Fresher Field Officer (SILC) NGO Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Livelihoods
Program Manager
About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-profit
organization which implements the commitment of the Bishops of the United
States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at
the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and
as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values
and our commitment to serving those in need.

Job Summary: The Field Officer –
Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) will support livelihoods
programming for the Uganda Country Program within an emergency/early-recovery
context in support of CRS’ South Sudanese refugee response in northern Uganda.
S/he will primarily focus on SILC activities under the USAID/BPRM-funded
Emergency WASH and Livelihoods (EWLS) Project that is supporting South Sudanese
refugees in Bidibidi settlement. As a member of the livelihoods project team,
s/he will assist project implementation by working directly with community
members, coordinating various project activities and events in support of
Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work to serve the poor and vulnerable. Her/his
service and community relations skills ensure that the local partners and
communities feed into and benefit from the project that consistently applies
best practices and continuously works towards improving its impact. The SILC
Field Officer will have a high level of self-initiative and use critical
thinking skills to identify, report, and fill gaps. The position requires close
communication and coordination with all project staff involved in the emergency
response.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Provide support in the coordination and
    monitoring of SILC activities at the field level, ensuring implementation
    schedules are met as per the detailed activity plan, and that adherence to
    systems for quality project implementation are strengthened.
  • Manage community mobilization for SILC
    including field agent selection process and self-selection process for the
    establishment of SILC groups
  • Work closely with various community
    stakeholders and mobilize them to ensure full involvement of community
    leaders, community representatives, and local government representatives
    in the overall implementation and improvement of project activities.
  • In charge of training and oversight of
    field agents on SILC methodology, responsibilities, and group mentorship
  • Keenly monitor progress of SILC groups
    through regular structured visits, provide ongoing support to field agents
    who take over the facilitation of SILC groups.
  • Coordinate communication and facilitate
    information sharing among the project team, implementing partners, and
    project beneficiaries at the community level to assist local partners in
    strengthening the community interest, involvement and support networks.
  • The jobholder will also coordinate,
    monitor, and report on volunteer activities and maintain good records.
  • Compile data provided at the community
    level as per project requirements and contribute to the preparation of
    reports.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic
    Relief Services (CRS) Field Officer – Savings and Internal Lending
    Communities (SILC) job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    business administration, finance, economics, international development, or
    a related field preferred.
  • One to two years of work or volunteer
    experience in community development and mobilization.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Preferably from Yumbe District or
    West-Nile sub-region, otherwise willing to be based in rural northern
    Uganda and travel to field locations.
  • Good observation, active listening and
    analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the
    ability to interact effectively with diverse groups
  • Highly proactive, results-oriented and
    service-oriented
  • English fluency, including oral and written
    skills, required.
  • Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS
    Staff):
    Serves with Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates
    Constructive Relationships, Promotes Learning, Trusting Relationships,
    Professional Growth, Partnership, Accountability
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates are encouraged
to send their cover letters, CVs and three work references (names and contact
information only) to ug_recruitment@crs.org
Deadline: 11th
October 2017 by 5:00PM
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