Project Operations Officer US PEPFAR Grant Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Operations Officer

Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: FASTER
Grants 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.

About Project:

FASTER is designed
as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity
Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project. Funded by the President’s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network
capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for
expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches. Led by CRS,
FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s
contributions at subnational and national levels, reinforcing mutual
responsibility and country-driven leadership. FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to
the next level by creating an enabling environment in 4 countries where public
health, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative
pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and
adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and
provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.

Job Summary:  The Project Operations Officer will keenly
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.

Key Duties and 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 project staff in their efforts to effectively plan and execute the
    project work plan.
  • Collect information on staff capacity
    needs and liaise with CRS country program staff to ensure smooth execution
    of project activities.
  • Ensure proper tracking of resources used
    for project activities through periodic budget reviews, follow- up with
    the procurement and administrative functions and overall assistance to the
    FASTER Grants Manager.
  • Support and coordinate capacity building
    and technical support to project staff and partners to ensure assigned
    project activities are implemented per project guidelines and standards.
  • Complete project documentation for
    assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies
    and reports on promising practices.
  • Help ensure project administrative
    systems and processes are in line with agency standards and donor and
    local law regulations.
  • Coordinate the provision of travel and
    logistics support and services to staff and visitors. Coordinate event
    planning activities, including global FASTER team visits, trainings and
  • Coordinate and report on activities and
    required resources to ensure cost efficient and quality service delivery.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Project
    Operations Officer job should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
  • At least four years of work experience
    in project support, ideally in the field of International Development and
    with USG funded programs required. Understanding of USG Rules and
    Regulations strongly preferred.
  • Degree and/or experience in Finance,
    Management, and/or Administration a plus.
  • 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).
  • Observation, active listening and
    analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Good relationship management skills and
    the ability to work closely and collaborate with staff, partners and
    community members
  • Attention to details, accuracy and
    timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Proactive, results-oriented and

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

How to Apply:

All candidates
should Email a cover letter and CV only to Large
files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in
the subject line of the email, copy and paste – PROJECTOPERATIONSOFFICER only

Deadline: 2nd September 2019

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