CRS NGO Job Vacancies in Ethiopia 2024

Full Time

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Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States.


CRS NGO Job Vacancies in Ethiopia 2024

Concerning CRS

The recognized international humanitarian organization representing the Catholic community in the US is called Catholic Relief Services. CRS works without regard to nationality, color, or religion to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries. Programs for emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding enable CRS to carry out its relief and development work. For almost 60 years, CRS has been operating in Ethiopia, providing aid to the most vulnerable communities in the country during natural and man-made disasters. Beyond just providing emergency aid, CRS’s disaster mitigation and recovery initiatives in areas vulnerable to drought and flooding have restored both individual and community assets by providing non-food aid in the form of support for agriculture, livestock, health, nutrition, and water and sanitation.

Position Title: Senior Project Officer – Grant

  • The grade for the job: eight
  • The number that must be entered: One
  • Department: Food Security Assistance for Resilience (RFSA)
  • Duration of Employment: Indefinite (i.e., through September 30, 2026)
  • Reports To: Programme Manager, Accountability, Quality Improvement, and Evaluation
  • Location/Country: CRS Ethiopia/Addis Ababa
  • The deadline is May 3, 2024.

Summary of Work:

As a senior grants officer, you will support the work of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in serving the underprivileged and vulnerable by organizing and documenting all project activities, giving technical advice and guidance to staff, and working with implementing partners to accomplish project goals. Your ability to coordinate and manage relationships will guarantee that the project you oversee follows best practices and continuously strives to increase the benefits it provides to the people we serve.

Workplace Duties:

  • By CRS financial management and sub-recipient policies and standards, donor requirements, and best practices, plan and oversee the management of project grant activities as specified in the comprehensive implementation plan and approved annual budgets.
    Plan quarterly and annual expenses and work with RFSA Partners to review and clarify budget levels, timelines, allowability, etc. Analyze the financial documents (liquidations and advances) that RFSA Partners submit, making sure they are accurate and backed up by supporting documentation.
  • Make sure that throughout the project cycle, learning appropriately accompanies project grant activities. Assist with accountability by supervising partners’ attempts to reflect on project experiences and organizing project evaluation activities concerning budgeting, adherence to CRS, and USAID regulations. Examine the difficulties in implementing the budget and expenses, and report any discrepancies or gaps so that plans and budget implementation timelines can be adjusted accordingly.
  • To mobilize partners and promote project grant activities and impact, coordinate and oversee working relationships with all local project stakeholders and act as a liaison between them and the project team.
  • Oversee the implementation of project activities promptly, ensuring that they comply with established process standards and procedures, as well as requested budgets and expenditure reports. Conduct ad hoc inspections of various processes and resources at project sites. Maintain accurate resource tracking for project activities by reviewing the budget regularly, following up with the implementing partner, and offering support.
  • To guarantee that project grant activities are carried out by donor financial and compliance guidelines and standards, CRS, and risk management, support, and coordinate capacity building and technical support activities (financial management and compliance).
    Make sure all necessary paperwork is included in the project documentation for the assigned activities, and that it is filed by donor and agency guidelines. Provide support in the creation of spending analysis reports for both Partner and CRS expenses.
  • Take part in the sub-recipient financial monitoring process to regularly monitor the internal control system of RFSA partners. Assist partners in creating plans for improving internal control, and closely monitor and assist with the actual implementation of these plans.
    Organize the delivery of any administrative and logistical support to partners and employees.

Workplace Prerequisites

Knowledge and Expertise

  • a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field. Preferably masters.
    two years of experience, for a second degree, or five years for a first degree, preferably working for an NGO in the finance or business administration fields.
  • Certain experiences may be replaced by more education.
  • expertise in community engagement, participatory action planning, and working with partners.
  • Experience supervising staff is an asset.
  • expertise in gathering pertinent data and overseeing projects.
  • familiarity with Microsoft Office and Windows (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Individual Capabilities

  • and aptitude for analysis and problem-solving combined with sound judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the capacity to collaborate closely with regional partners.
    proactive, focused on achieving goals, and customer-focused
  • Paying close attention to details, being precise, and finishing tasks on time are all important.

Foreign Language Requirement/Desire

  • Proficiency in both written and oral English and Afaan Oromo communication, along with the ability to draft and edit reports, is required.
    Amharic writing and speaking abilities are a plus.Travel: A minimum of 25% must be spent in the field.
  • Important Working Connections:
  • In charge: N/A
  • Internal: CRS Finance personnel, RFSA program managers, RFSA Chief of Party, and RFSA DCOP-Finance and Compliance
  • Outside: RFSA associates

REDI Competencies of the Agency (for all CRS Staff):

Agency competencies define the attitudes and behaviors that are expected of every employee. When exhibited, they foster a positive work environment, support employees in doing their best work, and assist CRS in achieving agency objectives. Each employee uses these, which have their roots in CRS’s mission, values, and guiding principles, to carry out their duties and produce the intended outcomes.

  • Personal accountability is accepting responsibility for one’s actions regularly.
  • Acts with Integrity: Upholds principles that are consistent with the mission and guiding principles of CRS are regarded as truthful.
  • Develops and Preserves Trust: Exhibits coherence between statements and deeds.
  • Collaborates with Others: Performs well in diverse and multicultural teams.
  • Be Open to Learn: Look for opportunities to learn new things or for experiences that might alter one’s perspective.


Competencies of Agency Leadership:

Lead Change: Constantly seeks to enhance the agency by fostering an environment that values adaptability, transparency, and creativity.
Develops and Acknowledges Others: This approach increases employees’ ability to realize their full potential and improves team and agency performance.
Strategic Mindset: Recognises the importance of interpreting, conveying, and carrying out team priorities and agency strategy.
Notice: The skill, effort, tasks, and responsibilities that come with the job are not all included in this job description.

How to Apply 

By May 3, 2024, if you’re prepared to seize this fulfilling chance and improve the lives of others, you can apply by filling out the form at and attaching your most recent resume. Only if you are chosen for a written exam or interview will you be contacted. We do not accept phone requests for solicitations. Only Ethiopian citizens are eligible for these positions.

Our mission and activities are centered around our Catholic identity. The United States Bishops have committed to helping the underprivileged and vulnerable abroad, and Catholic Relief Services carries this out. People of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and dedication to helping the underprivileged are welcome to join our staff. Our dedication to preventing abuse and exploitation of children and vulnerable adults is reflected in CRS’s procedures and policies.

What we provide is:

In addition to providing a generous retirement savings plan, health, dental, life insurance, and vision care, CRS offers a full benefits package and the chance to work in a cooperative, mission-driven environment that is dedicated to enhancing the lives of the impoverished all over the world.

All employees of CRS are expected to treat others with respect and dignity and to take proactive measures to stop harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking.

We strongly encourage qualified women and individuals with disabilities to apply

CRS is an Employer of Equal Opportunity.

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