Project Officer

CRS Nepal

CRS is an international NGO based in the United States that works in over 100 countries to promote human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting diseases, poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies. CRS started its operational presence in Nepal in response to the 2015 earthquake, providing immediate emergency response in multiple districts and earthquake recovery support. CRS Nepal has been coordinating the reconstruction through the leadership of the National Housing and Settlements Resiliency Platform (NHSRP), formally known as Housing Recovery and Reconstruction Platform (HRRP) since March 2017 to provide technical and information management support to relevant national, provincial and local governments. Similarly, CRS expanded its programming to other disasters responses (Lamjung, Jajarkot) in country as well as other sectors, namely Livelihoods, DRR and Climate Change. CRS Nepal is also implementing a USAID-financed livelihood technical assistance program, Farmer to Farmer (F2F), in Bagmati, Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim Provinces.

Details / requirements:

Exciting Career Opportunities with CRS

CRS Nepal Invites applications from eligible and interested candidates for the following position:

Project Officer-MEAL for National Housing and Settlements Resilience Coordination Platform (NHSRP) (1 position based in Lalitpur): As a member of the NHSRP project team, you will monitor and report on all project activities in support of CRS’ work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that CRS and partners consistently applies best practices – focused on data-informed decision-making - and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination and implementation of all assigned project MEAL activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards; MEAL policies, procedures and good practices; donor MEAL requirements; and industry good practice.
  • Monitor and report any MEAL related challenges and gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
  • Lead the roll out and implementation of the project’s feedback mechanism. Support actively seeking and responding to feedback from all members of targeted communities and other stakeholders as defined by the feedback mechanism.
  • Support province level project MEAL activities and assist partners in their efforts to collect and ensure timely analysis of project data per specified mechanisms and tools.
  • Collect information on staff MEAL capacity needs and technical assistance needs of partner organizations, and monitor MEAL capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact. 
  • Complete project documentation and adaptive learning for assigned MEAL activities. Assist in identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices.
  • Support program learning and decision making by posing thoughtful questions, engaging with project data, and reflecting on and sharing with project management the information gathered from community members and partners.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Economics, Statistics, or a related field is required.
  • Experience in the field of MEAL for minimum of 2 years in a similar role is required.
  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement is required.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data is required.
  • Experience using MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in MEAL for an International NGO is a plus.
  • Experience in Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for Development (ICT4D) using CommCare software is a plus.
  • Experience in project support in other sectors is a plus.
  • Candidates with GESI diversity is a plus, including gender (female, other); marginalized groups; persons with disability; and, origin from geographically marginalized location is a plus

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

To apply for above positions, please click on this link by 19 June  2024.

Contract Type- contract till 30 September 2024, possibility with contract extension.

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By applying to this job, you as the candidate, 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, you understand that if you are a successful candidate, you will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and your personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate your behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

CRS is an equal opportunity employer committed to a staff composition that reflects the social and ethnic diversity of Nepali Society. It encourages applicants from marginalized communities and geographically remote areas, persons with disabilities, women and other genders are encouraged to apply. CRS Nepal provides many benefits for its staff members including staff development opportunities, paid maternity and paternity leave, nursing hours for nursing mothers, per diems for the child of the staff when staff travel out of station on official business etc.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Reimbursement for lodging and transportation will be provided for the shortlisted candidates who travel from outside of Kathmandu Valley for written test and interview.


Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 2+ years
Education Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics/Social Sciences/ Development Studies or in another related field, Bachelor’s Degree in Economics
Posted Date 10 Jun, 2024
Apply Before 19 Jun, 2024
City Lalitpur