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Project Support Officer at CRS Tanzania

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Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Jobs in Tanzania 2023: New Job Vacancies at Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 2023
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Tanzania Jobs

About CRS:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official
overseas relief and development organization of the United States
Conference of Catholic Bishops and has served people living in poverty
and situations of vulnerability in over 100 countries since 1943. In
Tan­zania, CRS has served vulnerable communities for over 50 years and
accomplished this through development programs of emer­gency response,
HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peace-building.
CRS is inviting experienced and qualified candidates to apply for the following post below…

Project Support Officer

Project Support Officer at CRS November, 2023
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Job Summary
IDEA department advances the agency’s strategic position by engaging
new and existing institutional donors to acquire and steward resources
that deliver excellent programs to advance Vision 2030. Teams within the
department focus on three main areas: engaging donors, prospects and
strategic partners, acquiring new business, and delivering on the
outcomes as outlined in the institutional award agreements, in
compliance with donor requirements.

The Project Support and
Delivery team advances the ‘deliver’ area objectives by managing and
stewarding institutional donor relationship and resources, supporting
the growth of CRS’ business and influence, and building the capacity of
staff across the spectrum of resource acquisition and management.

Project Support Officer (PSO) will be responsible for providing
comprehensive project support to a portfolio of projects. The PSO will
support the successful implementation of projects from start-up to
close-out through close working relationship with Chiefs of Party,
country program and regional office personnel, and with other CRS
departments. The PSO will represent CRS and the project interests
externally through effective engagement with the donors and internally
through close working relationships with other CRS units. The PSO will
also contribute to business development efforts as needed, primarily,
but not solely, within their portfolio.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with project, finance, and award management staff to
    ensure award compliance and timely submission of quality deliverables
  • Identify
    trouble spots in project implementation, assess implications for both
    the country program and donor, and strategize viable solutions with
    award management staff, project staff and country program management.
  • Steward
    the full lifecycle award management process that includes negotiating
    and processing awards and modifications, overseeing award compliance,
    resolving issues arising during implementation, and completing
  • Represent CRS and the projects in portfolio to external donors and stakeholders.
  • Provide input on select business development opportunities on project design, donor preferences, and proposal reviews.
  • Identify
    trouble spots in project implementation, assess implications for both
    CRS and the donor, and strategize viable solutions with project support
    staff, project staff, country program staff, and staff from other
    departments, as necessary.

Basic Qualifications (BQs)
Education and Experience –

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum
    four years of relevant experience, including at least two years of
    experience traveling and working in low-resource settings.
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Required Languages –

  • Fluency in English required; working ability in another language is preferred.

Travel –
Ability and willingness to travel to low-resource environments in foreign countries as needed, up to 25-35% of job time.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (SKAs) –

  • Ability and desire to work well with diverse employees in a cooperative and friendly manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders in multiple geographic locations.
  • Familiarity
    with USAID and/or USDA, including funding cycles, technical
    requirements, project deliverables, regulations and working preferences.
  • Experience managing projects and supporting project implementation throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and experience in high-level negotiation and representation
  • Individual must possess the ability to influence without direct authority.
  • Experience
    at identifying, assessing, researching, and resolving issues throughout
    the project lifecycle, in the best interests of CRS and its mission.
  • Individual
    brings a whole-agency approach to management of their portfolio,
    factoring in outside dynamics and interests to decision-making
    recommendations for projects.
  • Individual brings a whole-agency
    lens to their portfolio, recognizing and pulling key information that is
    pertinent to CRS at agency level, and disseminating such information to
    relevant units/persons.

Preferred Qualifications –

  • Knowledge of CRS programs, and Catholic Social Teaching principles.
  • Master’s degree in international development, international relations, or related field.

Supervisory Responsibilities –

Work Conditions/Environment Conditions

  • Work may be required on weekends and evenings during emergencies
  • The
    position requires approximately 25-35% travel, sometimes to hardship
    locations and for extended periods of time that can last several weeks
    or months.

Key Working Relationships

  • External: Industry networks; and donor counterparts.
  • Internal:
    IDEA staff, HQ-based and field-based Overseas Operations staff; Mission
    and Mobilization (Advocacy colleagues); Global Risk and Compliance;
    Office of General Counsel; Technical Advisors; and Overseas Finance.

What we offer
offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life
insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity
to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to
improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

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.

NOTE: All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.
This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort,
duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting
children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
EOE/M/F/D/V – CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (For all US and International positions)


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