Field Officer (Livelihood Officer)

at Catholic Relief Services
Published May 18, 2022
Location Dinagat Islands, 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.


CRS Philippines, established in 1945, is the longest running, continuous CRS country program in the world with extensive programming in peacebuilding, emergency response and recovery, and disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. The Philippines country program has over 100 staff members in Manila, Davao and Cotabato City 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.


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 CRS’ work to serve the poor and vulnerable most affected by Typhoon Rai and Tropical Storm Megi through a livelihoods project. 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.


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 / regional level government representatives in the overall implementation and improvement of project activities.

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

Organizes and facilitates training activities and materials with the community volunteers.

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.

Do other tasks as assigned by the Program Manager.

Basic Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree required preferably in fisheries / aquaculture, agriculture, rural development, or community development or related field 2 years of work or volunteer experience in community development and mobilization.

Additional education may substitute for some experience.

Computer skills required.

Required Languages - Fluent in written and spoken Filipino and English. Knowledge of the vernacular language of the area is an advantage.


Travel- No travel outside the region of assignment required.


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 group

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.



Continuous Improvement & Innovation

Builds Relationships

Develops Talent

Strategic Mindset

Accountability & Stewardship

Supervisory Responsibilities




Key Working Relationships:


Internal : Finance, Admin and Procurement, MEAL, PM


External: Diocese of Maasin, local governments, other NGOs


How to apply


Interested applicants must send their updated CV and letter of intent by email.

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