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Project Officer – Catholic Care for Children III Project

Catholic Relief Services – Zambia Country Program

This is a Full-time position in Lusaka posted 08/04/2022.

Project Officer – Catholic Care for Children III Project Jobs in Catholic Relief Services – Zambia Country Program Lusaka vacancies in Lusaka at Catholic

# Job Description

About Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the
United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic
identify is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as part of
our staff and as partner’s people of all faiths and secular traditions who
share our values and commitment to serving those in need. Since 2000 CRS
Zambia has been implementing several programmes to support vulnerable
communities in Zambian. Recent programming areas include: nutrition,
agriculture, food security, HIV/AIDS, WASH, financial inclusion, and early
child development.

Project Summary

The project officer will work with other project staff on the CCC project for
a period of 2 years to develop work plans, execute planned activities, and
generally prioritize activities that engage key actors in promoting family
based care for children separated from their families or at risk of
separation. Further the project officer will provide support towards
implementation of the Zambia Association of Sisterhoods Capacity Building
Plan.

She/he will work with the project team to implement project activities and
contribute to the Monitoring and Evaluation Accountability and learning
processes.

The Project Officer will collaborate with the project team to explore and
enhance linkages/ networks that maximize impact of the project in terms of
improving the welfare of children by promoting positive and long-term family-
based care.

Job Responsibilities

–>Conduct project field visits in collaboration with CIF stakeholders as required
–>Provide timely and quality detailed field reports that will feedback into projects’ narrative reports
–>Assist in maintenance of a schedule of all upcoming and required CIF pilot activities to ensure project objectives are met within given time frames
–>Perform other functions as directed by his/her supervisor.

Qualifications:

–>Diploma/degree in Social work, development studies, or any other relevant qualifications suitable for this position
–>Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
–>Strong English skills required.
–>Ability to work with database applications will be an added advantage
–>Experience working within partnerships i.e Ministry of Community Development and social services and other line ministries and stake holders
–>Comprehensive understanding reintegration processes and promotion of Family based care in Zambia

Core Skills

–>An analytical thinker with problem-solving skills, ability multi-task in a fast-pace work environment. A team player with a high level of self-motivation and ability to set and meet goals. In addition to these general skills and personality traits, the project officer will have the following skills:
–>Thorough familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, and project scheduling computer applications
–>Ability to work effectively as a team member and independently,
–>Ability to manage multiple priorities under pressure, trouble-shoot, and to meet short- and long-term deadlines
–>Demonstrated experience in budget and basic finance
–>Written and verbal communication skills
–>Critical and creative thinking and analytical skills

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 fulfil his or her responsibilities and achieve
the desired results.

Trusting Relationships
Professional Growth
Partnership
Accountability

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting
children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill,
effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Note: By applying for this job, you understand and acknowledge that CRS
requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to
actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking.
Further, you understand that if you are a successful candidate, you will be
subject to a comprehensive background check, and your personal/professional
references will be asked to evaluate your behaviors related to the above
safeguarding-related topics.

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Email:: crszambiajobs@crs.org

Applicant Instructions: Please email a cover letter, and curriculum vitae
which should include three references to: **crszambiajobs@crs.org.** Please
include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is 10th April 2022. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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