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Exciting Job Offer at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is looking for a detail-oriented, self-motivated, and dynamic team player to occupy the vacant position below;

Job Position: Development Officer

Company Profile

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. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has been working in Ghana since 1958 in Health, Agriculture, Peacebuilding, Water and Sanitation, Microfinance, and Education programs.

Job Description

CRS/Ghana is supporting the Ho Diocese to recruit a suitable person as a Development Officer for its Ho Diocese.

Overview of Position

The Ho Diocese is inviting suitable and qualified candidates to apply for the position of Development Officer for its Human Development Department. This candidate will be responsible for realizing the Diocese’s fundraising and engagement goals by leading in project design, implementation, and reporting on social, socio-economic, education, health and religious interventions in fulfillment of the Diocese’s mission.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate all directorates under the Department of Human Development in collaboration with the Diocesan Development Coordinator.
  2. Ensure the collection of appropriate data for writing of project proposals and reports.
  3. Update the Bishop and the Diocesan Development Committee as well as the Diocesan Building Committee monthly on status of projects in the Diocese.
  4. Promote social development and relief projects of the Catholic Church to enhance the welfare of individuals and communities.
  5. Promote and implement programmes and projects towards good governance, justice and peace at the Diocesan and Parish levels.
  6. Establish linkages with international and local organizations and charity groups to support the initiatives of the directorates.
  7. Attract financial and physical resources to support pastoral objectives of the Church.
  8. Ensure that funds for projects are applied and accounted for in accordance with agreed terms with donor partners and.
  9. Supports the project monitoring team, evaluates monitoring reports and give valuable and constructive feedback to the Bishop and all relevant stakeholders.
  10. Carry out any other functions assigned from time to time by the Bishop or any other acting through him.

Required Skills or Experience

Degree/Master’s in development studies or related discipline Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the development sector

Preferred Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent analytical, evaluation, monitoring, project management and report writing skills.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in Database management.
  • Excellent knowledge and skills in project proposal writing.
  • Proactive attitude: willingness and ability to take initiatives.
  • Proven ability to be a good team player and willingness to take on additional responsibilities as required.
  • Good leadership and strong interpersonal relationship skills
  • Ability to recognize and analyze problems and develop solutions to them.
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Have a sound and demonstrable understanding of Catholic Social Teaching.
  • Understand Church structures and a willingness to engage with priests and other office holders of Diocese

HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

Interested persons should send their cover letters and CV to this email address: hodiocese@gmail.com and copy this email: ghanahr@crs.org

  • All applicants should use the job title as the subject of the email.
  • Deadline for applications: Friday, 9th January 2023.
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