Project Assistant

at Catholic Relief Services
Published April 6, 2022
Location Athens, Greece
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


CRS Background


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.


Job Summary


As a Data Management Project Assistant, you will support data management processes for a specific project supporting refugees in Greece. You will practice efficient ways to organize, store and analyze data with attention to security and confidentiality. In this position you will perform various data cleaning tasks and act as a focal point regarding the preparation of the payment requests regarding rental subsidies for beneficiaries of international protection.


Job Responsibilities


  • Support programming activities, including preparing beneficiary rental subsidy payment requests.


  • Act as a focal point between Integration Learning Centers and Helpline for the collection of supporting documentation regarding rental payments.


  • Support the implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.


  • Provide support in data reporting.


  • Verify data into the existing database systems.


  • Assist with regular data review and cleanup to maintain overall data integrity.


  • Support to strengthen good quality data collection, management, analysis for the project to best meet the information needs of beneficiaries and to improve programming on an ongoing basis.


  • Ensure client-centric approach to beneficiary requests.


  • Perform other duties as per request by the Senior Data Management officer.


Typical Background, Experience & Requirements


Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Technical background is considered an asset.


  • Minimum of 1-3 year of work experience in project support. Experience in the field of humanitarian programming and for an NGO would be a plus.


  • Additional education may substitute for some experience.


  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.


  • Experience in monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.


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


  • Experience with VLookups data sorting and filtering in Microsoft Excel preferred.


Personal Skills


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


  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members.


  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.


  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented.


Required Languages: Greek and English.


Travel: Non expected.


Key Working Relationships:


Supervisory: No.


Internal: Integration Project Team.


External: Caritas Partners.


How to apply


Interested candidates are welcome to apply by sending their CV and Cover Letter in English with email , mentioning in the subject line the title of the position “Project Assistant_Data Management”.

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