Administrative Officer_Cash Custodian – Athens – CRS

Position Title: Administrative Officer_Cash Custodian

Department: Operations

Reports To: Head of Operations

Location: Athens, Greece

Interested candidates are welcome to apply by sending their CV and Cover Letter in English with email mentioning in the subject line the title of the position “Administrative Officer_Cash Custodian”. The deadline is August 2nd, 2022.

About CRS:

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

Job Summary:

You will coordinate the provision of responsive, effective, and efficient administrative services in support of the Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) mission to serve the poor and vulnerable. You will help ensure stewardship of resources and a high-quality service approach are integrated into administrative systems, policies, and procedures.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and report on activities and required resources to ensure cost efficient and quality service delivery from administrative support functions
  • Help ensure administrative systems, processes, and policies are in line with agency standards and donor and local law regulations
  • Act as an asset custodian and help ensure maintenance of the cash card inventory for the needs of the Cash Assistance Project
  • Prepare relevant documentation for the distribution of the cash cards to Cash Project partners
  • Coordinate provision of any logistical and administrative support to staff and partners
  • Engage with relevant external stakeholders (government officials, service providers, etc.) on assigned administrative and project matters and help ensure required authorizations and documents are up to date
  • Coordinate the efficient use of CP assets and rented facilities. Help ensure fully compliant procurement of office materials and asset management systems.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Additional education may substitute for some experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in project support, ideally for an NGO.
  • Experience working with stakeholders at various levels and strengthening community partnerships.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Experience working with partners, participatory action planning and community engagement.

Personal skills:

  • Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners.
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented.
  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.

Required Languages – English: Good command on written and verbal skills

Travel – Non expected

Key Working Relationships Supervisory: None

Internal: Programming Teams, Operations teams

External: Caritas Athens, Ministry of Migration and Asylum, other Humanitarian Stakeholders

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

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.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

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; CRS is always looking for qualified, diverse and compelling candidates to join our agency and support our great work.

By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

Please note that applications will be continuously reviewed, and CRS reserves the right to close the vacancy before the deadline once a suitable candidate is identified.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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