Project Officer -Prevention of Violent Extremism Through Social Accountability (PoVESTA) Project, Tamale, At Catholic Relief Services (CRS)


Project Officer -Prevention of Violent Extremism Through Social Accountability (PoVESTA) Project

Tamale, Ghana (On-site)

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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.

Job Summary:

As a project officer under the Prevention of Violent Extremism Through Social Accountability (PoVETSA) II project, you will support the coordination and implementation of project activities. 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.

Roles and Key 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 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 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.

Basic Qualifications

  •  Bachelor’s degree in peace and security, political science, development, international relations or any relevant studies in humanities and social sciences.
  •  Minimum of 2 years of work experience in project support, ideally in peacebuilding and INGO operations.
  •  Additional experience may substitute for some education.

Required Languages – English

Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 50 %.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  •  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

Preferred Qualifications

  •  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).

Agency REDI Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

Agency competencies clarify expected behaviors and attitudes for all staff. When demonstrated, they create an engaging workplace, help staff achieve their best, and help CRS achieve agency goals. 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.

  •  Personal Accountability – Consistently takes responsibility for one’s own actions.
  •  Acts with Integrity – Consistently models values aligned with CRS Guiding Principles and mission. Is considered honest.
  •  Builds and Maintains Trust – Shows consistency between words and actions. eMkhMnC BIpnb
  •  Collaborates with Others – Works effectively in intercultural and diverse teams.
  •  Open to Learn – Seeks out experiences that may change perspective or provide an opportunity to learn new things.

Agency Leadership Competencies:

  •  Lead Change – Continually looks for ways to improve the agency through a culture of agility, openness, and innovation.
  •  Develops and Recognizes Others – Builds the capacity of staff to reach their full potential and enhance team and agency performance.
  •  Strategic Mindset – Understands role in translating, communicating, and implementing agency strategy and team priorities.

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Project Manager-PoVETSA II, Program Manager for Youth and Peacebuilding, Senior Project Officer-MEAL and Head of Programming.

External: National and Regional Peace Councils, Government Institutions, Non-Governmental Institutions, Security Services.

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

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

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

CRS prioritizes candidates who are citizens/ permanent residents of the countries where we have CRS offices.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  •  High School diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  •  Minimum of 4 years of work experience in project support. Experience in the field of <Program Area> and for an NGO would be a plus.
  •  Additional education may substitute for some experience.

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

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

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

Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Info

  •  Job Identification 3001391
  •  Job Category Program Management
  •  Posting Date 05/09/2024, 10:27 AM
  •  Locations RC46/829, Tamale, Northern, GH (On-site)
  •  Apply Before 05/23/2024, 05:00 PM
  •  Job Schedule Full time
  •  Job Shift Day

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