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Project Officer – MEAL, West and Central Darfur
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.


 Gross Salary: 1,257 USD
 Grade Salary: 7
 Section/Unit: Programs
 Supervisor: Project Manager – West Darfur Emergency Response
 No. of Post: 3 Positions
 Duty Station: 2 in West Darfur / 1 in Central Darfur
 Closing Date: 29 July 2021


About CRS

Catholic Relief Services 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.

CRSSudan is as dynamic and diverse as the needs of the people we serve. Since 1978, CRSSudan has been assisting the people of Sudan across the emergency, recovery, and development spectrum. Key sectoral areas for CRS include health and nutrition, water and sanitation, food security, livelihoods, natural resource management, and peacebuilding.Currently, CRSSudan has over 190 staff and oversees programming across the five Darfur states and the Red Sea.


Job Summary:

As a member of the West Darfur Emergency Responseproject team, the Project Officer for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL)will monitor and report on all project activities Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.


This position is dependent on funding.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination and implementation of all assigned activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Contribute to development of project MEAL system and promote project compliance with CRS and donor MEAL policies and procedures. Conduct regular monitoring and data quality assessments.
  • Support development of data collection tools, project databases, and reporting formats.Leadquality data collection, analysis, and management activities.
  • Orient and train field staff, partners, and other MEAL agents on project MEAL system and conduct of field-based MEAL activities.
  • Support project accountability and learning through coordinating project evaluation activities, managing feedback and response mechanisms, and facilitating reflection sessions.Assist with development or review ofproject reports.
  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information forcase studies and reports on promising practices.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor degree in a related field, such as operations research, quantitative analysis preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experiencein the field of MEAL. Work experience in a similar role for an NGO will be strongly preferred.
  • Additional experience may substitute for some education.


Required Languages–Fluent written and spoken Arabic and professional level of written and spoken English required.


Travel- Position is based in El Geneina, West Darfur. Must be willing and able to travel up to 80% to project areas in West Darfur.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented


Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent data collection, management, and data analysis skills strongly preferred.
  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Experienced user of MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Experience in use of digital data collection tools such as Kobo or CommCare preferred.

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.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship


Supervisory Responsibilities (if none, state none): None


Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal:Emergency ResponseProject Manager, Emergency Response Project Officers, West Darfur Head of Office, Operations staff, CRS MEAL Manager, CRS Regional MEAL Advisors
  • External: Relevant government departments as requested by Project Manager


***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. 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 skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.


CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Female Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.


Submission location: -

If interested, please submit cover letter, resume and copies of your education and work certificates to: For West Darfur (Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) Elgeneina, West Darfur Commission)

For Central Darfur : (Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) Zalengie , Central Darfur Commission) .

Ensure that your cover letter or resume has a phone number where you can be reached.


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