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CRC Communications Field Officer

Catholic Relief Services

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 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 120 million people in more than 100 countries on five continents.
Our mission is to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic social teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person. Although our mission is rooted in the Catholic faith, our operations serve people based solely on need, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity. Within the United States, CRS engages Catholics to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and suffering people of the world. 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.

Country Background
CRS Philippines was established in 1945 and is the longest-running CRS country program in the world. Currently, CRS Philippines focuses its work on peacebuilding, social cohesion, emergency response, climate change and disaster risk reduction, youth, and women engagement. The Philippines country program has more than 150 staff with a main office in Manila and sub-offices in Davao, and Cotabato. CRS programs are implemented through a national network of partners, in close coordination with local, municipal and national government agencies. The Country Program also provides support to CRS’s work in Indonesia, Timor Leste, and the Federated States of Micronesia, and has drawn international recognition for the impact, timeliness, and innovation of its programs and approaches.

About the Climate Resilient Cities Project
Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented with Catholic Relief Services Philippines (CRS Philippines), the Climate Resilient Cities (CRC) Project is a five-year activity that embodies a consultative and collaborative approach for advancing benchmarks for urban climate resilience in the Philippines. CRC Project focuses on six cities that are at the forefront of both intensifying climate impacts and innovative climate-resilient solutions (Batangas, Borongan, Cotabato, Iloilo, Legazpi, and Zamboanga).

Responsibilities for Internal Candidates

Job Summary

As the CRC Communications Field Officer, you will provide support to the Climate Resilient Cities Communications Manager for the achievement of the overall communications strategy of CRC, by creating content and to ensure strategic alignment of communications, consistent messaging, to raise the project’s profile with target audiences, including USAID, KOICA, Consortium partners, local media, national and local government, the Catholic Church and others. S(he) will work closely with CRC CRS and Consortium Senior Management team, CRC Communications Team, In support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work of serving the poor and vulnerable, your coordination and relationship management skills will ensure that the communications support to the country program applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the implementation of all assigned activities including creating content, as outlined in the communications and marketing plan in line with the CRC Branding and Marking strategy, CRC Communications Strategy, CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Provide marketing and communications support for program teams for events, including signage, handouts, talking points, photos, liaising with media whenever a CRC event takes place.
  • Provide logistical and administrative support to team members in areas of linkaging, networking and advocacy.
  • Ensure documentation for assigned activities is complete with all required documents and is filed per CRS and donor requirements.

Support the implementation of CRC Outcome 1.3 project activities including trainings for local government units on climate change and risk communications and planning as outlined in the detailed implementation plan

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Degree in Development Communications would be a plus.
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in project support, ideally in the field of Communications and for an NGO or for government
  • Additional experience may substitute for some education

Required Languages – Fluent in written and spoken English and Tagalog.

Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 30%.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to relate with government officials, local partners, and diverse community members
  • Networking and linkage building with individuals and groups of different faiths/ethnicities
  • Basic knowledge on training management
  • Basic knowledge on good governance
  • Basic documentation skills
  • Basic budgeting and computing skills
  • Observation, active listening and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Team player, self-motivated and innovative
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in communications and marketing
  • Familiar with different traditions and beliefs prevalent in the Philippines
  • Knowledge in disaster risk reduction or climate change

Agency REDI Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

Agency competencies clarify expected behaviors and attitudes for all staff. When demonstrated, they create an engaging workplace, help staff achieve their best, and help CRS achieve agency goals. These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Personal Accountability – Consistently takes responsibility for one’s own actions.
  • Acts with Integrity – Consistently models values aligned with CRS Guiding Principles and mission. Is considered honest.
  • Builds and Maintains Trust – Shows consistency between words and actions.
  • Collaborates with Others – Works effectively in intercultural and diverse teams.
  • Open to Learn – Seeks out experiences that may change perspective or provide an opportunity to learn new things.

Agency Leadership Competencies:

  • Lead Change – Continually looks for ways to improve the agency through a culture of agility, openness, and innovation.
  • Develops and Recognizes Others – Builds the capacity of staff to reach their full potential and enhance team and agency performance.
  • Strategic Mindset – Understands role in translating, communicating, and implementing agency strategy and team priorities.

Supervisory Responsibilities (if none, state none)

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: None

Internal: CRC Communication Manager, CRC Program Managers, and officers, CRC MEL team, CRC Operations team, CP MarComm team

External: CRC Communications team, CRC Communications Working Group, external vendors, partner LGUs, CRC Consortium

***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

Same Posting Description for Internal and External Candidates

How to apply

Interested applicants may submit their application on or before February 23, 202 using this link. This position is open for Filipino nationals only.

Deadline: 23 Feb 2024

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