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Project Manager II – Learning, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation job at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

About the Organization

Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, we have expanded in size to reach more than 130 million people in more than 100 countries on five continents.

Job Description

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

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Duties and Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Project Planning: Develop comprehensive project plans, including objectives, timelines, budgets, and resource allocation for climate change adaptation and mitigation projects.

  • Implementation: Lead the implementation of project activities, ensuring they align with the project plan and achieve desired outcomes.

  • Monitoring: Regularly monitor project progress, track milestones, and adjust plans as needed to stay on schedule and within budget.

  • Reporting: Prepare and submit detailed progress reports, impact assessments, and financial reports to stakeholders and donors.

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

  • Strategy Development: Develop and implement strategies to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change, focusing on sustainable practices.

  • Risk Assessment: Conduct climate risk assessments to identify vulnerabilities and develop mitigation plans.

  • Technology Integration: Integrate climate-smart technologies and practices into project activities to enhance resilience and reduce carbon footprints.

  • Policy Advocacy: Advocate for policies and regulations that support climate adaptation and mitigation efforts.

Learning and Knowledge Management

  • Learning Systems: Develop and maintain systems for capturing, storing, and disseminating knowledge gained from project activities.

  • Capacity Building: Design and deliver training programs to build the capacities of project staff, partners, and beneficiaries in climate adaptation and mitigation.

  • Knowledge Sharing: Facilitate knowledge sharing and learning among project stakeholders through workshops, seminars, and online platforms.

  • Documentation: Document best practices, lessons learned, and success stories to inform future projects and strategies.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL)

  • MEAL Integration: Incorporate MEAL practices into project planning and implementation to track progress, measure impact, and ensure accountability.

  • Data Collection: Develop and implement data collection tools and methodologies to gather relevant climate data.

  • Evaluation: Conduct regular evaluations to assess the effectiveness and impact of climate adaptation and mitigation interventions.

  • Learning: Capture and disseminate lessons learned to inform future project design and implementation.

  • Financial Management

  • Budget Management: Develop and manage project budgets, ensuring efficient use of resources and compliance with donor requirements.

  • Financial Reporting: Prepare accurate financial reports and ensure timely submission to donors and stakeholders.

  • Fundraising: Identify funding opportunities and assist in the development of proposals to secure additional project funding.

Stakeholder Engagement and Collaboration

  • Partnerships: Establish and maintain partnerships with government agencies, NGOs, community organizations, and other stakeholders to enhance project outcomes.

  • Community Engagement: Engage with local communities to understand their needs and ensure their active participation in project activities.

  • Communication: Communicate project goals, progress, and outcomes to stakeholders and the public through various channels.


Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Environmental Science, Climate Change, Natural Resource Management, International Development, or a related discipline.

  • Advanced Degree (Preferred): A master’s degree or higher in a related field can be advantageous.

Professional Experience

  • Relevant Experience: At least 5-7 years of professional experience in climate change adaptation and mitigation, environmental management, or related fields.

  • Project Management: Proven experience in managing complex projects, including planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.

  • Sector Experience: Experience working in specific sectors relevant to climate change, such as agriculture, forestry, water resources, or urban planning.

Technical Skills and Competencies

  • Climate Science: Strong understanding of climate change science, adaptation strategies, and mitigation technologies.

  • Project Management: Proficiency in project management methodologies and tools, including logical frameworks, theory of change, and results-based management.

  • Data Analysis: Ability to analyze climate data and use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other relevant tools.

  • Capacity Building: Experience in designing and delivering capacity-building programs related to climate adaptation and mitigation.

Soft Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex information clearly and effectively to various audiences.

  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with the ability to interpret and synthesize data.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Ability to build and maintain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, including project staff, beneficiaries, and partners.

  • Leadership: Proven leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and guide project teams.

  • Adaptability: Ability to adapt to changing project needs and work in a dynamic environment.

Technical Proficiency

  • Software Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and project management software.

  • Data Analysis Tools: Familiarity with data analysis tools and software, such as SPSS, STATA, or R.

  • GIS Tools: Knowledge of GIS software for spatial analysis and mapping of climate data.

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