Several Fresher US Non-profit Jobs – Field Officer (SILC) – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Livelihoods
Program Manager
About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-profit
organization which implements 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.

Job Summary: The Field Officer –
Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) will support livelihoods
programming for the Uganda Country Program (PM) within an
emergency/early-recovery context in support of CRS’ South Sudanese refugee
response in Northern Uganda. S/he will primarily focus on SILC activities under
the BPRM-funded Emergency WASH and Livelihoods (EWLS) Project that is
supporting South Sudanese refugees in Bidibidi settlement. As a member of the
livelihoods project team, s/he will assist project implementation by working
directly with community members, coordinating various project activities and
events in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work to serve the poor and
vulnerable. His/her service and community relations skills ensure that the
local partners and communities feed into and benefit from the project that
consistently applies best practices and continuously works towards improving
its impact. The SILC Field Officer will have a high level of self-initiative
and use critical thinking skills to identify, report, and fill gaps. The
position requires close communication and coordination with all project staff
involved in the emergency response.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide support in the coordination and
monitoring of SILC activities at the field level, ensuring implementation
schedules are met as per the detailed activity plan, and that adherence to
systems for quality project implementation are strengthened.
Manage community mobilization for SILC including
field agent selection process and self-selection process for the establishment
of SILC groups
Work closely with various community stakeholders
and mobilize them to ensure full involvement of community leaders, community
representatives, and local government representatives in the overall
implementation and improvement of project activities.
In charge of training and oversight of field
agents on SILC methodology, responsibilities, and group mentorship
Keenly monitor progress of SILC groups through
regular structured visits, provide ongoing support to field agents who take
over the facilitation of SILC groups.
Coordinate communication and facilitate
information sharing among the project team, implementing partners, and project
beneficiaries at the community level to assist local partners in strengthening
the community interest, involvement and support networks.
Coordinate, monitor, and report on field Agent
activities and maintain good records.
Compile data provided at the community level as
per project requirements and contribute to the preparation of reports.
Organize and facilitate project events with
local leaders, agents and groups, as needed
Ensure timeliness and accuracy of agent
Keenly review data collection forms and MIS
reports and take action to improve project performance
Verify stipends due to agents
Support 8 Field Agents

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) Field Officer – Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC)
job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in business administration,
finance, economics, international development, or a related field preferred.
One to two years of work or volunteer experience
in community development and mobilization.
Previous experience with savings group
programming is added advantage.
Computer literacy skills
Willingness to be based in rural Northern Uganda
and travel to field locations.
Observation, active listening and analysis
skills with ability to make sound judgment
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability
to interact effectively with diverse groups
Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
English fluency, including oral and written
skills, required.
Fluency in one or more languages of the
operating area is an added advantage
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS
Serves with Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates
Constructive Relationships, Promotes Learning, Trusting Relationships,
Professional Growth, Partnership, Accountability
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates are encouraged
to send their cover letters, CVs and three work references (names and contact information
only) to
NB: Large files and/or scans
of documents will lead to rejection of your application in the subject line of
the email, copy and paste FIELDOFFICERSILCYUMBE only.
Deadline: 22nd
November 2017 by 5:00PM
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