Program Manager II, School Feeding - Laos
CRS , Valverde, Dominican Republic
Job Title: Program Manager II, School Feeding
Reports To: Head of Programs
Salary Grade: 10
Location: Vientiane, Laos
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.
CRS has worked in Laos since 1994 in school feeding, literacy, inclusive education, and nutrition programming. Since 2012, CRS has served over 25 million meals in schools in Savannakhet province through USDA-funded McGovern-Dole school feeding programs, which incorporate early grade literacy development, water, sanitation, and hygiene, school gardens, and community mobilization into a comprehensive package of support to rural schools. CRS is the in-country implementing partner of Purdue University on the Lao-American Nutrition Initiative (2019-2023), which works with the Lao Ministry of Health to improve the research capacity of government institutions and universities. CRS is currently expanding its school feeding program as the lead implementing partner for literacy and WASH activities under a new USDA McGovern-Dole school feeding program led by World Food Programme (WFP).
You will manage and provide technical oversight of the literacy, WASH, and community mobilization components of a new WFP-led school feeding program, ensuring effective systems and processes are in place that support high-quality programming advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its school feeding, literacy, and WASH programming.
* Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or in the field of Education. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
* Minimum of 5 years experience in relevant field-based project management experience required, with preferably at least 2-3 years working in the area of education
* Experience in managing moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO.
***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 exploi tation.
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CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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.