Project Officer (MEAL)

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Project Officer (MEAL)

  • Post Date:December 15, 2021
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  • Career Level Officer
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Location: Bulawayo


Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States of America. 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. Registered in Zimbabwe under the PVO Act, certificate number 6/2002, CRS has been supporting program activities in Zimbabwe since 1989 and has long-standing relationships with Church and non-Church partners and communities throughout the country. The Zimbabwe program implements projects through 14 partner organizations in 30 districts in the areas of health, OVC, education, food security and agricultural livelihoods, and peacebuilding.

Job summary

The successful candidate will monitor and report on all project activities in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work of serving the poor and the vulnerable. S/he will apply a thorough and service-oriented approach to ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.


  • Supporting compliance with Agency and Donor MEAL requirements; Training MEAL Agents on the conduct of field-based MEAL activities;
  • Providing input into MEAL system design and review discussions;
  • Supervising quality data collection and management activities;
  • Contributing initial findings and field-based insights to project discussions;
  • Fostering respectful relationships with community members and stakeholders;
  • Promoting honesty and integrity in work of MEAL Agents;
  • Working with ICT staff to incorporate the use of ICT4D into data collection, analysis, presentation, reporting and storage;
  • In collaboration with the Project Manager, plan and undertake initial baseline surveys, mid-term surveys and end of project evaluation to track project progress and impact;
  • Assisting in developing and ensuring maintenance of information tracking systems (tracking sheets or databases), especially Indicator Performance Tracking Table, for indicators;
  • Periodically reviewing the Performance Indicator Tracking Table and using it regularly with project / partner staff to examine progress towards the projects’ annual and life targets and realization of the theory of change;
  • Developing data collection tools for the project;
  • Field testing M&E tools with project staff and modifying them as necessary in coordination with the Project Manager;
  • Training project and partner staff on PEPFAR indicators, CRS MEAL policy, standards and guidelines;
  • Maintaining and supporting beneficiary accountability systems for the country program;
  • Train partner staff on DHIS 2 and POMIS database.

Education and experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Operations Research, Development Studies or related programs;
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience preferably in an NGO setup;
  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement;
  • Experience in monitoring projects and collecting relevant data is preferred;
  • Experience in using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), (SPSS, Databases, GIS);
  • Experience in PEPFAR OVC programming requirements.

To apply

Those who meet the above criteria are invited to submit their applications together with a cover letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae that includes names and email addresses of three traceable references. Applications should be clearly marked with the position applied for, i.e Project Officer – MEAL in the email subject line. Please submit your applications to The Country Representative at [email protected]

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. CRS 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.

By applying for this job, the candidate understands and acknowledges that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect. Further, s/he understands that if successful, s/he will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and personal / professional references will be asked to evaluate the candidate’s behaviors related to safeguarding-related topics.

CRS does not charge application fees or processing fees to potential applicants or any fee throughout the recruitment process.

Deadline: 17 December 2021