Field Officer

at Catholic Relief Services
Published May 5, 2022
Location Marawi City, Philippines
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  



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.


Country Background


CRS Philippines was established in 1945 and is the longest-running CRS country program in the world. Currently, CRS Philippines focuses its work on homes and communities, peacebuilding, emergency response, and disaster risk reduction and climate resilience. The Philippines country program has more than 100 staff with a main office in Manila and sub-offices in Davao, Tacloban, and Cotabato. CRS programs are implemented through a national network of partners, in close coordination with local, municipal and national government agencies. The Country Program also provides support to CRS’s work in Indonesia, Timor Leste, and the Federated States of Micronesia, and has drawn international recognition for the impact, timeliness, and innovation of its programs and approaches.


CRS Philippines is anticipating a project on COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination and Social Mobilization Support in Lanao del Sur to increase vaccination jabs in 10 municipalities in the province.


Job Summary:


You will assist project implementation by working directly with local partners and community members, coordinating various project activities and events in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work to serve the poor and vulnerable. Your service and community relations skills ensure that the local partners and communities feed into and benefit from the project that consistently applies best practices and continuously works towards improving its impact.


You will support the anticipated COVID-19 Vaccination project in Lanao del Sur province which shall be implemented from May to October 2022. In coordination with provincial and rural health offices in Lanao del Sur , you will assist in the conduct of various Covid-19 response activities, including hiring and deployment of medical volunteers, encoders and social mobilizers.


Roles and Key Responsibilities:


  • Support the coordination and monitoring of project activities at the field level, ensuring implementation schedules are met as per the detailed activity plan, and that adherence to systems for quality project implementation are strengthened.


  • Coordinate communication and facilitate information sharing among the project team, implementing partners, and project beneficiaries at the community level to assist local partners in strengthening the community interest, involvement and support networks.


  • Liaise with various community stakeholders and mobilize them to ensure full involvement of community leaders, community representatives, and local government representatives in the overall implementation and improvement of project activities.


  • In coordination with the project team support capacity building events for community representatives.


  • Coordinate, monitor, and report on volunteer activities.


  • Compile data provided at the community level as per project requirements and contribute to the preparation of reports.


  • Supervise the contractors and field assistants of the project.


Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science/Community Engagement and related course.


  • 2 years of work or volunteer experience in community development and mobilization.


  • Additional education may substitute for some experience.


  • Computer skills required.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Has experience working in Marawi City and in Lanao del Sur


  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.


  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).


Required Languages - Meranao, Tagalog, and English.


Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 70% in Lanao del Sur and BARMM areas.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities **


  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment


  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with diverse groups


Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented

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)


Contractors and Consultants


Key Working Relationships:


Internal : Program Manager, Head of Programming, MEAL Officer, Finance Officer, Operations Officer


External : Kalimudan sa Ranao Foundation Inc, IPHO-Lanao del Sur, Ministry of Health, Local Government Units in LDS


How to apply


Interested applicants must send their updated CV and application letter

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