Job Title : Senior Project Officer : CBI Field Team Lead
Reports To : Project Manager
Country / Location : Greece / Athens
About Us :
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was founded in 1943 by the US Catholic Conference of Bishops States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas.
CRS has been working in Greece since 2015 in response to the refugee and migrant crisis, working in partnership with the national and local diocesan Caritas organizations in Greece
Job Summary :
The CBI Field Team Leader will facilitate the achievement of project objectives through coordinating and reporting on all project activities and providing technical guidance and advice to staff and implementing partner(s) advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable.
Your coordination and relationship management skills will ensure that the project for which you are responsible applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.
Job Responsibilities :
Organize and lead the implementation of all assigned CBI activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices
Ensure learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle. Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and guiding partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences
Analyze implementation challenges and report any inconsistencies and / or gaps to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedule
Coordinate and oversee working relationships with all local project stakeholders and serve as the liaison between them and the project team to mobilize local actors and promote project activities and impact
Supervise and perform ad-hoc inspections of various processes and resources at project sites to ensure timely project activities implementation and adherence to established process standards and procedures
Ensure proper tracking of resource use for project activities through periodic budget reviews and follow-up with and assistance to implementing partner
Support and coordinate capacity building and technical support activities to ensure assigned project activities are implemented per project guidelines and standards
Coordinate provision of any logistical and administrative support to staff and partners
Ensure project documentation for assigned activities is complete with all required documents and is filed per agency and donor requirements.
Assist with preparation of trends analysis reports and documentation of case studies and promising practices
Project Management :
Responsible for ensuring quality of program in the filed
Supervision of 3 team members accompanying Caritas Athens field teams daily
Lead on development of Information, education and communication materials as needed for the population serve by project
Lead on the development of training materials for the field based
Lead training sessions with partner organization field staff
Responsible for ensuring that security protocols are applied according to CRS’s policies
Work closely with Caritas team to ensure that team understand roles and responsibilities in adherence with the standard operating procedures (SoPs) agreed with UNHCR
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements :
Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree required. Degree in International Relations or in the field of Humanitarian Response would be a plus
Minimum of 2-3 years of work experience in project support; NGO experience is preferred
Experience working with partners, participatory action planning and community engagement
Staff supervision experience a plus
Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data
Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment
Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners
Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
Required Languages : Greek and English
Travel Required : Travel to project sites around Attica region whenever is needed
Key Working Relationships :
Supervisory : Yes
Internal : Project Staff, Partner Staff-Caritas Athens
External : Peer NGO Staff
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.
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 :
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.