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Project Officer (Natural Resource Management)
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 7
 Supervisor: P2P Senior Project officer
 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 Natural Resource Management (NRM) Project Officer (PO) 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 NRM Project Officer, you will assist the NRM SPO in the implementation of the Natural Resource Management interventions of the Insijam Project in East Darfur. You will assist the NRM Project Officer in facilitating the achievement of project objectives by planning, coordinating, and reporting on all core Natural Resource Management interventions, and providing technical guidance and advice to staff and implementing partners. The NRM Officer assists the NRM SPO in ensuring the smooth, cost-effective, efficient, and timely implementation of core peacebuilding activities including monitoring, evaluation, and reporting on activities. 


Job Responsibilities


  • Support the NRM SPO in coordinating and implementing NRM interventions of the 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 and 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 the established reporting schedule.
  • Support the NRM SPO to assess the 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.
  • Support other project activities as needed. 



 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Basic Qualifications


  • A University Degree in a related field such as Natural Resource Management, Development Studies, Livelihoods, Agriculture and/or related subjects.
  • Training and experience in implementing NRM, agriculture and or livelihood projects. 
  • At least two (2) years of experience in project management. Experience in 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 developing 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. 


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, 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.

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