Position Title: Community Transformation/Regional International Projects Officer (CT/RIPO)
Department: Projects Department
Reports to: International Projects Manager
Educational or Certification Requirements:
- B.A in International Studies, Business Administration, Health, Education or related Discipline; Master’s degree preferred.
- Fluency in Spanish required. French and/or Creole a plus.
Experience Requirements: Two or more years of experience living or working in relief/development project oversight or related field in Africa, Asia, Latin America or Caribbean.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Require/Preferred:
- Strong project management, conceptualization and strategic planning skills;
- Demonstrate foreign cultural awareness/sensitivity;
- Possess excellent interpersonal skills and diplomacy when interfacing with varying levels of staff;
- Ability to work well in team environments;
- Strong communication and documentation skills (both oral and written);
- Possess a high degree of computer literacy with ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results. Must be fluent in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Past experience in database management is a plus, but not required;
- High aptitude for problem-solving and ability to identify creative solutions to help meet ministry field partner needs;
- Highly detail-oriented with an ability to manage large volumes of data with great accuracy;
- Ability to manage projects of a variety of sizes and complexities;
- Experience with both qualitative and quantitate tools for measurements;
- Strong program conceptualization and strategic planning skills; ability to advise ministry partners on design and management of multi-sectoral projects;
- Budgeting experience;
- Experienced individual and/or group traveler, with knowledge of basic international travel requirements/guidelines. Position requires approximately 30% international travel;
- Marketing/Communications skills and experience.
Position Summary: The Community Transformation/Regional International Projects Officer (CT/RIPO) performs a wide range of duties including, but not limited to, the following:
Integral Human Development and Program Oversight
The CT/RIPO participates in the planning of Community Transformation initiatives, including the promotion of Integral Human Development in the countries that receive assistance from CCO. This position requires ability to think strategically to assist the organization in meeting its Strategic Objectives as they relate to Integral Human Development. In addition, he or she provides assistance to International Projects Manager (IPM) in tasks related to the monitoring of ongoing overseas projects. The CT/RIPO provides verbal and written reports on current project activities to the IPM; works closely with in-country partners and locally with Projects staff and the Senior International Projects Director (SIPD) to ensure accurate and timely reporting; helps prepare annual budgets; collaborates with the Gifts-in-Kind (GIK)/Shipping staff to ensure integration of GIA and GIK programming, as well as expeditious transport of needed GIK to partners in designated countries.
The Regional International Projects Officer (RIPO) monitors ongoing overseas projects in Latin America and Caribbean, to ascertain compliance with funding and other requirements. The RIPO provides verbal and written reports on current project activity to the Senior International Projects Director (SIPD); provides management recommendations about partners; ensures that scope, schedule, or cost changes are identified and communicated accurately and on a timely basis to the SIPD; works closely with in-country partners and locally with the Projects Liaison Officer, other IPOs and the SIPD in tasks regarding Accountability and Capacity Strengthening practices to ensure accurate and timely reporting; provides written status performance and project visit reports and updates as needed to President, Vice President for Missions, Communications, and other executive management; 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; prepares regional annual budgets; collaborates with Gifts-in-Kind (GIK)/Shipping staff to ensure expeditious transport of needed GIK to partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America, or Caribbean. The RIPO also organizes and leads staff/consultant trips to visit overseas partners.
Application Process: Please submit your resume by email to HR@CrossCatholic.org 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.