Catholic Relief Services Job Vacancies: 4 Positions based In Palu & Makassar – Sulawesi

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October 5, 2018

Expired Job


August 23, 2019



Catholic Relief
(CRS) is a US – based humanitarian and development organization
working in over 100 countries around the world to assist people victims of
disasters, people in need and the disadvantaged regardless of race, belief or
nationality. CRS has been operating in Indonesia since 1957 under the
Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Social Affairs to provide both
humanitarian response and long-term development to the most vulnerable
communities. CRS Indonesia’s current strategy includes emergency preparedness
and response, disaster risk reduction, and integrated agriculture and livelihoods.

CRS/Indonesia is currently seeking professionals for several positions to
be based in Palu or Makassar who have expertise on the specific field as
follows to support our response for the recent Sulawesi tsunami &

Summary Responsibilities of each position is as follow (this is
not an exhausted list of job description):

Finance Officer
(1 position)

Job Summary:

  • You will help coordinate and support the
    Finance department’s management of accounting systems, policies and procedures
    in compliance with CRS’ established accounting standards, Generally Accepted
    Accounting Principles (GAAP), donors’ rules and regulations, and legal
    requirements to support high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable.
    As part of an experienced finance team you will help coordinate daily financial
    activities through preparation and delivery of financial services.
  • Responsible for assisting in all financial
    issues related to the Country Program. S/he will manage the daily financial
    operations (accounting, financial management, budget monitoring, reporting and
    Sun Systems Administration) of the program and ensure that the financial
    accounting environment is in compliance with CRS policies and procedures, donor
    rules and regulations & local government requirements.
  • Ensure all Project/Program Advances issued to
    partners are properly accounted for, and liquidated within the established
    deadlines, review liquidation requests submitted by partners, and ensure the
    liquidation documentation is in conformity with generally accepted accounting
    principles and in compliance with CRS and donor requirements.
Qualifications for Finance Officer:
  • B.A. degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics,
    Business Administration strongly preferred. Courses in accounting, or a
    qualification in accounting (CPA/ACCA or equivalent).
  • Minimum of two years
    accounting experience
    , preferably with an international or local
    NGO, or a financial/banking institution.
  • Familiarity the relevant public donors’
    regulations preferred.
  • Proficient in Excel and experience with Word
    and PowerPoint. Knowledge of SunSystems financial accounting package or similar
    financial reporting software a plus.
Procurement Officer (1 position)

Job Summary:
will coordinate local procurement activities and processes to acquire goods and
in support of the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor
and vulnerable. Your knowledge and experience will allow you to
successfully coordinate the quality and efficiency of procurement and
purchasing activities and ensure stewardship, integrity, transparency, and

Key responsibilities:

  • Consult with Emergency Coordinator and Operations Manager to
    identify the main types of goods and services that will be needed in near term
    based on the current portfolio of programs and operations and use this to
    conduct regular market assessments of best sources and prices.
  • Proactively consult with peer agencies and private sector to
    identify new potential suppliers that can be added to our updated Approved
    Supplier List (ASL), and whenever possible develop relationships with closest
    source to production or importation and explore making bundled orders with peer
    agencies to negotiate better prices and terms based on joint economies of
  • Maintains continued working relationship with local suppliers,
    visits stores and production facilities to ensure contract terms are respected
    whenever situation warrants.
  • Ensure eligibility verification of all new suppliers before adding
    them to the approved supplier list.
  • Keep abreast of any changes in governmental taxes (sales, VAT),
    duty fees, levies and importation procedures.
Specific Qualifications for Procurement Officer:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in
    Business Administration or other relevant degree. Professional certification a
  • Minimum of 3 years
    work experience in procurement/purchasing management, logistics, administration,
    preferably with an international organization.
  • Knowledge of various donor procurement regulations
  • Knowledge of international and national procurement
    regulations and
    local market conditions. 
  • Knowledge of contract
    terms, as well as a proven ability to successfully complete purchase orders
    against specifications.
  • Proficient in MS
    Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio).
    Experience with database management systems (e.g. MS
    Access) highly desirable.

Warehouse and
Logistics Officer (1 position)
You will help coordinate activities
related to warehouse maintenance and goods receipt, storage handling, monitoring,
and dispatch in support of
the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and
vulnerable. You will help ensure
goods entrusted to the organization by donors are maintained applying
established standards and in compliance with CRS and donor regulations, and international
and local supply chain accountability standards and requirements.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate activities to ensure
    warehousing/storage facilities and all necessary equipment and supplies are
    secured and maintained in excellent physical condition and quantities for
    proper storage and safeguarding of goods. Conduct routine daily inspections and
    take immediate action to eliminate damages and deficiencies.
  • Coordinate with the logistics team to schedule
    the timely receipt, dispatch, and delivery of goods to extended distribution
    points and/or partners. Maintain up-to-date information on the status of the
    movement of relief good.
  • Help coordinate receipt (offloading, checking
    and verifying quantities/weight and quality) and dispatch (packing, labeling,
    loading); and, ensures verification, preparation, and maintenance of accurate,
    complete, and up-to-date documentation on all goods received and shipped.
  • Plan and supervise the work of casual
  • Oversee and assist storage and inspection of
    goods to ensure they are in excellent condition. Provide support in damage
    and/or loss handling and replenishment of goods to ensure adequate stock levels
    are maintained in accordance with program needs.
  • Support an efficient and reliable inventory
    stock control system for goods and warehouse materials/equipment and oversees
    maintenance of an up-to-date stock ledger.
  • File and distribute documents as required and
    assist with the preparation of reports related to goods movements, damage, or
    loss, inventory stock control, and warehouse activities.
Specific Qualifications for warehouse/Logistics Officer:
  • High School Diploma. Training
    in Administration, Accounting, Procurement, General Stock Management, preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years
    work experience in inventory or warehouse coordination, preferably with an
    international organization.
  • Knowledge and
    understanding of inventory management and control principles.
  • Ability to manage
    manual workforce
  • Proficient in MS
    Office package (Excel, Word).
    Experience with database management systems (e.g. MS Access)
    is a plus.
Evaluation, Accountability, Learning (MEAL) Officer
The MEAL Officer
is responsible for implementing monitoring, evaluation, accountability and
learning (MEAL) initiatives for CRS Indonesia, which could include the project
implementation, goods distribution etc. in the project area.

The MEAL Officer’s
role includes but is not limited to:  the
development of gender and protection-sensitive standardized data collection
tools and database systems, frequent data collection, verification of results
reported, analysis and presentation of findings and project progress,
implementation of project accountability mechanisms, and the provision of
feedback to partners. The MEAL Officer will ensure that systems are in place to
measure programs’ impact and progress, and that data is readily available to be
used as a foundation for programmatic adjustments and evidence-based decision-making

Specific Qualification for MEAL Officer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, statistic or other
    related fields required.  A Master’s
    degree in relevant field is an advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in M&E
  • Experience with digital data collection preferred and Information
    Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D).
  • Highly skilled in developing monitoring and evaluation form,
    monitoring and evaluation reporting including technical writing on the MEAL
    such as dashboard management or infographic reporting
  • Understand and experience in designing and implementing
    accountability and learning strategy for community development or other refugee
General Qualifications for all positions:
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to
    interact effectively with the beneficiary /refugees of different background
    (faiths, cultures, nationalities, etc.)
  • Experience working with international NGO
  • Experience working in protection and gender
    related program activities
  • Experience working with refugees from
    different countries is preferable
  • Understand refugees and protection issues 
  • Acceptance of cultural differences among the
    target communities
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness
    in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Results-oriented and service-oriented 
  • Proficient in
    MS Office programs, understand basic statistic will be preferable
  • Ability to embrace working under pressure
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently in protection
    sensitive environments
  • Experience
    using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), including
    web-based survey tools 
  • Good command of Bahasa Indonesia and English
    both oral and writing
applications that meet the above qualifications will be shortlisted. All
applications and CVs, should be sent by email to CRS Indonesia at before or by October 15th,

short-listed candidates will be invited via e-mail/phone for Interview”
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