Job Title: Field Officer – Salalem
Reports to: Salalem Program Manager
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.
Salalem (‘ladders’ in Arabic) is a five-year (2019-2024), gender-transformative project which seeks to increase the agency of young women and youth with disabilities in Gaza and the West Bank through skills training for employment. In the Leadership Institute participants will gain critical life skills and participate in experiential (on-the-job) learning, all whilst building professional networks. Simultaneously, the project aims to reduce barriers to workforce participation by increasing buy-in from participant’s families, improving the accessibility of workplaces, and promoting community acceptance. By improving skills and decreasing barriers, young women and including those with disabilities will improve learning outcomes, better enabling them to enter and remain in the workforce.
In addition, Salalem is supporting Workplace Improvements Plans (WIPs) to address disability inclusion and gender responsiveness gaps. mong select employers who host graduate women and women with disability through the Salalem project.
The Field Officer (FO) will assist Salalem implementation of WIPs by working directly with local partners 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 thorough and service-oriented approach to project implementation ensures that communities 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.
- Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of project activities atthe field level, ensuring implementation schedules are met as per the detailed implementation plan (DIP), and that adherence to CRS systems for quality project implementation are strengthened.
- Identify disability inclusion and gender responsiveness gaps at the employers through site technical assessments; develop plans that address the identified gaps, and monitor inclusive upgrades installations.
- Coordinate communication and facilitate information sharing among the project team, local implementing partners, and project beneficiaries at the community level to assist local partners in strengthening the community interest, involvement and support networks.
- Support the project team to identify technical opportunities and challenges related to livelihoods, women’s empowerment, and disability inclusion; in coordination with the project team support capacity building activities for local implementing partners, in accordance with CRS Partnership Principles. Report on challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to the plan and implementation schedule.
- Liaise with various community stakeholders and mobilize them to ensure full involvement of community leaders, and community representatives in the overall implementation and improvement of project activities.
- In coordination with the project team support capacity building events for community actors.
- Compile data provided at the community level as per project requirements and contribute to the preparation of reports.
- 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 and immediately notify supervisor of any concerns.
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Typical Background, Experience & Requirements: Education and Experience
- Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, or Architect, required.
- Minimum four (3) years of NGO work experience, including at least 2 years of experience leading construction and/or physical upgrade plans and related site monitoring work, required.
- Experience in designing accessible premises and/or installing inclusive accommodations at workplaces for persons with disabilities is required
- Demonstrated experience in environmental management consideration planning when designing disability inclusive accommodations.
- Demonstrated effective training delivery skills, with proven previous experience in the training field.
- Demonstrated experience in livelihoods, women’s empowerment, disability inclusion, or youth programming, required; experience in more than one of these technical areas, strongly 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; familiarity with MS Forms is a plus
- 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
- Organized, proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
Required/Desired Foreign Language: Strong written and oral English and Arabic required.
Travel Required: Travel in Gaza required regularly.
Key Working Relationships:
Supervisory: None. Reports to Salalem Program Manager
Internal: Salalem Project team – including MEAL staff – and operations staff (e.g. Admin, ICT, Procurement, Finance, Security).
External: Local partners, host employers in the private sector, community members, beneficiaries, peers from other NGOs, etc.
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.
By applying to this job, I 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, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my 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 disability, 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.