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Senior Project Officer (Peace Building)
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: Grade 8
 Supervisor: P2P Project Manager
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Based Eldaein, covering East Darfur State
 Closing Date: 22 Feb 2024


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 provided life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable communities negatively impacted by conflict and natural disasters in areas such as the Darfur region. 


 Duties and responsibilities:

Job Summary 


CRS is looking for a Peacebuilding Senior Project Officer (Peacebuilding SPO) to support the implementation of its USAID Sudan-funded People-to-People Insijam (harmony in Arabic) Project. The Insijam Project aims to lay the foundation for reconciliation, peace, and sustainable development among people in conflict in East and Central Darfur. As the Peacebuilding Senior Project Officer, you will lead the implementation of core peacebuilding activities of the Insijam Project in East Darfur. You will facilitate the achievement of project objectives by planning, coordinating, and reporting on all core peacebuilding activities and providing technical guidance and advice to staff and implementing partners. Your coordination and relationship management skills will ensure that the project applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. The Peacebuilding SPO will be responsible for the smooth, cost-effective, efficient, and timely implementation of core peacebuilding activities including monitoring, evaluation, and reporting on activities. 


Job Responsibilities


  • Oversee the day-to-day implementation of core peacebuilding activities in assigned project localities.
  • Develop implementation tools including detailed implementational plans and annual work plans
  • Planning and mobilizing for core peacebuilding activities in the assigned localities, whilst ensuring that activities are conducted in coordination with other projects and actors in the same locality. 
  • Work with the MEAL SPO to monitor and document the progress of activity implementation and ensure that high standards are achieved in accordance with CRS and donor guidelines and per the Annual Work Plan (AWP) and the Accountability Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (AMELP).
  • Participate in the program design process including assessments, learning events and coordination meetings.
  • Represent the Insijam project and CRS in relevant cluster coordination forums at the field level.
  • Coach and mentor partner staff and community-level peace-building personnel and networks. 
  • Prepare periodic and ad hoc technical reports as per the reporting calendar and/or as directed by the Project Director and as required by donors, CRS/Sudan management and other stakeholders including Sudan Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
  • Support other project activities as needed. 

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Basic Qualifications


  • University degree in Conflict Management, Peace Building, Social Sciences and/or related subjects.
  • Training and experience in implementing peacebuilding and/or protection 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: A good command of English and Arabic is required.


Travel Required: Regular travel within East 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, 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.

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