Catholic Relief Services 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, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
Job Summary :
As a member of the Country Program’s (CP) Senior Management Team, you will provide leadership and management of the operational functions - Finance, Human Resources (HR), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Administration, Information and Communication Technology, Security and Audit - in support of the Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) mission to serve the poor and vulnerable.
You will promote stewardship of resources, ensure principled compliance, proactively manage risk, and lead operational improvements.
As part of the Senior Management Team you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.
Roles and Key Responsibilities :
Represent CRS, as needed.
Address issues where operations support needs to be adapted for complex programming. Oversee the piloting of new operations initiatives that require the setting of new standards and systems
Anticipate, identify and address challenges that affect the proper stewardship, risk, and optimal utilization of program assets and resources (financial, human, and material).
Monitor and assess performance to ensure adequate capacity for successful support of high-quality programming. Contribute to staffing plans and recruitment process of senior staff.
Set and provide technical oversight of internal processes for approving expenses, monitoring spending, and making budget adjustments in line with operational and programmatic needs and with donor requirements.
Assure quality personnel administration and a work environment that truly reflects the agency’s guiding principles.
Act as lead contact and responder to issues that emerge from internal and external audits and provide recommendations and guidance to implement improvements.
Provide capacity strengthening guidance for project teams and partners, which includes cross-departmental learning.
Ensure staff receive adequate security training and foster a culture of safety and security within the team.
Required Languages Fluency in Greek and English
Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 10% to Thessaloniki Office
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
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.
Finance Manager; Senior Supply Chain Officer; Human Resource Manager; Administrative Assistant
Key Working Relationships :
Internal Country Representative; Head of Programs; Deputy Regional Director for Management Quality; Project Managers.
External Greek Government; Various vendors and suppliers
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.*
Disclaimer : This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.