Job Title: Field Officer
Reports To: Project Officer
Country/Location: Bethlehem – CRS JWBG
Catholic Relief Services is the international humanitarian relief and development agency of the Catholic
community in the United States and has been present in Jerusalem, West Bank, and Gaza (JWBG) since
1961. For further information about CRS, please visit: www.crs.org.
The CRS JWBG country program currently supports programs in the sectors of humanitarian relief,
livelihoods, civil society strengthening, and social justice promotion through its offices in Jerusalem,
Gaza and Bethlehem. In the West Bank, CRS is currently implementing Strengthening Herders’
Resilience, a four-year agricultural livelihoods project funded by the German Federal Ministry for
Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
As a member of the Strengthening Herders’ Resilience project team, the Field Officer (FO) will assist
project implementation by working directly with the Ministry of Agriculture and community members,
coordinating various project activities and events in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work to
serve the poor and vulnerable. The FO’s service and community relations skills ensure that communities
feed into and benefit from the project that consistently applies best practices and continuously works
towards improving its impact.
• 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, Ministry
of Agriculture (MoA) extension staff, and project beneficiaries at the community level to assist
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.
• Support the project team to identify technical opportunities and challenges related to livestock
and natural resource management and support the delivery of learning events to the targeted
• In coordination with the project team support capacity building events for community mobilizers.
Support and conduct follow up and extension visits to the targeted communities to assess local
practices and enhance the herder’s knowledge and practices.
• Coordinate, monitor, and report on challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to the
plan and implementation schedule.
• Compile data provided at the community level, from MoA staff, and from national experts;
contribute to the preparation of reports and educational materials, including brochures and
communication materials for both internal and external audiences.
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Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree is required; degree in animal sciences or related field strongly preferred.
• Minimum 2 years of work and experience in a relevant field required, including demonstrated
experience engaging local communities.
• General knowledge of social behavior change approaches, rural development and natural
resource management is a plus, including understanding of herding and/or dairy production.
• Additional education may substitute for some experience.
• Adult teaching experience is a plus.
• Computer skills required.
• 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
Required/Desired Foreign Language: Fluent Arabic and English language skills are required.
The position is based in Bethlehem, with approximately 50% travel to project sites across Hebron and
Bethlehem Governorates. Other travel within the West Bank may also be required.
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Program Manager, MEAL Project Officer, Head of Programs, Regional Technical Advisors
for livelihoods and agriculture.
External: Community members, MoA staff, other local stakeholders, technical staff from other peer
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
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and
responsibilities associated with the position.
CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and
vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Interested candidates with relevant education and work experience are encouraged to complete the application form and submit their CV and a cover letter that directly addresses the positions requirements online through Apply Now-button below no later than September 5, 2019.