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Job Description:

About CRS

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. 

For nearly 60 years, CRS has taken the lead in responding to natural and man-made disasters affecting Ethiopia's most vulnerable communities. Moving beyond emergency response, CRS' disaster mitigation and recovery projects in drought and flood-prone areas have rebuilt individual and community assets through non-food aid in the form of agriculture, livestock, health, nutrition, and water and sanitation assistance. CRS's humanitarian work in Ethiopia also provides livelihoods support to farmers and entrepreneurs, promotes gender equality, mobilizes for immunization and mitigates the impact of HIV.

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 – MEAL

Department:                  Program

Duty Station:                  CRS Ethiopia/Addis Ababa

Employment Term:       Indefinite term contingent upon funding of the program

Reports To:                     Program Manager- MEAL 

Application Deadline:   August 29, 2022

Job Summary:

As a member of the MEAL team, you will monitor and report on all assigned projects and CP level MEAL activities in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that projects consistently apply best practices and constantly work towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and Implement of all assigned projects MEAL activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, MEAL policies and procedures, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
  • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with local partner(s) to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
  • Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and monitor and/or manage capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.
  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices.
  • Undertake ICT4D activities for assigned projects together with CP ICT4D team.
  • Provide practical guidance to projects to strengthen learning and evaluation practices and application.
  • Advice MEAL program manager and program staff on development and implementation of MEAL strategies for existing as well as new projects.
  • Take part on internal learning platforms and opportunities including annual learning events, and project review and reflection sessions
  • Share learning from programs with CRS staff and partners prioritize adaptive management and continuous learning
  • Continuously review and adapt the knowledge management process for the country program
  • Support sector leads develop summary documents, progress reports, success stories, linking to the CP, regional and agency strategy and in alignment with key donor and government priorities.
  • Organize programming period review and reflection sessions among projects/sectors; experience sharing with and among partners; and annual learning events.
  • Foster internal and external collaboration across systems, initiatives, teams, or organizations; and support internal integration within specific projects. 
Job Requirements:

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • MA/MSC Degree in related field of study
  • 2 years relevant experience for MA or 4 years relevant experience for BA degree
  • Experience in the field of MEAL and for an NGO would be a plus.
  • MIS experience would be advantageous.
  • 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).

 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 member
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented

 Required/Desired Foreign Language

 Travel Required: 70%

 Key Working Relationships:


Internal: CR, HOP, Operation, COPs, DCOPs, MEAL PM, other PMs, ICT4D PM, EARO/HQ MEAL RTA

External: Partners, MEAL working group, Consultants

 Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

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

Job Category:
Development and Project ManagementManagement
Development and Project Management, Management
Full time
Full time
Addis Ababa
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