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Project Officer - Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) 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.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Data Collection: Develop and implement data collection tools and methodologies to monitor project activities and outputs.

  • Progress Tracking: Regularly track and report on project progress against established indicators and milestones.

  • Field Visits: Conduct field visits to project sites to verify data accuracy, observe project activities, and engage with stakeholders.


  • Evaluation Design: Design and conduct evaluations, including baseline, midline, and endline surveys, to assess project impact and effectiveness.

  • Data Analysis: Analyze quantitative and qualitative data to measure project outcomes and impacts.

  • Reporting: Prepare detailed evaluation reports, including findings, conclusions, and recommendations for improvement.


  • Feedback Mechanisms: Establish and manage feedback and complaint mechanisms to ensure stakeholder voices are heard and addressed.

  • Transparency: Ensure transparency and accountability in project implementation through regular communication with stakeholders and beneficiaries.

  • Compliance: Ensure that project activities comply with donor requirements, organizational policies, and relevant regulations.


  • Knowledge Sharing: Facilitate knowledge sharing and learning sessions to disseminate evaluation findings and best practices.

  • Capacity Building: Train project staff and partners on MEAL concepts, tools, and best practices.

  • Continuous Improvement: Promote a culture of continuous learning and improvement by incorporating lessons learned into project planning and implementation.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Monitoring and Evaluation, International Development, Statistics, Social Sciences, 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 3-5 years of professional experience in MEAL roles, preferably within the development or humanitarian sector.

  • Project Management: Experience in managing MEAL components of projects, including data collection, analysis, and reporting.

  • Sector Experience: Experience in specific sectors relevant to the organization's work, such as health, education, livelihoods, or emergency response.

Technical Skills and Competencies

  • Data Analysis: Proficiency in data analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, or R, and familiarity with qualitative data analysis tools.

  • MEAL Methodologies: Strong understanding of MEAL methodologies, including logical frameworks, theory of change, and results-based management.

  • Tool Development: Ability to develop and refine data collection tools, including surveys, questionnaires, and interview guides.

Soft Skills and Personal Attributes

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

  • 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.

  • Attention to Detail: High level of attention to detail and accuracy in data collection and reporting.

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

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