Project Director, Refugee Integration (SPM)

Catholic Relief Services
  • Location
    Athens, Georgia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 30

Position description

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:

The Project Director will be responsible for the overall management of CRS Greece's Refugee Integration Program, including supervising a team of 12 to 15 staff, program and management quality, donor compliance, and team leadership.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Effectively manage and supervise staff within the Refugee Integration Program. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being; build trusting and empowering relationships with staff; communicate and clarify team goals, expectations and priorities; deliver and receive regular and constructive feedback; support individual staff learning and growth.
  • Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight of the Refugee Integration Program. Ensure project start-up, implementation and close-out activities are in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, and donor guidelines.
  • Lead the development of program learning - identify opportunities for learning, integration of innovation and best practices, in the Refugee Integration Program. Ensure compliance with CRS' MEAL policyV3.0. Facilitate the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned that contribute to the agency knowledge management agenda.
  • Lead in the development and submission of official project documents (narrative and financial reports; project amendments; proposals for additional phases of ongoing projects) within the sector of Refugee Integration. Ensure project activities and approaches are aligned with agency, regional, and CRS Greece strategic priorities.
  • Oversee technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities for staff and partner organizations to enhance program quality and impact.
  • Oversee the identification, assessment and strengthening of partnerships relevant to Refugee Integration and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Ensure timely and appropriate project expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources.


Education and Experience

  • Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or in the field of Humanitarian Response required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing large scale development grants, preferably focusing on refugee response
  • Proven track record of successful donor funded program management, including management of multi-activity projects, complicated logistics and large budgets, as well as commodities. 
  • At least 3 years of supervisory experience, including performance evaluation, coaching and mentoring
  • Experience in managing complex projects preferably with an international NGO.
  • Relevant experience in project grants management, including project design, preferably for grants from multiple public donors.
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality technical proposals, project reports in English. 
  • Experience engaging with Church based partner organizations, especially Caritas Internationalis Member Organizations and building partner capacity building
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) knowledge, skills and experience required.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

Personal Skills 

  • Proven leadership and ability to build and motivate diverse and talented teams 
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining institutional linkages 
  • Ability to work to meet deadlines in multiple tasking environments 
  • Excellent organization, planning and analytical skills; detail oriented 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated strength in relationship management 

Travel Required: 20-25% in country travel 


Key Working Relationships: 

Supervisory: Direct supervision of Senior Project Officers (4), and overall leadership of a team of 12 to 15 staff 

Internal: Head of Programs, MEAL Manager, Project Managers, Operations Manager, HR Manager, Country Manager

External: Project Donor(s), Caritas Athens, Caritas Hellas, Project Consortium Members, Government Stakeholders


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. 

* Integrity 

* Continuous Improvement & Innovation

* Builds Relationships 

* Develops Talent

* Strategic Mindset

* Accountability & Stewardship

Application instructions

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