- University degree in Natural Resource Management, Project Management, Livelihoods, Agriculture, Peacebuilding, Social Sciences and/or related subjects.
- Training and experience in implementing NRM, Agriculture and/or livelihood projects.
- At least four (4) years of experience as a Project Officer especially under USAID-funded projects.
- A good understanding of USAID’s rules and regulations, and compliance requirements is an added advantage.
- Good facilitation, representational and communication skills.
- Experience in developing and conducting training in rural contexts with limited literacy.
- 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 conflict sensitivity, protection, gender, supply chain chains and safeguarding.
- Understanding and application of adaptative management approaches is highly desirable.
- Direct community and stakeholder engagement experience particularly in conflict and post-conflict environments.
- Field experience in Darfur and/or similar contexts.
- Flexibility to travel and work in diverse contexts across Darfur
- Hands-on staff management experience and experience in coaching and mentoring supervisees.
Required/Desired Foreign Language: Excellent command of English and Arabic is required.
Travel Required: Regular travel within Central Darfur localities and occasional travel to other Darfur states
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Strong relationship management skills with the ability to influence and get buy-in from diverse stakeholders.
- Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with the capacity to see the big picture and the 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 detail, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
Key Working Relationships
- Supervisory Responsibilities: None
- Internal:Project Director, Project Manager, Insijam staff and other technical advisors
- External: Peer agencies, partners, private sector, project participants
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and are used by each staff member to fulfil his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
- Serves with Integrity
- Models Stewardship
- Cultivates Constructive Relationships
- Promotes Learning
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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 skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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.