Project Officer - Cash- Vacancy in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa Catholic Relief Services/Ethiopia (CRS/Ethiopia)

Catholic Relief Services comes out 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 partner’s people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
In Ethiopia, CRS has a long and rich history of providing emergency relief and development assistance to the people of Ethiopia since 1958. At present, CRS/Ethiopia implements multiple projects through different partner organizations. CRS/Ethiopia has a highly diverse portfolio ranging from very large food-supported emergency response to cutting edge development programs. The current CRS/Ethiopia budget stands at $100 million with funding from the U.S. Government, UN agencies, private foundations, individual donors, and CRS private funds.

CRS strictly adheres to its Policy on Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults among its staff, consultants, volunteers, and affiliates. CRS is on equal opportunity, affirmative action employer: women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
As part of CRS family, you will join the more than 5000 strong and vibrant individuals working globally to accomplish the mission of CRS. CRS/ Ethiopia invites you, the qualified candidate, to apply for the following position:

Position Title: Project Officer — Cash
Duty Station: Ethiopia/Addis Ababa
Employment Term: Indefinite term contingent up on funding of the JEOP program
Reports to: Project Manager – Cash
Application Deadline: December 15, 2018

Job Summary: As a member of the JEOP Cash project team, you will monitor, support 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.
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience:
  • MA/MSC or BA/BSC Degree in related field of study.
  • Minimum of 4 years of work experience in project support.
  • Experience in the field of cash and voucher programming and for an NGO would be a plus.
  • Additional education may substitute for some experience.
  • 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), as well as online data collection and data management platforms (e.g. iFormBuilder, KOBO, CommCare, RedRose-One Solution, LMMS, etc.).
  • Experience working with stakeholders at various levels and strengthening community partnerships.
  • Experience with partnership activities and institutional strengthening, preferably with a religious partner.
Personal Skills
  • 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
  • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Presentation, facilitation, training skills.
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.
  • Trusting Relationships
  • Professional Growth
  • Partnership
  • Accountability


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