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Catholic Relief Services Job Vacancy: Senior Project Officer - Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Jakarta

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Catholic Relief Services 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’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

CRS is looking for Sr. Project Officer –Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse who has experience in protection programs in emergency response and protection at an organizational level.

Job Summary:
As a lead for the Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse project team, you 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.

CRS/Indonesia is currently hiring for Senior Project Officer Protection – Job Code: SPO to be based in Jakarta. This position will report to the Country Manager.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:
  • Organize and lead the implementation of all assigned project 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 schedules.
  • 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 the 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
  • Coordinate with the sub-regional Head of Programs and/or the global Project Coordinator in HRD in the development of the project DIP and regular project report.
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree required. Degree in International Relations or in the field of protection against sexual abuse and exploitation issues would be a plus.
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in project support, ideally in the field of protection issues in development programs and for an NGO.
  • Additional education may substitute for some experience; additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Required/Desired Foreign Language: Proficiency in English, both oral and writing. (mandatory)
Required Travel:
The Protection project will be implemented in Jakarta, North Sumatera, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta and East Nusa Tenggara areas. The SPO-Protection shall travel to these areas to lead the implementation of the project activities with the target partner organizations in these areas. However, in the event of a disaster where CRS launches an emergency response, all CRS staff will be required to support the response and may be deployed to the response areas as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (SKAs):
  • Analysis and problem-solving skills with the 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
Preferred Qualifications
  • 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).
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’s processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Only applications that meet the above qualifications will be shortlisted. All applications and CVs should be sent by email to CRS Indonesia at [email protected] before or by December 15th, 2019, with the Job Code in the subject.

"Only short-listed candidates will be invited via e-mail/phone for Interview”