Job Title: Resilience Officer (Project Officer) – Borongan City
Reports to: City Coordinator (SPO)
Department: Country Programming
Salary Grade: 7
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 Philippines, established in 1945, is the longest running, continuous CRS country program with extensive programming in peacebuilding, emergency response and recovery, and disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. The Philippines country program has over 1o0 staff members in Manila, Davao, Cotabato and Tacloban offices. CRS Philippines is committed to collaborate with our strong network of church partners, national and subnational government agencies and secular NGOs throughout the country, strategically advancing local leadership to achieve sustainable development goals in the Philippines.
As a Resilience Officer, you will provide city level support to the five-year USAID-funded project Climate Resilient Cities, which will improve resilience by strengthening the adaptive capacities of cities in the Philippines to manage the impacts of climate change and access climate finance and to enhance stakeholders’ knowledge on climate information for planning and decision-making. Embedded in the city LGU, you accompany the LGU to develop their enhanced LCCAPs and LDRRMPs and ensure LGUs will be supported to formulate plans that consider different ecosystems, exposure of different sectors, renewable energy technologies, and adaptive capacities. Reporting to the City Coordinator, you will support, 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.
Roles and Key Responsibilities:
· Support the coordination and implementation of all assigned CRC project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
· Assist with the engagement and communication with the LGU on project implementation initiatives, and agreements.
· Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist LGU and consortium partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
· Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting consortium partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with LGU and consortium partners to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
· Provide technical and operational support in the conceptualization, preparation and delivery of various capacity building workshops and project reports for the city.
· Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of LGU and consortium 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.
· Bachelor’s Degree holder in Development or Ecosystems Management
· Minimum of 4 years of work experience in project support. Experience in the field of ecosystems, Nature Based Solutions, disaster and climate resilience, urban planning, or public administration and working for an LGU or NGO would be a plus.
· Additional experience may substitute for some education.
Required Languages – English, Tagalog, local language of project site a plus
Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 20%.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· 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 Training on Nature-based solutions and/or Ecosystems-based Adaptation (EbA) is a plus. Preferred Qualifications
· 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).
· Knowledge on Geographic Information Systems a plus
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.
Integrity Continuous Improvement & Innovation Builds Relationships Develops Talent Strategic Mindset Accountability & Stewardship Supervisory Responsibilities (if none, state none)
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, CRC Program Manager, CRC MEL officer, CRC City Coordinator, CRC Finance Officer, CRC Procurement Officer, CRC Communications Officer, other Resilience Specialist, **
External: LGU partners, consortium partners, Consortium Climate Solutions specialists, Consortium Resilience Officers
*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.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer