Deadline: Unspecified

Location: Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Head of Programming.

CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries without regard to race, religion or nationality.


  • In collaboration with the country representative (CR), provide strategic direction for the design of the CP strategic frameworks and plans, including the development of resource mobilisation strategies to optimise the impact of programming interventions in line with regional and agency strategic priorities
  • Lead high-quality project design incorporating project management standards and MEAL methods
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise
  • Manage team dynamics and staff well-being
  • Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance assessment for direct reports
  • Contribute to developing staffing plans for projects and to the recruitment process of senior project staff
  • Create and maintain proper conditions for learning
  • Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyse and respond quickly to deficiencies
  • Promote accountability, learning and knowledge management, overseeing implementation of the MEAL policy, as well as cross-sectoral and cross-department learning
  • Coordinate with CP operations leads to ensure appropriate project budgeting and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources
  • In coordination with resource mobilisation staff, oversee the business development cycle to ensure quality proposals per agency and donor standards
  • Oversee the identification, assessment and strengthening of appropriate partnerships and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches
  • Ensure technical assistance and capacity strengthening for project teams and partners in project management standards and related MEAL, business development and operational activities
  • Identify training opportunities, develop training curriculums and deliver trainings


  • Excellent 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
  • Ability to strategically approach relationship
  • Team leadership abilities
  • Presentation and facilitation skills
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Staff management experience
  • Experience using Microsoft Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), web conferencing applications, information and budget management systems, and knowledge sharing networks

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: ICIPE


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here