Field Officer Community Mobilization US Non-profit Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

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Organization: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Duty Station:  Uganda

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 Community Mobilization is responsible for coordinating all community-based relations to successfully implement CRS’s shelter activities through the CRS’ emergency response programming in Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement Camp. S/he will work closely with the shelter and settlement project manager, technical officer and target communities to ensure the design and implementation of shelter programming meets the highest technical and accountability standards. S/he will conduct the shelter needs assessment, in collaboration with the Yumbe-based Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer, in the targeted areas, based on the technical inputs from the technical officers and the shelter and settlement project manager. S/he will participate in the orientations and trainings provided to hired labor or volunteers and respected third parties in the host community.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Support the coordination and monitoring of project 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.
  • 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.
  • Liaise 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 coordination with the project team support capacity building events for community representatives.
  • Coordinate, monitor, and report on volunteer activities.
  • 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 Community Mobilization job should hold a Bachelor’s degree in community development, social work or related social science field, or equivalent professional experience.
  • At least three years of relevant work experience.
  • Proven ability to build/work in a team and to manage and motivate personnel drawing on individual skills to advance agendas and problem solving.
  • Experience working with refugees & applicants from Yumbe district are particularly encourage preferred.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of working with local/community partners.
  • Good knowledge of using MS office application (word, excel and outlook).
  • Ability to work in partnership with local communities and NGOs as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated experience with assessments and analytical and planning skills.
  • Self-reliance and an ability to work in a challenging and demanding environment.
  • Computer Skills required
  • Required Languages – English language and local language
  • 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 Emergency Competencies

  • Communicates strategically under pressure
  • Manages stress and complexity
  • Actively promotes safety and security
  • Manages and implements high-quality emergency programs

How to Apply:

All candidates should Email a cover letter and CV only to ug_recruitment@crs.org. Large files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the subject line of the email, copy and paste – FIELDOFFICERCOMMUNITYMOBILIZATION-YUMBE only

Deadline: 23rd May 2019


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