Job Title: Data & Information Management Field Officer
Reports to:MEAL Project Officer
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS has been present in Jerusalem, West Bank, and Gaza (JWBG) since 1961 and currently supports programs in the sectors of humanitarian relief, livelihoods, civil society strengthening, and social justice promotion through its field offices in Jerusalem, Gaza, Ramallah and Bethlehem. For further information about CRS, please visit: www.crs.org.
Envision Gaza 2020 (EG2020) is implemented by CRS with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support families in Gaza become more resilient to everyday stresses and rebound more quickly from crises. EG2020 helps communities build resilience and self-reliance through the expansion of employment opportunities and emergency assistance. The project distributes cash and voucher assistance to help vulnerable households cover their basic needs. Additionally, EG identifies employment opportunities across a number of livelihoods modalities including Cash-for-Work (CFW) for unskilled or low-skilled workers, Cash-For-Internship and Cash-for-Apprenticeship (CFI/A) for skilled university or vocational graduates and small capital grants for business owners to rebuild or grow their businesses following crises. EG2020 ensures robust monitoring and project learning that promotes adaptive management and evaluative thinking, prioritizing participant and donor accountability through transparent communication and community engagement.
The Data & Information Management Field Officer will support project data and information management by working directly with local partners and community members, in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work to serve the poor and vulnerable. The successful candidate will contribute to support program quality and project monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) with a thorough and service-oriented approach that enables communities to feed into and benefit from a project that consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of the project for the people we serve.
Roles and Key Responsibilities
- Support the monitoring and evaluation ofproject activities at the field level, ensuring that monitoring schedules are met as per the detailed activity plan, and that adherence to systems for quality project implementation are strengthened.
- Compile project information and data as per project requirements and contribute to the preparation of reports.
- Support the development and oversight of data collection and analysis tools and data management systems, including the design of these tools and systems using ICT4D solutions. Ensure that these solutions meet the needs of all team members, including program management.
- Strengthen data quality and program quality through data review and cleaning, information management and version control, and data quality checks and assessments.
- 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 their monitoring systems and accountability to participants and communities.
- Support actively seeking and responding to feedback from all members of targeted communities and other stakeholders as defined by the Feedback, Complaints and Response Mechanism (FCRM).
- Support the dissemination of the CRS Safeguarding Policy & Code of Conduct and Ethics to local implementing partners, project beneficiaries, and relevant community members, including mechanisms to safely make report or provide feedback; ensure compliance with this policy, including review of and response to feedback and complaints, and immediately notify supervisor of any
- In coordination with the project team support MEAL-related capacity building events for community representatives.
- Contribute to project learning by preparing data for quarterly and annual reflection events and supporting learning to action discussions and after-action reviews.
جميع الحقوق محفوظة لموقع جوبس.
- Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field, required
- Minimum two (2) years of NGO or community mobilization work experience, required
- Demonstrated experience in data and information management required; familiarity with CommCare and Power BI preferred
- Experience working with partners and participating in community-engagement activities, required
- Proficiency using MS Windows, MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), and ICT4D systems, required
Required Languages: Strong written and oral English and Arabic required Travel Travel in Gaza required regularly
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
- Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with diverse groups
- Good relationships management skills with ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
- Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
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.
- Continuous Improvement & Innovation
- Builds Relationships
- Develops Talent
- Strategic Mindset
- Accountability & Stewardship
Supervisory Responsibilities: No supervisory responsibilities.
Key Working Relationships
Internal: Project team (including Chief of Party, Program Managers, and livelihoods and emergency response Project and Field Officers). This position will also work closely with MEAL and ICT4D staff across the Country Program, including the MEAL Manager and IT Manager, as well as with operations staff including Admin, Procurement, Finance, and Security.
External: Serves as a point of contact for MEAL-related activities, supporting the CRS MEAL Project Officer, for project activities in Gaza. Key relationships include local implementing partners, community members, beneficiaries, peers from other NGOs, etc.
MEAL Competencies (for CRS MEAL Program Staff)
Each staff member in this position is expected to have basic knowledge and ability and, with guidance, be able to apply the following competencies in common situations that present limited difficulties:
- Analysis and Critical Thinking
In addition, each staff member in this position is expected to have elementary understanding of and to demonstrate a willingness and potential to learn about:
- Management in MEAL
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services 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 to 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. CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability status.
Women, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply and to seek CRS support on the application process where additional accommodation is required.
Interested candidates with relevant education and work experience are invited to complete an application which addresses the positions requirements. In order to be considered for the position, candidates must submit both a CV and a cover letter, in English. Applications that fail to meet these requirements will not be considered. Applications must be submitted online at http://jobs.crsjwbg.org and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. This posting will remain open until filled, however, submission by September 1, 2022 is strongly advised.