Under the guidance of the Education Program Manager II, the PM will manage Education and Psychosocial projects in the Iraq Country Program (CP), designing and implementing projects advancing Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. The PM's management skills and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming, including projects funded by the U.S. Government and private donors, and continuously works towards improving the impact of its programming.
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.
In partnership and collaboration with Caritas Iraq, CRS Iraq is supporting conflict-affected people to live in dignity through the provision of critical relief items, repairs to shelter, educational and psychosocial (PSS) support for children, and livelihoods and social cohesion support. CRS Iraq's Education and Psychosocial program serves over 10,000 children in Baghdad, Ninewa, Kirkuk and Duhok governorates.
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience:
Required/Desired Foreign Language: Excellent written and verbal English required; Arabic preferred
Travel Required: The position is based in Erbil or Duhok, with 50% travel to project sites in Iraq, including travel to Baghdad estimated every other month; travel regionally for training.
Key Working Relationships:
Supervisory: 2 -- 3 senior national staff
Internal: The Country Representative, Head of Programming, Head of Operations, Head of Office, Program Managers, Project Managers, Regional Office (particularly the DRD-PQ, Growth and MEAL TA).
External: Department of Education; CRS implementing partners, especially Caritas Iraq; operational partners and colleague organizations; Local Government; UN agencies and sector leads in the area, and donors.
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.
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
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