Project Assistant (MEAL Assistant)
- Number of Vacancy: 1
- Category: NGO
- Job Level: Mid Level
- Working Hours: 0
- Years of Experience 2
- Salary Range: $-
- Job Location: Harare
- Preferred Age: 0 (years)
- Required Education: Degree
- Vacancy Nature: Fixed Term Contract
CRS Background Catholic Relief Services 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. Country Background 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. Job Summary: As part of the country program MEAL team, you will provide service in the day-to-day delivery of responsive, effective and efficient project administrative activities in support of the Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) mission to serve the poor and vulnerable. You will provide consistent and high-quality service and contribute to the proper stewardship of project resources to help ensure operational effectiveness in support of high-quality programming. Job Responsibilities: Collects quality data using MEAL tools on a timely basis. Works with field data collection officers/enumerators and assists with simple data analyses Provides input to MEAL system design and review discussions Contributes initial findings and field-based insights to project discussions Contributes to reflective community-based conversations on ongoing project interventions Shares insights and perspectives based on observations and interactions with community members, colleagues and stakeholders Supports compliance with agency and donor MEAL requirements Manages database (where available) to ensure accessibility and reliability of information Fosters respectful relationships with community members and stakeholders Support travel and logistics arrangements for MEAL staff and hired consultants.
Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Operations Research, Development Studies or related programs. Two years’ experience working in monitoring and evaluation, and research. Experience with a local or international NGO a plus. Additional education may substitute for some experience. Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement. Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), (SPSS, Databases, GIS) Personal Skills Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment Good relationship management skills with ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural teams Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
Those who meet the criteria are invited to submit their applications together with a cover letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae that includes the names and email addresses of three traceable references. Applications should be clearly marked with the position applied for in the email subject line. Please submit to The Country Representative at the following email address: [email protected] Note that we will be shortlisting as we receive applications. 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.