Senior Project Officer – MEAL Non-profit Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title:              Senior Project Officer – MEAL

Organization:  Catholic
Relief Services

Duty Station:   Kampala,

Reports to:  Homes
and Communities 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 Senior Project Officer – Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and
Learning (MEAL) will facilitate the achievement of project objectives through
coordinating and reporting on all project MEAL activities and providing
MEAL-related technical guidance and advice to staff and implementing partner(s)
and advancing CRS’ work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your coordination and
relationship management skills will ensure that the Homes and Communities
project applies best practices in MEAL and constantly works towards improving
the impact to those we serve.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Homes and
Communities Program Manager, the Senior Project Officer for MEAL will:

and lead the implementation of all assigned project MEAL activities as outlined
in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality
principles, standards and MEAL practices; donor MEAL requirements, and industry
good practices.

learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle.

accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and guiding
partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.

implementation challenges and report any inconsistencies and gaps to inform
adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.

Lead the
roll-out and implementation of the project’s feedback and response mechanism
(FRM). Support actively seeking and responding to feedback from all members of
targeted communities and other stakeholders as defined by the FRM.

monitoring activities and processes according to the Homes and Communities’
Detailed Implementation Plan and MEAL system.

the quality of monitoring data through annual data quality assessments.

and oversee MEAL-related working relationships with all local project
stakeholders and serve as the liaison between them and the project team to
mobilize local actors and promote project activities and impact. Identifies and
responds to key stakeholders’ information needs in MEAL activities, using a
range of appropriate communication methods.

and perform ad hoc inspections of various MEAL processes and resources at
project sites to ensure timely project activities implementation and adherence
to established process standards and procedures.

proper tracking of resource use for project MEAL activities through periodic
budget reviews and follow-up with and assistance to implementing partner.

and coordinate MEAL-related capacity building and technical support activities
to ensure assigned project MEAL activities are implemented per project
guidelines and standards. Optimize partner participation and capacity
development in the implementation of MEAL systems.

provision of any MEAL-related logistical and administrative support to staff
and partners.

timely, project documentation for assigned MEAL activities is complete with all
required documents and is filed per agency and donor requirements.

with preparation of trends analysis reports and documentation of case studies
and promising practices.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal applicant for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Senior Project Officer –
MEAL job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations or in the
field of MEAL would be a plus.

At least
two to three years of work experience in project support, ideally in the field
of MEAL and for an NGO.

working with partners, participatory action planning and community engagement.

monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.

using CommCare data collection, MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word,

active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment

Good interpersonal
skills and the ability to interact effectively with diverse groups

results-oriented and service-oriented

Knowledge of the local
languages spoken by South Sudanese and host communities living on or near
Bidibidi settlement


capacity and desire to pass on skills and information, a confident communicator
and willing to work in a collaborative and respectful way with target

and ability to work under pressure and meeting deadlines in changing situations

and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgments

relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local

results-oriented and service-oriented

to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

Competencies (for all CRS staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used
by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the
desired results.

with Integrity


Constructive Relationships


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.

strategically under pressure

stress and complexity

promotes safety and security

and implements high-quality emergency programs

Competencies (for all Homes and Communities Staff):
Effectively communicates the agency’s
priorities and leverages local relationships to bring stakeholders perspective
to decision-makers, based on job-specific responsibilities

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

line of the email,
copy and paste – SENIORPROJECTOFFICERMEAL. All applications that do not contain
this exact subject line will be rejected and not read.

Deadline: 20th May 2020

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