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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: 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 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). The Insijam project aims to lay the foundation for reconciliation, peace, and sustainable development among people in conflict in East and Central Darfur. 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. 



Job 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 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 respond to requests for data and information from the donor and/or senior management team members.
  • Contribute to developing and reporting project reviews, assessments, surveys, and other analytic or evaluation processes and products.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Basic Qualifications


  • 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 in 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


Required/Desired Foreign Language: A good command of English and Arabic is required.



Travel Required: This position covers both East and Central Darfur projects. Regular travel to both East Darfur and Central Darfur localities will be required. 


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, MEAL SPO, 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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