Catholic Relief Services Project Officer – Climate Change Jobs in Ethiopia

Catholic Relief Services Project Officer – Climate Change Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 195838

Category: Development and Project Management Location: Diredawa
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time

Job Description

Internal/External Job Announcement

About CRS:

“Catholic Relief Services carries 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 an 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 positions;

Position Title:

Project Officer – Climate Change

Duty Station:


Employment Term:

Indefinite Period contingent up on the funding of DFSA program

Reports to:

Program Manager-Climate Change

Required no:


Application Deadline:

April 26,2019

Job Summary:

As a member of the DFSA project team, you will monitor and report on Purpose I activities, specifically Climate Change, 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination and implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan as well as the original technical narrative and subsequent annual plans 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 partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.

  • Ensure collaboration, integration and learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle.

  • Support
    accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and guiding partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences. Analyze implementation challenges and report any inconsistencies and/or gaps to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.

  • Work with Climate Change Advisor and Economic Livelihoods teams to train farmers on range of climate smart approaches, utilizing peer farmer to farmer approach and demonstration.

  • Assist 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 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.

  • Ensure gender integration in targeting, planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of activities.

    Job Requirements

    Education and Experience

  • MA/MSC or BA/BSC 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 Climate Change 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).

    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

    Required/Desired Foreign Language: English and Amharic

    Travel Required: Extensive travel within Ethiopia; 40-50% travel to DFSA implementation woredas and kebeles

    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

    How to Apply

    Please enter via to fill a form and attach your up-to-date CV before the application deadline April 26, 2019.

    You will be contacted only if selected for written exam/interview. Phone solicitations will not be accepted. These job opportunities are open to Ethiopian nationals only.

    ** Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply**

    CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

    Note: CRS is equal opportunity employer and hence candidate from all background: religion, ethnic group, qualified women and people living with disabilities, etc are all encouraged to apply.

    Catholic Relief Services Project Officer – Climate Change Jobs in Ethiopia

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