Program Officer – National Position

organization: Catholic Relief Services

deadline: 31st october 2017

Position Title: Program Officer

Position Type: Full time.

Reports to: Senior Program Manager

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out 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.

OVERVIEW OF POSITION:

The primary role of this position is to manage program information and communication and administrative functions of the Sustainable Outcomes Project. The Program Officer will also support the Senior Program Manager to conduct assessments using the CRS HOCAI tool and support partners to develop and manage their capacity strengthening plans, track and write progress report. The Program officer will lead the programmatic IT needs of the project including the creation of GPS beneficiary maps for tracking beneficiary and field program activities and provide visual representation of data.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the Senior Program Manager to conduct organizational capacity assessments of implementing partner staff and coordinate capacity building interventions within the overall capacity building plan
  • Gather all relevant documents (policies, guidelines, protocols, tools, manuals) in all SOCY technical areas and create a repository of information (both electronic and manual) to guide program implementation
  • Collect data using ArcGIS and create beneficiary maps for tracking beneficiary and field program activities and provide visual representation of data.
  • Manage the SOCY website and regularly update content, monitor the system administration and maintenance
  • Ensure that information about SOCY is regularly updated on CRS global systems including Gateway
  • Keep abreast with all on-going events, tasks within CRS, USAID and stakeholders and follow up with the relevant staff to ensure timely response and compliance
  • Coordinate with relevant CRS-SOCY staff, IPs and CSOs, to schedule and organize visits by the donor, CRS regional and HQ staff and compile program briefs and any other relevant information required prior to the visit
  • Ensure a coordinated and organized way to track and manage internally generated information (trip/training reports, project pictures, success stories etc)
  • Conduct administrative and financial duties related to all aspects of project implementation including arrange all necessary logistics for program activities, such as workshops, trainings, booking accommodation for participants, photocopying project materials, arranging transport, and managing the supply of office stationery

AGENCY-WIDE COMPETENCES (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.

· Serves with Integrity

· Models Stewardship

· Cultivates Constructive Relationships

· Promotes Learning

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:**

Internal to Organization: CRS Staff

External to Organization: Implementing partners, Vendors, contractors and service providers.

QUALIFICATIONS:**

· Bachelor’s degrees in Information Technology, Administration, Social Sciences, Business Management or equivalent.

· Work experience in a similar position, preferably with an International NGO or UN Agency with a good understanding of project management, Administration, HR and Finance.

· Ability to plan resources and actions to ensure timely and efficient service delivery.

· Ability to work in a fast- paced office environment, ability to assimilate and analyze situations, plus skills in handling competing work priorities

· Ability to interact effectively with internal and external counterparts at various levels.

· Fluent written and spoken English.

· Knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet) required.

Desire to work effectively in a team oriented environment with minimum supervision

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.

· Trusting Relationships

· Professional Growth

· Partnership

· Accountability

Agency-Wide Competencies

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.

  1. Serves with Integrity
  2. Develops Constructive Relationships
  3. Models Stewardship
  4. Promotes Learning

How to apply:

Disclaimer Clause:

This job description is not an exhaustive list of skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position. CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. “I understand that CRS takes all allegations of abuse and exploitation seriously. Abuse or exploitation of children or vulnerable adults is grounds for immediate dismissal.” Note: Please submit cover letter, CV and three work references (names and contact information only) to ug_recruitment@crs.org by October 31st, 2017.

Only selected candidates that meet the requirements will be notified. EOE/M/F/D/V**

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