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Project Officer - (Peacebuilding)
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 - (Peacebuilding)
 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 to support the Senior Project Officer (SPO) in delivering the peacebuilding 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 Project Officer for Peacebuilding (PO – Peacebuilding) will assist the SPO (Peacebuilding) in ensuring a smooth, cost effective, efficient, and timely implementation of peacebuilding project activities including staff and budget management, activity monitoring and reporting. 

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the SPO (Peace Building) in coordinating and implementing Insijam 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.
  • Support the SPO (Peace Building) to assess capacity development needs of local implementing partners and community structures and support CRS’ efforts to improve their technical and operational capacity to deliver this project. Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices.
  • As and when directed by the SPO (Peace Building), represent P2P and CRS in relevant cluster coordination forums at the field level.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • A University Degree in related field such as International Relations, Political Science, Project Management, Conflict Management, Peace Building and / or related subjects.
  • Training and experience in implementing peace building projects. 
  • At least two (2) years of experience in project management. Experience on a USAID-funded activity will be an added advantage.   
  • Field experience in Darfur and / or similar contexts.
  • Hands-on experience in training local partners and development community structures. Experience in developing and conducting training in rural contexts with limited literacy. 
  • Excellent representational and communication skills. 
  • Direct community and stakeholder engagement experience particularly in conflict and post-conflict environments.
  • Proven experience working through and building partnerships – particularly with local CSOs.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Cross-cutting knowledge of protection, gender, and safeguarding. 

Knowledge, Skills and abilities:

  • Strong relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from diverse stakeholders.
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong data collection and research skills and ability to interpret and analyze data
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, and results-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

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:Other Insijam project staff
  • 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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