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(Harare based): Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Deadline: 7 September 2021
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States of America. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard of race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding. Registered in Zimbabwe under the PVO Act, certificate number 6/2002, CRS has been supporting program activities in Zimbabwe since 1989 and has long-standing relationships with Church and non-Church partners and communities throughout the country. Zimbabwe program implements projects through 14 partner organizations in 30 districts in the areas of health, OVC, education, food security and agricultural livelihoods, and peacebuilding.
The successful candidate will assist the department in monitoring and reporting for the Pathways project to ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve in line with Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) mission to serve the poor and vulnerable.
Supporting compliance with the Agency and donor MEAL requirements; Assisting MEAL Officers in conducting field-based activities; Assisting in analyzing and reflecting on data collected by the project; Contributing initial findings and field-based insights to project discussions; Fostering respectful relationships with community members and stakeholders; Implementing activities according to MEAL Detailed Implementation Plan; Working with ICT staff to incorporate use of ICT4D into data collection, analysis, presentation, reporting and storage; Assisting in developing and ensuring maintenance of information tracking systems (tracking sheets or databases), especially Indicator Performance Tracking Table, for Health indicators; Periodically reviewing the Performance Indicator Tracking Table and using it regularly with project/partner staff to examine progress towards the projects annual and life targets and realization of the theory of change; Assisting in developing and revising data collection tools for the project; Assisting in the identification, documentation and sharing of lessons, most significant change stories and best practices; Maintaining and supporting beneficiary accountability systems for the country program; Generating reports from DHIS 2 and POMIS database; Assisting in the compilation of reports for dissemination with donors and government ministries; Verifying data reported by partners, to ensure consistency and accuracy.
Education and experience
A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Operations Research, Development Studies or related programs; At least 1 year working experience in monitoring, evaluation, and research; Experience in monitoring, evaluation and reporting of HIV programs will be an added advantage; Experience in PEPFAR OVC programming requirements; Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), (SPSS, Databases, GIS, Access)
Those who meet the above criteria are invited to submit their applications together with a cover letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae that includes names and email addresses of three traceable references. Applications should be clearly marked with the position applied for, i.e., “Graduate Intern - MEAL in the email subject line.
Please submit your applications to The Country Representative at the following email address: [email protected] Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
CRS does not charge application fees or processing fees to potential applicants or any fee throughout the recruitment process.
Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. CRS 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.
By applying for this job, the candidate understands and acknowledges that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect. Further, s/he understands that if successful, s/he will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate the candidate’s behaviors related to safeguarding-related topics.