Senior Project Officer – Operations US NGO Job Vacancies – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)


Job Title:   
Senior Project Officer – Operations

Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Program
Manager – Operations FASTER


About US:

Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization (NGO)
supporting relief and development work in over 100 countries around the world.
CRS carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist
the poor and vulnerable overseas. CRS’ Catholic identity is at the heart of our
mission and operations; serving people on the basis of need, regardless of
creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church
partners to implement its programs. CRS has worked in Uganda since 1965,
initially providing emergency assistance to Sudanese refugees living in the
north. Over the years, CRS has expanded its programming to also address
development needs in western, central and eastern Uganda. CRS’ projects in
Uganda currently include agriculture, health, microfinance, peace building and
youth. CRS Uganda implements its programs through partnerships with local
organizations, including the Catholic Church, other faith-based organizations
and community entities for maximum impact and sustainability.



FASTER is designed
as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity
Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project. Funded by the President’s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network
capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for
expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches. Led by CRS,
FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s
contributions at subnational and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility
and country-driven leadership. FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to the next level
by creating an enabling environment in 4 countries where public health, civil
society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric HIV
case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and adherence support by
strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric
HIV service delivery.


Job Summary:  As a lead for the FASTER Operations project
team, you will support the achievement of project objectives provision of
operational guidance and advice to staff and implementing partner(s) advancing
Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your
coordination and relationship management skills will ensure that the project
for which you are responsible applies best practices and constantly works
towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

the organization and implementation of all assigned project activities as
outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality
principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.

and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans
and implementation schedules. Assist partners in their efforts to reflect on
project experiences.

all partner and consultancy contracts and agreements, including tracking of
deliverable achievements executing payment plans, drafting amendments, and updating
FASTER project on all contract management needs and progress.

proper tracking of resource use for project activities through periodic budget
reviews and follow-up with and assistance to implementing partner.

and coordinate capacity building of CRS staff and partners and technical
support activities to ensure assigned project activities are implemented per
project guidelines and standards.

logistical and administrative support to staff and partners including planning
of events and activities

project documentation for assigned activities is complete with all required
documents and is filed per agency and donor requirements.

partner contractual documentation and records including control of contractual
correspondence, contractual changes and amendments as per agency and donor
requirements. Oversee the partner operational delivery by tracking and
reporting on activities and managing of requirements.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Senior Project Officer –
Operations job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree

in Administration, Finance, or a Business-related field preferred

At least
four years of work experience in project support, ideally in the field of
Project Management and for an INGO.

experience may substitute for some education.

working with partners, participatory action planning and operational

monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.

aptitude using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment.

relationship management skills and the ability to work closely and collaborate
with staff, partners and community members.

to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.

results-oriented and service-oriented.

Self –
motivated and able to work independently.

relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from
people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse
geographical and cultural settings

strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity
to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment

technical writing skills

facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills

resourceful and results-oriented

fluency, including excellent oral and written skills, required.



in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications,
information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.


Competencies (for all CRS staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used
by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the
desired results.

with Integrity


Constructive Relationships


How to Apply:

All interested and
qualified candidate please Email a cover letter and CV only to

Large files and/or
scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the
subject line of the email, copy and paste – SPOOFFICEROPERATIONS only

All applications that do
not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read

Only selected
candidates that meet the requirements will be notified.


Deadline: 2nd September 2020


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