

2\. Working closely with the MEAL Manager, by providing technical input into
the design and implementation of formative research that may be undertaken as
well annual surveys.

3\. Coordinate closely with other CRS technical staff to disseminate and share
lessons learned between projects, Includes sharing within the country program
and across the region and agency

4\. Support preparation and review of Donor reports prior to submission.

5\. Jointly with and/or in absence of the Project Director represent FANSER
project in donor eeetings and other relevant meetings.

I. Supervision and Mentorship

Supervise Project Officers, ensuring that they fulfill responsibilities
outlined in annual work plans.
Ensure that Project Officers provide quality, regular technical leadership to
field-based field supervisors, health promoters and field agents, offering
them technical leadership, guiding strategic direction, and monitoring
individual work and outputs
CRS Competencies

These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by
each program manager to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the
desired results.

–>Sets clear goals and manages toward them
–>Collaborates effectively with staff and stakeholders
–>Applies program quality standards to project design and organizational learning.
–>Serves with Integrity
–>Models Stewardship
–>Cultivates Constructive Relationships
–>Promotes Learning

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

and Experience

–>Master’s Degree in Rural development or related field or BSc with at least 2 years’ experience in a similar position.
–>Minimum of 4-5 years’ experience in program/project with an international NGO, with preferably at least 2-3 years working in project management.
–>Demonstrated ability to write high quality technical proposals.
–>Experience engaging with partner organizations
–>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 system
–>Demonstrated ability with project grants management, including project design, budget preparation, expenditure tracking, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting.
–>Demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively with team of technical staff and partners.
–>Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills.
–>Ability to work both independently and in a team.
–>Excellent English oral and written communication skills required.
–>Ability to work in a multi-cultural team with a high level of respect for local culture.

Personal skills

–>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

Travel Required: The staff will spend 40% of the time in the field.

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: Will report to the Project Director, based in Lusaka. Will
supervise project officers and technical supervision of partner staff.

External: Will represent CRS to the donor when Project Director is absent.
Will also represent the project when need arises. Should be able to build good
relationships with other government and non-governmental organizations working
in the field of Food security and Nutrition.

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.

–>Trusting Relationships
–>Professional Growth

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Note: By applying for this job, you understand and acknowledge that CRS
requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to
actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking.
Further, you understand that if you are a successful candidate, you will be
subject to a comprehensive background check, and your personal/professional
references will be asked to evaluate your behaviors related to the above
safeguarding-related topics.

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Applicant Instructions: Please email a cover letter, and curriculum vitae
which should include three references to: **** Please
include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is 13th April 2022. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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