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Project Officer at Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services

JOB DESCRIPTION
About CRS

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 Karonga Participatory Community Action for Preparedness (KPCAP) project team, you will monitor and report on all project activities in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.

 

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

Support the coordination and implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with local partner(s) to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.
Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices.

 

Required Languages – English and Tumbuka

 

Travel – include percentage of required travel, if applicable. Could be stated as Must be willing and able to travel up to 75 %.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members
Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
Preferred Qualifications

Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.
Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
Supervisory Responsibilities – none

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Emergency Manager, Shelter Technical Advisor, Administration officer, MEAL staff and procurement team

External: Local NGOs, GOM and key stakeholders

QUALIFICATIONS
Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in development studies or related.
Minimum of 2 years of work experience in Emergency, recovery and/or Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programming.
Experience in working for an NGO would be a plus.
Proven experience in working with partners, participatory action planning and community engagement, community development, community mobilization or similar self-help initiatives and a desire to maximize integration of program delivery preferred
Ability to write reports and effectively present information
Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

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
Emergency Competencies

Each staff member working in emergencies is expected to use the following competencies to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.

Communicates strategically under pressure
Manages stress and complexity
Actively promotes safety and security
Manages and implements high-quality emergency programs

***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.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

ABOUT US
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.
ABOUT THE TEAM
CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.

CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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