Job Opportunity

MEAL International Projects Officer (MEAL IPO)



Reports To:

International Projects Manager (IPM)

Position Summary:

The MEAL International Projects Officer (MEAL IPO) works in close collaboration with an International Projects Manager and the MEAL Working Group to develop and implement a MEAL strategy for the organization. In addition, the MEAL IPO assists the IPM on several special assignments including safeguarding and implementing the water and housing expansion strategy among others.

Duties and Responsibilities:

MEAL Responsibilities

  • Collaborates interdepartmentally to develop, implement and educate staff on the CCO wide MEAL strategy.
  • Provides assistance to the organization and CCO ministry partners in meeting their strategic objectives as they relate to Integral Human Development.
  • Continues to assist in developing spiritual theory of change (SOA).
  • Provides assistance to CCO ministry partners to assess and strengthen MEAL practices.
  • Liaises between the Missions Departments and all fundraising departments, as necessary, to help facilitate the use of partner data aimed at satisfying donor inquiries and meeting fundraising goals; responds to data requests for information on ongoing projects.
  • Assists the IPM on Zengine (grants management software) MEAL related projects, utilizes data from the platform to develop its data dashboard and in other data tools (PowerBI, etc.).
  • Assists IPOs in populating historic data in Zengine.

International Projects Officer Additional Responsibilities

  • Supports the IPM on special assignments such as safeguarding, anti-terrorism requirements, edits in Zengine etc.
  • Conducts initial partner assessments for potential new partners/projects in countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America or Caribbean with the core project focus of housing and water.
  • Provides verbal and written reports on potential partner assessments to the IPM.
  • Supports IPOs in strengthening current housing and water partners/projects to meet CCO standards and potentially increase capacity for larger grants.
  • Makes recommendations about current and potential partners and hands over to IPO responsible.
  • Presents Mission Report to staff on projects visited following a trip to the field.
  • Makes own travel and other logistical arrangements for trips to the field and, as needed, for other potential travelers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Require/Preferred:

  • Demonstrate foreign cultural awareness/sensitivity.
  • Excellent presentation, organizational, written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills in a cross-cultural and multilingual context.
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively in a difficult environment.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from donors, government officials, and other stakeholder organizations.
  • Marketing/communications skills and experience.
  • Highly detail-oriented with the ability to manage large volumes of data.
  • Experience with databases and strong working knowledge of Excel, Word, Power Point and PowerBI is preferred but not required.
  • Strong MEAL conceptualization and strategic planning skills.
  • Program management/budgeting experience.
  • Experienced individual and/or group traveler, with knowledge of basic international travel requirements/guidelines.
  • Experience working as part of a team.
  • Travel – Approximately 30% (Internationally).

Experience Requirements:

  • Two or more years of experience in relief/development project MEAL or related field.
  • International experience a plus.

Education or Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish, French and/or Creole a plus.

Application Process

Please submit your resume by email to and include the title of the position in the subject line. Please be sure to include a cover letter detailing your spiritual background.

Cross Catholic Outreach is a Christian ministry and provides excellent employee benefits. We are a Christian Humanitarian Aid Agency assisting the poorest of the poor around the world. Please visit our web site to learn more about the mission, vision, statement of faith and core values of our organization.