Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Project Officer (Icowash)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job 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:

As a member of the ICOWASH 2.0 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 community level WASH and savings and internal Lending (SILC) activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards donor requirements and good practices. Monitor implementation of community WASH and SILC activities and reports any challenges and all gaps identified to inform adjustment to plans and implementation schedules. Assist partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences. Support project accountability through participation in joint monitoring community reflection meetings partner with reflection meetings and effectiveness survey. Collaborate with local partners to prepare reports per established reporting schedule. Collect information on staff capacity and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and coordinate Capacity Building and Technical Support activities to ensure effective impact. Complete project documentation (activity reports, success stories, short videos) and provide relevant data for scheduled project updates and annual reports. Hold quarterly technical review meetings with implementing partners to review performance and strategize for the ensuing quarters. Required Languages - English, Mampruli, Dagbani, Guruni and Talen

  Travel - The position is based in West Mamprusi or Talensi Districts with extensive travel to project communities (80% travel to projects communities).

  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 Experience using MS windows and MS Office packages ( Excel, Word, PowerPoint) Preferred Qualifications

Minimum of 3 years of work experience in project support. Experience in in NGO work and monitoring Projects will be a plus Additional education may substitute for some experience. Minimum of 3 years of work experience in project support. Experience in the use of participatory approaches and Community Led Total Sanitation is highly desirable. Experience using MS Windows and Ms Office packages (Excel, Word, Powerpoint Knowledge and experience of working with local government system is an added advantage.  Supervisory Responsibilities: None

 Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Senior Project Officers, Technical Advisor, Project Manager-ICOWASH, Program Manager-WASH, Operations Team, Communications Officer Project Manager-Sector Influence. External: DPCU, District Environmental Health and Sanitation Team, Community Development Officers, Silk Members, Sanitation Advocacy Groups.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree preferably in (social and behavioral sciences, physical science, and any other relevant discipline). Minimum of 3 years of work experience in project support. Experience in the use of participatory approaches and Community Led Total Sanitation is highly desirable. Experience in the implementation of Savings and internal Lending Communities (SILC) or village savings and Loans Associations (VSLA) is an added advantage. Knowledge and experience of working with local government system is an added advantage. 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   ***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. Female candidates meeting position requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.  
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