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Project Officer- Health and Nutrition
Catholic Relief Services

We work with organizations around the world to help poor and vulnerable people overcome emergencies, earn a living through agriculture and access affordable health care.


 Gross Salary: 1,257 USD
 Section/Unit: Programs UNICEF Project.
 Grade Level: 7
 Supervisor: Senior Project Officer- Health and Nutrition
 Duty Station: Forbranga Office - Sudan, West Darfur
 Closing Date: 18 July 2022


About CRS

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 Sudan began implementing in Darfur in 2004 with programs in emergency relief food distribution, health, water and sanitation, shelter, education and agriculture. With an annual program value of over $30 million, CRS provides lifesaving assistance to address the needs of the most vulnerable in conflict-affected and natural disaster-prone areas, and implements longer term programs to respond to climate and conflict-related shocks and build resilience through skills building and preparedness, enhancing basic services, and strengthening linkages between local communities and government.  CRS Sudan works with and through a wide network of local and international partners and has more than 175 national and international staff based in Khartoum, West and Central and East Darfur, and in Port Sudan.

Job Summary:

Provision of Integrated Lifesaving Health, Nutrition and Social Behaviour Change Interventions in two Localities in West Darfur State.

As a member of the project team, you will monitor and report on all project activities in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • The PO will be responsible for the day-to-day project activity implementation in their respective field location in Foro Branga and Habila localities
  • Support the coordination and 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.
  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
  • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with local partner(s) to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
  • Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.
  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices.


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health and Nutrition or any health and or nutrition Related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in project support. Experience in the field of Health and Nutrition and for an INGO would be a plus.
  • Additional education may substitute for some experience.
  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Additional experience may substitute for some education.


Personal Skills

  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented


Required/Desired Foreign Languages: Fluency in English and Arabic required; other languages will be considered a plus


Travel Required: Frequent travel between project locations in the West Darfur state is expected.


Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: Project Manager, Health and Nutrition

Internal: Project Manager, Sudan Deputy Head of Programming, Sudan Head of Programming, Senior Project Officers, H&N Project Officers, MEAL Project Officer, Assistant Project Officer and other relevant project staff.

External:  West Darfur State Ministry of Health (SMoH) staff, representatives of the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) and relevant line ministries.


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.

  • Trusting Relationships
  • Professional Growth
  • Partnership
  • Accountability

MEAL Competencies (For program staff):

  • In cooperation with project team and MEAL staff, help develop an M&E Plan
  • Monitor the quality of the Health & Nutrition program activities through regular field visits
  • Participate in overall program reviews and evaluations
  • Work with the MEAL team in identifying and disseminating lessons learned and best practices.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.


***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’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

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.


Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


 CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, human trafficking everywhere and at all times. I, the applicant, accept these requirements as part of my job application.

Submission location: -

If interested, please submit cover letter, resume and copies of your education and work certificates to Catholic Relief Services organization - El Geneina Office. Ensure that your cover letter or resume has a phone number here you can be reached.


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