Program Manager I, MEAL, Laos

Job
from Catholic Relief Services
Closing date: 26 Dec 2019

Job Title: Program Manager I, MEAL

Reports to: Chief of Party, LEAPS

Department: ASIA

Salary Grade: 9

Job Summary:
You will manage Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) in the Learning and Engaging All in Primary School (LEAPS II) project, designing and implementing the MEAL system and activities advancing Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management and MEAL skills and knowledge will ensure that the project delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its programming.

Project and Country Background: In September 2016, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) signed a five-year agreement, ensuring a second phase of the Learning and Engaging All in Primary School (LEAPS II) Food for Education (FFE) project. From 2012 -- 2016, LEAPS I served nearly 16,000,000 meals and increased student attendance by 38%. Working closely with the Ministry o f Education and Sports (MoES), LEAPS II will continue to improve literacy of 40,000 school-age children in Lao PDR in 350 schools across seven districts of Savannakhet Province (Atsaphone, Outoumphone, Phalanxaye, Phin, Vilabouly, Sepon, and Nong). LEAPS II activities fall into four main categories: school meals, WASH, literacy, and inclusive education.

The CRS Laos program was established in 1994 and has worked in the unexploded ordnances, education, disability, and health sectors. The national office is in Vientiane, with programs operating in Savannakhet Province. Currently, the primary program sectors in which CRS Laos works are education and disability.

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.

Disclaimer:
This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.