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Project Officer - (MEAL)
Catholic Relief Services

We work with organizations around the world to help poor and vulnerable people overcome emergencies, earn a living through agriculture and access affordable health care.


 Section/Unit: Programs / P2P
 Grade Level: 7
 Supervisor: Senior Project Officer - (MEAL)
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Mukjar, Central Darfur, Sudan
 Closing Date: 24 Nov 2022


About CRS: 

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 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. Since 2004, CRS has providing life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable communities negatively impacted by conflict and natural disasters in areas such as the Darfur region. 


Job Summary:

CRS is looking for a Project Officer (PO) to support the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) component of the USAID Sudan People-2-People project titled ‘Insijam’ (i.e., harmony” in Arabic). Insijam is a 24-month project that aims to lay the foundation for reconciliation, peace, and sustainable development among people in conflict in Central Darfur. Catholic Relief Services (CRS), together with its partners. The PO MEAL will support the SPO MEAL to track and oversee MEAL activities including baseline, midterm and final evaluation surveys as relevant, field monitoring for data quality checking, carrying out data analysis and writing case studies and monitoring reports. The PO MEAL will similarly support the SPO MEAL to develop and maintain a database to collect and analyze information on inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes, and impact of the program.  The PO MEAL will assist the SPO MEAL in coaching, mentoring and training partners M&E staff and establish and implement the community feedback mechanism to improve the program quality. 

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the SPO MEAL to oversee the development and implementation of MEAL frameworks including Detailed Implementation Plans (DIPs) and Indicator Tracking Tables (ITT) in accordance with CRS and USAID guidelines and best practices.
  • Work closely with other project staff to collect and collate data on project implementation and maintain the indicator tracking tools and develop additional databases and tracking tools as needed to demonstrate the effectiveness of project interventions
  • Conduct field visits for data validation and to monitor the quality and completeness of data sets; coordinate data collection at project sites to monitor program development and ensure timely compilation and reporting of data; capture and document lessons learned; and champion the scaling up best practices
  • Work with the SPO MEAL to provide responses to requests for data and information from the donor and / or senior management team members.
  • Contribute to developing and reporting of project reviews, assessments, surveys, and other analytic or evaluation processes and products.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • University degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Management and / or related subjects. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in monitoring and evaluation. 
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • MEAL experience on  USAID-funded activities is desirable. 
  • Understanding CRS MEAL systems and processes will be an added advantage. 
  • Experience in developing and conducting training in rural contexts with limited literacy. 
  • Cross-cutting knowledge of protection, gender, supply chain chains and safeguarding. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Strong data collection and research skills and ability to interpret and analyze data
  • 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 Language: Excellent command of English and Arabic required. 

Travel Required: Approximately 60% travel within Sudan.


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. 

  • Serves with Integrity 
  • Models Stewardship 
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships 
  • Promotes Learning 

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: None

  • Internal:Technical Advisors / Other P2P colleagues
  • External:Peer agencies,Partners, private sector, project participants

Female candidates strongly encouraged to apply

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

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer


•            CRS gives equal opportunities for applying of men, and women.

•            Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. 

•            Only Sudanese national staff can be considered for this post.

Safeguarding Policy statement: “CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, human trafficking everywhere and at all times. I, the applicant, accept these requirements as part of my job application.”


Submission location: - 

If interested, please submit cover letter, resume and copies of your education and work certificates to (Labor office (LO) Zalingei-Central Darfur, ensure that your cover letter or resume has a phone number where you can be reached. No later than 24th November 2022.


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